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Inside Background
Helsinki is a very safe city, but you should keep an eye on your possessions...
Last edited: July 29, 2013
Helsinki was founded in 1550 by the Swedish king, King Gustav I.  At that time...
Last edited: July 29, 2013
Helsinki has a lot of diversity between districts. There's the trendy Kallio...
Last edited: March 28, 2015
Travel guides which visitors should read before heading to Helsinki (and might...
Last edited: March 31, 2013
Visitors seeking travel information such as what to see during a stay in...
Last edited: April 26, 2011
Helsinki tends to get rather cold in the winter, so the major tourist season is...
Last edited: June 18, 2006
If you  have a mobility problem and rely on advisory signs to make travel less...
Last edited: November 23, 2012
Helsinki is the capital of Finland, with a population of 560 000 people...
Last edited: May 08, 2008
Helsinki is very connected city when it comes to wifi. The network speeds are...
Last edited: March 26, 2013
Inside Transportation
Helsinki is located in a central point between St. Petersburg, Tallinn and...
Last edited: March 30, 2016
The best method for getting around Helsinki is public transportation.  In fact...
Last edited: September 15, 2007
HSL (Helsinki region transport) offers a webpage in English (and swedish...
Last edited: October 01, 2013
Helsinki has good public transportation and the city center is small enough for...
Last edited: February 12, 2016
There are several ways to transfer from the airport to the Helsinki city...
Last edited: May 31, 2016
Inside Things to Do
In recent years, Helsinki has become an exciting new travel destination for...
Last edited: February 18, 2012
Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2. The biggest art collection in Finland, among...
Last edited: January 26, 2007
During the summer, Helsinki experiences nearly twenty hours of daylight each...
Last edited: June 18, 2006
Visitors interested in enjoying the performing arts while in Helsinki can...
Last edited: June 18, 2006
Helsinki has lots of interesting shops. The department stores are usually open...
Last edited: July 25, 2014
Walking and running and nature : Central Park(Keskuspuisto in Finnish) Central...
Last edited: June 14, 2006
The Bank Of Finland Museum is a hidden gem. There's a great, multilingual...
Last edited: August 08, 2009
Didrichsen museum is located 20 minutes drive from the Helsinki city center. It...
Last edited: September 20, 2009
Fredrikinkatu in Helsinki offers you an unique opportunity enjoy the Finnish...
Last edited: March 15, 2014
On the evening of the first Friday of every summer month (May through August...
Last edited: July 29, 2013
Around a third of the Helsinki area is parks or a part of the central park...
Last edited: August 10, 2008
Hakaniemi Market is famous, it is a place to shop in the indoor Kauppahalli for...
Last edited: July 11, 2014
Helsinki sightseeing tour on your own - by tram 2 and 3 (former 3T/3B) An easy...
Last edited: March 22, 2016
If you have an extra day in Helsinki, take a tour of the historic old town...
Last edited: August 06, 2014
The Tori Quarter is the unique Empire centre of Helsinki between the Senate...
Last edited: January 02, 2012
Beautiful old theater on the outside, but note that many of their productions...
Last edited: August 10, 2008
Suomenlinna Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Helsinki This is one of the reasons why a...
Last edited: May 14, 2014
The Kaisaniemi Park is the oldest public park in Helsinki. It gets its most...
Last edited: April 06, 2008
Kauppatori is one of the oldest market squares in Helsinki, and the market is...
Last edited: February 21, 2013
Kipsari is really a place worth to visit, if you like vegetarian food! This...
Last edited: May 22, 2008
Korjaamo Culture Factory occupies the old tram station, now it is a place where...
Last edited: July 29, 2010
There is a lot to do an see in Helsinki but does it represent the real Finnish...
Last edited: May 08, 2009
Seurasaari Island is a very small island right near Helsinki.  You can take the...
Last edited: July 26, 2009
The Seurasaari museum is on an island a few kilometers outside the centre of...
Last edited: October 30, 2010
Stockmann's is a Finnish cultural (and shopping) icon which recently celebrated...
Last edited: April 10, 2014
Inside Dining Scene
Finland is a heaven for restaurant lovers. There might not be that many...
Last edited: September 15, 2007
Strindberg, Pohjoisesplanadi 33. Sense the old and historical atmosphere at...
Last edited: February 21, 2013
Kaunis Kampela is located in Lauttasaari (address Lauttasaarentie 10, 00200...
Last edited: October 04, 2009
Website: http://www.kuurna...
Last edited: November 11, 2008
Inside Finland: For Foreign Visitors
Currency, Euro  Finns use euros like most of the Western European countries...
Last edited: July 29, 2013
Border crossings When travelling between Finland and another Schengen country...
Last edited: January 17, 2012
Emergency phone whether you need the police, firedepartment or an ambulance...
Last edited: June 08, 2006
Finns love it when you can greet and thank them in their own language. Say...
Last edited: July 29, 2013
Phone numbers Finnish country code is 358, then there is area code, for example...
Last edited: August 25, 2011
In Finland, tips are not expected, not even in restaurants - service is always...
Last edited: March 28, 2015
Driving is fairly easy in Finland. You can refer to the driving rules Brochure...
Last edited: July 14, 2016