City of Helsinki
P.O. Box 20, Unioninkatu 28 A
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a modern city with over half a million residents and is situated on the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is unique among Northern European cities. The lifestyle in the second-most northern capital city in the world is full of contrasts and activities in the form of hundreds of events and friendly people. Helsinki’s identity has been formed by cultural influences from both the East and West. Several architectural layers and the impact of different periods can be clearly seen in Helsinki. Finnish design has also made the country’s capital city world famous. The beauty of the surrounding nature and archipelago blends seamlessly together with high-tech achievements, while old traditions mix with the latest contemporary trends. Visitors truly appreciate Helsinki’s laid-back atmosphere and the city also attracts attention for its fashion, food, music and lively club culture. In 2012 the city celebrated its year as World Design Capital.