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Helsinki - culture - nature - food

By Traveller December 26, 2019
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Helsinki - culture - nature - food

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By Veerle Traveller December 26, 2019

My daughter is staying in helsinki via Erasmus next year sept-dec. We like to come over in october and love everything that's related to culture,nature and off course good food !
We have already visited Tallinn and st petersburg.
I saw something about porvoo , worthwhile ?
we want to stay for +- 5 days - what can you recommend to see/do ?
thanks for advising us !

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October is already very dark time. So indoor activities are the best choice. Helsinki has some very nice museum. Ateneum will present finnish artist Magnus Enckell https://ateneum.fi/nayttelyt/magnus-enckell/?lang=en
Amos Rex is having an extraordinary exhibition of Egypt, which is actually shared with Tallin museum Kumu. It is easy and cheap to make a daytrip to Tallin as well. https://amosrex.fi/en/exhibitions/egypt-of-glory/
Worth to visit are also Kiasma https://kiasma.fi/en/exhibitions/
HAM https://www.hamhelsinki.fi/en/
https://www.kansallismuseo.fi/en/kansallismuseo

To eat you can easily find information about different restaurants. If you stay in center it will be more expensive, but if you take metro to east you can find some cheaper places. In Vuosaari it is possible to go to toast your own sausages by open fire and if it is not raining it could be a nice day trip to go to Uutela. Bring your own wood for fire! https://citynature.eu/en/location/uutela/?section=services

Porvoo is worth of visit and is very different from Helsinki. You should have a day for that visit. Busses leave from buss terminal in Kamppi, tickets are around 11 euros one way and it takes about one hour to get there. Many restaurants in Porvoo are not fully operating at that time, so check them before hands.
https://www.visitporvoo.fi/
Local December 27, 2019
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Come picking mushrooms with me in Nuuksio nature park 😃
Local December 26, 2019
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