Why You Should Visit Helsinki Vantaa
Finland’s capital and its center of culture and commerce, Helsinki is an exciting city full of opportunity. No visit to Helsinki would be complete without exploring some of its world-class museums, the largest of which is the National Museum of Finland housing artifacts all the way back to prehistoric times. Alternatively, art lovers must go to the Finnish National Gallery which exhibits both classical and modern art for people of all tastes. After you are done seeing the city itself, you may want to take a trip out to some of the beautiful islands surrounding the city center – the most famous is Suomenlinna, an old fortification that still retains much of its ancient charm. The city is also very friendly for children and is home to a huge range of amusement parks and other exciting attractions like the Linnanmaki theme park and the Winter World Helsinki complex.
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Arriving In Helsinki Vantaa
Helsinki Vantaa International Airport is the busiest airport in Finland situated just under 20 km from Helsinki. When you have arrived at the airport there are a number of ways to travel into the center of Helsinki including by bus or train, although taxis are also available if you would rather get to your destination directly. Inside the airport travelers can look forward to an extensive range of shops whether it’s retail stores or duty-free shopping, and there are also plenty of choices available for dining and drinking.
If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Helsinki Vantaa it is possible to fly out of Dubai. Both Finnair and Norwegian operate flights out of Dubai International Airport, the primary airport serving Dubai, while you can also catch flights with Finnair from Al Maktoum International Airport.
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Helsinki Vantaa Travel Information
Finland is a part of the Schengen Area so you will not have to apply for a visa if you are a UAE national and can stay for a period of up to 90 days. Be advised that the weather gets extremely cold over the winter in Helsinki with temperatures dropping below freezing, although over the summer things can warm up significantly with average highs around the 20 degrees mark. Once you are in the city you can get around using the extensive public transport network which consists of a metro, trams, buses, trains and ferries, or you may want to rent a car at Helsinki airport.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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