Pro tip: If you want to experience Finland, go as far away from Helsinki as you can!
Suomenlinna, Senaatintori and the many malls in the city's centre are some places i would recommend.
how much did Jonathan and his cia buddies pay you to make this thread to bait me?
Being broke and no money -> travels to Finland = HLTV certified "200" IQ decision
Well, fortunately the nature and scenery is free. The archipelago area in Helsinki is nice for that (just google "archipelago Helsinki", but even better archipelago in Turku area/west coast area if you would travel there also from Helsinki).
Part of the archipelago area is "Suomenlinna" (=castle of Finland) and "Kuninkaansaari" (=King's island) island area. Those have lots of cash hungry tourist attractions, but the nature around there is free for broke students also. Those are ancient and without modern architecture.
Then there is the more modern and "city like" part of the archipelago and coast line with cafés and restaurants in Ullanlinna and Kaisaniemi area right next to the busy city center.
The city center of Helsinki is catastrophical this year for locals (and probably for tourist also) because two of the main streets going through the whole city is under major road constructions this summer, so the traffic is a hell and everyday some new temporary route from A to B site.
come to Oulu mens)) we can go watch toripolliisi for a minute and uhhhh I don't think there's anything else
helsinki is trash no one lives there
you are broke but at the same time going to helsinki...gl lol.
i'm from helsinki myself but it's not where you wanna go if you're visiting finland, that's for sure.
Boi its gonna be expensive here.
helsingfors best swedish city
Jump on a hop-off-hop-on bus and drive through the city. There's some places to see, and places to eat at, etc.. Maybe Suomenlinna is a place to see, there's a ferry going there every 30 minutes or something. There's a nice cafee in Suomenlinna called Silo and some other places to eat at. There's a ton of things to do. The prices are high but that's what you get for choosing Helsinki. If you want proper brunch I reckommend a hotel callled Haven smack in the middle of the central Kauppatori venue. I guess this would become too long of a message if I was to talk more about the city. But I think you will like Helsinki.
Go to Sörnäinen metro station there is very educated and nice people.
Finns here complaining about Helsinki are just people hardly ever been in Helsinki. Typical Capital vs countryside confrontation. Of course Helsinki is not as big or historically interesting city as many others but it one of the most (if not the) cleanest and functionable cities in the World.
Helsinki cathedral, Temppeliaukio church, Oodi library are sights worth to see to name a few. Suomenlinna must-go and Vallisaari next to it is also pretty nice
Itis is surely a good place to hang out for tourists.
Just remember to take a knife and bullet vest with you!
I'd go to Linnanmäki amusement park and Oodi library and Kiasma art museum
Go to rautatientori to look local junkies and drunk ppl
Finns dont even understand how great and beautiful place we have, you can do loads of stuff without paying. Many great places to go for a swim and sauna, do it at night with some beer and makkara and you already have pretty nice memory. When you go to Helsinki you can ask about anything from anyone and theyll do their best to help you or tell where to go etc, have a nice holiday.
if you are full week, go somewhere else than helsinki too to see countryside or nature more, but in helsinki I recommend at least sompasauna or some other sauna stuff, suomenlinna, museums (depends what you like) and trying some hobbies you normally do in finnish places :D
Kotkot chicken burger is pretty damn good. Costs 4,5€ and is amazing. I highly recommend.
Sokos Hotel Torni has a nice panoramic view over the city. I believe the skybar is free to visit.
Sipoonkorpi National Park and Nuuksio National Park are close to Capital area so if you're interested you could visit those places to see how it looks like when you're not in a city.
When are you coming? If you´re here by the "Juhannus" 23-25.6, helsinki is pretty much a ghost town.
Suomenlinna / Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, ferrys leave from 4x in hour, ticket prices are like 3,10€
If you're gonna spend a week, I'd also suggest taking a ferry to Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, even for like a day trip or something. It's not too expensive and takes only like 2 hours to cross the gulf.
Suomenlinna is very cheap to go to and a nice place to spend one day. As many said above, if you want to experience Finnish nature then Helsinki is not really the place. If you want to see architecture and meet people then yeah center of Helsinki. Just stroll around.
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Nothing but pinewood, swamp lakes and mosquitos like the rest of sweden up north.
Other than that day ferries can be fun and cheap. Alcohol alot cheper in places like poland, estonia, germany.
There is literally nothing there. A big church and then?
ignore a lot of finns shitting on Helsinki, they are mad because they live in 30 people village for the rest of their life
its not dangerous at all, even the "dangerous" places are not dangerous, pretty much every capital in EU is worse when it comes to that
Go eat chicken wings (siipiweikot or hook) with a bottle of beer. And go Sauna with (again) a bottle of beer. We have over 3 million Saunas in Finland and I think there is many commercial Saunas in Helsinki too. Be careful, some Finns are nice people and love to chatting and drinking in Sauna. Remember to take off the mask before entering the sauna - Finns are at their most authentic there.
If you go 20-50km out of Helsinki, experience the nature and remember to grill some good food with a bottle of beer. Nature is for everyone in Finland - eat what you find but be careful with making fire during the summer.
I can't think of a single thing in Helsinki worth seeing for someone coming from a European city. Take Senaatintori like some suggest, what the fuck is there to see for someone who has experienced any actual city with heritage in Europe? Finland in general is a very boring place. The only travel in Finland that makes sense is Lapland in winter. Or maybe somewhere in Saimaa region in the summer, in "Lake Finland". But absolutely nothing in the cities is worth visiting! Just expensive as fuck and boring.
Helsingfors is a shithole, don't go.
I love how the average reaction from Finns is just "Don't come, it's boring and you'll get stabbed" and in reality it's probably tons of things to see and do in Helsinki and it's a city with a very low level of crime
try to visit löyly, its a public sauna with swimming!
If you want a really unique experience, check out Sompasauna. It's a community run sauna that is free, three little sauna huts right on the water. I spent six months in Helsinki and had some of the best random conversations in the saunas there. Good time. Also, Café Regatta is super famous and cliché but nonetheless still very cute and worth it. One of my favorite things to do there was just hop on a tram and see where it takes me.
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If you wanna go to Finland go to Rovaniemi,Tapionemi and Kemijärrvi