Mika Rantanen

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

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  • controller in hotel business ( www.hotellimaailma.fi),
  • master of science (management accounting)
  • From Helsinki/Finland
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


I set my couch status to maybe that means please no contacts for any general couchsearches aiming for just to find any couch in Helsinki, we are quite busy, traveling a bit , hosting friends till February 2016.

We hope you reply soon, if we offer couch, sometimes there were simply too many people who we expected to come and we never heard of finally. Then couch can maybe offered to someone else. Cancel your request if you found a couch while we didn´t reply yet, it might save a place for someone else for last minute request. Normally we can´t take last minute requests but you can try, sometimes it might work out.


I´m working in managerial accounting task, educated but not for titles, instead for understanding.
Even if I´m metal fan, I am not into "black phenomenas" or too wasted life style.

Our sms number you´ll get by cs-mailing first, please write always cs mail in 1st place and sms:s when in Helsinki, it´s kind of expensive to sms to foreign with my mobile phone (single messages in case of arrival or so are just fine).

My partner for hosting you: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/maria-christin-luther


Not mine but found it and I like it: "We used to be same age, now I´m much younger". Whatever it means individually...

In the past the strangest hospitality profile summary I´ve seen was ; No Germans, no dogs.

We like nice ones of both:).

WE WON´T BE IN HELSINKI 23.12. till 6.1. 2016 please don´t ask for that time. Generally, we probably don´t host much in December -February 2015-2016 but if you like to specially be our guests, you can try if your timing will be suitable for us.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


rock, rock, rock ...
www.stadissa.fi (i post some events of Helsinki from here (or similar sites) to Helsinki forums (
Check Events sections, I´ve opened there some free entry events or other local important dates, they are more like info and I might not be able to join everything. There are e.g. some free festivals over summer in Helsinki or free entries to Kiasma or similar possibly useful infos.


member with same user name at hospitalityclub-> check my profile there, been member for 10 years
CS experiencies only offering a couch or joining meetings/camps
the least-wanted experiencies seem to be one-night stays, with late arrival/early departure, that´s when hostels are ideal, one just wasting own sleeping time waiting late and waking too early up

if you take an early flight , take night bus to airport (more expensive between 2-4.30 am) and stay there in rest room, Helsinki has no good early public transport connections , e.g. for 6.30 am flight you have to leave us around 4am and walk to bus stop for 15-20 mins


listening to rock/metal/folk music, bicycling, traveling, boating, festivals, German language, speanding summer time at cottage close to national park Isojärvi

must add walking, as I walk a lot instead of using public transport in daily life

Music, Movies, and Books

rock/metal music in general but almost anything can be good
too lazy to read, only to brush up my language skills
all the best things were already long time ago made in all these areas of culture:), so I´m not following scenes actively...and I mostly hate comebacks..
Helsinki has good offer even cheap culture events, festivals or evenings, just ask for a tip.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

going through difficult periods in my life, creating own "career" by working hard and with desire
making a solid relationship with my girl friend

Teach, Learn, Share

get cheaper trains (if you are resident of European country except Finland) connections in Finland, especially some days within 1 month for person under 26 are much cheaper than local fares


Helsinki summary for you


Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom

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