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Can I enter Finland and travel to Estonia for a short visit

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Can I enter Finland and travel to Estonia for a short visit

I am a Singaporean flying to Helsinki with a round trip back to Singapore. Can I visit Estonia by buying a multi-way tickets that is from Helsinki -> Tallinn -> Jyvaskyla ? Or any possibility of me buying one way ticket from Helsinki to Tallinn and another one way back to Jyvaskyla? Appreciate your advice. Thanks

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1. Re: Can I enter Finland and travel to Estonia for a short visit

The best way to travel between Helsinki and Tallinn is by boat. There are two cruise lines to choose from:

http://www.tallinksilja.com/en/

http://www.vikingline.fi/index.asp?lang=en

You can either take a train or fly from Helsinki to Jyväskylä. You can find train information in here:

http://www.vr.fi/en/index.html

With a train there is no difference in price if you get a return ticket or two single journeys. The train station and the harbor are both right in central Helsinki.

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2. Re: Can I enter Finland and travel to Estonia for a short visit

I prefer to fly from Helsinki to Tallinn (stay for a few days) and fly from Tallinn to Jyvaskyla. From Jyvaskyla, I will return to Helsinki by train. Any issue with this option? Thanks

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3. Re: Can I enter Finland and travel to Estonia for a short visit

If you haven't yet booked your flight, which I guess is with Finnair, you can get a continuation to Tallinn for probably the same price. If you're stopping in Helsinki for a while before going on to Tallinn, however, the ferry is a better bet - it takes longer and is more inconvenient to get out to the airport, check in and fly the 84 km than it does to get there by sea.

I believe Estonian Air flies Tallinn-Jyväskylä, so your plan is workable.

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4. Re: Can I enter Finland and travel to Estonia for a short visit

John's suggestion is the only sensible option. You should fly to Tallinn only as a direct continuation to your SIN - HEL flight. Estonian Air flies four times a week nonstop from Tallinn to Jyväskylä (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun).

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5. Re: Can I enter Finland and travel to Estonia for a short visit

Thank you for your useful suggestions. I will definitely look into the ferry option. If I decide to fly to Tallinn, my only concern is to ensure there is no immigration issue of me buying one way air ticket to Estonia and another one way back to Jyvaskyla (if I am not able to secure multi-way tickets).

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6. Re: Can I enter Finland and travel to Estonia for a short visit

If in doubt, book all your travels in advance, it will satisfy the immigration officials - flying is not the only allowed mode of transport... ;) . Furthermore both Finland and Estonia are Schengen countries, so there is no passport control when travelling between the two. Singaporeans do not need a visa for entering the Schengen area (max 90 days in a 6 month period).

formin.finland.fi/public/default.aspx…

http://www.vm.ee/?q=en/node/4039

Edited: 04 August 2012, 13:55
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7. Re: Can I enter Finland and travel to Estonia for a short visit

There are no immigration issues for visitors travelling between Estonia and Finland, however you travel. Schengen has greatly simplified all that.

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