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This is the port complex for cruise ships to Russia. There are ticket purchase/check in areas for the cruise lines, a small shop, ATM machines, luggage storage machines.
You can interconnect to Helsinki transit system on tram line 9, and take taxis from here.
Some reports that the passages to the ships are quite long distances, but are buggy/wheelchair friendly.
A lot seems to depend on the flight schedules and times of year. Some commentators cite busy overcrowded gates, others empty spaces. The price of things at the airport, and it should be understood in Finland generally (should you be stopping-over and not in transit) are high in comparison to other places, including those elsewhere (outside Scandinavia) in the Eurozone.
There are new terminal gates and associated shopping areas being finalised at this time (late 2016), but there are also plans for another phase of expansion as Finnair purchases a fleet of new A350s for the far eastern routes Helsinki is well placed to feeder to other European cities.
The airport is impeccably clean and staff proudly courteous; there are good connections to the city and elsewhere in Finland. There is a new train to the city centre.
Exchange rate fluctuations can have a considerable impact on your trip budget. If your home currency has appreciated in value in the recent term over the currency of your destination you are likely to find the place inexpensive.
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Graphic showing average weather in Helsinki in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)
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