What to know when travelling to Finland and Sipoo

Finland, the land of thousands of lakes and the land of Santa Claus. Yeah, you’ve heard it all before, right? We are pretty confident that you can use Google if you are interested in the history of our country, the most peculiar stats or the political system. What you might not find that easily by Googling is the practical stuff: what kind of a weather to expect, how to get around during the tournament, where to stay, how much money to reserve for a dinner in a restaurant etc. We have tried to gather here the most useful stuff but in case there is something you’re missing, just give us a shout.

Tyyni is played in the Eastern part of Finland’s capital, Helsinki, and its Eastern neighbour, Sipoo.

 
We have gathered a map of Tyyni places and other interesting and useful information on this map.


  Check this map of Tyyni 2017 event places in -> Google Maps
 

How to get here & around

Several airlines operate to Helsinki airport. We strongly recommend a rental car and/or shared rides, as the public transportation connections to all the tournament sites are not the most convenient.

We are working on a shuttle connection to get you guys from your hotels to the courses and more info will follow as soon as the details are clear. Please do use Google Maps when planning on where to stay so you can get an idea of how long it takes to travel to each course etc.

Where to stay

There are several hotels around the capital area, but the most convenient one for you might not be the one in the centre of Helsinki unless you especially want to spend time checking out the sights in there. As the courses are located in Helsinki and in Sipoo, we suggest looking for accommodation in Eastern Vantaa, nearby the airport, in Eastern Helsinki or  in Sipoo. You can use search engines such as Trivago, Booking.com or Hotels.com to look for the hotel. In addition to the hotels, do check out Airbnb as there are lots to choose from in there as well.

Some useful links concerning the accommodation:

Villa Sibbe – B&B in Sibbe – FULLY BOOKED

Cottages

Hotels

Camping sites

  • Rastila, Helsinki 
  • Sibbe, Sipoo (one of the courses!) Only tents and RV:s
    You can camp in a tent for free, RV 150€ week, contact terhi.kyto@sibbe.fi

 

Price levels in Helsinki area

Compared to most European countries, Finland is a rather expensive place. To get an idea and to plan your budget, check out some average prices from

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Helsinki

In Finland it is not customarily to leave tip in restaurants, and another useful thing to know is that our tap water is totally drinkable and extremely good as well, so feel free to fill out your bottles with the tap water instead of buying some over-priced bottled one for your rounds

The weather

The weather in Southern Finland in May may (yup, pun intended!) be very nice and almost like summer, close to +´20 C and sunny. However, springtime is funny in that way, that we could also get temperatures closer to zero and even some snow. Exciting, eh? So, just to be on the safe side, please do check out the weather forecasts closer to the dates and prepare accordingly. And oh, even if the temperature could get relatively nice during daytime, the nights are still pretty cold. So for example for the bonfire night, pack some warm clothes!