Doing our own thing in Kristiansand and Helsinki

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Wigan, Lancashire
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Joined Sep 2011
Hi friends, you've never let me down before so I thought I'd try again. Looking for the email details of a reputable, clean and friendly Company where we can hire a car and driver, for possibly a half day or longer when we go to Kristiansand (Norway) and Helsinki (Finland) in August.

There will be four of us and over the years we've found that this scenario really suits us better that a tour from the ship, we have the flexibility of our own itinerary and can arrange our own breaks and photo opportunities as and when we choose.

Anybody got any details re the above, I'd be very much obliged.

Thanks again,

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Can't help you as to Kristiansand, but here's a suggestion for Helsinki: If you have only a half-day there, there's a public bus route that circles all the way around the main attractions. It leaves from very close to the cruise pier that's closest to the commercial heart of the city. (Sorry I can't give you a more specific description, it's been a while since we were there for our own half-day port call.) It's not technically a hop-on-hop-off route, but if you buy a 1-day transit pass at the nearby tourism office that comes to the same thing. Very inexpensive, although you'd need to do your own research at home as to what you wanted to get off the bus for.