Helsinki is the capital and the largest city of Finland with population of 629,512(2016). About 1.4 million people live in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
It is the world's northernmost metro area of over one million people, and the city is the northernmost capital of an EU member state.
Helsinki is located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.
In 2011, Helsinki ranked as the most livable city in the world. The Helsinki Metropolitan Area generates approximately one third of Finland's GDP.
The number of overnight stays in Helsinki rose to a new record, almost 3.5 million, in 2015 (4.9% increased from the previous year).
We recommend you stay in the city for at list 3 nights. Main sights recommended are:
Helsinki Cathedral, a distinctive landmark in the Helsinki cityscape, the building is in the neoclassical style located in Senate Square, the center of Helsinki.
Sibelius Monument, a monument dedicated to the world famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular with tourists and locals.