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Helsinki Sightseeing - by Tram


Getting around on the Trams

NUMBER 2 AND 3 TRAMS

  • Tram lines 2 and 3 can be used for an easy and inexpensive sightseeing tour in Helsinki.

  • Stop 8 on the number 2 tram is right next to our apartment.

  • Using local transport is more flexible and cheaper than the hop on/hop off sightseeing bus

  • Stop 8 on the number 2 tram is right next to our apartment.

  • The driver sells normal tickets (valid for one hour on all Helsinki public transportation) for 3 € (from a ticket vending machine 2.50 €) and one-day tourist tickets (valid for 24 hours on all internal Helsinki public transportation) for 8.00 €.

  • The entire route of trams 2 and 3 is a number-8 shaped loop. Trams 2 and 3 go to both directions - the letter changes depending on where the tram is along its route.

Stops on the Line 2 and 3 Route

1 - Market Square 2 - Senate Square 3 - Shopping street 4 - Northern side of square, art museum 5 - Central Railway Station,

access point to underground shopping area and metro 6 - Shopping centre 7 - Tennis Palace & Helsinki Synagogue 8 - near to our apartment 9 - Temppeliau Church 11 - Toolo Market Square 12 - Finnish National Opera, Olympic Stadium 13 - Tram museum, culture factory, Sibelius monument 14 - Headquarters of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland 15 - hospital and war memorial 18 - Amusement park and Sea Life, Alppila Church 20 - Ice Skating rink 22 - Bear Park, Kallio Church 23 - City Administration building 24 - Hakaniemi market place and the Market Hall 25 - Botanical Gardens 29 - various design boutiques 30 - pedestrian zone with sopts and restaurants 31 - Five Corners - small boutiques 32 - church and Art Nouveau district

Other potentially interesting Tram routes NUMBER 4 TRAM - The Architectural tour

  • Tram route number 4 runs from the Katajanokka to the district of Munkkiniemi. It can be recommended to anyone interested in architecture but especially for the fans of Alvar Aalto as several buildings designed by him can be found along the route. The starting point of the route, Katajanokka, is composed of several art nouveau buildings.

NUMBER 6 TRAM - The Design and Culinary tour

  • Tram route number 6 runs from Hietalahti to Arabianranta. Hop on if you are interested in design, art and culinary culture. A concentration of design in the form of Design District Helsinki can be found in the south end of the route. In the Arabianranta district you'll see that art is part of the everyday life of the area. Look out for theatres, museums and market halls along the route.

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