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Information On Helsinki

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Information On Helsinki


Me and my Fiancee would be travelling to Finland in December for our honeymoon. Need help with a few things. We land in Helsinki on 20th December in the evening and we plan on leaving for Rovaniemi on 23rd so that we can make it in time for Christmas. So i have a few queries and it would be great if someone could help as we are in a desperate need of a fix.

1) we reach Helsinki on 20th December in the evening and leave for Rovaneimi on 23rd. So technically we have 2 days in Helsinki. What can we do for two in Helsinki or is there another city nearbuy that is worth exploring ?

2) Need information on train running from Helsinki (or any city near by that can be visited) to Rovaniemi. We want to reach Rovaniemi on 24th December's Morning. And also, how can we book the tickets, whats the whole process and how far in advance can the booking be done ?

3) any experience in Rovaniemi which we should no miss ?

I know i am asking too much, but we are travelling on a strict budget and want to do all the bookings ourselves. it would mean a lot if we get as much details as possible about the two destinations along with the route to and fro.


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for Helsinki, Finland
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1. Re: Information On Helsinki

Train tickets vr.fi. I'd get the tickets ASAP. This is a very popular day to travel. The site is pretty self explanatory.

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2. Re: Information On Helsinki

Check also www.norwegian.com (low-cost flights). Sometime flight are cheaper then train to Lapland. But probably not during Christmas time. Anyway you can check and play with dates.

I would stay in Helsinki and not visiting other cities. There are quite many thing to do and see depending on your interests. Try sauna or open air Allas pool, visit Christmas market, Alexanterin street and Esplanade with illumination.

Also as an option - take a day cruise to Tallinn, Estonia. Leave on eary morning and come back evening.

here are some ideas what to see in Helsinki:



Rovaniemi is much more about activities: husky farm and rides, reindeers, smowmobiles, visiting Santa.

Helsinki, Finland
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for Tallinn, Finland, Helsinki
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3. Re: Information On Helsinki

It's easy to do a day trip from Helsinki to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, only 84km away. Details here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g18989…

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