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Helsinki

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Destination in detail

Helsinki is the vibrant harbour side capital of Finland with many bays, inlets and islands that nestle into the coastline of the Baltic sea. The perfect addition to an escape into Finnish Lapland - A city stopover in Helsinki is the perfect cosmopolitan introduction into Finland and offers a wealth of cultural and historical experiences as well as opportunities to witness the beautiful archipelago of islands.  

Location

60.17° N 24.94° E

Population

1.4 Million

Area

3,697 km²

Time Zone

GMT + 3

Itineraries to Inspire

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Experiences in Helsinki

Enjoy Helsinki and all it has to offer on this guided tour.

Guided Tour of Helsinki

Enjoy Helsinki and all it has to offer on this guided tour.

Why choose us?

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Because for us, it's about you

Our itineraries are tailor-made for every customer – based on what you tell us your interests and travel aspirations are. We hear your desires and do our best to avoid your frustrations.
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We are genuine

We choose experiences which are authentic to your destination – to help you connect with the culture. Keeping it real and immersing you in the lives of the locals so you can experience their way of life.
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You deserve the best

Our team of Travel Designers have first-hand knowledge of the destinations we offer – having travelled and experienced what we offer, we know you will get only the best service and luxury. This keeps our standards high and the relationships with our suppliers strong – so we can go the extra mile for you.
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You can’t put a price on experience

Our aim is to supply you with the best – of everything. From the personalised service, to the after sales support, to being on call while you are travelling and ensuring our suppliers deliver on our promises – we give it our all at every step of the way.

Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Getting There & Getting around

Helsinki is serviced by regular international flights, making it an obvious city stopover for any trip to Finland. Public transport in Helsinki is excellent, with a reliable and efficient metro line, trams, taxis and busses. Getting around by bicycle is also a popular, safe and convenient way to see the city!

Climate

Helsinki has a mild climate compared to areas further North in Finland. Summer temperatures often reach around 20℃, while winter temperatures drop to a chilly -6℃. Temperatures as low as -20℃ occur a few times a year, but the snow season is much shorter compared to the North of Finland.

Top Sights

The Kauppatori is Helsinki’s harbour side, and is dotted with market stalls selling local produce. The Lutheran Cathedral and the Uspenski Cathedral are two eye-catching churches, facing each-other high above the city. Helsinki has a number of fascinating museums and art galleries which should be high on the list for any culture lovers!

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