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Helsinki Central Station Tours and Tickets

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For thousands of commuters, Helsinki’s Central Railway Station is the main traffic hub from which buses, the metro and numerous local and long distance trains arrive and depart. In fact, with roughly 200,000 daily visitors, it is Finland’s most visited structure. The building also happens to be one of the landmarks of the city and looks back on over 100 years of history. Designed in 1909 by Eliel Saarinen and opened in 1919, the Railway Station’s most distinctive features are the big clock tower and the two towering figures of two heavily muscled, half-naked men holding big globes of light.

Another notable feature is the red Finnish granite that was used to clad the façades of the Central Railway Station. The granite originated in Hanko, the southernmost region of Finland and is believed to be over 400 million years old. A more curious addition to the station, which is also unique in the world, is the presidential lounge. It was originally supposed to be reserved for the private use of the Emperor of Russia, but since Finland’s independence, the waiting area has been dedicated to the sole use of the Finnish President and his guests.

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Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour
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Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour

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Combine a city tour of Helsinki with a ferry journey to Suomenlinna Island on this half-day excursion. Listen to guided commentary while exploring the highlights of Helsinki such as Esplanade Park and the Sibelius Monument. Hop a ferry to Suomenlinna for a walking tour including the Jetty barracks, the Suomenlinna Church, and Kings Gate.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.87
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Tour Helsinki with a City Planner
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Tour Helsinki with a City Planner

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Get a fresh perspective on Helsinki on this quirky small-group tour, led by a city planner. Discover bizarre traditions, such as picnicking on graves, famous Finns, such as architect Alvar Aalto, and curios, such as a church built inside a giant granite rock, a statue that seagulls hate, and a 19th-century Bohemian hangout. Leave with an understanding of the city that you won’t get from guidebooks or everyday organized tours.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing audio-guided bus tour
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Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing audio-guided bus tour

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Get to know Helsinki’s highlights and history with this 1-hour 45-minute long audio city tour, complete with sound effects to bring the sights to vivid life. Put on your audio headsets, select from 10 languages, and take a personalized tour of the top Helsinki attractions. Explore the oldest districts of the city and see highlights including Helsinki Cathedral, Uspenski Cathedral and the Government Palace at Senate Square, the dazzling Finlandia Hall, the Finnish National Opera House, Stockmann Department Store, and many more, all while you listen to the engaging audio commentary and effects.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.89
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Best of Helsinki Join-in Shore Excursion

Best of Helsinki Join-in Shore Excursion

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While your cruise ship is in Helsinki, get to know Finland’s capital on a 3.5-hour panoramic shore excursion. Admire the main landmarks and neoclassical architecture from an air-conditioned coach as you hear illuminating facts about the city’s history and culture. Admire the City Hall, Presidential Palace, Uspenski Cathedral and more, and enjoy photo stops at Senate Square, the Sibelius Monument and when possible, the spectacular Temppeliaukio Church or ‘Church of the Rock.’ Stay on at bustling Market Square and return to ship independently, or enjoy a return transfer to port.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Helsinki Highlights Sightseeing Guided Tour

Helsinki Highlights Sightseeing Guided Tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of Helsinki's highlights on this half-day excursion, perfect for first-time visitors. You'll travel comfortably in a luxury van and listen to guided commentary on the Finnish capital's history, culture, architecture, and people. This whirlwind tour is great for those short on time or first-time visitors who want an introduction to the city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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TukTuk guided tour in Helsinki 1,5 hours

TukTuk guided tour in Helsinki 1,5 hours

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Hop onboard the 100% electric and environmentally friendly TukTuk to see and experience Helsinki. You will be in a small group on 1-4 persons, and all tours are booked only for you and your group, so that we can really provide a personal service. You will have a licensed guide with you all the time. The guiding will be done by using the audio guiding system so you won't miss a thing around you. Welcome enjoy our beautiful city on this fun and informative tour!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.18
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Walking tour with a Wilderness Guide

Walking tour with a Wilderness Guide

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In this tour, you'll discover and learn about Helsinki’s landmarks, as well as the history and culture of Finland. Sauna, lakes, islands, berries, nature, silence and wilderness means the world for Finnish people, why?...in this small-group walking tour, you'll find out why it is so important. Are you curious about how is to live in a country where the sun does not set at all in the summer, and in the wintertime, we don't get sunlight? I'll tell you how we can enjoy extreme conditions. Do you want to taste some Finnish flavors? You got it!.. after our tour is done you'll have the chance to get a little taste of Finland by its unique candies, and you'll see why they are so particular. Also, I'll give you the best tips for the rest of your stay in Helsinki, places to visit that probably you don't know that exist in the city, and if you want to do outdoors activities I'll give you the best options not far from the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.54
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Helsinki Segway Tour

Helsinki Segway Tour

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Cover much more ground in Helsinki than you could on foot by booking a Segway tour. With all equipment and instruction included, even beginners will feel comfortable on these electric self-balancing scooters. With a guide in the lead providing in-depth commentary, explore Helsinki's important historical attractions via bike paths and pedestrian thoroughfares.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.73
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Shore Excursion: Helsinki Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

Shore Excursion: Helsinki Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

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Once your cruise ship docks in Helsinki's port, get a thorough tour of the Finnish capital during your limited time. During this excursion via air-conditioned coach, tour the city center's most important landmarks, ending up at Central Station for some free time before returning to your ship on time. Opt to stay later in the city center if you like.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.19
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$59.19

Helsinki Highlights Tour By Tram And Walking

Helsinki Highlights Tour By Tram And Walking

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Fitting in all of Helsinki’s top attractions can be difficult, especially for visitors with limited time. Spend a day touring the city with a local guide, and gain insight into the Finnish capital’s history and culture while visiting landmarks including Senate Square, Temppeliaukio Church, and Esplanadi Park. Explore the city like a local onboard public transportation, and avoid hidden costs with entrance fees and tram fare included in the price.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$403.89
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5-hour sightseeing in Helsinki and Nuuksio Reindeer Park
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5-hour sightseeing in Helsinki and Nuuksio Reindeer Park

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This tour allows you to discover the top attractions in Helsinki. Experience a touch of Northern magic in Nuuksio Reindeer Park which is the southernmost place in Finland where you can see reindeer. This visit takes you to the woods in Nuuksio. You experience the pure nature and the traditional tent, see and feel these beautiful animals! The guide in the Reindeer Park will tell you the stories of the reindeer's.
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  • 5 hours
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$369.27
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$369.27

Architecture Tour of Helsinki with a city planner

Architecture Tour of Helsinki with a city planner

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One of the best ways to learn the ins and outs of a new place is to take a tour with a local expert. On this tour of Helsinki you’ll be guided by a city planner, who knows an incredible amount about the city. Visit the must-see and some lesser-known attractions, and learn the culture and history behind them. You’ll learn much more than you could if sightseeing independently.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.47
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$63.47
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TukTuk guided Tour in Helsinki 2,5 hrs

TukTuk guided Tour in Helsinki 2,5 hrs

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Hop onboard the 100% electric and environmentally friendly TukTuk to see and experience Helsinki. You will be in a small group on 1-4 persons, and all tours are booked only for you and your group, so that we can really provide a personal service. You will have a licensed guide with you all the time. The guiding will be done by using the audio guiding system so you won't miss a thing around you. Welcome enjoy our beautiful city on this fun and informative tour!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.96
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$276.96
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Helsinki Highlight and Porvoo Day Sightseeing Tour

Helsinki Highlight and Porvoo Day Sightseeing Tour

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Combine a city sightseeing tour of Helsinki's highlights and an excursion to the medieval town of Porvoo in one day. With a guide providing enlightening commentary along the way, visit Helsinki landmarks such as Olympic Stadium, Uspenskin Cathedral, the Rock Church, and others. Then, take a comprehensive walking tour of Porvoo's medieval highlights. Pickup and drop-off at selected Helsinki hotels included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.06
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5-hour sightseeing in Helsinki and Winterworld

5-hour sightseeing in Helsinki and Winterworld

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Get a comprehensive tour Helsinki's landmarks combined with a visit to Winterworld park on this half-day excursion. Embark on a city tour with . your guide in the lead, following a carefully curated itinerary that ensures you don't miss a thing. Entrance to Winterworld is included, where you can indulge in the winter activities common to northern Finland such as a sledding hill, skiing, an ice bar, and igloos.
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  • 5 hours
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$230.68
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$230.68

Helsinki Highlight: Eco-Friendly Sightseeing Tour by Tram

Helsinki Highlight: Eco-Friendly Sightseeing Tour by Tram

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You will visit the most must-not-miss popular spots of Helsinki by city tram and by walk, you will have an unique experience of local daily lives when sightseeing! Starts from picking-up you from the Central Railway Station, you will take tram to the Olympic Stadium, and then walk to the Sibelius Monument, to witness the inspirations of Sibelius, the Father of Finnish Music. You will also visit the top three famous church in Finland, i.e., the Rock Church, Helsinki Cathedral, and Uspenskin Cathedral. Walking through the beautiful Esplandi Park, you will meet the Amanda Statue in the end of the Park, and you will also go into the Old Market Hall, the traditional 19th-century market hall selling fresh local delicacies. This tour will end up at Helsinki Central Railway Station, and you will continue the journey of city exploration on your own. Please Note: The route may adjust according to season and opening hours of each spot.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.40
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Central Helsinki Tour
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Central Helsinki Tour

