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Welcome to Helsinki Region

It's the perfect combination of urban and outdoors, lively and laid-back

About Helsinki Region

The Helsinki region includes the capital city and its metropolitan area, as well as some further-flung towns and cities. Here, nature trails and city life are both never more than a stone’s throw away, and the area is overflowing with good food, great design, interesting museums and unique architecture. Visit Helsinki and discover why it's said to be one of the world's most livable cities!

Get to know the region

All of Finland’s four regions are special in their own way. Here are a few things that are unique about this one.
Porvoo & Fiskars: idyllic & creative towns

Read about Porvoo and Fiskars, two idyllic and creative Finnish towns full of art and design, located near Helsinki.

Design flagship stores in Helsinki

Discover Finnish fashion and interior design icons (and future classics!) at these flagship stores in Helsinki.

Things to do in Helsinki Region


Inspiration for your journey

Here are a few sample journeys through the Helsinki region with suggestions for what to see, eat and do. When you find something you like, click the heart icon to save it.
Alvar Aalto destinations in Helsinki and Lakeland
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How can I get there?

Is Finland an LGBTQ+ friendly destination?

Is Finland an accessible destination?

What’s Finland’s currency? Will my credit card work? Do I need to tip?

Is Finland safe?

an illustration of a woman biking on a road
More than half of Helsinki city's residents cycle every week and 25% cycle daily.