Transportation – Public transportation in Finland is of good quality and is the recommended method of travel. Passenger trains, intercity buses, and air flights provide regular service over longer distances. Public transportation in urban centers includes buses, subways, trams, suburban trains, and taxis. Taxis are more expensive and rates vary widely depending on the company providing the transportation service. Most residents use public transport in Helsinki, as parking is expensive and can be hard to find. For ticketing and timetable.
The Helsinki region public transport system is made up of many different modes of transport. The system relies on a combination of rail and buses. The rail lines are served by feeder buses. The one-stop trip planner in Helsinki is here.
Accommodation – A hostel dormitory bed starts around €10.
I stayed in The Yard Hostel in Downtown Helsinki. By staying there I can recommend it.
Other sites to plan and choose your accommodation might be Booking.com, Air BnB, Agoda, or Hostelworld. However, when you’re looking for a hostel, do your research, read reviews to get a feel for the place. and book somewhere that suits you
Food and local Dishes -Despite quite a few odd dishes, there are some things you do need to try
- Finnish rye bread (Ruisleipä). A circular with a hole in the center.
- Karjalanpiirakka (Karelian Pie), Karelian pasties are the Finnish equivalent of pizza in Italy. A pastry, filled with mashed potato or rice pudding.
- Leipäjuusto, Finnish squeaky cheese just heat it in a pan and top it with some sort of stirred cloudberries