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How to entertain my mother in Helsinki for 3 days?

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1. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

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She's decided to visit Helsinki for 2 or 3 days, and has asked me to come along as guide/translator, since she doesn't speak either Finnish or English. She doesn't have a clue, what to do or where to go there, she just said that she wants to get away from home for a while.
So here's my question - where to take her in Helsinki and maybe out of Helsinki, to make her trip memorable? Besides a walk in the city, and some shopping, I'm clueless.

2. Posted by makimax (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Take her to a picnic at "Suomenlinna". You get a nice ferry trip with beautiful nature combined with the nice atmosphere of Suomenlinna.

3. Posted by makimax (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

The place has some interesting history also ofcourse..

4. Posted by vilmalotta (Respected Member 95 posts) 11y

Hi MelesMeles! :)

Of course everything depends on your interests, but here's
a few tips:

I agree with makimax, Suomenlinna is a good choice
for anyone. Hoping the weather's good of course.

If your into art, the museum of modern art Kiasma is a
nice place. And Ateneum of course.

Linnanmäki amusement park is a fun place to visit and
see the view over Helsinki. Also the Sea Life Aquarium
there is good, if you're that kind of stuff.
Another place to see views is Olympic Stadium Tower.

Korkeasaari Zoo is a very nice place to spend a day (or a half).
National Museum is very interesting also.

You can take a walk in Kauppatori (a market place) and
Kaivopuisto park. Or visit Seurasaari outdoor museum area.

There's a few suggestions to start with.
Helsinki is a great city in the summer. I hope you have fun!

Visit: http://www.helsinki.fi/eng/tourism/index.html

[ Edit: fixed link ]

5. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 11y

Day trip to Tallinn!

6. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 11y

nevermind......
ur estonian

7. Posted by meerola (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

You could take a day trip to Porvoo. It's a nice old wooden town, all of my foreign guests have enjoyed it. There are frequent buses or, if you want to be more touristy, a boat from Helsinki.

8. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Thanks for advice, quite a few good ideas here. Maybe in few weeks we can figure something certain out, me and mom.