Helsinki is well equipped for visitors with disabilities. By law, most institutions must provide ramps, lifts and accessible toilets; all new hotels and restaurants must install disabled facilities. Trains and city buses are also accessible by wheelchair. Ongoing projects are in place to maximise disabled access in all aspects of urban life.
Before leaving home, get in touch with your national support organisation – preferably the ‘travel officer’ if there is one. The website www.suomikaikille.fi has a searchable database of accessible attractions, accommodation and restaurants.
Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guides from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.