INFORMATION / ABOUT HELSINKI

 

Helsinki is a city where Eastern and Western cultures interact — a city whose urban cosmopolitan lifestyle exists in perfect harmony with nature. The city's contemporary architecture, design and high technology reinforce the international reputation of Finland's capital. Most sights and attractions are within walking distance of the city centre, and getting around the town is easy. Helsinki's cultural life is extremely active, with over 3000 events arranged each year for people of all ages. Helsinki can easily be reached by plane, train or even ferry (see more under "Transportation").

 

 

More information on visiting Helsinki can be found from the Helsinki City web pages at

 

http://www.hel2.fi/tourism/EN/tama_yleista.asp and

http://www.hel2.fi/tourism/matko_esitteet/EN_Helsinki.pdf (Adobe PDF file)