Helsinki - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Day trips to Hanko and Porvoo. Hiking, berry picking and visiting the reindeer farm in Nuuksio. Kids weekly ski lessons at Talma. Long walks on the frozen baltic or shoveling an ice skating rink off our back dock. SAUNAs! - Dec 2022

Try winter swimming at Allas Sea Pool Visit one of many public saunas (Loyly is popular with tourists) Travel by sleeper train to Lapland Sleep in a glass igloo and watch for Northern Lights Try cross-country skiing Join a curling league Go to sailing school Hike on a forest path with Baltic Sea views Join a boat-share for summer months and (like a city bike program but for boats) and head out on the water Visit Oodi, a public library unlike any library you've seen, with public 3-D printers, recording studios, workshops, etc. Take an overnight ferry to Stockholm Visit the town of Fiskars, home to Fiskars scissors - Oct 2021

Finns are too internet-savvy for any "hidden gems" to survive, but one fun thing is to partake in the traditional Finnish sauna. A popular seaside sauna, Löyly, is a must try! - Oct 2018

Great things to do are markets, going on cruises, winter sports, and cross-country skiing. - Jan 2011

There are many, many museums here, fantastic architecture -- both old and new, islands and fortresses to visit, opera, ballet, music. - May 2010

Visiting museum, attending concerts, walking, winter and summer sports, etc. There is a great deal to do here. - Apr 2009

If you love outdoor activities, this is heaven. Finns love to exercise. Bicycling, Nordic walking and jogging are very popular. There are many indoor swimming halls, lots of parks, quaint little towns to visit and traveling throughout Europe is easy. - Mar 2008

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