Helsinki Service Map Review

In my post Visiting Helsinki? Here are 12 Free Things To Do, See and Use, I teased about a very useful online service. I did mention in the Helsinki Mini Guide that Helsinki is technologically adept. Well, this is a perfect example of a forward thinking city taming today’s technology and then using it to great effect. What is it and how can it help us with our research and planning for our visit to Helsinki?

To Guide to Answer to Help the Helsinki Helpers Are There for You

Wouldn’t it be great if during your visit to another city, you could safely approach someone on the street who you were confident would have the answers to your tourist questions? Sure, there are Tourist Info offices sparsely located here or there, but they’re not always conveniently nearby. The City of Helsinki solves this problem with something called the Helsinki Helpers. By sending out a small army of young representatives, they are there, well, everywhere on the streets, to greet you and to answer your touristy questions.

Helsinki Museums - Free Fridays

During a visit to any city, visiting a museum is always something that can be tacked onto the agenda. Especially in Europe, there is no shortage of museums to visit – it’s an embarrassment of riches so to speak. Normally, museums have some sort of free admission day, albeit maybe with certain date/time/age/citizenship restrictions and Helsinki’s museums are no exception. While researching for a visit to Helsinki, I searched through the city’s museums in case anything interesting was in town.

The Temppeliaukio Church Helsinki’s Must See Attraction

Needless to say, Europe has more than its fair share of grandiose and unique churches of all denomination types. There is the world’s largest church in St. Peters Basilica, the Gaudi masterpiece Sagrada Familia, the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral, the Duomo in Florence and even though not technically a church, the awe-inspiring Meteora Monasteries of Greece, to mention just a few. They are all visually stunning and are major tourist draws for their respective countries.

Visiting Helsinki? 12 Free Things to Do, See, and Use

You’ve got a day or two to spend in Helsinki, and invariably, you’ve got no idea what to see and do. Unlike her more well-known European neighbors, nothing rolls off your tongue when the topic of Helsinki is brought up. It’s also a city that’s widely known to lean on the expensive side. On the other hand, you’re not looking to splurge so wouldn’t mind some savings along the way.

15 Fascinating Things To Do and See In Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan, literally translated as “Old Town“, is where Stockholm was originally founded. Being one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, we found that it makes for a fascinating visit. The Old Town goes back several hundred years – back to the 13th century to be a little more precise. This historical center has many narrow lanes and alleyways of varying widths, cobblestone streets and old buildings at every turn, churches and museums, and even a Royal Castle!

8 Practical Tips for Visiting Stockholm's Subway Art

Stockholm is a great city to visit with lots to see and do. You’ve got the Old Town Gamla Stan, the Vasa Museum, the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace, and their underground subway stations. Subway stations??? Go all the way to Stockholm to visit the subway stations? My answer is “Oh ya, you bet!”. Not only that, it’s one of my must do itinerary items for Stockholm.

Free Wifi Around the Stockholm Stadsgarden Port Area

So, you arrived at Stockholm via a cruise ship and immediately, you’re looking for some WiFi. Like every other passenger on your ship, you’ve been WiFi deprived (unless you paid an arm and a leg for wifi on your ship) and you’re anxious to get connected. You’re looking to check your emails, catch up and update your Facebook, post some massive amounts of Instagram or Photostream pictures, or do a bit of on-the-fly research on your current or upcoming ports of call.

5 Free Things To Do In Stockholm With The Family

You arrive in Stockholm, Sweden, and you’re ready to do take in some of the sights. But, wait a minute. Before making the trip, did you know that Stockholm is one of Europe’s most expensive cities? You are on a budget and notice that everything is so costly. What to do? Well, we’ve got you covered with this article. We will present you with 5 Free Things To Do in Stockholm With the Family.

How to Get to Slussen T Bana From Stadsgarden Port Area Part II

In Part I of How to Get to Slussen T-Bana From Stadsgarden Port Area, we took a look at what it was like to exit a cruise ship docked at the S-167 berth and to start our journey in search of the Slussen T-Bana station. We exited the port area and entered Masthamnen street where we easily followed the colored lines on the ground until we arrived at a juncture, offering us a decision.