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Helsinki Central Station Tours and Tickets

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For thousands of commuters, Helsinki’s Central Railway Station is the main traffic hub from which buses, the metro and numerous local and long distance trains arrive and depart. In fact, with roughly 200,000 daily visitors, it is Finland’s most visited structure. The building also happens to be one of the landmarks of the city and looks back on over 100 years of history. Designed in 1909 by Eliel Saarinen and opened in 1919, the Railway Station’s most distinctive features are the big clock tower and the two towering figures of two heavily muscled, half-naked men holding big globes of light.

Another notable feature is the red Finnish granite that was used to clad the façades of the Central Railway Station. The granite originated in Hanko, the southernmost region of Finland and is believed to be over 400 million years old. A more curious addition to the station, which is also unique in the world, is the presidential lounge. It was originally supposed to be reserved for the private use of the Emperor of Russia, but since Finland’s independence, the waiting area has been dedicated to the sole use of the Finnish President and his guests.

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Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing Audio-Guided Bus Tour

Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing Audio-Guided Bus Tour

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Get to know Helsinki’s highlights and history with this 1-hour 45-minute long audio city tour, complete with sound effects to bring the sights to vivid life. Put on your audio headsets, select from 10 languages, and take a personalized tour of the top Helsinki attractions. Explore the oldest districts of the city and see highlights including Helsinki Cathedral, Uspenski Cathedral and the Government Palace at Senate Square, the dazzling Finlandia Hall, the Finnish National Opera House, Stockmann Department Store, and many more, all while you listen to the engaging audio commentary and effects.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Tour Helsinki with a City Planner

Tour Helsinki with a City Planner

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Get a fresh perspective on Helsinki on this quirky small-group tour, led by a city planner. Discover bizarre traditions, such as picnicking on graves, famous Finns, such as architect Alvar Aalto, and curios, such as a church built inside a giant granite rock, a statue that seagulls hate, and a 19th-century Bohemian hangout. Leave with an understanding of the city that you won’t get from guidebooks or everyday organized tours.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.05
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$50.05

Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour
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Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour

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Combine a city tour of Helsinki with a ferry journey to Suomenlinna Island on this half-day excursion. Listen to guided commentary while exploring the highlights of Helsinki such as Esplanade Park and the Market Square. Hop a ferry to Suomenlinna for a walking tour including the Jetty barracks, the Suomenlinna Church, and Great Courtyard.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.31
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Shore Excursion: Helsinki Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

Shore Excursion: Helsinki Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

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Once your cruise ship docks in Helsinki's port, get a thorough tour of the Finnish capital during your limited time. During this excursion via air-conditioned coach, tour the city center's most important landmarks, ending up at Central Station for some free time before returning to your ship on time. Opt to stay later in the city center if you like.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.89
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Helsinki Walking Tour

Helsinki Walking Tour

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Join this small-group walking tour to explore Helsinki, the capital of the country that consumes most coffee, has a world-famous education model and crazy popular karaoke scene. I will be happy to answer your questions about our way of life and cultural habits. I was born and raised here, and I want you to get a real feeling of Helsinki, not just the touristic one. You'll learn about Finland's politics, past and present. We'll also discuss the Finnish language, is it really that difficult to learn? On Market Square, we'll talk about Finnish gastronomy and see the largest Orthodox Cathedral in Northern Europe. By the end, we'll see the award-winning library Oodi. You'll get to feel the unique Helsinki state of mind and get a clear idea of our quite peculiar culture. Why is a sauna so important for us? What is the "Unicorn Block" of Helsinki? Why is there a statue of a Russian Czar in the most famous square of Helsinki? Let's discover how unique Helsinki really is!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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City Sightseeing Helsinki Hop On Hop Off Tour

City Sightseeing Helsinki Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Check out the best of Helsinki from a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! With a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours, create your own flexible sightseeing itinerary. Hop on and off whenever you wish at any of the 18 stops around Finland’s vibrant capital, or stay aboard for the full route to enjoy 360-degree views of the sights. View top Helsinki attractions such as the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Senate Square, the Temppeliaukio Church, the culturally significant building of Stockmann Department Store and more, and hear the story of each passing sight from the informative audio commentary. Free WiFi on-board is available for your comfort.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.23
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$34.23

Walking tour with a Wilderness Guide
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Walking tour with a Wilderness Guide

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In this tour, you'll discover and learn about Helsinki’s landmarks, as well as the history and culture of Finland. Sauna, lakes, islands, berries, nature, silence and wilderness means the world for Finnish people, why?...in this small-group walking tour, you'll find out why it is so important. Are you curious about how is to live in a country where the sun does not set at all in the summer, and in the wintertime, we don't get sunlight? I'll tell you how we can enjoy extreme conditions. Do you want to taste some Finnish flavors? You got it!.. after our tour is done you'll have the chance to get a little taste of Finland by its unique candies, and you'll see why they are so particular. Also, I'll give you the best tips for the rest of your stay in Helsinki, places to visit that probably you don't know that exist in the city, and if you want to do outdoors activities I'll give you the best options not far from the city. * 2 traveler's minimum per tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.86
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Central Helsinki Tour
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Central Helsinki Tour

