When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Finland, we post them here. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!
- Eurail Select Passes are no longer being sold (but similarly priced Global Passes still are) — see our 2019 rail-travel update.
- Academica Summer Hostel is closed.
- Renovations at the National Museum of Finland, involving overhauls of their permanent collection, are supposed to be completed by early 2021.
- Because of route changes, the Helsinki Tram Tour, which features a loop through Helsinki on public trams #2 and #3, now requires a transfer at the Auroran Sairaala stop (which is several stops past the original transfer point of Töölön halli).
- Helsinki’s main tourist information office is now in the train station. The location near the Esplanade has closed.
- Torni Tower's Ateljée Bar, with excellent city views, is closed for renovation but scheduled to reopen in 2021.
- Linda Line has ceased ferry service between Helsinki and Tallinn, Estonia.
For books printed before June 2018, the following may also apply:
- Helsinki's tram lines have been reorganized. New route maps are available on the transport network's website.
- Temppeliaukio Church now charges admission (€3).
- Sundmans Krog Bistro has closed.
- The Erottajanpuisto hostel is now called Hostel Diana Park and has a new website (www.dianapark.fi).
For books printed before April 2017, the following may also apply:
- The Helsinki City Museum is now located at Aleksanterinkatu 16 and is open Mon–Fri 11:00–19:00, Sat–Sun 11:00–17:00.