Discount Cards

The Helsinki Card (www.helsinkicard.com; adult one-/two-/three-day pass €48/58/68, child €24/29/34) gives you free public transport around the city and local ferries to Suomenlinna, entry to 28 attractions in and around Helsinki and a 24-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour.

The Helsinki & Region Card (adult one-/two-/three-day pass €52/64/74, child €26/32/37) offers the same benefits and adds in free transport to/from the airport as well as greater Helsinki destinations, including the satellite city of Espoo.

Both cards are cheaper online; otherwise, get them at tourist offices, hotels or transport terminals. To make the cards worthwhile, you’d need to pack lots of sightseeing into a short time.