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Finland, Helsinki Travel Guides

We're a holiday rental company and passionate about off the beaten path travel. These are our insider tips for the destinations where we offer holiday accommodation. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it!!

Best Day Trips from Helsinki

Travel Tips for Finland, Helsinki
Best Day Trips from Helsinki

Helsinki, the coolest of all Nordic cities, is sometimes overlooked as a superlative European holiday destination, and we think it’s about time we let the cat out of the bag. This most beautiful seaside city offers a colossal amount of activities and attractions for just about anyone; from the nature lover to the historic buff, and even the shopaholic and foodie, Helsinki does a great job in satisfying every possible wish list. While it may seem strange that the first thing we urge you to do, after arriving in Helsinki, is to head out again, bare with us on this one! The capital’s prime geographical position, and the country’s superlative public transport system, is far too perfect to be ignored. There are wonders on every corner in and around the city, so book your holiday rental apartment in Helsinki and, after spending a few days getting to know the town, hop on a train or ferry and take a day trip to one (or all) of the following day-trip destinations. Turku Around 170kms west of Helsinki, is where you’ll find Turku: Finland’s oldest town and former capital. A delightful place to visit for the day, Turku was voted the country’s culture capital in ...

Best Ways to Experience Helsinki Centre

Travel Tips for Helsinki
Best Ways to Experience Helsinki Centre

Finland’s capital, Helsinki, is a brilliant holiday destination if a modern, fresh and utterly beautiful taste of the North is what you crave on your next vacation. The city is a stunner in every way: carved by charming canals, framed by hundreds of gorgeous islands and home to an extremely interesting historic centre, Helsinki delivers a hell of a lot for very little effort. The public transport system is top notch, English is widely spoken and the shopping and eating are amazing. All of these make a holiday here fun, safe, rewarding and extremely enjoyable. Visiting for the first time? Don’t waste a second of your precious holiday trying to work out what is where! Book your vacation rental in Helsinki and check out our favourite ways to tour the city in style. Hop on and off all over town The ease and convenience of being able to hop on and off around town, and the effectiveness of being able to see the major highlights in just a single day if needed, help make this the most popular city tour in Helsinki. Helsinki’s Open Top Tours offer 24 hour passes and guide you past over a dozen points of interest in ...

Your Invaluable Introduction Guide to Helsinki

Travel Tips for Helsinki
Your Invaluable Introduction Guide to Helsinki

The ‘Daughter of the Baltic’, as Helsinki is affectionately known, is a gorgeous city to visit and offers tourists an enviable amount of activities and attractions any time of year. The Finnish capital may not be as ancient as many other European capitals, yet it may be this very reason which makes it feel so utterly young, hip and unpretentious. Considering the coastal town is stunningly beautiful, it’s nice to know all the accolades have not gone to its head! More than just a city, Helsinki is a maze of waterways, inlets, lakes, promontories and hundreds of gorgeous islands; spending a few days or a week discovering its hidden treasures is an intensely rewarding experience. Want a vacation with a difference? Then book your holiday rental apartment in Helsinki and come see what delicious treats this dynamic city has in store for you. The City Tourist Office, on Pohjoisesplanadi 19, is a brilliant first port of call. The English speaking staff provides city maps, train and ferry timetables and will help you book trips to outer destination such as Tallinn or St. Petersburg if you want a day-trip with a difference. While at the office, ask about the Helsinki Card, an ...

Weird & Wacky Festivals in Helsinki

Travel Tips for Helsinki
Weird & Wacky Festivals in Helsinki

[pinit] Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is an incredible holiday destination and offers the intrepid traveller an infinite array of attractions. The city’s architectural gems, ancient seaside fortresses and historical palaces blend in beautifully with the city’s trendy cafe, bars and clubs. A gorgeously unique seaside capital, Helsinki manages to do the village-feel extremely well: its city centre is a pedestrian dream, and the exceptional public transport puts everything at easy reach. Book your holiday rental in Helsinki and enjoy this unexpected and understated northern jewel. Want to learn more about this enigmatic culture before you visit? Then read on and discover the unusual festivals this country’s renowned for, and you may be left more than a little intrigued. It is often said that one can learn a lot about a country and its people, by simply observing some of their cultural festivals. If that’s the case, the Finnish are abound to be a weird and wacky lot. While we can all agree that when one lives in a country shrouded in oppressive winter darkness for over six months of the year, one is bound to find eccentric ways to entertain oneself, some of the following festivals do leave us ...

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