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 :)
NeaHelloo, I'm a friendly, open-minded girl from Finland and I love learning new languages and traveling
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
Can host for 4 daysHey! 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!
Can host for 2 daysHey!! 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
Can host for 3 daysIm 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, Helsinki is generally safe for solo female travelers. The city has a low crime rate and is generally considered to be a safe place to visit. However, as with any city, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings.
Yes, Helsinki is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is very safe and easy to navigate, and there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars to explore.
Helsinki can be expensive for solo travelers, depending on the type of accommodation and activities they choose. However, there are plenty of budget-friendly options available, such as hostels, budget restaurants, and free attractions. Additionally, public transportation is relatively inexpensive and easy to use.
Explore the City
Take a stroll around the city and explore the many attractions, such as the Senate Square, the Helsinki Cathedral, and the Uspenski Cathedral.
Visit the Market Square
Visit the bustling Market Square and browse the many stalls selling fresh produce, souvenirs, and handmade crafts.
Take a Boat Tour
Take a boat tour around the city and get a unique view of the city from the water.
Visit the Suomenlinna Fortress
Take a ferry to the Suomenlinna Fortress and explore the many attractions, such as the Maritime Museum and the Suomenlinna Church.
Visit the Design District
Explore the many shops, galleries, and restaurants in the Design District.
Take a Food Tour
Take a food tour and sample some of the best local dishes.
Visit the National Museum
Visit the National Museum and learn about the history and culture of Finland.
Take a Day Trip
Take a day trip to one of the nearby islands, such as Suomenlinna or Porvoo.
Visit the Sibelius Monument
Visit the Sibelius Monument and admire the unique sculpture.
Take a Hike
Take a hike in the nearby forests and enjoy the beautiful nature.
Yes, Helsinki is generally considered a safe city to travel alone. The crime rate is low and the city is well-lit and well-patrolled. However, as with any city, it is important to take the usual precautions such as avoiding dark alleys and being aware of your surroundings.
Yes, Helsinki is generally considered to be a safe city at night. However, as with any city, it is always advisable to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings.