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Helsinki
Finland

The port of Helsinki is located on the south coast of Finland. This city, at the confluence of Nordic and Russian cultures, combines modern architecture and historic buildings.

Helsinki is the largest city and capital of Finland. The language is incomprehensible and originates from oral tradition and not from writing. Finland gained independence from Russia in 1917 following the Bolshevik revolution. The atmosphere is relaxed and the people very friendly.

Useful Information

Language

Finns and Swedes (English is generally understood)

Currency

EUR
Euro

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XE

Time difference

UTC: 2

from New York: +7h

from San Francisco: +9h

from London: +2h

Tips

A small tip of 5% to 10% will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
-7 20
-4 24
-2 29
471.75
February
-8 18
-5 23
-2 28
361.50
March
-4 24
-2 29
1 34
381.50
April
0 33
4 38
7 44
361.50
May
6 43
10 50
14 57
321.25
June
11 52
15 59
19 66
492.00
July
14 57
17 63
21 70
622.50
August
13 55
16 61
19 67
783.00
September
8 47
11 52
14 57
662.50
October
4 39
6 43
9 47
732.75
November
-1 31
1 35
4 38
682.75
December
-5 23
-2 28
0 33
582.25

Where is locate the

You will dock at the cargo port southwest of the city about 15 minutes by taxi from the centre. If you are fit, it’s possible to walk to the centre of the city. It’s easier on the way back, as the slope descends from the center of the city to the port. The smallest boats dock at the wharf near the market in the centre of the city.

Travelling around the port of Helsinki

You can easily walk to Helsinki. From the port, cruise lines generally offer a shuttle (cost to be expected).
Hop on Hop off buses travel to the port on days when a cruise ship is present.

Activities in Helsinki

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Free public transportation and complimentary admission to many of top Helsinki museums and attractions.

Landmarks

Lutheran Cathedral (Tuomiokirkko)

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The Lutheran Cathedral is located in the Senate Square.

Uspenski Ortodox Cathedral

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The Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, reminiscent of Russian architecture, is located not far from the market.

Temppeliaukio Church

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The Temppeliaukio church is built in stone and is well worth a visit because of its unique and spectacular character.

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The Helsinki Train Station is beautiful with its Gothic architecture. Visit the interior.

Historical sites

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The fortress of Suomenlinna is a UNESCO site on an island accessible by ferry.

Museums

Tells the story of Finland and hosts temporary exhibitions.

Furniture, crockery and other design objects

This museum of contemporary art has a modern and spectacular architecture.

Activities

The Market

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There are several flower, fruit and fish merchants in the market. You’ll also find souvenirs, handicrafts and kiosks for a quick meal or coffee.

Nearby

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Porvoo is one of the oldest villages in Finland. You will see typical and colorful houses.

Excursions in Helsinki

A walking tour of the city is a very interesting way to discover the city. Following the guided tour, you will have time to explore the city yourself and can walk down a leisurely back to the harbour if you are in good shape.

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