Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Helsinki

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Helsinki

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  • HerrNieminen
    Helsinki, Finland5 contributions
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    Suomenlinna Sea Fortress is a must-visit destination when in Helsinki. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers a fascinating glimpse into Finnish history and military architecture. The sprawling complex, spread across several islands, provides stunning views of the surrounding sea. Walking through the fort's tunnels, museums, and parks is both educational and enjoyable. The peaceful atmosphere and beautiful scenery make it a perfect spot for a day trip. Don't miss the chance to explore this historic gem!
    Written 23 June 2024
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  • Seetheworld253
    Arlington, VA206 contributions
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    One of the more interesting churches I have ever encountered in visiting 50 countries. It is built sunken into a rock although the slats in the roof although light and visions of the sky to shine through. Truly remarkable place and well worth a short visit. Not sure they hold services here anymore although there were lots of wedding photos.
    Written 14 June 2024
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  • CodyDC
    Washington DC, DC6,660 contributions
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    As first time visitor to Helsinki, the cathedral was a must to visit. The cathedral is located in Senate Square on top of a hill with a number of steps. The inside is very modest. The dome of the cathedral can be seen from various places in the city and is very impressive when coming into the south harbour on a ship.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • khriusha
    Yerres, France48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An incredible place with some delicious local food!
    Have a stroll, have a seat and appreciate smokes and salted salmon, seafood with a pinte of beer.
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • HerrNieminen
    Helsinki, Finland5 contributions
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    Uspenskin Cathedral is a magnificent and historic landmark in Helsinki. This Eastern Orthodox cathedral, perched on a hill overlooking the city, offers stunning architecture and breathtaking views. The interior is equally impressive with its beautiful icons and intricate details. The cathedral's serene atmosphere makes it a perfect place for reflection. Whether you're interested in architecture, history, or simply looking for a peaceful spot, Uspenskin Cathedral is well worth a visit.
    Written 23 June 2024
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  • 599Angela
    Toronto, Canada522 contributions
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    This sprawling museum has a variety of old buildings spanning the history of Finland. It was put together very logically. From the grand Russian house and the manor building, to the bear cache and the haymakers cottage, there is something for everyone. A few buildings each day have people in them who represent historical types of Finns, and they all speak reasonably good English. There is a nice little cafe, a lot of singing and flying birds (no squirrels, though) and if you go off the beaten path there are all sorts of little trails that lead to spectacular views of the lake. Especially nice on a cool, sunny day. And clean and free washrooms!
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • Al Makynen
    Duluth, MN353 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We purchased an HSL card at the airport to take the train and tram to our hotel near the Marina. You can buy one or multiple days (up to 11) at any iKioski. The pass is good for 24 hours or more days from the time of purchase. There are three areas ABC. The pass was good for train, metro, tram, bus, and ferry. With the tram covering most of the City and with multiple trams per hour, it was the best way to get around. And very affordable. You can see many of the sites (but do visit and explore) right from your window. The ride is smooth, quiet and not so fast you cannot enjoy the passing scenes. You get a real feel for the city from the comfort of a forward facing window seat.
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • Helsinki
    Helsinki, Finland11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oodi public library deserves 10 stars! Oodi is a Civic Cultural and Creative Center for the 21st century and a public library as well. You cannot miss a visit to Oodi while you are in Helsinki.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • CodyDC
    Washington DC, DC6,660 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time visitor to Helsinki. Made my way to the square several times during my visit as it was the main meeting place for my walking tour and seemed like I always end up back at the square. There is a row of huts with food and beverages. Enjoyed brick fire pizza with local beer there. The weekend I was there, there was also a Car show in the square with lots of activities.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia28,946 contributions
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    Esplanade Park is a large park in central Helsinki and dates back to 1818. It has well managed gardens and statues and the Kappell Restaurant that opened in 1867. This area is a public space for performances and events. You cannot miss the park when in Helsinki and a pleasant piece of green in what can be a fairly drab city
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • e.g. LEF
    Kirkkonummi, Finland554 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had to visit a bank to get my APP to function. Then I have parking time left and looked around the area of Kamppi. There were the EU election going on outside Kamppi Chapel of Silence. The Chapel it self was very quiet and there were only few people.
    Written 7 June 2024
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  • Jari
    Varkaus, Finland153 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My first time in this building. The building itself was stylish and the art exhibition of Eero Järnefelt was amazing with lots of paintings and what a quality! I'm not an art lover, but these paintings made a big impression on me.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • CodyDC
    Washington DC, DC6,660 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited the railway station as part of a city walking tour and then came back later to experience the building in more detail. The lantern bearers sculptures on the side of the building were impressive. The inside was just ok, but I guess it functions for a train station.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Ravindra V
    Hyderabad, India1,511 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is the main terminal for cruise ships within Finland and outside. We took a silja line cruise ship from Stockholm and arrived here.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, CA4,174 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped for a quick walk through while waiting for the ferry to the island. I found it mildly interesting with many of the stalls selling the same kind of things. Expensive either way you cut it. We did buy some canned sardines and they were $10. Time for the ferry before we spend more.
    Written 2 November 2023
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