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Delve deeper into Helsinki’s sights and soul than you could alone in limited time on this walking tour. Ideal if your stay in Helsinki is short, this small-group stroll showcases highlights and hidden gems that many visitors never see. Sights include Helsinki Cathedral, Market Square, and different architectural styles.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of Helsinki Join-in Shore Excursion

Best of Helsinki Join-in Shore Excursion

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While your cruise ship is in Helsinki, get to know Finland’s capital on a 3.5-hour panoramic shore excursion. Admire the main landmarks and neoclassical architecture from an air-conditioned coach as you hear illuminating facts about the city’s history and culture. Admire the City Hall, Presidential Palace, Uspenski Cathedral and more, and enjoy photo stops at Senate Square, the Sibelius Monument and when possible, the spectacular Temppeliaukio Church or ‘Church of the Rock.’ Stay on at bustling Market Square and return to ship independently, or enjoy a return transfer to port.
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  • 4 hours
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Private TukTuk guided tour in Helsinki 1,5 hours

Private TukTuk guided tour in Helsinki 1,5 hours

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Hop aboard an electric, eco-friendly tuktuk to experience Helsinki. Designed for small private groups of up to four persons, this guided tour offers a fun way to see the city's attractions including Helsinki Cathedral, the Oodi Central Library, and the Katajanokka neighborhood. This short tour works well for cruise ship passengers who are short on time.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Helsinki in Nutshell: Suomenlinna & City Highlights by Eco-Friendly Ways

Helsinki in Nutshell: Suomenlinna & City Highlights by Eco-Friendly Ways

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Explore Helsinki in accordance with the city’s eco-friendly values on this guided tour of the Finnish capital. Travel by tram, foot, and ferry as your guide takes you around the city’s landmarks, sharing information about Finland’s history and culture. You’ll visit sites including the Olympic Stadium, Sibelius Park, Uspenskin Cathedral, and the 18th-century Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to get an essential experience of Helsinki.
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  • 5 hours
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$135.45
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Architecture Tour of Helsinki with a city planner

Architecture Tour of Helsinki with a city planner

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One of the best ways to learn the ins and outs of a new place is to take a tour with a local expert. On this tour of Helsinki you’ll be guided by a city planner, who knows an incredible amount about the city. Visit the must-see and some lesser-known attractions, and learn the culture and history behind them. You’ll learn much more than you could if sightseeing independently.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.35
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Helsinki Highlights Tour By Tram And Walking

Helsinki Highlights Tour By Tram And Walking

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Fitting in all of Helsinki’s top attractions can be difficult, especially for visitors with limited time. Spend a day touring the city with a local guide, and gain insight into the Finnish capital’s history and culture while visiting landmarks including Senate Square, Temppeliaukio Church, and Esplanadi Park. Explore the city like a local onboard public transportation, and avoid hidden costs with entrance fees and tram fare included in the price.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private TukTuk guided Tour in Helsinki 2,5 hrs

Private TukTuk guided Tour in Helsinki 2,5 hrs

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Hop onboard the 100% electric and environmentally friendly TukTuk to see and experience Helsinki. You will be in a small group on 1-4 persons, and all tours are booked only for you and your group, so that we can really provide a personal service. You will have a licensed guide with you all the time. The guiding will be done by using the audio guiding system so you won't miss a thing around you. Welcome enjoy our beautiful city on this fun and informative tour!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Helsinki city sightseeing Tour with Seurasaari Open-Air Museum Tour

Helsinki city sightseeing Tour with Seurasaari Open-Air Museum Tour

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Combine a comprehensive city tour of Helsinki with a visit to the Seurasaari Open Air Museum on this half-day tour. With a guide in the lead, you'll follow a carefully curated itinerary that hits all of the Finnish capital's top landmarks, accompanied by insightful commentary. Then head to the Seurasaari Open Air Museum (admission included) to learn about the traditional Finnish way of life in centuries past.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.94
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$144.94

Helsinki Highlight and Porvoo Day Sightseeing Tour

Helsinki Highlight and Porvoo Day Sightseeing Tour

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Combine a city sightseeing tour of Helsinki's highlights and an excursion to the medieval town of Porvoo in one day. With a guide providing enlightening commentary along the way, visit Helsinki landmarks such as Olympic Stadium, Uspenskin Cathedral, the Rock Church, and others. Then, take a comprehensive walking tour of Porvoo's medieval highlights. Pickup and drop-off at selected Helsinki hotels included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.16
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Helsinki Highlight: Visit The Most Popular Spots by Eco-Friendly Transportation

Helsinki Highlight: Visit The Most Popular Spots by Eco-Friendly Transportation

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This combination of a walking tour and a tram tour is a great way to save time, get your bearings of Helsinki, and learn about its top landmarks at the same time. Visit the Olympic Stadium, Senate Square, and Sibelius Park, and have a chance to taste local food at the Old Market Hall. During the tour, enjoy invaluable commentary to expand your knowledge of the city’s history and culture.
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  • 3 hours
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Small Group Tour around Helsinki and Porvoo

