Explore the City

Explore the City

Explore the city

Provided that you have time to explore the city and get to know the Finnish capital, we have scrounged up a list of generally useful links for information and sights:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helsinki
https://discoverhelsinki.fi/
https://www.myhelsinki.fi/en

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/finland/helsinki

Transportation

Shambling transportation
Shambling Hordes waiting in line to get to the tram. Photo from Zombie Walk Helsinki.

Even though most of your time will be spent on the tournament venue, getting about in town will still be crucial. Helsinki’s own city public transportation websites have useful tips and tools for your convenience:

https://reittiopas.hsl.fi/en
https://www.hsl.fi/en/tickets-and-fares

Public transportation 🚌🚂 works seamlessly, and is easy and safe to use in Helsinki. If you’re used to anything short of London, Paris or Berlin, Helsinki will be a walk in the park for you. Even those intimidated by larger infrastructures will find getting around in Helsinki simple and safe. See for yourself! (venue is located near Pasila stop)

Public transportation adult one-way ticket including use of the train, metro, bus, and tram for regions AB (getting from Helsinki downtown railway station to Pasila station) is 2.8€. The ticket is valid for 80 minutes. You can also purchase HSL day tickets for 1 to 13 days for easy transportation during your stay.

When boarding a bus, show your ticket to the bus driver or show your HSL card to a card reader. On trams, the metro, trains, and on the Suomenlinna ferry, you only need to show your ticket if a ticket inspector or conductor asks you to do so.

If you prefer getting a taxi 🚕, you can book one from Taksi Helsinki , Lähitaksi or use Uber or a similar service. Taxi/Uber ride from downtown Helsinki to the tournament venue is about 15-30€.

Finnish manners

Starter kit to read to keep up with Finnish customs and manners.