5 important things to know before visiting Helsinki, Finland

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Posted on 10/24/2019

Geauxing Places Travel at Denham Springs, Louisiana, offers you yet another incredible travel experience to Helsinki, Finland. This time, to make your stay even more convenient, we have created a list of things to know to help with your vacation in Helsinki. Here are 5 important things to know before visiting Helsinki:

  • Respect the traffic regulations
  • Don’t jaywalk. This may seem like a very minor issue, but Finnish people tend to take traffic regulations very seriously and jaywalking can get you arrested. Don’t be afraid of using the public transport system. In a scientific study in 2013, 11 out of 12 wallets that were supposedly lost were returned in Finland making it the country with the highest odds of finding a lost wallet with every penny in place.

  • Avoid walking on Bike tracks
  • Don’t walk on bike tracks if you don’t want to draw attention to yourself as a visitor. There are many bike tracks in Helsinki and the people there tend to avoid them. The case is different for visitors though as they often give themselves away by walking on these bike tracks.

  • Don’t use Taxis
  • Considering that Finland is among the top ten most expensive countries to live and Helsinki is the capital, it is only logical to assume that the taxis will be expensive. That assumption is often correct! Taxis are very expensive in Helsinki, you can’t flag them down as they will only stop at a designated stop so if you must use them, you must call them. But if on a budget, use the trams and buses.

  • Plan your visit
  • The best time to visit Helsinki is during summer. During the winter, Helsinki is not the best place to be. It’s freezing and there is barely any sunlight. You will get the most fun and the best experience if you visit Helsinki in the summer.

  • Don’t worry too much about tipping
  • It is most advisable to avoid tipping altogether as Finnish people are not quite familiar with the tipping culture. If you must tip, round up your bill to the nearest amount. Many times locals mistake your tipping as an error in calculation which could lead to a potentially embarrassing situation. In some cafes and restaurants, there are tip jars or cups; you can put in a coin or two if you do insist on tipping to avoid awkward situations.

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