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Delve deeper into Helsinki’s sights and soul than you could alone in limited time on this walking tour. Ideal if your stay in Helsinki is short, this small-group stroll showcases highlights and hidden gems that many visitors never see. Sights include Helsinki Cathedral, Market Square, and different architectural styles.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.09
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$113.09
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Helsinki in Nutshell: Suomenlinna & City Highlights by Eco-Friendly Ways

Helsinki in Nutshell: Suomenlinna & City Highlights by Eco-Friendly Ways

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Sustainability is a key issue nowadays, and Helsinki, the model city of sustainable development, encourages environmentally-friendly lifestyle and embeds ecological thinking strongly in everyday life. In this tour, you will experience this eco-thinking lifestyle by exploring this city and its sea fortress, Suomenlinna, with eco-friendly ways of transportations, including the city tram, ferry, and walk. Starts from meeting-up you in the Central Railway Station, your guide will take you to the most must-not-miss popular spots of Helsinki. After a lunch break, you will continue the tour by a ferry to Suomenlinna, listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the world's largest sea fortresses that sprawls across a series of six small islands. This tour will end up at Helsinki Market Square, and you may continue the journey of city exploration on your own. Kindly Note: Sightseeing spots will be arranged according to the seasons and opening hours of each spot.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.03
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$225.03

Private Shore Excursion: Helsinki and Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Private Shore Excursion: Helsinki and Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Helsinki Highlights by car with a visit to the Seurasaari open-air museum. You'll see Esplanadi and Mannerheim streets, Market Square, Central Train Station, National Museum, Presidential Palace, Uspensky Cathedral, Finlandia Hall, Finlandia Concert Hall, Opera House, Parliament Building, Temppeliaukio Church, Sibelius Park, etc.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$676.00
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$676.00
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Private Shore Excursion: Sightseeing of Helsinki

Private Shore Excursion: Sightseeing of Helsinki

Helsinki Highlights Tour by car with photo stops (3,5 hrs) and walking tour of the city center (30 min). You'll see Esplanadi and Mannerheim streets, Market Square, Uspensky cathedral, Finlandia Hall, Finlandia Concert Hall, Opera House, Sibelius Park, Temppeliaukio Church, etc.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.00
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$500.00
Price varies by group size

Helsinki & Seurasaari Open-Air Museum Private Tour (5 hours)

Helsinki & Seurasaari Open-Air Museum Private Tour (5 hours)

Get to know the present and the past of the finnish capital by exploring the modern city of Helsinki and visiting Seurasaari Open-air museum. Home to numerous authentic wooden homes of real finns of the past, this place will reveal survival secrets, life-hacks and will show you what life was like over 100 years ago. • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$761.00
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$761.00
Price varies by group size

4-Day Helsinki + Porvoo Comfort Combo Tour

4-Day Helsinki + Porvoo Comfort Combo Tour

You will arrive and check-in at a 3-star hotel in the very centre of Helsinki city on your own. Starting from here, your guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby to start the 4-day tour in Helsinki! On the first day, you will visit the most highlight spots in Helsinki with a guided tour by tram. On the second day, you will have a guided walking tour in the Helsinki Design District in the morning, and visit Suomenlinna, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the afternoon. On the third day, the guide take you to the medieval Porvoo by inter-city bus. You will have a guided tour as well as some free time in this lovely Old Town during the day. On the last day, you will have some own free time to explore Helsinki city a bit more before the departure. HSL Public Transportation 4-Day Pass is included in this tour as a welcome gift!
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,557.88
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$1,557.88
Price varies by group size

3-Day Helsinki Deluxe Tour with Pickup

3-Day Helsinki Deluxe Tour with Pickup

You will have a cosy and relaxing stay in Helsinki for 3 days / 2 nights. On the first day of arrival, your guide will pick you up and take you to the deluxe accommodation by car. You will have a guided tour by car to the highlights in Helsinki, including the Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, Rock Church, Old Market Hall, etc... and more! On the second day, you will have a guided walking tour in the Helsinki Design District in the morning, and visit Suomenlinna, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, by round-trip ferry in the afternoon. On the last day, you will have some own free time to explore the city a bit more before the departure. A return transfer is included in this tour, we will pick you up from the hotel at the agreed time before departure.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,788.67
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$1,788.67
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The Best of Helsinki on a Walk and Talk Private Tour

The Best of Helsinki on a Walk and Talk Private Tour

A great walking exploration of Helsinki for those who want to feel how vibrant this city is. Walk the streets of the Finnish capital, visit Market square, experience nordic hospitality and find unique gifts to take home!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$398.00
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$398.00
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What are Helsinki Central Station hours of operation?
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Helsinki Central Station hours of operation: Daily waiting room hours 5am-2am. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Helsinki Central Station tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Helsinki Central Station can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Helsinki Central Station 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Helsinki Central Station costs USD 37.89. Guided Helsinki Central Station tours start around USD 37.89 per person.
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