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Customer Travel Tips for Helsinki

78% Avg. city rating Rated by 403 customers

Activities / excursions 80%

Restaurants / eating out 76%

Shopping 78%

Chilling out / relaxing 80%

Getting around / public transport 88%

Sightseeing 81%

Culture 83%

Nightlife / partying 74%

Value for money 62%

Customer Travel Tips for Helsinki

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78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


06 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Visiting friends or family Work / volunteering

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: The seaside, picknicking on the rocks.

Liked: Vegan urban gardening and live music, street performances, feeling safe

Disliked: It's very spacious, easy to get lost. The streets are not made for suitcases with wheels!

98% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
98% Avg. rating


05 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Go hiking!

Liked: Open City. Countryside is not too far away.

Disliked: No.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


23 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: If you re going to go on "lots" of museums get the helsinki card

Liked: For who likes: design shops. Many art museums.

Disliked: No old city, not much going on on the history side of the city

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


29 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: visit Suomenlinna the castle island outside Helsinki. The ferry to the island uses the same tickets as public transport.

Liked: The closeness to the sea.

Disliked: Expensive museums

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


13 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: enjoy the tourist offer from public transportation

Liked: easy to get around

Disliked: needs easier tourist map to walk around, needs street names to identify the location

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
76% Avg. rating


16 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Plan to spend a day on the island os Suomenlinna!

Liked: Pretty and modern, not crowded with cars, lots of malls and shops, very clean. Most people speak english.

Disliked: Everything seemed a bit more expensive (food in particular).

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


23 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Best bike sharing.

Liked: Weather (in July) cultural/historical sites.

Disliked: no

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


23 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Get drunk

Liked: Helsinki is a beautiful city

Disliked: It isn't very fun

98% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


20 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Relaxation / spa Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Have a map with you.

Liked: The people are friendly, its secure and religious, the atmosphere is peaceful. Many places to visit.

Disliked: Mainland hostels were full.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


11 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Take your time and relax. Get comfortable footwear and keep walk around the city centre and to the islands. Helsinki has a share common with of every Baltic city (Stockholm, Tallinn, Riga, Petersburg), but one needs time to discover and enjoy it. Try to feel the difference between the parts of the city. And every next visit would be a homecoming. Finland is by and large an expensive country, but still one can keep their daily spendings under 50 euro or so.

Liked: I am a fan of this city, so probably everything :))

Disliked: The weather sometimes is nasty.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


27 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: no

Liked: no

Disliked: no

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


15 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Plan an activity, it's not very exciting to just walk around and take in the sights.

Liked: Easy to get around

Disliked: Everything seems overpriced

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


07 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Find a hostel in which you are able to cook!

Liked: Beautiful architecture and scenery. Ferry to Suomenlinna was gorgeous!

Disliked: Expense could be restrictive to many visitors.

20% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
20% Avg. rating


31 Aug 2015

Customer Travel Tip: It is a good city.

Liked: Nice city

Disliked: I did not visit the hostel but my money were taken.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
84% Avg. rating


29 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Go on a promenade along one of the numerous lakeshores, eat a licorice-flavour ice-cream, check out a pedestrian bridge over the railways (short walk north from the central station) with a fantastic view..

Liked: The architecture, the numeros shores and embankments, the parks, the people. This city is great for both culture and sightseeing and admiring nature, the buzziness of the capital city is strangely combined with calm and solitary places where you can relax and think, or lie on the grass and eat your sandwich. Huge shopping centres, small lovely shops with old books and design furniture and clothes, interesting museums with unique collection of northern artists, music halls, beautiful churches...whatever you like you'll find it here.

Disliked: Nothing

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


27 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: 5 euro pizza

Liked: Beautiful scenary

Disliked: Trash

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
89% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: water sauna gardens parks

Liked: free security cool landscapes

Disliked: anything

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


19 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Get a Helsinki card as it covers both transport as well as offering a lot of discounts for a whole host of places.

Liked: I love the ease of using public transport to get around as well as the close proximity to both the sea and nearby national parks. Despite being the capital it doesn't feel too busy.

Disliked: N/A

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
58% Avg. rating


19 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: just 2 days is enough... maybe the outskirt is better

Liked: the salmon soup was good.....

Disliked: not much to see

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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78% Avg. city rating Rated by 403 customers

Activities / excursions 80%

Restaurants / eating out 76%

Shopping 78%

Chilling out / relaxing 80%

Getting around / public transport 88%

Sightseeing 81%

Culture 83%

Nightlife / partying 74%

Value for money 62%

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