Weather & Daylight

Time Zone & Daylight

The time zone in Finland is EET, UTC/GMT +2 hours. December sees short days, you can expect it to be light out during EUSW between 09:00 – 15:30. We advise you to wear an appropriate reflector when walking on darker roads. View sunrise & sunset times .

Currency & Money

The official currency in Finland is the euro (€). The most commonly used cards, such as Visa and Mastercard, are accepted practically everywhere. ATMs can be found easily throughout Helsinki.

Pharmacy & Medical Care

Language

Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish. Street signs in Helsinki are in both languages. English is widely spoken and most Finns also master one or two other foreign languages.

Tipping

Tipping is not expected in Finland and a service charge is added in hotels and restaurants. Finnish people do tip (max 10%) only if they wish to appreciate good service or delicious food. It is not obligatory to give a tip to the taxi drivers.

About Helsinki

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. The city’s rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and nightclubs. The capital of Finland is a compact city easily explored on foot. Design, architecture, culture and shopping are all great exploration angles and large park areas, forests, lakes, and the coastline with numerous islands sprinkled off it make certain there’s no shortage of natural presence. Needless to say, there’s something going on in Helsinki every day of the year.

About Helsinki

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. The city’s rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and nightclubs. The capital of Finland is a compact city easily explored on foot. Design, architecture, culture and shopping are all great exploration angles and large park areas, forests, lakes, and the coastline with numerous islands sprinkled off it make certain there’s no shortage of natural presence. Needless to say, there’s something going on in Helsinki every day of the year.

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Where to Eat

Whether you fancy vegetarian food, an Italian restaurant or typical Helsinki delicatessen, the wide range of food options will accommodate every palate!

Where to Eat

Whether you fancy vegetarian food, an Italian restaurant or typical Helsinki delicatessen, the wide range of food options will accommodate every palate!

 

Eat & Drink

Helsinki Public Transport

With a single ticket, you can hop aboard trams, busses, the metro and even the ferry to Suomenlinna. Single tickets can be purchased from ticket machines, R-kiosks and other HSL sales points or by using HSL mobile application. On buses, you can also buy your ticket from the driver.

Day tickets are available for unlimited use on public transportation for 1-7 days. They can be purchased from ticket machines, from the Tourist Information at Helsinki Airport Terminal 2A (1-3 days) or from the Helsinki City Transport service point in the Central Railway Station. One day ticket is also sold by the drivers.

Regional tickets allow the holder to travel freely in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa. Regional tickets and regional tourist tickets can be purchased eg. from ticket machines.

Helsinki Card holders can travel free of charge on public transportation within the city.

Helsinki Public Transport

With a single ticket, you can hop aboard trams, busses, the metro and even the ferry to Suomenlinna. Single tickets can be purchased from ticket machines, R-kiosks and other HSL sales points or by using HSL mobile application. On buses, you can also buy your ticket from the driver.

Day tickets are available for unlimited use on public transportation for 1-7 days. They can be purchased from ticket machines, from the Tourist Information at Helsinki Airport Terminal 2A (1-3 days) or from the Helsinki City Transport service point in the Central Railway Station. One day ticket is also sold by the drivers.

Regional tickets allow the holder to travel freely in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa. Regional tickets and regional tourist tickets can be purchased eg. from ticket machines.

Helsinki Card holders can travel free of charge on public transportation within the city.

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