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Tallinn Day Trip from Helsinki

Tallinn Day Trip from Helsinki
Duration:
11 hours
From:
USD 209.61
<p>The beautiful city of Tallinn looks like fairy tale picture. The Old Town is so charming and medieval it makes you feel as if you have stepped back in time, colorful architecture and a labyrinth of small boutique stores selling something for every taste, such as antiques and handmade souvenirs. This full-day tour starts from your Helsinki hotel and pick you up very early in the morning to see the medieval city of Tallinn. You will start this very interesting tour from the harbor with your guide. It takes 3 hours by foot and before you walk back to the harbor you will have free time to spend in the city at leisure.</p>

Private Guided Helsinki City Tour

Private Guided Helsinki City Tour
Duration:
4 hours
From:
USD 75.69
This private guided sightseeing tour takes you through the main parts of the city of Helsinki, avoiding crowds and queues. <br />The tour is specially designed for those who appreciate individual approach, quality information and flexibility. <br /><br />You will be offered the best city guides and vehicles to meet your expectations. <br />Your tour can start from anywhere in the city, including your hotel or other accommodation.

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Things to do in Helsinki if you have a Helsinki Vantaa Airport Layover or Extended Helsinki Vantaa Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Helsinki Vantaa Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Helsinki.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Helsinki Vantaa Airport was built for the 1952 Olympics and is now considered one of the best airports in Europe. It is 18km from the centre of Helsinki and very easily accessible from the HEL Helsinki Vantaa Airport with efficient and modern public transport.



Kotiharjun public sauna


Finland is well known for its love of saunas and almost every hotel and guest house will have one to indulge yourself in if you have booked accommodation. If you are just in Helsinki for the day you can head down to the Kotiharjun Public Sauna in the Kallio district. This sauna is Helsinki’s only remaining wood block sauna and as such is an inherent part of the culture of the city.



Helsinki Sightseeing Tour


If you are short on time and want to see as much of this beautiful city as you can, why not book a sightseeing tour. These tours go from the Olympia Terminal at Central Station which is easily accessible from the HEL Helsinki Vantaa Airport. The tour takes just over an hour and a half and visits sights such as the historical centre with Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. You will also stop at the Sibelius Monument and, when possible, at the Temppeliaukio Church (the church in the rock).



Suomenlinna Sea Fortress


Construction of Suomenlinna Sea Fortress began in 1748 as a maritime fortress to protect Helsinki and as a garrison town and base for archipelago navy. Suomenlinna is now a UNESCO World Heritage sites and is one of the most popular sights in Finland. A population of more than 800 people live permanently on this group of islands and with architecture, culture, history and nature to attract your attention, this is a great place to visit if you have the time.



Stockmann


One of the biggest department store chains in Finland, Stockmann Helsinki offers over 50 000m² of shopping heaven. Don’t plan to find a bargain here as Helsinki is not the cheapest place in Europe to shop, but for style and experience it has to be near the top of the list. With shops, health spas, eateries and entertainment available, there should be something here for everyone.



As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to HEL Helsinki Vantaa Airport in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Helsinki Attractions

Public Helsinki Mental Asylum Walking Tour

Public Helsinki Mental Asylum Walking TourDuration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 17.47
<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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SEA LIFE Helsinki Entrance Ticket

SEA LIFE Helsinki Entrance TicketDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 17.47
Dive into underwater adventure at SEA LIFE Helsinki! Your basic entrance ticket includes the entrance to the centre, transporting you into the amazing underwater world. With your ticket you can explore SEA LIFE with your own pace and participate on free fish feedings throughout the day. Be wowed by beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep sea and prepare for astonishingly close views.

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Helsinki Self-Guided Audio Tour

Helsinki Self-Guided Audio TourDuration:
Flexible
From:
USD 19.99
Helsinki, the capital city of Finland, is a pocket-sized metropolis and this self-guided audio tour will take you on a journey where you will be able to see all the key sights such as the beautiful Esplanade Park and the remarkable Parliament House. Combine your audio guide with a map detailing the area of your tour as well.

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Helsinki Forest Walking Tour

Helsinki Forest Walking TourDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 20.38
Helsinki is green and this walking tour will show you all the shades of it on this forest tour. Your local guide will take you to the most prestige parts of nature reserves within Helsinki. The guide will introduce the ways the Finns spend recreational time in the woods. You get to pick up some seasonal herbs, berries or mushrooms as well.

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Happy Helsinki Walking Tour

Happy Helsinki Walking TourDuration:
2 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 23.29
Discover top attractions in coastal Finland on this 2.5-hour Helsinki walking tour. Follow your guide through the streets and parks of Helsinki, and discover top attractions such as Esplanadi, Helsinki Cathedral, the Chapel of Silence, the Kamppi Center, the Kiasma Modern Art Museum, and Uspenski Russian Cathedral. As you explore, gain insight into Finland's colorful past. Perhaps stop at the market where you can buy local delicacies, souvenirs, use WiFi and restrooms, and see sides to bustling Helsinki that many visitors miss.

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Design Walking Tour of Helsinki

Design Walking Tour of HelsinkiDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 23.29
Gain insight into Finland's thriving fashion and design scene on this 2-hour walking tour of Helsinki. Follow a guide through the streets of Helsinki and learn of the work of talented Finnish designers like Alvar Aalto or Jukka Rintala. See why brands and design houses such as Artek, Ivana Helsinki, and Marimekko are collected across the world, and visit some of Helsinki's finest galleries, design shops, and museums.

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Helsinki Pub Crawl

Helsinki Pub CrawlDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 29.11
<p>It's time to party! Finally the best concept to meet people and get tipsy has landed in Helsinki. You'll be provided a crash course on local ways of drinking and partying. The prize includes some free drinks and all the entrance fees. On top of the usual, you are also offered a chance to experience the local karaoke and club scene.</p>

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Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise

Helsinki Sightseeing Canal CruiseDuration:
90 minutes
From:
USD 29.11
See the sights of Helsinki from the water on a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise! Relax inside in the lower saloon or out on deck, and admire the beautiful islands that make up Helsinki archipelago. Cruise past top city attractions like the UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress and hear about Helsinki's 16th-century history from the onboard commentary. Free WiFi is available on-board for your comfort.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017