Budget Guide To Helsinki
HELSINKI OFTEN SHOWS up on those lists of the world’s most expensive cities, so I was already aware that a visit to the capital of the “best country in the world” would not be cheap.
When I disembarked from the Tallinn ferry, I was surrounded by a crowd of Finns, almost all carrying multiple boxes of beer and spirits under their arms, in trolleys, or in crates pulled along behind them. How expensive must Helsinki be, I asked myself, if locals have to travel across the Baltic Sea to stock up on affordable booze?
Fortunately, although I only spent one week there, with a little effort and insider information, it didn’t take long to figure out how to enjoy the Finnish capital on a small budget.