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Cheap Flights, Holidays and City Breaks to Helsinki, Finland from Ireland

If you are thinking about getting away for a few days, you should check out all that Helsinki has to offer. Holidays or short city breaks to Helsinki, Finland’s capital and largest city, are a must for any traveller who is keen on seeing the breathtaking sights that this Scandinavian city has to offer.

Helsinki is an ideal holiday destination, with so much to see and do, with all-inclusive flights and holidays to Helsinki from Ireland always available all-year round.

The Finish capital is spread across a number of bays and peninsulas and over a number of islands. It’s an interesting city to visit and we can offer cheap flights, city breaks and holidays to Helsinki from Ireland at the best available rates.  Major islands that you have to see during your Helsinki city break include Seurassi, Lauttasaari and Korkeasaari, the latter being the site of Finland’s largest zoo.

Helsinki offers tourists lots to see, do and experience. Esplanade Park is definitely worth a visit for the entire family. The park was originally opened in 1812 and the big green area between the two streets is very active during the summer months.

Another major landmark you have to visit during your holiday in Helsinki is the Olympic Stadium. Helsinki Olympic Stadium is located in Töölö district, two kilometres from Helsinki city centre. Today it is used for sporting events and concerts and in 1952, Summer Olympic Games were hosted there. After your trip to the Olympic Stadium why don’t you visit the Sibelius Monument. This monument is dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The Monument is located at Sibelius Park in the District of Töölö. It is definitely worth a visit for all you music fanatics out there, so have a look at our amazing deals on cheap flights, holidays and city breaks to Helsinki from Ireland.

One attraction for the whole family is a trip to Helsinki Zoo on Korkeasaar Island. During the summer months, ferry and waterbuses take visitors to the island. The animals that are on display are divided geographically to Borealia, Africasia and Amazonia and you will come across around two hundred animal species and around a thousand plant species during your visit to Helsinki Zoo.

 As a sea town, Helsinki is an exciting and dynamic place to visit.

 If you’d like to visit other parts of Finland, we also offer cheap Turku flights and holidays, or you could plan a Stockholm holiday during your stay in Helsinki.

 For cheap flights, holidays and city breaks to Helsinki Dublin, Cork and Shannon in Ireland, call us today.


Information & Facts

Activities

Helsinki City Tour

Walking Tour of Helsinki

Climate

Helsinki has a humid continental climate. Owing to the mitigating influence of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf Stream, temperatures in winter are much higher than the far northern location might suggest, with the average in January and February around −5 °C (23 °F). Temperatures below −20 °C (−4 °F) occur normally a week or two in a year. However, because of the latitude, days last less than six hours around the winter solstice with really low sun rays, and the very cloudy weather at this time of year accentuates the darkness. Conversely, Helsinki enjoys long days in summer, close to nineteen hours around the summer solstice. The average maximum temperature from June to August is around 19 to 28 °C (66 to 70 °F). Due to the marine effect, especially in the summer daily temperatures are cooler and night temperatures are higher than further away in the mainland.

Getting Around

Getting around Helsinki

Single tickets in Helsinki (transfers allowed within 1 hour) €2.80 (children €1.40), available from buses and trams. 

Prepaid tickets €2.20 and €1.10 resp. from ticket machines; prepaid tram ticket €2 (from ticket machines). Tram tickets entitle you to travel on tram routes (transfer to another tram allowed within 1 hour). Single ticket (paid by mobile phone) €2.20.

Single tickets in the metropolitan region (Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa): single regional ticket €4.50 (adults), €2.30  (children). Tickets are sold by bus drivers. Transfers allowed within 80 minutes of the time stamped on the ticket on entering).


Single-charge day tickets 

Helsinki internal and regional cards for adults and children are available for 1–7 days. Cards are sold e.g. at the customer service point of the Helsinki Region Transport (Rautatientori metro station), R-kiosks, Stockmann's and Helsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureau. 

Helsinki internal ticket: E.g. the adult ticket for 1 day costs €8, for 2 days €12, for 3 days €16; children €4, €6 and €8 respectively.

Regional ticket (Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa): E.g. the adult ticket for 1 day costs €12, for 2 days €18, for 3 days €24; children €6, €9 and €12 respecrtively.

 

Penalty fare €80 and the price of a single ticket (€2.70) will be charged from anyone travelling without a valid ticket

Helsinki Card

The Helsinki Card entitles Card holders to unlimited free travel on buses, trams, metro, local trains and Suomenlinna ferry within Helsinki during the validity of the Card.
On airport transfer of Finnair buses Helsinki Card holders get a 30 % discount.

Purchase the Helsinki Card!!!

Helsinki Cards are also sold in 50 other places e.g. downtown hotels,  Helsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureau and at Helsinki Expert Shops.

Taxi


Book a taxi from the taxi centre or from the nearest taxi rank. Taxis can also be hailed in the street. A free taxi has a yellow “taxi” dome lit.
 

Taxi centre Helsinki, tel +358 100 0700 (charge €1.15/call + 16 cents/10 seconds+local net charge).

Advance booking and space taxis, tel +358 100 0600.

Taxi centre environs, tel +358 100 7300 (charge €1.16/call + 16 cents/10 seconds+local net charge).

Taxi Kovanen, tel +358 200 6060 (24-hour service, charge €1.66/answered call + local net charge). Taxi vans, VIP buses and limousine services in Helsinki area and the airport.

 


Rent a car in Helsinki


Car rentals

Auto Alex, Mannerheimintie 100, tel. +358 40 522 3938 (24 h).
Avis Rent a Car, tel. +358 9 441 155, call center tel. +358 9 859 8356, airport tel. +358 9 822 833.
Budget, Helsinki City Office, Malminkatu 24, tel +358 207 466 618, at the airport tel +358 20 746 6610.
Euro Rent, Nordenskiöldinkatu 11, tel. +358 9 477 2277 (24 h).
Europcar, reservation office tel. +358 200 12154, Helsinki City Centre, main railway station, Elielinaukio 5, tel. +358 403 062 803, at the airport tel. +358 403 062 800. 
Hertz, tel. +358 200 11 22 33, Mannerheimintie 44 tel. +358 20 555 2300, airport tel. +358 20 555 2100.
Lacara, Hämeentie 12, tel. +358 9 719 062.
Scandia Rent, Reservation Center tel. +358 9 5840 0522, Helsinki City:  tel. +358 9 633 194 & tel. +358 9 738 967; airport tel. +358 9 4780 3444.
Netrent, Mannerheimintie 67, tel. +358 20 1550 000.
SIXT rent a car, Työpajankatu 2, 2nd floor, tel. +358 200 111 222,  at the airport tel. +358 20 1122 515.

Kids Attractions

Serena Water Park

Maritime Museum of Finland

Submarine Vesikko

Tram Museum

Linnanmaki Amusement Park

Natural History Museum

Helsinki Zoo

Fallkulla Domestic Animal Farm

Seurasari Open Air Museum

 

Language

Finnish

Swedish

Money

Euro

Sightseeing

The islands of Seurassi, Korkesari and Lauttasaari

Esplanade Park

Helsinki Olympic Stadium

Helsinki Cathedral

Sibelius Monument

Time

+2 Hours

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