Welcome to Helsinki

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Helsinki, the modern and cosmopolitan capital of Finland situated on the Baltic Sea, is a city with over half a million residents. Helsinki offers lots to see, do and experience year round. Discover the maritime appeal, unique design and architecture attractions, exciting food culture, great shopping opportunities and over 3,000 lively events held each year. Feel the cultural influences from both the East and West, meet the friendly locals and enjoy the slow rhythm of urban Helsinki. Explore and be inspired: www.visithelsinki.fi.


Population 612,664
Currency Euro, €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Department stores and shopping centres are open weekdays 9am-9pm, Saturdays 9am-6pm and Sundays 12noon-6pm (9pm). Smaller shops are usually open weekdays 10am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm (4pm).
Website www.visithelsinki.fi
Newspapers Helsingin Sanomat, Hufvudstadsbladet (Hbl), Ilta-Sanomat, Iltalehti
International edition of Finland’s leading daily newspaper: www.hs.fi/english
Emergency numbers 112
Tourist information Helsinki City Tourist Information
Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 19
Tel: +358 9 3101 3300
Opening hours: 15 May-14 Sept: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. 15 Sept-14 May: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.