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If we come to Helsinki the first week of October, is is possible to take any short boat trips? How can we get to the zo… Read more

Nicholas June 5, 2022 answer

I'm a student planning to move near Arabianranta and I love inline roller skating. I know it gets rather snowy in Finla… Read more

sam May 4, 2022 answer

Hi! I'm an inline rollerskater and I'm planning to move to helsinki. I know it can get really snowy in finland In g… Read more

sam May 4, 2022 answer

I'm an inline street skater thinking about moving to helsinki, but I know it can snow a lot in finland. Does it general… Read more

sam May 4, 2022 answer

Might be going to Helsinki for the weekend and was wondering if there are any places where you could find used/second h… Read more

ariana November 25, 2021 answer

Hi to all, Can anyone tell me about the restrictions in Finland. We will visit Helsinki next month via a cruise ship f… Read more

George June 18, 2021 answer

This is an odd request. I've been asked to source good quality pens or pen/pencil sets which can be engraved with the n… Read more

Merlyn November 16, 2020 answer

Shopping, city districts, culture, restaurants, city tips, citys/towns/daytrips arround, gems... Never been in Finland,… Read more

Ole July 25, 2020 answer

Dear, i remember when i was on hollidays in Hel that we were allowed to use buses lanes if we have an hybrid car. Or at… Read more

Florian February 10, 2020 answer

Which would be a good place to spend New Year's Eve in Helsinki while enjoying good cocktails and some traditional Finn… Read more

Mihai December 28, 2019 answer

My daughter is staying in helsinki via Erasmus next year sept-dec. We like to come over in october and love everything … Read more

Veerle December 26, 2019 answer

Hi. Me and a friend of mine, who we both enjoy the music of symphony orchestras, want to come to Helsinki for a concert… Read more

Laura December 21, 2019 answer

We are arriving Christmas Eve and staying through the week, staying near Kaampi Metro Station. Will there be any place… Read more

Marsha November 20, 2019 answer

Hi everyone, I'll be visiting Helsinki in a couple of weeks and would like to know the best r&b/hiphop clubs in town?

Prince October 21, 2019 answer

May I know when does it snow in Helsinki, and Rovaniemi? Many thanks in advance

FOOK October 16, 2019 answer

I'm visiting mid week and planning to go out for a drink. Being a solo traveller I'd prefer a busier bar with a bit of … Read more

Matt October 14, 2019 answer

Hello. We'll be visiting your lovely city in mid-August. I like to collect local artwork from places I visit, but I'm n… Read more

Ramsey June 25, 2019 answer

Hi, i am travelling to Helsinki on 24 th june 2019 with family. Looking for 4/5 hours of tour guide who can show us ar… Read more

Sachin May 8, 2019 answer

Hi everyone, I'm going to be moving to Helsinki this summer. I'm from DC and have been lucky enough to be within a 30 … Read more

Riley April 26, 2019 answer

Hello guys This is Arun A suspicious guy from Finland with Name:Geert Jokinen Lisensoitu rekrytointikonsultti … Read more

Arunprakash February 22, 2019 answer

Hi everyone This is Arun from India i got job offer from Finland as strawberry picker.Job starts on 1st of May and e… Read more

Arunprakash February 20, 2019 answer

Hi, i'm looking from time to time to online webcam sitting on Klaus hotel which showing a long-running construction cl… Read more

Alexey January 8, 2019 answer

We have come into Helsinki by the Finnair bus in the past, but we understand that there is now a train from the airport… Read more

Nicholas December 31, 2018 answer

Are ferries to the zoo and sight-seeing boats operating during those months?

Nicholas December 30, 2018 answer

Hi, im staying in finland for a week, and also on new years eve. Are there any people i can join to celebrate? O, im … Read more

Mike December 29, 2018 answer

Can I buy Duphalac( Lactulose syrup) without prescription? Where can I buy it? Thank you!

