Interesting sidetrips from Helsinki?

Old May 1st, 2001, 05:53 PM
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Andrea
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Interesting sidetrips from Helsinki?

I will be in Helsinki,Finland for five days. I was wondering if anyone knows of any interesting sidetrips from Helsinki. I heard that you could go to Estonia. I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions for my trip.
 
Old May 1st, 2001, 08:44 PM
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Marc David Miller
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Tallinn is about 1.5 hours away by hydrofoil; your wallet will appreciate the rest!

www.inyourpocket.com

for information
 
Old May 2nd, 2001, 01:16 AM
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Andrea, take the M/S J.L.Runeberg cruise to Porvoo, which is a nice and tranquil old town.
http://www.msjlruneberg.fi/indexengelsk.html

If you rent a car you could also drive to Fiskars, which is an old industrial town nowadays full with handicrafts and beautiful scenery. http://www.fiskarsvillage.net/index_e.html

If you are a nature-lover, you could go for a small hike to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo.
http://www.espoo.fi/matkailu/englanti/
Try the Leisure time and Programme services links.

As Marc already mentioned, you can very easily get to Tallinn by hydrofoils (there are also some bigger ferries which tka about 4 hours). There is tourist info in Esplanad streer, right next to the Market square. They can advise you with the tickets as there are too many ferry companies to be listed here.

Enjoy your stay here in Finland!
 
Old May 6th, 2001, 12:26 AM
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Ahti Arak
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Hello,

I would name www.inyourpocket.com as compact resource on Tallinn too. A lot of things what to do in Tallinn/ first of all enjouy our historical Old Town !
If you like more detailed information on Talinn, please try official homepage of Tallin- wwww.tallinn.ee.
You can find some other links on Estonia if you try my webpage. If you have any more concrete questions, please write directly to me.
Best regards
Ahti Arak
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Private Tours in Estonia
http://www.hot.ee/tours
 
Old May 6th, 2001, 03:37 AM
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Dr. Zhivago
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St. Petersburg.
 
Old May 6th, 2001, 08:39 AM
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Marc David Miller
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Petersburg is not an easy trip from Helsinki-you could take the train or fly, but remember you need a visa, and a sponsor, which needs to be arranged in advance. Certainly worth effort, though.
 
Old May 10th, 2001, 06:57 PM
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e
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Take the ferry overnight to Stockholm.
I went last year and it was a great time as was Stockholm. I took the line
Silja. Have fun. I hear Tallinn is also a very interesting trip and a shorter trip.
 
Old May 10th, 2001, 07:02 PM
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A second for Porvoo, a charming little village.
 

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