Welcome to Helsinki, Finland
"The Daughter of the Baltic"
Market Square's Havis Amanda statue, depicting a mermaid in transformation, is Helsinki's defining symbol for a reason. Between the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland, Helsinki is a small but lively city of 500,000 that endures, or rather, perseveres through extremes of climate with a Finnish finesse. Every winter, when the sun fades and the night sky lasts for months, local Helsinkians illuminate the streets with brilliant light displays, take to ice plunges off Hietaniemi Beach and recreate the desert in toasty saunas. In November, it is common to see the Aurora Borealis lights, Earth's intoxicating magnetic shield, swimming in Helsinki's skies. In short, there is no dark side to Helsinki (save for the aggressive drivers). Super clean and free from poverty, Helsinki warms up and stays light in the summer months. Tourists flock to Helsinki for nightlife, the Helsinki Cathedral's majesty and tours of nearby islands. Helsinki even provides free City Bikes with maps for touring this maritime city in her full summer splendor.
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Helsinki Travel Guides & Maps
Helsinki travel guides, including travel books, dining guides, maps, Finnish language guides and Helsinki-specific specialty guides for both business travelers and visitors to Helsinki.
Helsinki Golf Courses
A guide to golf courses in Helsinki, Finland.
Helsinki's attractions range from outdoor adventures and recreation to art museums and historic architecture.
Headlines from local newspapers and Helsinki area radio and television stations.