Helsinki’s cap­i­tal re­gion also cov­ers Espoo, Van­taa and Kau­ni­ainen, and holds over a quar­ter of the Fin­nish pop­u­la­tion.

Se­nate Square is in the old­est part of Helsinki, with some of its build­ings dat­ing back to the 1750s.

Alvar Aalto’s Fin­lan­dia Con­cert Hall hosts opera, bal­let and con­ven­tions.

Nuuk­sio Na­tional Park in Espoo, a city 12 miles from Helsinki which hosts Rovio HQ.

Helsinki’s tram sys­tem is the in­ner city’s main form of pub­lic trans­port, and one of the old­est of its kind in the world

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