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Questions tagged [helsinki]

The capital and largest city of Finland.

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Transit Visa, Helsinki [duplicate]

Do i need a transit visa when travelling through Helsinki, Finland ? The lay over is 4 hours between changing planes. Flight is from Los Angeles USA to New Delhi India with a plane change in Helsinki ...
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Cargo Ship From Helsinki to Norway? [duplicate]

I should like t travel by ship from Helsinki to Norway, but prefer cargo instead of cruise ships. In Norway, the Hurtiguten line runs ships along the western coadst of Norway, stopping at ports along ...
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Transit stop in Helsinki for 21 hours on Finnair

I am an Indian Citizen planning to book my return flight from Oslo to New Delhi. Looking at different options for the connecting flight at Helsinki, there's one connection with a 21 hour layover at ...
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Ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn

I'm planning to travel from Helsinki to Tallinn in late April 2019. I already research that only 3 companies do that route (Tallink Silja Line, Viking Line and Eckero Line). I would like to know if ...
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How can I find Midsummer (Juhannus) celebration spots nearby Helsinki?

The title says it all, really. I plan to be in Helsinki for mid-summer, and I know it is quite a big event in Finland. If possible I would like to participate in some local celebrations. How can I ...
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Where to park a car in Helsinki?

I am planning to visit Helsinki by car and also to make a short visit to Sweden on boat. I am worried about where to leave a car while being away from the city. What are safe and not much expensive ...
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Possible ways to get from St. Petersburg to Helsinki (or the other way around) [closed]

I'm looking for ways to get there without a private car and a group of 4-6 people in the middle of May. I'll name some of the possible solutions I've found, but I wasn't able to get much information ...
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Are there any Taizé worship services in Helsinki?

I'm going to Helsinki for 4 days. Where I live, I go to a Taizé worship service. Are there any Taizé services in Helsinki? If so, how could I make contact and join the prayer service?
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Is a 50 minute layover in Manchester Airport enough?

I am being offered a good deal from Helsinki, Finland to New York with a layover in Manchester. The only problem is the layover time is 50 minutes. Both flights are with Finnair. The one from ...
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Helsinki public transport ticket validity

I found at https://www.hsl.fi/en/tickets-and-fares that Helsinki area offers tickets valid for several days, from 1 to 7. Unfortunately I cannot find information if those are valid for that amount of ...
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Ferry system from St Petersburg to Tallin and Helsinki

I'll be in Saint Petersburg at the end of July and will be traveling to Warsaw next. Can anyone provide information regarding the ferries from Saint Petersburg to either Tallinn or Helsinki? How long ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Buying reindeer meat in Helsinki

What is the best place to buy reindeer meat in Helsinki? Is this something best bought from a specialized shop (if yes, where?) or is it something you can just pick up at any supermarket? Are ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Exchanging Albanian money into euros outside Albania

I found a small amount of Albanian lekë (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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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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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)?