Anna December 21, 2018 answer

I will have an 11 ½ hour layover in Helsinki on 24 December, arriving at 8:50am and departing at 20:20 (8:20pm). I was … Read more

Julia December 18, 2018 answer

Hi guys! My frind and me are coming to Helsinki for the New Year. Where we can find a fun place to celebrate it and to … Read more

Julia December 9, 2018 answer

Hello everyone! Some of my friends and I are planning a trip to Helsinki this March. We are a group of 14 teenagers an… Read more

Solene November 23, 2018 answer

what can i do? this is not my first time. i have been helsinki (on summer) 2 years ago and i've already known some plac… Read more

Mira November 15, 2018 answer

Can tap water in helsinki be drink directly?

ks October 26, 2018 answer

Hi guys! We're in town 26-28 October - never been before. Where would you recommend to send 5 beer & booze drinking No… Read more

Arne October 1, 2018 answer

Hi there - we are a party of 10 in Helsinki on October 30-November 3, 2018. We are interested in a Murder Walk tour on … Read more

Joanne August 27, 2018 answer

The time being of the day ticket purchased at the machine is started immediately,right? Can I buy it at the counter a… Read more

ks August 12, 2018 answer

Does anybody know a lesbian bar/pub to have a drink? Thanks

Ada August 11, 2018 answer

I would like to see Helsinki from a public ferry. Ist there a nice route?

Carolina August 1, 2018 answer

Hi everyone, we are a 40 years old couple coming to Helsinki (in mid-August) for a day. Our hotel in the city center… Read more

Miriam August 1, 2018 answer

Hello, my family are planning on staying in or around Helsinki in June next year, both my husband and son (16) enjoy Bi… Read more

Jennifer July 31, 2018 answer

Clubs, stores, places to hang etc, I wanna see the alternatives of Helsinki!

Dash July 12, 2018 answer

Does anybody know of a good vegan place to eat at in Helsinki?

Laura July 7, 2018 answer

I am planning to vist helsinki this summer. During the stay, I am thinking of visiting Lasimaki or Turku to find some n… Read more

Atsuko July 5, 2018 answer

I am moving to helsinki soon and would like to purchase some art for my apartment. Where is a good place to buy?

Milagros June 19, 2018 answer

i want to go to places similar to Aleksanterinkatu street or outdoor shopping places

meera June 17, 2018 answer

i will be moving back to helsinki to look for a job as chef/cook. i am looking for short term accomodation from beginin… Read more

Aino June 15, 2018 answer

Taking a detour through the most common tourist attractions won't take long and I need to guide a few of my friends in … Read more

Claudio June 11, 2018 answer

Looks like there is no Uber in Helsinki, is this correct? If so, are taxis plentiful and easy to get on the streets at… Read more

Fran May 28, 2018 answer

Plan to connect with some design companies (i.e. Branding & Digital), during my short visit to Helsinki & Tallinn. Few … Read more

Sumit May 18, 2018 answer

Hi, I've never been to Helsinki before. Tomorrow I'm arriving by plane at 12:45. At 3:00 at night I'm waiting for a … Read more

Leonardo May 10, 2018 answer

hello all! what is a cool area to stay in Helsinki?

Alex April 16, 2018 answer

We are taking the train to Rovaniemi from Helsinki. Is arriving at the station 30 minutes before departure time okay or… Read more

Sikata April 8, 2018 answer

Hi, anyone who know a place they show Paris - Roubaix, the cycling race?

Snorre April 1, 2018 answer

Wondering if there will be any restaurants open on Easter Sunday and Monday. We are staying in the Toolo area.

Sikata March 26, 2018 answer

Hey locals, I am heading to Helsinki for three days. It would be nice to find a spot to exprlore the finnish sauna and … Read more

Daniel February 25, 2018 answer

It’s not widely celebrated in the states. Is there anywhere I should go/visit to join in? Thanks!

Jen February 3, 2018 answer

I like to dress inspired by japanese Harajuku Fashion. What caught my attention in Helsinki is the store "Minna Parikka… Read more

Lisa January 23, 2018 answer

Such as , traffic, high level of prices compared to salary , food, heath? Etc?

Maria January 22, 2018 answer

I will come to Helsinki at Easter for a holiday and want to try biathlon. Can I, and my 15 year old son, take some less… Read more

Mike January 16, 2018 answer

Hello! I'm interested about some upcoming design markets, that's worth it to participate as designer/seller. Mayb… Read more

Louise January 8, 2018 answer

What are the Matriculation exams in Finland in Physical Education(PE)? What are the tests (running, ball games, fitness… Read more

Dan December 22, 2017 answer

Hi, I will be in Helsinki next February for a week, but I will be studying singing intensely. If I want to see a bit of… Read more

Alena December 8, 2017 answer

Can you tell me some inexpensive cafes in Helsinki which have for example, 3€ cakes or 2€ coffee/tea?:) It would be ni… Read more

