Tampere is located just under 200 km north of Helsinki and can easily be reached by train or by car in around 2 hours. Here’s a five reasons to visit this compact and charming city. 1. Natural Beauty You have probably heard about Finland’s lakes, which number in the thousands. In Tampere alone there are […]
Win two island-hopping tickets to visit the islands of Suomenlinna, Vallisaari and Lonna! We will choose 3 lucky winners – follow us on Instagram @discoverhelsinki to find out how to participate! Click here to go to the contest page: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0IYyCFhdBz/ Competition ends on July 23, 2019. Helsinki is surrounded by over 300 islands, several of […]
Vanhankaupunginlahti means the “old city bay”. Helsinki was originally founded here in 1550 by King Gustav Vasa I, just a 20-minute tram drive away from the current city centre. An equally easy and rewarding way to get here is by cycling. Nowadays, the mouth of the Vantaa River serves nature lovers, tech freaks and culinary […]
Helsinki’s location makes it a great starting point for anyone who wants to explore the nearby cities. From Helsinki, you can visit neighbouring St. Petersburg and it is possible to do so without a visa. Finland borders Russia on the eastern coast and Helsinki is just under 400 kilometres away from St. Petersburg. Perfectly located […]
Getting from Helsinki to Espoo is even easier, now that the new West metro extension has openend. Exploring Helsinki’s neighbouring city makes for a great day out.
Helsinki is served by an efficient public transport system. Helsinki’s relatively small size makes it a walking-friendly city which, combined with multiple public transportation choices, makes getting around simple and enjoyable. Trams, buses, commuter trains and the metro service the mainland area of the city, while the numerous islands that dot the coastline can be […]
If you’re in Helsinki for more than a few days, you can take advantage of the closeness to our neighbour Estonia by planning a day cruise to Tallinn. Located south of Helsinki across the Baltic Sea, it is a great way to spend a day, either exploring the picturesque medieval old town in Tallinn or […]
Choice abounds when it comes to sightseeing in and around Helsinki. Here we will highlight some of the different ways you can explore the city and nearby locations. To start with, there is the ever-popular Hop-on hop-off tour. There are several companies arranging Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours in Helsinki. Most of the buses have a […]