Helsinki is the capital city of Finland and was founded in the year 1550, thee destination has been the Finnish Capital since 1812. The Helsinki metropolitan area includes the urban core of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen, and other surrounding commuter towns which are famous for its natural beauty. The magnificent city manages to pull off the neat trick of being a major city that feels like a small town but is actually a metropolitan. There's plenty of history and culture to enjoy and it's a great place to wander about with no fixed agenda too. The destination is the third biggest Nordic city after Stockholm and Oslo.
There are many things that make up this great city some of which includes, the soulful and historically important museums which display a wide variety of ancient artifacts. But there is much more to the city rather than just museums; the destination is also famous for its arts, theatres and music. Visit the destination and witness for yourself the soulful performances and heartwarming arts that the city has to offer. The nightlife is the city is also very exciting as there are lots of pubs and restaurants that you can enjoy with your family and friends. Be it a late night drink or a party, the place will never let you down.
From picturesque natural beauty to scintillating architecture the destination has something in store for every traveller that comes its way. With an amazing food and drinks pallet the place is sure to win your heart. There are several neoclassical buildings in Helsinki which make this destination a must go for travellers as some of the buildings in the region are very old and hold great historic importance. Helsinki also features numerous constructions by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.
Essential travel information and Helsinki tips for your visit
- Time Zone- Eastern European Time Zone UTC+02:00
- Currency- Euro
- Electricity and Internet- 220 volts, there is high speed internet available in the region
- Languages- Swedish, Finnis
- Security-Helsinki Tourist Information+358 9 31013300, Health Centre +358 9 31050599, Fire station+358 9 3101651
- Off-beaten Path- Sibelius Monument (1 hour).
- Tipping- tipping is appriciated but not mandatory
- Tourist Traps- NA
- Customs- NA
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