365. Helsinki, Finland
Why Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki, Finland is not an unknown city, but its not one of those cities where you say, “Let’s go to Helsinki.” But when you do its adorable, really cold in the winter and quite nice in the summer. And it’s the 365th and final unfamiliar destination in this series.
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Where is Helsinki, Finland?
Helsinki is located in Europe in the country of Finland across the way from Tallinn, Estonia. It’s just east of Stockholm, Sweden and west of St. Petersburg, Russia.
How To Get Here
You can find trains from St. Petersburg and other European cities to Helsinki.
The closest international airport is Helsinki Vantaan International Airport (HEL), the home of Finnair (AY) and a focus city for Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY).
The following airlines has service to Brussels International Airport (BRU):
Aegean Airlines (A3), Aeroflot (SU), Air France (AF), AirBaltic (BT), Beijing Capital Airlines (JD), Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2), Blue Air (0B), Braathens Regional (TF), British Airways (BA), Croatia Airlines (OU), Czech Airlines (OK), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Finnair (AY), Icelandair (FI), Japan Airlines (JL), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), NextJet (2N), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Norwegian Air International (D8), Qatar Airways (QR), RP, Royal Jordanian (RJ), SAS (SK), SunExpress (XQ), TAP Portugal (TP), Transavia (HV), Turkish Airlines (TK), Ukraine International (PS) and Vueling (VY).
There are several buses services to/from Helsinki:
- Lux Express to/from St. Petersburg
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Yes. There are ferries to/from Tallinn and other Nordic countries.
By Cruise Ship
Several cruise ships make their way to the port of Helsinki.
Where To Stay
You will find many top brands here including Nordic brands such as Radisson Blu and Comfort Suite.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Lots of restaurants around the city.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
You can find a full list of suggested items from the Tourist Board here and here. The city’s architecture is pretty unmatched. You will take a little time to walk around and enjoy it.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here are some things to do in Helsinki offered by Viator.
==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.
Currency: Euros (EUR)