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Traveling to Helsinki, Finland - seeking information please

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21. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Hi Tim.

There are a few reasons why visit Estonia for a day or two.

  • Most things here are really cheap, specially compared to Finland.
  • Apparently great (and cheap) nightlife. I suppose this is the main reason, why so many british and finns come here for stag/hen parties.
  • The Old Town area in Tallinn. More info here, and here.

Have a good time in Helsinki! I always do. :)

22. Posted by gonlaz (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

Quoting Ravvy

Hei Tim,
I'd like to hear about your trip to Finland. I am of Finnish decent, grew up in Northern Minnesota, and we just took our first trip to Finland this past July. We spent two weeks in Pohjois Karjala region in a cabin outside Kontiolahti, and took day trips to Koli, Puijo Tower in Kuopio, Valamo monastery, and the castle in Savonlinna. Do you know any of the language? It is not a requirement as there are many english speakers in Finland, but knowing some Finnish really came in handy in a few situations. Good luck on your trip, and let me know about how it goes!

I will definitely post after the trip, but I have to tell you. I am almost overwhelemd by all the information I have received here, it's a good thing!

I hate to ask it this way, but how far are these places you mentioned (Kuopio, Koli) from Helsinki - in USA terms? Will I be able to hit the Monastery and tower from Helsinki?

When you say Day Trips, did you leave and get a hotel in these places?