Is Helsinki walkable?
Helsinki is a dream city for walking: it’s easy to breathe, there’s always something new and interesting just around the corner, and the distances are short. The walking routes presented here reveal the city’s unique neighbourhoods, the places beloved by locals, and many well-kept secrets too.
How many days do you need in Helsinki?
Helsinki is a city you will want to spend at least three days in – there’s so much to see and do!
Where do expats live in Helsinki?
While expats often look at central areas such as Ullanlinna and Kamppi, they shouldn’t dismiss cities a bit further out. Whether it’s to live in or for a getaway or day trip, nearby cities such as cosy, medieval Porvoo are not to be missed.
What is it like to live in Helsinki?
Helsinki is a modern city and very close to nature. It is a capital, with many things to do, and you can live in a rural area with fast connections to everything. I see it as a very comfortable place to build a home. I like the houses in Finland, from cute wooden houses to modern architecture.
Is Helsinki worth visiting?
Helsinki doesn’t get all the press that other Scandinavian cities receive, but it’s still worth a visit (especially if you’re in the area, as it’s only an hour from Tallinn, Estonia, and an overnight ferry ride from Stockholm).
Is it safe to walk in Helsinki at night?
Helsinki is one of the safest cities around. During the day, you can safely walk around just about anywhere in Helsinki and even at night it’s generally safe, with the exception of the main railway station and Kaisaniemi Park during the weekends.
Can you walk into Helsinki from cruise ship?
Yes, if you‘re in South Harbour, otherwise you will need a shuttle. From South Harbour, you can easily walk into Market Square and visit Senate Square, the Lutheran Cathedral, the Russian Cathedral and the Rock Church. The waterfront itself is a delight in the summer, all outdoor cafes and stalls.
How much is a taxi from Helsinki airport to city Centre?
The taxi ranks are located outside the arrivals areas at the two passenger terminals. The average taxi ride into central Helsinki takes around 30 minutes to cover the 17 km distance from the airport and a journey in Helsinki Vantaa Airport taxis will cost between EUR 40.00 to EUR 50.00 to city center destinations.
What is the best time to visit Helsinki?
The best time to travel to Finland to visit Helsinki is between May and September. During these months there is little rainfall and a maximum temperature of 26ºC in July. The city, having a continental climate, has hot summers and very cold winters.
Do I need a visa to visit Finland?
If you wish to visit Finland, for example as a tourist, or stay with relatives or friends, or make a business or conference trip, you will generally need a visa. A visa is a permit to enter the country for a short-term or temporary period of residence lasting no more than 90 days.