Small Group Tour around Helsinki and Porvoo

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How about a one-day joined excursion between two ancient cities, Helsinki and Porvoo? Yay! In Helsinki, a private tour guide will offer you a tour around prior highlights of the Finnish capital in a luxury private car. You will explore the amazing sea-facing landscape, diverse building designs, and world-popular architecture. Porvoo is super easy to reach from Helsinki, about 45 kilometers. Thus, after capital exploration, you will have a trip to Porvoo and will have a chance to have a rest, enjoy the view of Finnish nature from the window and listen to insightful facts about Finland from your tour guide. Porvoo is a Summertown featuring red shore houses and exotic delicacies introduced by Gustav III, Sweden's king. Magic attraction from the flowerful gardens, traumatizing styles, and state-of-art makes it the most photogenic place in Finland that attracts photographers worldwide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Helsinki of Many Faces Private Self-Guided Audio Tour

Helsinki of Many Faces Private Self-Guided Audio Tour

The mobile app helps you explore Helsinki with a private audio tour (included). The audio tour has clean navigation, filled with exciting stories from professional guides. The tour with an in-app audio guide is for the one who wants to go through different phases of city development (literally and virtually), amaze at the gems of the architectural Jugendstil (aka Art Nouveau or Modern), visit the best library in the world with the live trees and 3D printers inside, be surprised by various technical and engineering innovations. The audio guide on the mobile app is the best way to enjoy the tour at your own pace and be independent of a group tour. The mobile app is available on App Store and Google Play and works offline.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$13.56
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$13.56

Architectural Walk of Helsinki with a Local

Architectural Walk of Helsinki with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. The group size is up to 8 people. Discover the most impressive buildings in Helsinki and learn about each one and its characteristics in this invigorating architectural walk. Join me on this adventure to discover the beauty and unique characteristics of Helsinki’s most significant buildings and get to know a bit more about the local culture in Finland from my own perspective. During this walk, you will become better acquainted with the local architecture, while also learning about the way in which this has changed over the years, with the city becoming more modern while still keeping its unique character. By the way, did you know that the Temppeliaukio “Church of Rock” is an architectural wonder built directly into a granite bedrock which forms the walls of the chapel? And it’s included in our tour!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.51
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$65.51

The Instagrammable Places of Helsinki with a Local

The Instagrammable Places of Helsinki with a Local

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This Experience is provided by a private local. The group size is up to 8 people. If you want to spice up your Instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then you are at the right place! Let me show you the most beautiful and impressive spots in Helsinki and guide you with some useful tips to take good pictures from your phone or camera! Of course while strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like the Sibelius Monument and the whole two cathedrals of Helsinki), you will also get to know more about Helsinki and learn about its secrets from a local's perspective. Join me on this adventure and give your insta feed an upgrade! Make sure you don’t book this Experience too late, as you don’t want to miss the golden hour!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$67.78
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$67.78

3 Hour Helsinki Walking Join-in Shore Excursion
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3 Hour Helsinki Walking Join-in Shore Excursion

On the walking tour, we will see all the main highlights of Helsinki. We will walk around the Market square and Old harbor, see the famous Fish market, Senate square with the Monument to Russian Emperor Alexander I, the great Lutheran Cathedral and Orthodox Dormition Cathedral, walk the main street of Helsinki, see the magnificent architectural masterpiece by Elieil Saarinen – Helsinki main railway station and of course – monument to the prominent ruler of Finland – marshall Gustav Mannerheim. After seeing the central part of the city you have free time to explore on your own, to have lunch or do some souvenir shopping.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.80
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$71.80

2-Hours Photogenic Helsinki Walking Tour with a Local

2-Hours Photogenic Helsinki Walking Tour with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. The group size is up to 8 people. Come with me to discover the beauty of Helsinki through your camera lens! Join me on this short city walk for the unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and taking stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from the most beautiful spots in the Old Town to the charming parks and waterside views. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Helsinki, you will also get to discover local spots and hidden gems that your typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Helsinki and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures! In Huvilakatu, a 320m long row of Art Nouveau buildings offers a stunning material for photography, and our tour will conclude right there!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.29
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$80.29

Discover Helsinki & Medieval Porvoo Village Private Tour

Discover Helsinki & Medieval Porvoo Village Private Tour

This is a perfect choice for time-tight travelers who are keen to tick off lots of key Helsinki landmarks in a day. Avoid the hustle and bustle of traveling on a crowded sightseeing bus and opt for a private tour instead. The trip showcases views of Esplanadi Park, Uspenski Cathedral, the Parliament of Finland building, and the Olympic Stadium—with commentary throughout and a visit to Porvoo's medieval Old Town too.
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  • 6 hours
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$985.00
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What are Helsinki Central Station hours of operation?
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Helsinki Central Station hours of operation: Daily waiting room hours 5am-2am. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.