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Helsinki: Sea Life Entrance Tickets

1. Helsinki: Sea Life Entrance Tickets

Walk under water, get up close to sharks, and touch a starfish as you dive into this adventure beneath the waves. Marvel at 50 aquariums, 100 species, and over 1500 sea creatures in their natural habitat. Watch their daily feedings and hear fascinating animal facts from your guides. Walk through an ocean tunnel and be wowed by panoramic views of the sea bed. See schools of colorful fish, and get to know a sea urchin. Reach out and touch starfish and crab at the touchpool. Learn about conservation and climate change at the laboratory and conservation cove.

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Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Valid for 24 Hours

2. Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Valid for 24 Hours

See the Helsinki tourist attractions that interest you most and avoid wasting time on an organized tour with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 22 stops on the itinerary over a 24-hour period. You could choose to admire the unique rock architecture of the Temppeliaukio Church, visit the Parliament House, admire the neoclassical architecture in Senate Square or search for a bargain in Market Square. Enjoy an onboard audio commentary available in 10 languages and avail of excellent views from the top deck of your double-decker bus. Don't worry if the weather isn't great as the bottom deck is completely protected from the elements.

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From Helsinki: Porvoo Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

3. From Helsinki: Porvoo Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Get picked up by your guide at your designated meeting point in Helsinki between 9:30 and 10:00 am. From here, head to Porvoo to marvel at the historic Old Town, with its well-preserved historical buildings as well as a 15th-century cathedral. During the tour, you will learn about Finnish history and culture, exploring the Red Riverside Warehouses, Porvoo Castle, Porvoo Old Town Hall, and the devil's stairs, as well as many other attractions. After visiting the top attractions in Porvoo, enjoy around 40 minutes free time to explore the lovely cafes, restaurants and small shops in the Old Town, before heading back to Helsinki. Get dropped off in Senate Square, where you can spend the afternoon.

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Helsinki: 5-hour City and Nuuksio Reindeer Park Tour

4. Helsinki: 5-hour City and Nuuksio Reindeer Park Tour

Your Northern adventure will begin after you’re picked up from one of the meeting points by your expert guide, who'll share stories of the city’s history along the way. You’ll first stop off for photos at the Sibelius monument and Senate Square, among other cherished Helsinki landmarks. Then, after seeing all the main attractions, you’ll pause for a lunch break before continuing on to see the most beautiful part of Espoo in Reindeer Park. In this unique location you’ll get in touch with Northern wildlife, feeding the reindeers and experiencing Laplander life by enjoying an open Sami fire in a hut and drinking traditional beverages. When the tour is over, you’ll be dropped off back to your original meeting point at the harbor at around 3 PM.

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Helsinki: RIB Tour to Summer Cottage with BBQ and Sauna

5. Helsinki: RIB Tour to Summer Cottage with BBQ and Sauna

Spend a day with some locals at their summer cottage and enjoy the best that Finnish summers have to offer – barbecues, sauna time, and hiking in a beautiful natural setting. Meet the guide in Vironallas, the leisure boat port in front of the old Market Hall on the Market Square, Kauppatori. After a short safety briefing, you'll be geared up and ready to go. Cruise through the archipelago on the west side of the city, passing summer cabins, boaters, and wildlife on the way to your destination. On the 45-minute cruise, chat with the guide about the history and traditions of the area. Learn how part of the archipelago was leased as a Soviet naval base following World War II and how it is today. Your afternoon hosts will be waiting for you on their small private island, owned by their family for over 100 years. If you're lucky you may even bump into more than one generation of the family, as it is their place to escape the city and spend their long summer days. Leave the language-learning app at home, as your local hosts can accommodate you in English, French, German, Danish, Finnish, or Swedish. Your hosts are happy to take a break from their everyday lives to welcome you and show you how their days are spent in the archipelago. Take a nature walk and learn about which berries to eat and which mushrooms to pick. Take in views of the surrounding water and imagine the moose that occasionally swim from one island to another. Enjoy the Scandinavian design cottage and, together with your hosts, light up the genuine wood-heated sauna. If you're feeling adventurous, you may even combine the sauna bath with a refreshing dip in the sea, just like the locals do. After the sauna, the hosts will prepare a homemade lunch which you can share in the warm summer sunshine. At the end of the 2-hour visit, it's time to head back to the city. The guide will happily adjust the return route to your preferences – either cruising back among the islands or checking out the open sea.

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