Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Helsinki

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  • AMcL007
    Dundee, UK146 contributions
    Loads to see and plenty of space to avoid the crowds if needed as it’s very popular.
    We really liked the history storytelling aspect of the visit as there’s plenty information readily available via an app, leaflets, guides or info boards.
    There are plenty cafes and WC’s dotted around. It’s also easy to suit yourself and explore on a whim.
    Oh and it’s free….other than the ferry trip
    Written 29 May 2023
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,077 contributions
    From the Market Square, I took Tram #2 to reach this attraction. Two friendly locals told me that they were getting off at this stop and would show me the way.

    The church is underground. As I approached it, I saw big rocks neatly stacked up to form its walls. Entrance fee is 5 euros for adults, no discounts. Tne decorations are simple, the inside walls are big pieces of rocks put together. There is an organ on the left side of the church.

    At 2:00 p.m the organist started playing the organ. FREE, short concert for all of us visiting this church at that time.
    Written 17 May 2023
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,077 contributions
    I visited it first thing in the rainy morning. There was group discussing about their pending presentation here. The decorations are sparse and minimalist. What attracted me most is their beautiful and colorful organ located near the ceiling area.

    Entrance here is FREE, but donations are welcome. I bid goodbye to the staff who explained that the Cathedral is Lutheran, not Russian Orthodox. They have scheduled services through out the week
    Written 16 May 2023
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  • Duane B
    West Des Moines, IA17 contributions
    I thought from some of the other reviews this would an interesting place to visit. It's smaller than I thought butno big deal. I wish that there was more choice of places to eat, it seemed that most those were pretty much same type of things they offered. I think it's neat because you see the other small shops selling fish I think kinda cool to take photos and how diff its compared to the US. I only went 1 time but I think it's worth checking out if in the area
    Written 26 May 2023
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  • shane😁😁
    Northamptonshire, UK12,617 contributions
    A most beautiful cathedral situated close to the market square and can be seen from miles away.
    We did not go in however thoroughly enjoyed a good look around.
    Beautiful and well worth a look if you visit this stunning little city.
    Visited May 18th 2023.
    Written 19 May 2023
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  • MN_Walkers
    Minneapolis, MN542 contributions
    A very interesting and pleasant place to visit. The entire area is a public park through which one can wander freely. By paying an admission charge (€10) you can enter and explore a number of the buildings; otherwise you can see the outside of all of them. Inside the buildings that are open there are guides who are very informed and will take as long as you want to answer your questions. There is a lot to see, the area is very peaceful, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. We spent three hours in all.
    Written 22 May 2023
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,077 contributions
    I bought a 72-hour City pass when I landed at the Helsinki International Airport. It allows me to use all local transports in the city for free, including the trams.

    Instead of using the more expensive Hop on Hop off Bus, I use the trams. Per advise from my hotel staff, Trams # 1, 1A, 7A, 7B, 3T and 3B are excellent ways to do this sightseeing. Trams # 7 and 9 go to the port where one takes the ferry to Tallin.
    Written 15 May 2023
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  • bigheff
    Leeds, UK59 contributions
    Absolutely phenomenal place. We saw it from the concert hall opposite and there were people sitting out on what looked like a huge floating wave up on a roof. Looked awesome so visited to explore. We are not big fans of modern architecture but this is just totally awesome. Wonderful spaces, amazing areas for sitting and reading, beautiful big kiddy areas, great cafes and ... wow, having a coffee out in the sun on that vast, humungous balcony. Back indoors to marvel at the facilities - sewing machines and equipment to design clothes available to hire, machines for making plastic items, video and music studios to hire, video gaming studios ..... it's a library but not as we know it.
    If you have an hour spare and want to see something off the tourist track, it's fab and it's free.
    Written 17 May 2023
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  • fluffymonkey
    Worcester, UK3,192 contributions
    It is simple & graceful in its design juxtaposed against the urban landscape of shopping centres and the like in this part of the city. Sadly we were not able to see inside at the time during Easter.
    Written 23 April 2023
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,077 contributions
    As soon as I checked in at my hotel, I started my visit of Helsinki. This was the very first attraction I saw, a beautiful park with flowering plants, several statues, benches to sit down, etc.

    Note that there are also restaurants and shops along its sides. This park leads to the Market Square where there are more attractions to see and visit.
    Written 15 May 2023
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  • Gary W
    Richmond, Australia623 contributions
    Visited the square on a sunny day. We sat at tables and had a few drinks in the outdoor bar halfway up the stairs. The area provides a good view of that part of Helsinki including the Stockholm ferry. Nice spot to watch the world go by/
    Written 13 May 2023
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,077 contributions
    I took the train from the Helsinki International Airport and this attraction is the last Stop.It is busy and chaotic inside and outside.

    Located near this station are stores, restaurants, shops, busy street with people and trams.
    Written 15 May 2023
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  • David_R_Silva
    São Paulo, Sp807 contributions
    The museum is fascinating and offers a comprehensive look at Finnish history and culture. It features a vast collection of artifacts, exhibits, and interactive displays that showcase the country's history, from prehistoric times to the modern era. The museum's highlights include an impressive collection of Finnish folk costumes, weapons, tools, and exhibits on the Finnish civil war, the country's independence, and its role in World War II. It is not a big museum, but it is very interesting to know Finland's history.
    Written 5 March 2023
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  • Jaana_Soulforge
    Vantaa, Finland387 contributions
    Visited with a curious 4-year-old. Stuff you could touch combined with the stuff you can only look, was nicely balanced for us. I think the stuffed animals and their scenes were in good condition -> interesting.
    Written 28 August 2022
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  • BharathiMani
    Bengaluru, India3,153 contributions
    Oh what jewels to be found inside. This is a big library with 7-8 levels. It's a book readers paradise for sure!
    Entry is free. You need to leave your coats, umbrellas and food etc at the ground floor. There are free lockers.
    The building from inside is beautiful, with gorgeous frescoes.
    The library is spic and span and well organised. Many places to sit and read in silence.
    There is a cafe downstairs but didn't check it out. Clean restrooms.
    A week is not enough in such a place.
    Written 23 March 2023
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