Discover Helsinki

Helsinki - Never far from water

Helsinki - Never far from water

The coastal waters off Helsinki are dotted with islands of all shapes and sizes. It is not without reason that Helsinki is often dubbed “the Daughter of the Baltic”.

THE BEST AND most traditional way to arrive in Finland’s capital is by sea.

Welcome to Helsinki!

Welcome to Helsinki!

Helsinki is a surprising city that enchants visitors with its diverse urban culture, the proximity of nature and its friendliness.

The laid-back rhythm of relaxed and compact Helsinki will take you away.

Helsinki is one of Europe’s fastest growing and developing cities.

A land of one million saunas

A land of one million saunas

You could start your adventure into the other side of Finland by visiting a sauna.

It is something you have perhaps heard about, as sauna is the only Finnish word to have entered the world vocabulary.

2017 – the centenary of Finland’s independence

2017 – the centenary of Finland’s independence

2017 is a big year for Finland as the country marks its 100 years of independence and this year is celebrated through an extensive and varied programme

FINLAND BECAME INDEPENDENT on 6 December 1917

The Finnish Way

The Finnish Way

Congratulations! You have chosen to visit Finland, the safest and most eco-friendly country in the world.

Finland is a nation that loves silence but has some quirky festivals and curious habits.

To party or not to party?

To party or not to party?

If visiting a sauna left you cold or didn’t give you enough insight into Finnish mentality, perhaps you should witness Finnish holidays or festivals. 

The most important holiday in spring is the two-day carnival-like celebration of May Day (in Finnish vappu.