Finland, Porvoo Guide (B): Porvoo, The Perfect Half-Day Trip from Helsinki
If you're planning a day trip from Helsinki, the small town of Porvoo should be on your list. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland and less than 50km away from the Finnish capital, this idyllic town full of history, beautiful architecture and galleries is the perfect short trip to explore the more traditional side of Finland!
The most convenient way to get to Porvoo is by taking one of the frequent buses that depart from Helsinki bus station (Linja-autoasema). The journey takes about one hour and the tickets can be bought directly at the station or online on www.porvoonliikenne.fi or www.matkahuolto.fi/en. Return tickets cost around €10.
If you visit during the summer, a more scenic option is to take one of the daily cruises between Porvoo and Helsinki. The ship leaves Helsinki in the early morning and returns in the afternoon, navigating through the archipelago in a three hours journey. Timetables and tickets can be found on the m/s J.L. Runeberg and m/s RoyalCat websites. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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