The capital and largest city of Finland.

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Feeling the spirit of Helsinki, where?

When I visit a city, besides visiting the main tourist attractions, I usually like to see some places that can make me feel the true spirit of the place I'm visiting. As an example, if you visit Pisa ...
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How to get from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport into Helsinki city centre?

How to get from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport into Helsinki city centre quickly and without paying too much for it? Bonus question: how about if the flight arrives in the wee hours (say, at 03:00 am)?
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Exchanging Albanian money into euros outside Albania

I found a small amount of Albanian lek√ę (can you say "leks" in English?) in my wallet from last summer's visit there. Is there any place in Helsinki where I can change those back into euros? Forex, at ...
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What are the cheapest trains from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg?

I want to travel from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg, I want to take a train. Please suggest the cheapest train options, and as a secondary consideration, the fastest.
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How many hours should I consider allowing to visit Suomenlinna and Seurasaari islands?

I'm planning a trip to Helsinki (a quick trip indeed, just one day and a half) and I don't want to miss some spots like the Suomenlinna island (the only UNESCO site in the zone) and the Seurasaari ...
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Almost 24 hour over night layover in Helsinki

I am traveling from Beijng to New York and an airline which I am choosing has a layover of 23.5 hours at Helsinki airport. I'm a Chinese and don't have Finland visa. If I don't want to sleep on the ...
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Buying reindeer meat in Helsinki

What is the best place to buy reindeer meat in Helsinki? Is this something you best from a specialized shop (if yes, where?) or is it something you can just pick up at any supermarket. Are there any ...
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Visiting Helsinki during 5h wait between flights

Is it realistic to do a quick visit to Helsinki, if I have 5h waiting time between flights? If so, what kind of transport should I take and what is the landmark mostly worth seeing?
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Options for a cruise from Helsinki to St Petersburg

As a follow on from the following question: Do I need a visa if I go with a cruise line to St. Petersburg? What are the different options/what is required to organize a cruise from Helsinki to St ...
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Temporary exhibitions in Helsinki before christmas

We will spend a day in Helsinki in the beginning of December. (As we do most years cruising from Stockholm.) What temporary exhibitions are available in Helsinki's museum or elsewhere at that time?
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Are there any places to sleep in Helsinki Vantaa airport the night before an early flight?

I have an early morning flight out of Helsinki Vantaa airport and am thinking of spending the night there. Are there any places where I can get some sleep? I'm mainly looking for landside options ...
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Is the direct connection from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to the train line open yet?

When the Ring Rail Line to Helsinki-Vantaa Int'l Airport opened in July 2015, the Airport station wasn't ready yet and passengers had to be bussed in from the nearest station. Even when the station ...
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Late night buses from Helsinki airport to Turku in December?

I'm traveling in December. I arrive at Helsinki airport (HEL) at 9pm and would like to get to Turku as soon as possible. What is the latest night bus available? Alternatively, how early can I take ...
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Where can one apply for a UK visa in a proper embassy?

In Helsinki, UK visa applications involve a visit to what appears to be a temp agency. The UK has a perfectly nice Helsinki embassy, so this isn't an issue of remote location. I had assumed that ...
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Is 40mins enough to transit in Helsinki airport?

I am searching flight between HKG - LHR. Finnair have a combination of AY834 & AY069, transit in Helsinki airport and duration as short as 13:25hr. However, AY834 arrive (from LHR to HEL) at ...
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Transit visa at Helsinki airport

We are a couple from India and are spending 23 hours at Helsinki airport. Can we get a transit visa to leave the airport, see the city, stay at a hotel etc?
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How I can find a rock concerts in Helsinki and Tallinn?

how I can find a rock concert program in Helsinki and Tallinn for the year 2016? Can somebody recommend me some websites with all possible events? Thank a lot in advance.
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Do I need a transit Visa in Helsinki? [duplicate]

I am a Chinese citizen and I will be travelling from Copenhagen to Beijing. However I have a layover in Helsinki and recently I have been rejected a student visa in Sweden (I am allowed to travel from ...
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Transit visa at helsinki [duplicate]

i am Egyptian national,i will travel from dubai to warsaw,i have Poland national visa,there's transit 10 hours at helsinki airport,my question is there is any visa required for transit
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Transit visa at Helsinki airport required [duplicate]

i am Egyptian national , i have transit 10 hours at helsinki airport ,my question is there is any visa required for transit
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Is it ok to fly with a snowman? [closed]

Will I be facing any problems carrying a snowman on the airplane? The kids & I are going to Helsinki next month and I expect my little ones to make their first snowman. I would like to keep that ...