based on 6 experiences
Helsinki is all about being next to the sea, and you have numerous islands around you where you can walk for a picnic (e.g. Seurasaari, Tervasaari, Mustikkasaari) or take a ferry (normal public transport fees). You can move around with city bikes, and in the city centre everything is walkable. City centre tips: Walk around Market square and the design stores Go explore Katajannokka for Architecture Walk in Punavuori and explore tiny boutique shops and some real good cafeterias (e.g. Andante) take a ferry to Suomenlinna, an old fortress island where you can walk on the rocks and old trenches Go to little wooden red cafe "Regatta" by the seaside to have coffee & Finnish style cinnamon roll try public saunas Löyly or Allas Outside Helsinki: If you have time for a day trip, take a bus to the idyllic Porvoo, one of my favourites, spend the day there and come back by steamboat. If you into nature, you can go to the Nuuksio National Park with a train and a bus for either a day trip (bring your own food!) or camp a night (all safe if you're comfortable in a forest). No dangerous animals or so there to harm you. In general, in the Nordics, the tiny villages are the cutest and the nature has the most to offer. You can freely camp everywhere (also to reduce costs). When in the city, my tip is to have an accommodation with kitchenette to prepare some meals by yourself, unless your restaurant eating budget is, well, huge.
Written November 27, 2022
Things to do: - Amusement Park Linnanmäki - Finnish Science Centre Heurika - Sibelius Monument - Töölö Park Safety: I felt incredibly safe solo traveling in Helsinki. Recommendations: Helsinki is a relatively small and young city. It's also very expensive and it’s better to visit it in summer.
Written September 13, 2022
Things to do: - The Market Square - The Chapel of Silence - Helsinki City Museum - Suomenlinna Safety: Helsinki is probably one of the safest capitals in the world. Recommendations: Helsinki is worth visiting and I did find it nice and pretty, but it's probably my least favorite Nordic capital that I've seen.
Written September 6, 2022
Things to do: - Suomenlinna - Temppeliaukion Church - Helsinki Cathedral - Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma - Uspenski Cathedral - Market Square - Sibelius Monument - Ateneum - Linnanmaki Safety: Helsinki is extremely safe, so no need to worry. Recommendations: Helsinki is a great city but pretty expensive, especially restaurants and anything alcohol related.
Written August 30, 2022
A few things to do in Helsinki: Suomenlinna fortress right outside of Helsinki, you can take a ferry from the market square (Kauppatori). Also by the market square there’s a Ferris wheel and Allas Seapool, a spa with saunas. There’s another sauna by the sea called Löyly where you can swim in the sea as well, and it has a nice restaurant too. Temppeliaukion kirkko is a church built into solid rock. Hotel Torni has a rooftop bar with great views also from the ladies room. Restaurant Zetor has traditional Finnish food and very eclectic decor, including a tractor. Hotel Clarion has a roof top pool.
Written August 29, 2022
Helsinki is perfect for solo travel. Very safe and lots of people wandering around on their own so you’d fit right in/not feel out of place. Everyone speaks English. And you can take a ferry to Estonia and explore Tallinn in a half day to a day while there as well if you wanted.
Written August 12, 2022
KaisaIm Kaisa, 26yo Finnish girl from Helsinki, Finland. I have also lived in Turku and Hämeenlinna and i’d be glad to meet you there too! Im working in the field of community theatre and it’s my absolute passion. Im also studying psychology. 100% feminist. I’ve been interrailing alone two times now and it’s probably my favourite way of travelling. Im an extroverted intovert. And a lot of fun.
IrisHey!! I am a 21 y/o female who moved to Helsinki in 2020. I was born in the Aland Islands and lived there until I moved here to study at university. First I studied social work for two years, then This year I switched my major to IT. I love experiencing new things and going on adventures. I have never travelled solo before but I would love to try it out. I have hosted once and it was great! I joined this app hoping to gain new experiences and meet fun people :) My major interests are art, cats, partying, nature and food
PaulaHey! I am Paula, a 21-year-old student from Helsinki, Finland. I love sports and my favourite one is basketball. My favourite Finnish activity is ice swimming and sauna, so if you ever come here that's one activity idea!
EeviHi! I’m 20 years old, i study religions at the University of Helsinki. In my freetime i explore new places, read books, play the violin and the guitar, hang out with friends.
Taikahi! i’m taika, i’m 19 years old and i currently live in finland. i’m working right now as a barista and i’m interested in journalism, travelling and all sorts of exercise.
AnnaHi everyone, I’m Anna from Finland and I’m super passionate about different cultures and languages. I love meeting people from all over the world so feel free to contact me if you want to hang out with someone in Helsinki :)
dnso my name is chaima i'm 26 years old i'm from algeria , and i'm a teacher , i love traveling so much , and i'm programing some trips so i've decided to know people who have the same passions as me to travel together ...
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