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The "Helsinki Card" is a great system - I visited some museums twice knowing that each visit would not cost me extra. The main problem is having to print-out a voucher and collect the card - no card to use when getting airport bus from airport to city on arrival or being able to use card first evening as "Helsinki Expert" is closed - why not post-out the card already pre-dated?
Had a great visit to Helsinki, and the Helsinki Card was extremely handy. The tram was a particularly easy system to use, and it was great that the card covered all the trips. It was also extremely easy to redeem the voucher at the Central Train Station.
The card is great if you are planning to do a lot of things in the city. Look at the different things offered, compare it with what you want to do, and see if the card will save you money. Don't forget to calculate transportation fees. I found it really easy to just flash the card when getting on public transportation. It was also easy to use to get into things; I just flashed the card and I was in.
Useful, particularly if you intend on using mass transit. In contrast to Stockholm, there are less museums and sights to see.
A good card in principle but it was hard to get your money's worth; especially at the time of year we went. We bought a two day card with the intention of using it to see the submarine and military museum in suomenlinna but they were both closed on the sunday we went in September. We did however use it on the ferry a couple of times and went on the audio tour which was good. Didnt use it at all on any other form of public transport though as the city is all walking distance and the tram map we had didnt have clear streets on it so we only found our tram stop as we were leaving to go to Estonia!
Great idea! Saved a lot of time and money! Unfortunately though, my 3rd day fell on a Monday (alot of museums and sites were closed) but the unlimited transport and the city tour were excellent!
The information was not correct. There was no discount in Linnanmki. None!
It was ok, but the hourly schedule made it a long wait. There was enough people to have buses running on the half hour, at least on that day.
Was nice but seems that you can do some of the things on here without the use of the card.
A rather expensive Card to have unless you make a point of using it non stop all the time. Better value by doing "your own thing" - and probably a fair bit cheaper.
had a tough time figuring out where to catch the bus, and the people working for the company were rude and loud, not at all patient.
Not very useful because its not useful during Friday's. And by the way there is nothing much in Helsinki to use this card. I have used Stockholm and Copenhagen card, which were very useful in their respective cities, but buying this card, I dont recommend.
Total waste of money. We bought this becaue the hop on hop off was included. But when we got off the ship at the stop and asked they said no it was not included. So we purchased hop on hop off tickets and then when we picked up our card- It was included. Everything else that they advertised to be included - was actually FREE. . This card was a complete waste of our money.
A waste of money for only 1 day. Not very useful if you're on a cruise or don't go to museums. Try a "Hop On Hop Off" bus instead.