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Shore Excursion: Helsinki Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

Shore Excursion: Helsinki Panoramic Sightseeing Tour
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
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USD 58.22
<p>After leaving your cruise ship at Helsinki port, experience a panoramic glimpse of Helsinki, also known as 'The White City of the North' on this 3.5-hour sightseeing tour by an air-conditioned coach. Your guide will lead you through the city center, with stops for photo opportunities at the major attractions, such as the Sibelius Monument and Senate Square, and an inside visit to the Rock Church. Finally head to Central Station - the heart of Helsinki - where the tour will end, allowing about 30 minutes of shopping. You will then have the option to stay in the city for dinner or shopping or to return to the ship.</p>

Public Helsinki Mental Asylum Walking Tour

Public Helsinki Mental Asylum Walking Tour
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60 minutes
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<p>This 1-hour walking tour takes you through the history of the oldest mental hospital in Finland. You will learn the evolution of attitudes, practices and treatments in mental issues in Finland and hear true stories that happened inside the gates. The hospital use was discontinued in 2008 and now the premises holds the most intriguing mix of workshops, events and shows accompanied with restaurants, a cafe and a souvenir shop. </p>

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Helsinki Vantaa Airport (HEL) Information


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 HEL Helsinki Vantaa Airport Info & Guide


Helsinki Vantaa Airport

Where is Helsinki Vantaa Airport?  


As Finland's financial, educational, cultural, and research centre, the capital city of Helsinki is one of northern Europe's major cities.


Helsinki has been nicknamed the White City Of The North, for its neoclassical architecture, but is equally famous for its Art Nouveau influenced buildings.


Helsinki Vantaa Airport (IATA: HEL, ICAO: EFHK), also referred to as Helsinki International Airport, Helsinki Tikkurila Airport, Helsinki Jean Sibelius Airport, or simplyHelsinki Airport, is located in Tikkurila, a municipality of the city of Vantaa, 17.0 kilometres (11 miles) north of Helsinki city centre, in the Uusimaa region, Finland. HEL airport was built for the Olympic Games in 1952 and is considered one of the best airports in Europe.


There have been discussions to rename the airport as "Sibelius Airport" after Jean Sibelius, Finland's most famous composer, however no decision has been made.


In 2014, Helsinki Vantaa Airport served 15,948,760 passengers, making it the country's busiest airport. Helsinki's other airport, Helsinki Malmi Airport (HEM), is used for general aviation only.


Helsinki Vantaa Airport is a hub for Blue1, Finnair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Nordic Regional Airlines and TUIfly Nordic. Other airlines that fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport include Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, airBaltic, Air Berlin, Arkia Israel Airlines, Belavia, British Airways, Budapest Aircraft Service, Gotlandsflyg, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Primera Air, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and Vueling.


Cities with flights to Helsinki Vantaa Airport include Amsterdam, Athens, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Delhi, Dublin, Frankfurt, Gran Canaria, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kiev, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Málaga, Montego Bay, Moscow, Munich, New York, Oslo, Paris, Phuket, Prague, Reykjavík, Rhodes, Riga, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Tenerife South, Tokyo, Venice, Warsaw and Zürich.


Your best bet for a Helsinki Vantaa Airport transfer is the new train. Details on all options are included in this guide.


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There are two terminals: one for domestic flights (T1) and one for international flights (T2). The terminals are 250 meters from each other and are connected by a covered walkway.

 

Services at Helsinki Vantaa Airport include:


  • Suvanto lounges for digital nomads (free) - near gates 16, 26 and 36




Additional Helsinki Vantaa Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.



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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017