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I was wondering if the fast trains from St Petersburg to Helsinki normally run on time? I was thinking of arriving in Helsinki and then flying that day to Rovaniemi as we are a little pushed for time.
Thanks in advance
A few years ago, VR used to offer a fairly inexpensive, summer-only rail pass for Finland. Aside from the usual passes that are still for sale, such as Eurail, does anyone know if this summer pass is still available?
Thanks very much.
Me and a mate are hitting up Helsinki for 2/3 days in early July and are looking for some recommendations of not only what to do (in the day), but also where to go on a night out (bars / clubs). It will be a Monday / Tuesday night so maybe not the traditional night to hit the town but we are hoping some people will have some good insights anyway.
In terms of good stuff to do, I have heard that a day trip to Porvoo is good. As is a visit to Suomenlinna island and a trip round the old markets. If anyone has anything else they think is worth visiting it would be much appreciated.
My boyfriend and I have about one week in Finland in August and as such can't see everything we'd like to. He's a design student, I like history/culture/languages, and we both like nature (but don't want to camp).
Regarding big cities: Turku, Tampere and Helsinki. Assuming we go to one, is it worth going to more than one (given the time restriction, and that we want to see something other than cities)? Which one is best for a compact "Finland" experience?
We'd also like to get out into nature (Lakeland if possible), and which part of the country we see for that will depend on which city we go to. We'll be coming from Stockholm and returning to Copenhagen.
Is it easy to get visa to finland especially if you hold african passport. I have tried for three years without success to visit a friend who is finnish. Can anyone give advice please?
Is it easy to get one night cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm. Can I go directly to the Cruise Sale Manager to get the better price. Any recommend?
Dear travellers, i am travelling to Finland in 20th Jul., flight from Athens to Helsinki and arriving to Helsinki at 00:45 local time. I want to travel to Tampere the same day but the first train to Tampere is at 07.10 the morning. I must waiting somewhere for about 5 hours to take the first train to Tampere.
Have you any ideas where can i stay for 5 hours and have a little sleep? Can i stay in the railway station? It is somewhere else that i can stay temporary for 5 hours?
Thank you all of you travellers..
I am planning a trip to Lapland in mid-July.
Is this the worst time for mosquitoes? Also, is there any way to combat the mosquitoes?
Is the tower of the Olympic Stadium worth a visit?
Are there any better panorama views somewhere else?
i was wondering if any body know why to train from st petesburg to helsinky is shorter than the trip from helsinky to st petersbur, im looking to go and the secon trip, what it is better and faster, train or plane?
I will be travelling to Finland in July & am looking for any recommendations on events, sights, anything not to be missed! Also, is renting a car the way to see the country? Or is public transportation a good option? I want to see the coastal areas & maybe venture into the Lakeland region. I will be travelling with two older ladies who do not get around too well.. any suggestions/information is so appreciated!!!
Also, what is the mosquito situation the last two weeks in July?
Im planning having a couple of days in Helsinki and then a couple on the Åland Islands in May.
When im out on the Åland Islands i also want to go out to the Market Reef thats the worlds smallest island thats owned by 2 countrys (Sweden and Finland).
How do i get here, and what time, periode, month is it possible to go here?
Any websites that i should know about?
Hans Petter Stølsvik
I am planning to visit Finland from 29/5 to 6/6 with this itinerary,
Night train to Rovaniemi
Spend rest of the day in Rovaniemi, overnight here
Next day hire a car in Rovaniemi to do the following itinerary, Rovaniemi -> Sodankyla (overnight here) next day Sodankyla->Ivalo->Inari, visiting Lemmenjoki National Park-> back to Inari to overnight there.
next day, Inari to Rovaniemi, return the car and take the night train to Helsinki arriving following day early in the morning able to catch train to St. Petersburg.
Many thanks in advance!
On the 14th of December I have a 17 hour stopover in Helsinki. I arrive at awkward times as well, at something like 23:00 and leave at 16:00 the following day.
Just wondering on what I should do, the choices I can think of are:
1. Stay at the airport for 17hours
2. Stay at an airport hotel for more comfort - I've looked online and there is one for 91 euros
3. Take a taxi into town, stay in a hostel and then look around town in the morning
The third option is probably going to cost a fortune for a taxi at that time and I'm also aware that there probably isn't much daylight at that time of year (I'm guessing maybe two hours).
Does anyone have any advise on what they'd do in this situation?
I'm looking for ideas on what to do in Helsinki for 3 days in april. I am a student and I would like to have some fun, but I'm interesed also in some sight seeing,...maybe even some museums if they are interesting and not too expensive.
Also, what do you think the money needed for 3 days of cheap sleeping and eating + fees, is?
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