Seina November 8, 2017 answer

I am planning to visit Helsinki from December 17th to 21st, but I don´t know if I can survive with a budget of $200 ame… Read more

David October 29, 2017 answer

I am interested in trying a public sauna but would like one where I can keep my towel on. Can you recommend any near He… Read more

Michelle October 28, 2017 answer

Looking for fun low priced bars/clubs in helsinki and the surrounding areas

Milagros October 18, 2017 answer

Hi! Are there any bars in Helsinki who offers cocktail making classes? Not for bartenders but for groups who just want… Read more

Marie October 10, 2017 answer

Hej! Do you have some tips on where to go in Helsinki on above mentioned dates? Some clubs, parties, discussions, tal… Read more

Tamara October 4, 2017 answer

Hei! Can you please suggest some areas to see some attractions on Thursday after 7p.m.? I guess most museums are closed… Read more

Mitsos October 4, 2017 answer

Are you have some suggestions for "must to see" places, what can I make by walking. And some recommendations about some… Read more

Uldis October 2, 2017 answer

I am from Asia, not familiar with very cold climate. But I wish to do husky-sledding, aurora-watching and some basic be… Read more

FOOK September 22, 2017 answer

Perhaps an unusual question... Can someone recommend one or two good places to buy women's shoes? Thanks!

Sherril September 10, 2017 answer

Hi everyone ! im looking for some popular house/EDM clubs in helsinki but its hard to find, do you have any? I just see… Read more

Milinko August 28, 2017 answer

I'm heading to Helsinki to cover the Flow Festival. Any suggestions for nightclubs/bars that skew more toward the 30-so… Read more

jack August 11, 2017 answer

Any French speaking guide available for August 6, 2017?

Jody July 24, 2017 answer

Hi! I have a gluten allergy and will be spending one day in Helsinki this month. Do you have any recommedations for gre… Read more

Jessie July 24, 2017 answer

In Helsinki this weekend, and it's a silly tradition we started with my friends :)

Anja July 21, 2017 answer

Am on holiday her all the way from Switzerland. Really want to party hard!

Jerreh June 24, 2017 answer

I have read of variants with millet, or buckwheat - are these made/sold anywhere in Helsinki? Otherwise, who makes the … Read more

Jen June 14, 2017 answer

I will be arriving to Helsinki Sunday (July 9th) and leaving Thursday (July 13th). Sucky dates, I know. What are the fu… Read more

Gaensly June 9, 2017 answer

Hi all, Am travelling to Helsinki for the first time on late october with the family including a elderly mum, planning … Read more

Joey June 9, 2017 answer

Hi , Am travelling with the family to Helsinki in late October this year. Am on a really tight budget , would like to k… Read more

Joey June 8, 2017 answer

Hi all! I'll be visiting Helsinki solo in late June and will be doing an overnight trip in Tallinn. I've been looking a… Read more

Criselda May 24, 2017 answer

Whether the day tickets are on daily or hourly basis, such as started a one day ticket at 13:00, would it expired at 1… Read more

Lockhart May 23, 2017 answer

Hi. I want rent city bike. How use it easy?

Hi. I want rent city bike. How use it easy?

can yo add the prices? (more or less) thank you!

Mariano April 28, 2017 answer

Any nice and economic restaurants where me and my Italian friends could get some typical Finnish food ?

Eleonora April 9, 2017 answer

Me and my friend are in the city today until sunday and we'd like to partying. What would you recommend? We prefer firs… Read more

Diego April 7, 2017 answer

Iam her in Helsinki for 2 nights and i am alone, so I just want to good places to go in thw night ? Bars og night clubs… Read more

Enees April 6, 2017 answer

So tired and exhausted from traveling, need a good full body massage! Thanks!

Jaimee March 30, 2017 answer

I am heading back to Helsinki this morning after 3 lovely (and freezing) days up in Lapland....beautiful! I only have 1… Read more

Waikin March 21, 2017 answer

Where do you recommend I make a reservation for a family who has never been to a sauna but wants to try it out together… Read more

Antoinette February 22, 2017 answer

Hi, I am solo traveller exploring Finland in March (16-25march). 16-18th March - Helsinki 18-20th March - Rovaniemi… Read more

Somnath February 20, 2017 answer

Where can I find details of the Easter Friday procession and route and the play in Senate Square? Where's the best plac… Read more

Valerie February 12, 2017 answer

Needs to be central as walking everywhere and safe area early evening but also suggestions for lunch too. They are aged… Read more

Valerie February 5, 2017 answer

What to do and where to eat while on an 11 hour layover - at night in March.

