EuroCheapo's Helsinki Articles

Helsinki: Cheapo-friendly summertime attractions

Helsinki: Cheapo-friendly summertime attractions

Things are warming up in Helsinki (the high temperature for today, June 14, 2010, is a relatively toasty 68 °F). As summer comes to the Finnish capital, there are plenty of reasons to be outside. Where to go, you ask? Well, read on, because we’ve got you covered with some Cheapo-friendly ways to soak up » Read more

Helsinki: Warming up in winter—on the cheap!

Helsinki: Warming up in winter—on the cheap!

Located way up north (though at the southern edge of Finland), Helsinki is understandably chilly come wintertime. The low temperatures only add to the fun, however, as they give visitors the opportunity to partake in some quintessentially Finnish cold-weather activities. Read on for three ideas! Ice skating at Railway Square The Ice Park right outside » Read more

Three budget-friendly cafes in Helsinki

Three budget-friendly cafes in Helsinki

To be perfectly frank, Helsinki doesn’t offer much in the way of exciting, inexpensive eats. Sure, if you’re willing to shill out for Michelin-rated Scandinavian cuisine and seafood, you’ll find no shortage of gourmet options. For those of us on a budget, however, choices are limited to kebab and pizza joints, as well as “grillis,” » Read more

Is the Helsinki Card worth it?

Is the Helsinki Card worth it?

In the costly city of Helsinki, opportunities to cut costs are always welcome. While finding a budget-friendly bed is possible, some hefty expenses (museums, meals, and nights on the town) are unavoidable. If you’re planning a trip to the Finnish capital, chances are you’ll see the Helsinki Card advertised as a must-have for visitor discounts. » Read more

Helsinki: EuroCheapo launches guide to cheap hotels in Helsinki

Helsinki: EuroCheapo launches guide to cheap hotels in Helsinki

We’re proud to announce the Finn-tastic launch this week of EuroCheapo Helsinki, our 29th city guide! The new guide to cheap hotels in Helsinki takes us into exciting new territory, farther north and east than any of our other guides. Sarah Silbert, a contributing editor who covered the city following her update of Copenhagen, was initially surprised by the high rates of hotels » Read more

Wandering Cheapo Helsinki: Five Cheapo Tips

Wandering Cheapo Helsinki: Five Cheapo Tips

Helsinki, Finland, is home to high design, price tags to match, and lots of heavy metal fans. The city’s atmosphere combines the obvious Swedish and Russian influences yet also feels, with its gray mid-century apartment blocks, cafés, and Jugendstil beauties, somewhat reminiscent of Mitteleuropa. How to keep costs manageable in such a pricey Nordic capital? » Read more