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Railway

The Helsinki commuter railway (Finnish: Pääkaupunkiseudun lähiliikenne/ Swedish: Huvudstadsregionens närtrafik) is the rail system serving Greater Helsinki, Finland. The network is part of the HSL network, and is operated by VR, the Finnish state-owned national railway company. Together with the Helsinki Metro, buses, and trams, the network forms the heart of Helsinki’s public transportation infrastructure. […]

Helsinki Metro

The Helsinki Metro (Finnish: Helsingin metro, Swedish: Helsingfors metro) is a rapid transit system serving Greater Helsinki. It is the world’s northernmost metro system. The metro system consists of 2 lines, which serve a total of 25 stations. It has a total length of 35 kilometres (22 mi). The metro serves as the predominant rail […]

Public Transport

Helsinki is served by an efficient public transport system. Helsinki’s relatively small size makes it a walking-friendly city which, combined with multiple public transportation choices, makes getting around simple and enjoyable. Trams, buses, commuter trains and the metro service the mainland area of the city, while the numerous islands that dot the coastline can be […]

Kalevala Day – A Celebration of Finnish Culture

Kalevala Day (Finnish Culture Day) is full of magic and it is celebrated in Finland on the 28th of February. The Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, teaches ancient wisdom through the stories and spells of mythical heroes and heroines. The Kalevala was compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology in the […]

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