Helsinki accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays
Helsinki is a charming and attractive city with a dedication to arts, culture and architecture. In the capital city of Finland there are lots to see, do and experience for visitors of all ages: unusual churches, vibrant buildings, excellent food, plenty of parks and an island fortress. Book accessible accommodations today to start exploring this city full of history and its surroundings during perfect disabled holidays.
In the below video, Handiscover’s Brand Ambassador & Content Manager, Cory Lee, talks all about accessibility within Helsinki with Sanna Kalmari of the Finnish accessible travel blog “Palmuasema” and Leena Karppinen, PR Manager for Visit Helsinki.
DISABLED FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN HELSINKI
Take a trip on the Sparakoff
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Sparakoff is a historic tram that has been transformed into a mahogany and brass classical pub. Enjoy a Koff bear or a great cocktail while passing by the city’s most famous sights.
Address: Sibeliuksen puisto, Mechelininkatu, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
The Sibelius Monument is an abstract work of art in the middle of a beautiful park. Resembling organ pipes the monument is dedicated to the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Made of welded steel the bust of the composer has been placed at the foot of the monument.
Take a Panorama Coach Tour
Address:Pohjoisesplanadi 19, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
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Enjoy a taste of Helsinki’s main attractions, as you sit back and relax. The tour uses a double-decker bus that passes by all the must-see attraction in Helsinki such as the City Hall, The Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall or the Opera House.
ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATIONS IN HELSINKI
From the cozy cottages to the spacious apartments or luxurious hotels Handiscover has vacation rentals perfect for you and your companion. You can enjoy great disabled holidays in the accessible Helsinki as there’s so much choice! To make it a bit easier, we’ve gathered numerous accessible accommodations to experience the perfect break: famous hotels, impressive apartments and intimate cottages. Find the holiday rentals right for you before planning how to fill your days. With a plethora of attractions on your doorstep, you’ll find there’s plenty to see and do!
Featuring three options to choose from, our website will point you to a list of accessible accommodations that offer what you need. The vacation rentals on our website are wheelchair friendly and feature roll-in showers, grab bars, hoists, step free access and wider doorways Just select from the list and book with Handiscover for an easy and relaxing stay away from home in the accessible Helsinki.
GETTING AROUND HELSINKI WITH A DISABILITY – ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION
Helsinki is a compact, walkable city so you can easily use a scooter or wheelchair depending on your needs. It is also known for having an effective and advanced public transportation system, its tram and train lines being the fastest and most convenient way to get around. In addition most of the city’s buses have low floors, special sitting and are free for wheelchair users. Furthermore the metro system is a dream for those who travel in wheelchairs as all station have an accessible lift and level platforms. Even more than half of Helsinki’s trams feature low floors, however they are unable to accommodate mobility scooters. For a more personalized traveling method you can always get a wheelchair accessible taxi.