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Guide to Helsinki

The colourful, clean and cool city of Helsinki is the capital of Finland, and can be a great destination for a short break, or as the starting point for a longer holiday exploring some of the stunning wilderness scenery of central Finland. Amongst the highlights of any visit to Helsinki, the various nautical museums are one of the main attractions. For anyone interested in the sea and ships, as well as chunky knitwear, Helsinki is a fascinating city. Nightlife is excellent as with most Scandinavian cities, although in winter, Helsinki is bitterly cold, and you probably won’t want to leave your hotel room if you come in January.

Helsinki Sight Seeing Guide

Try to make sure that you have time in Helsinki and see some of the sights Helsinki attractions include the Nuuksio is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Suomenlinna Fortess are also well worth seeking out. Helsinki’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Helsinki city tour before you travel and allow our expert Helsinki based guides to show you some of Helsinki’s hidden treasures.

Helsinki Sporting Guide

It often seems as though Helsinki’s population are all followers of Football, which is played by the HJK Helsinki who play at the Finnair Stadion. Every year, the biggest event for Helsinki sporting calendar is undoubtedly International matches at the Olympiastadion.

Helsinki Sight Seeing Guide

Try to make sure that you have time in Helsinki and see some of the sights Helsinki attractions include the Nuuksio is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Suomenlinna Fortess are also well worth seeking out. Helsinki’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Helsinki city tour before you travel and allow our expert Helsinki based guides to show you some of Helsinki’s hidden treasures.

Climate Guide to Helsinki

Easily pinpoint the best time for going to Helsinki thanks to our simple guide to the climate in Helsinki. The table below shows the average temperatures in Helsinki over the course of a year in Helsinki.

Helsinki Driving Tips

To drive a car legally, all you need in Helsinki is your regular UK license. For trouble free motoring in Finland, ensure that your license is valid before you leave for Helsinki.
On the road in Helsinki, as with the rest of Finland, you should always keep to the right side of the road. We can arrange car hire in Helsinki before you travel to Finland. There's a choice of convenient car hire depots in Helsinki where you can collect your hire car.

Your Guide to Helsinki Airport

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport can be found 11 miles to the north of Helsinki. The airport's IATA code is HEL, and flights there take 2 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Helsinki is simple, and taxis are plentiful. Helsinki-Vantaa Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Helsinki if you want something to remember your visit.

British Embassy in Helsinki

If you get into trouble in Helsinki, or just need some advice, the Helsinki British Consulate is the place to go.

British Embassy
Itäinen Puistotie 17
00140 Helsinki

Telephone: (358) 9 2286 5100

The Facts About Helsinki

City Name: Helsinki
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Currency: Euro
Time Difference: GMT + 2
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz

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