Bryn February 3, 2017 answer

Dear - I am in Helsinki tomorrow night and Saturday morning - anybody there who could show me around a bit - would pay … Read more

Jan February 2, 2017 answer

I am in Helsinki Feb 3rd evening and 4th morning - would like to get around and do some guided/supported sightseeing - … Read more

Jan January 28, 2017 answer

Scenery, restaurants, coffee houses, bars, night life?

Dayne January 20, 2017 answer

Hi everyone, I will be in Helsinki next February and as I'm a musician I would like to meet musicians there! You are w… Read more

quiron January 16, 2017 answer

I visited HEL ~ 5 yrs ago and had great food at Manala. It was what Americans call a "garbage" plate - in other words … Read more

red January 8, 2017 answer

Hi I'm staying in Helsinki at the end of January. I'd like to take a Ferry to Tallin. I'm staying right near the Viking… Read more

Sharifah January 6, 2017 answer

I am coming to Helsinki in january and would love to go somewhere snowy and see a winter scene, any suggestions on wh… Read more

Emma December 28, 2016 answer

German tourist, 40 yrs old, travelling to Helsinki Dec 29th-Jan1st for the first time is looking for friendly people of… Read more

Steve December 26, 2016 answer

Hello again!) We're coming in Helsinki on Christmas - 24.12-25.12. What can you recommend to do on this days?

Polina December 19, 2016 answer

Hello ! I plan to be in Helsinki on 24+25+26 december with my family. I would love to do cross-country ski (obviously a… Read more

philippe December 18, 2016 answer

Hi! I'll be in Helsinki on the 24th of December at 6 in the morning, can somebody, please, recommend me some places to … Read more

Polina December 17, 2016 answer

Hi, can someone give me the insight in shops which sell Sami jewelry and bags made of poro's bones, horns etc.? Thanks!

Ivana December 6, 2016 answer

I plan to be in Helsinki on december 25 and 26. Can you tell me if any museum will be open on those 2 dates ?? and if n… Read more

philippe December 5, 2016 answer

Hi, Is there any Husky Dog Sledding in / not far from Helsinki during Dec 5 to 8 2016 ?

How Poo October 29, 2016 answer

Hello, I m here for a business but in the afternoon i d have some few hours to see the city. Which are the nice areas … Read more

Mohamed October 27, 2016 answer

Place to meet locals and get More Information about the country?

Mohamed October 24, 2016 answer

Hey all, I'm coming to Helsinki for New Year's Eve and I'd like to start the new year with a bang at at nice techno p… Read more

Matthijs October 24, 2016 answer

They like live bands/music and traditional pubs and action/adventure activities such as snowmobiling/skiing etc...but a… Read more

chris October 13, 2016 answer

Do you know of any stores in Finland that deliver hampers? My nephew & family live in Helsinki and I am trying to send… Read more

Margaret October 11, 2016 answer

I would like to know of some places where I can find art prints, wall art or local artist that paints, shoots the city … Read more

Oriol October 11, 2016 answer

It's my husbands birthday so I would like a really nice restaurant with great service close to the Marina hotel if poss… Read more

Marie October 3, 2016 answer

We've booked 3 days Helsinki for Christmas in the hope to get a feel for this city with its name as a design place. No… Read more

Marielle September 28, 2016 answer

hello! Im looking for a place where to play my electronic music; and often the bars that you would find in google are f… Read more

Joaquín September 25, 2016 answer

Where can I get good cheap traditional food?

Anna-lena September 4, 2016 answer

Hello! I would like to ask about average price in Helsinki restaurants for 2 people and 1 child as we are planning to v… Read more

An Inactive User September 3, 2016 answer

I will be visiting Helsinki this weekend and i would like to know which clubs are good to attend. I am into R&B, Hip H… Read more

what do you suggest for nightlife in Helsinki?

Denis July 16, 2016 answer

Where are places people usually busk in the evening? I saw one string quartet in the lane of Kämp bar and had a great t… Read more

Barry July 15, 2016 answer

Hi! We are a couple visiting Helsinki with our two girls (1 and 6). Could you recommend places to visit and where to… Read more

alisa July 13, 2016 answer

Hello, I m here for a congress but in the afternoon i d have some few hours to see the city. Which are the nice areas … Read more

Madalina July 4, 2016 answer

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