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1. Posted by MarkusDM (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

I would like to know when the best time of year is to travel to Helsinki, Finland.
Also what is the most recomended hotel to stay in?
Are there any interesting places to visit in Helsinki?

Thanks.
Mark.

2. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y

Hi Markus,
the best time to visit Helsinki is in most people's opinion for White Nights in the Middle of June. The streets are busy right through the night and everyone seems to be in a perpetual party mood.

Having said that, my own preference is for winter when the snow covered landscape is really magic.... but that's just me I guess. The Torni hotel in the centre of Helsinki is pretty good and has O'Malley's Irish bar downstairs which really is a good place to meet people.

The national museum is a must visit, you really can spend a full day in there. Natural history museum is ok, I've been to better but the boat trips around the bay will really give you an overview of what you'd like to see and do.

I hope I've been some help. If you need more info please PM me.

Regards
ZakSame

3. Posted by johnjohny (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Summer in June because you can experience the White nights
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_sun

The other option is September to October and from March to April to see the Northern light though Helsinki is not North enough and you won't enjoy its full beauty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_%28astronomy%29

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