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Women and Power in Helsinki

Today, Finland is recognised as a leader internationally in gender equality, but it was not always this way. As we celebrate Women’s Day (8.3.2020), we take a brief look at the role of women in Finnish society, historically to the present day. In the past centuries, women’s position in society was strongly associated with their […]

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

Update 13.3.2020: Helsinki Regional Transport has advised that bus tickets will not be sold on board, effective today. Use of the HSL app and travel cards continues as usual. HSL advises that routes continue to be operated normally, but asks the public to avoid unnecessary use of public transport. Helsinki is served by an efficient […]

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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