Situated on the Baltic Sea, Finland’s capital, Helsinki, is a modern city of over half a million people, and is the second most northern capital in Europe. Helsinki Metropolitan area which includes the nearby cities Vantaa and Espoo is the largest urban concentration in Finland with a population of one million.
A modern city featuring some of the most distinctive architecture in the world, both old and new, Helsinki is one of the cultural hot spots of Northern Europe. An ideal destination for both lovers of the arts and those who relish its exciting and vibrant nightlife. Being surrounded by forests, lakes and the sea, it is also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Surrounded by an archipelago of hundreds of tiny islands, and culturally influenced by both the East and West, Helsinki is unique, combining both modern and historic architectural styles with a love of open spaces that is at the very heart of Finnish identity. The capital of Finland is a compact city easily explored on foot.
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