Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki silhouette

Helsinki silhouette

Our front door

Our front door

Aurora borealis near our home in winter

Aurora borealis near our home in winter

Allas Sea Pool

Allas Sea Pool


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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
June 21, 2024 - July 28, 2024 4 weeks

We would like to spend 3-4 weeks of our holiday in the Alpine region (Switzerland, southern Germany, western Austria, northern Italy, Slovenia, Monaco, Liechtenstein or in France somewhere from Annecy to Nice) or somewhere in Ireland, Scotland or England.



We are open for exchanges form late June to the end of July 2024 in the Alpine region of Europe.

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, you can take a ferry to Stockholm or Tallinn from Helsinki harbour.

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 ( on our home street. Public transportation (HSL, 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:
Suomenlinna fortress - Unesco World Heritage Site:
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum:
Helsinki Central Park:
Vallisaari Island - Island nature:
National parks:
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma:
Allas Sea Pool:
Oodi, Helsinki Central Library:
Korkeasaari Zoo:
Linnanmäki amusement park:
Old Market Hall for food lovers:
The Rock Church:
Fazer chocolate factory - Finnish chocolate:
Cruisin the Finnish seas:
Finland, land of the Midnight Sun:

Day trips with train / bus / rental car:
Beautiful little town Porvoo, about 50km from Helsinki:
Turku Castle: Turku Castle:
The birthplace of Aleksis Kivi, National author of Finland:äkoti
Ainola, home of the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius:

Finnish design outlets and stores:
Iittala, Arabia and Fiskars:

Near our home:
Korkee climbing park:
Swimming hall (indoor and outdoor pools):
Paloheinä Golf:
Local restaurant, House of Sandwiches:

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 7 Exchanges made


  • 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


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange


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


  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • Sauna private


  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Slovenia
  • Monaco
  • Liechtenstein
  • France
  • Bavaria, Germany
  • England, UK
  • Ireland
  • Scotland, UK
  • Italy
  • Austria
  • Switzerland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Suomeksi


  • Manager, Educational Policy
  • School Secretary


  • No children will be traveling with us.


  • We do not have pets.


This member has completed 7 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: