Helsinki Card: How to save in Helsinki?

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The Helsinki Card includes admission to the most popular sights, museums and attractions in Helsinki. In this article, we’ll give a full review of how to save in Helsinki and whether the card is a good choice for you.

Updated 2. 10. 2022

Helsinki is famous for its Suomenlinna naval fortress, Evangelical Cathedral and original architecture that you won’t see anywhere else. It is a quiet town that forms a gateway to the beautiful Finnish countryside. On the other hand, Helsinki is not cheap like other Scandinavian cities (e.g. Stockholm). You can calculate the entrance fee from a separate article on what to see in Helsinki.

One way to save money in Helsinki is with the Helsinki Card, which we’ll take a closer look at today.

How to save on transport and entrance fees in Helsinki: the Helsinki Card

Helsinki Card is a tourist card that has been designed in cooperation with Helsinki’s sights, museums and attractions, so you can save on entrance fees or make it easier to discover and travel to your favourite Helsinki sites. At the same time, the card allows unlimited travel in AB zones.

Advantages and benefits

Free entry to 30+ top sights, museums and experiences. The price includes entry to the Suomenlinna Naval Fortress, the Finnish National Museum, Temppeliaukion Rock Church, Amos Rex Museum, Seurasaari Open Air Museum or the Museum of Finnish Architecture.

Discounted admission to 25+ other attractions, experiences and tours in and around Helsinki, including the Ferris Wheel, the ferry to Tallinn, car hire to explore the Helsinki area and Helsinki Zoo.

Free one-day Hop On Hop Off sightseeing bus tour of Helsinki (May-September). You can get on and off at any time.

Cruise along the canals, where you can see the waterfront and famous landmarks, fleets of icebreakers or the Suomenlinna sea fortress.

The card is valid for 1, 2 or 3 days, so you can choose as many days as you need depending on the length of your stay. The Helsinki Card is valid in hours, i.e. if you have a card for 1 day and activate it at 10am, it will be valid until 10am the next day.

Transport in AB zones included (metro, trams, buses, commuter trains, ferry to Suomenlinna Island). Zone AB includes the centre of Helsinki and the wider area(more here).

90 day money back guarantee without reason

A free comprehensive digital guide to help you plan your trip around Helsinki. Here you will find detailed information about the attractions including contact details, opening times and how to get there. Free download guide

Helsinki Card

How does the Helsinki Card work?

The Helsinki Card can be purchased for a selected number of days, so you can schedule which attractions you want to visit and when. The card is available for 1, 2 or 3 days , respectively. 24 h, 48 h or 72 h. It’s paid by the hour, so if you activate your card at 4pm in the afternoon and you have it for one day, it will be valid until 4pm the next day.

You will receive a confirmation email after you purchase your card. You can print the confirmation and show it at one of the pick-up points in Helsinki. The airport is the most convenient for most people, but other places are easily accessible in the city centre if needed.

  • Helsinki Airport, airport services for overweight vehicles in Terminal 2 Arrivals, Mon-Sun 6:00-21:00
  • Stromma stand on the waterfront near Market Square, open from May to September, link to maps
  • Stockmann department store, service in 8. floor, MON-FRI 10:00-20:00, SAT 10:00-19:00, SUN 12:00-18:00, link to maps
  • Hotel Holiday Inn next to the main train station, open 24 hours, link to maps
Helsinki / Helsinki Card

Museums, attractions, excursions

The Helsinki Card includes entry to more than 30 places in and around Helsinki:

  • Suomenlinna Fortress (38 €)
  • Finnish National Museum (14 €)
  • Temppeliaukio Church (4 €)
  • Boat trip (25 €)
  • Amos Rex Museum (20 €)
  • Museum of Finnish Architecture (10 €)
  • Sightseeing bus ride (32 €)
  • Kiasma Museum (18 €)
  • Seurasaari Open Air Museum (10 €)
  • …and many more (The complete list of attractions can be found here)
Helsinki Card

What is the price of the Helsinki Card?

The prices for the Helsinki Card vary depending on how many days you buy the card for – 1, 2 or 3 days.

The prices are as follows:

  • 1 day – adult 51 €, child 25 €
  • 2 days – adult 63 €, child 31 €
  • 3 days – adult 74 €, child 37 €

Note: The reduced rate applies to children aged 7-16 years.

How much can I save with the Helsinki Card?

We’ll use a real-life example to show you if the card is worth it. Two days are ideal to better explore Helsinki. The itinerary could then look something like this:

  1. day in Helsinki: Amos Rex Museum (20 €), Suomenlinna Fortress (38 €)
  2. day in Helsinki: boat cruise (25 €), Temppeliaukio Church (4 €), Finnish National Museum (14 €)
  3. Unlimited use of public transport on both days (ferry, suburban trains, metro, trams, buses) for €16.50

For 2 days you would pay 117,50 € without the card, Helsinki Card costs 63 € for 2 days, i.e. in this case, you would save €54.50.

You can buy the card online through the official website of the retailer. After purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with full instructions.

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How does the Helsinki Card work?

You can purchase the Helsinki Card on the official website of the retailer. At the monument, you just scan the code from the card. Read more about it, how the Helsinki Card works and its benefits.

Where to buy Helsinki Card?

You can buy your card online at the official Helsinki Card website . You can then pick up your card directly at Helsinki Airport or elsewhere in the city (see article).

What is the price of the Helsinki Card?

The price depends on how many days you plan to visit Helsinki. 1, 2 or 3 day entry is available.

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