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8 hour stopover helsinki

Our family have an 8 hour stopover in Helsinki. We don't really want to wait for that many hours with kid just at the airport.As our next flight will be a long one back to Australia.My question is do we have to pay a tax to leave the airport?As there are 7 of us this could be quite expensive and make it not financially possible for us to leave.

Thanks Aussie Campers

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1. Re: 8 hour stopover helsinki

There is no separate tax to be charged for leaving the airport. All taxes that you have to pay have already been charged together with your air fare and flight ticket. You can find suggestions for day itineraries by checking the Top questions and Itineraries in the top right part of the Helsinki forum page.

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2. Re: 8 hour stopover helsinki

Thank you for the reply, that is great to know, we now have to some investigating about what to do in the city.

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3. Re: 8 hour stopover helsinki

If you have kids with you, they might like a visit to the Natural history museum http://www.luomus.fi/english/nhm/ It's 5-10 minute walk from the railway station where the airport buses arrive.

If your visit is during March, you may still catch some ice skating at the railway square http://icepark.fi/ Could be a good idea to burn some energy before a long flight.

Enjoy!

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4. Re: 8 hour stopover helsinki

Thank you Mrs Helsinki.

We will be traveling in October, so a shame about the ice skating it was a great idea.

We will definitely do the museum though.

Thanks again

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