A November 2004 trip
to Helsinki by jg_heidelberg
Quote: My first trip to Europe (1991) was to visit classmates in Helsinki. It changed my life--being the inspiration to live in Europe. Ten years later, it happened when I moved to Germany. All this from that first taste of heaven in Helsinki!
The route of tramline 3T seems to be cut out for a sightseeing tour, it is passing most of the sights that are a must in Helsinki. Furthermore you’ll make the tour at the lowest cost possible, now at the price of a tram-ticket.
You can board the tram at any stop. The tour takes about 60 minutes. There is a brochure from HKL (transportation authority) that explains site along the way..
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 21, 2005
3T Streetcar Tour of Helsinki
Anywhere along the 3T line
Attraction | "Arabia Factory Shop"
This is the best place to buy the brands at the heart of Finnish design. If you live outside of the EU, consider having everything shipped home. The reduction in VAT and other discounts can make up for the price of shipping. At least buy an Aalto vase!
Do not confuse the Arabia store on Esplandati with the Arabia FACTORY store.
Attraction | "Suomenlinna Sea Fortress"
Transportation information--use public ferry; it is much cheaper and more frequent than private companies. Get a daily tourist card.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 29, 2005
Suomenlinna (sea Fortress)