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Moving around in Helsinki

The northernmost metro station in the world – Mellunmäki station

Orange metro of Helsinki

Central Railway Station’s metro entrance

VR – Suomen Valtion Rautatiet (Finnish State Railways)

Glass ceiling at Helsinki railway station

Public transportation in Helsinki capital area is good. We have metro, buses, trams and commuter rail. During wintertime the public transportation might face some problems (usually if there is heavy snowfall), but other than that, I think it’s quite reliable. For visitors I recommend a day ticket costing 8 euros. A single ticket costs 2,50 euros (one zone), so if you are planning to use the public transportation many times during the day it will be cheaper to get the day ticket. Single tickets are also valid only for about an hour after purchase. Same ticket is valid in all five modes of transportation (bus, tram, metro, train and Suomenlinna ferry).

Explore other parts of the capital area too – for example you can take a bus to Tapiola, where Espoo Museum of Modern Art is located. Only in 15 minutes by metro from the center you can reach Itäkeskus, where is the largest shopping mall in Nordic countries. If you decide to stay in the center, try Spårakoff – it’s a tram converted into a bar! The pub tram in Helsinki has been claimed to be the only one of its kind in the world.

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