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FI1146

Helsinki, Finland

Our front door

Our front door

Allas Sea Pool

Allas Sea Pool

Gold

Member since

2012


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
October 15, 2022 - October 23, 2022 1 weeks

One week in October (only possible from October 15 to October 23).

June 23, 2023 - July 30, 2023 4 weeks

2-4 weeks in Europe

Helsinki

We are open for exchanges in October 2022 and summer (mostly July) 2023!

We are a family of five and we live in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Our children were born in 2001 (Unikko), 2003 (Iiris) and 2005 (Sisu) and 1-3 of them will travel with us depending the destination.

Our home is a terraced house on two floors. On the upper lever we have a kitchen, living room and one bedroom. Downstairs there are three bedrooms and a bathroom with sauna. There is a toilet on both floors. We have a small backyard. Our four bedrooms can accommodate five adults.

Our neighborhood Pakila is in northern Helsinki, it is surrounded by nature and the Helsinki Central Park. Just a few kilometres away there is a golf course and a sport center where you can swim (indoor and outdoor pools). Within walking distance we have cafeterias, supermarkets (S-Market and Lidl), small restaurant, kiosk with post office services, pharmacy, gym, health center, children's playground, gas station, city bike station and a library.

Helsinki’s proximity to the sea and surrounding nature offer an ideal setting for a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the year. If you want to visit Sweden or Estonia, ferries to Stockholm and Tallinn leave daily from Helsinki.

Unfortunately we do not have the opportunity to offer you a car. Getting around in Helsinki is easy with public transport. We have a City bike station (https://www.hsl.fi/en/citybikes) on our home street. Public transportation (HSL, https://www.hsl.fi/en) is very efficient and takes you wherever you want to go. Tourists can buy single tickets and also day tickets (1-13 days) that gives you possibility for unlimited use in buses, trams, trains, metros and ferries in Helsinki. You can also rent a car for example from Helsinki-Vantaa airport or from the Central Railway Station in Helsinki.

Things to do in Helsinki:
Visit Helsinki: http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en
Suomenlinna fortress - Unesco World Heritage Site: https://www.suomenlinna.fi/en/
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum: http://www.kansallismuseo.fi/en/seurasaari-openairmuseum
Helsinki Central Park: http://www.hel.fi/hel2/keskuspuisto/eng/1centralpark/
Vallisaari Island - Island nature: http://www.nationalparks.fi/Vallisaari
National parks: https://www.nationalparks.fi/
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma: http://www.kiasma.fi/en/
Allas Sea Pool: https://www.allasseapool.fi/en/
Oodi, Helsinki Central Library: https://www.oodihelsinki.fi/en/
Korkeasaari Zoo: https://www.korkeasaari.fi/helsinki-zoo/
Linnanmäki amusement park: https://www.linnanmaki.fi/en
Old Market Hall for food lovers: http://vanhakauppahalli.fi/en/
The Rock Church: http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en/see-and-experience/sights-and-attractions/temppeliaukio-church-rock-church
Fazer chocolate factory - Finnish chocolate: http://www.visitfazer.com/en/
Cruisin the Finnish seas: https://www.visitfinland.com/article/cruisin-the-finnish-seas/
Finland, land of the Midnight Sun: http://www.visitfinland.com/article/land-of-the-midnight-sun/

Day trips with train / bus / rental car:
Beautiful little town Porvoo, about 50km from Helsinki: http://www.visitporvoo.fi/en
Turku: https://www.visitturku.fi/en
Turku Castle: Turku Castle: https://www.turku.fi/en/turkucastle
Hämeenlinna: http://www.visithameenlinna.fi/en/
Tampere: https://visittampere.fi/en/
The birthplace of Aleksis Kivi, National author of Finland: http://www.museo-opas.fi/en/museum/aleksis-kiven-syntymäkoti
Ainola, home of the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius: http://www.museo-opas.fi/en/museum/ainola

Finnish design outlets and stores:
Marimekko: https://www.marimekko.com/fi_fi/storelocator
Iittala, Arabia and Fiskars: https://www.iittala.com/fi/fi/outlet
Artek: https://www.artek.fi/artekhelsinki/en/

Near our home:
Korkee climbing park: https://korkee.fi/
Swimming hall (indoor and outdoor pools): https://servicemap.hel.fi/unit/40774
Paloheinä Golf: www.paloheinagolf.fi/english
Local restaurant, House of Sandwiches: http://ravintola.hofs.fi/
Gym: http://www.saluspakila.fi/

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Our Family

  • 5 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 6 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Student
  • Student
  • Student
  • Manager, Educational Policy
  • School Secretary

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5
  • Living Area: 132 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • Sauna private

Facilities

  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • France
  • Germany
  • Liechtenstein
  • Italy
  • Austria
  • Haute-Savoie, France
  • Croatia
  • Switzerland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Suomeksi

Occupation

  • Student
  • Student
  • Student
  • Manager, Educational Policy
  • School Secretary

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

References

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