Welcome to Helsinki

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Helsinki is the definitive design city, offering the look – and feel – of the best from the design world, from past masters to tomorrow’s heroes. In 2012 the city celebrated its year as World Design Capital. Minimalistic, functional and clean Finnish design has enjoyed an enviable international reputation for decades, and Helsinki is the perfect city for experiencing the unique design culture. There is over 3,000 inviting events held each year in Helsinki. This year there will be two highlights not to be missed especially if you’re a fan of sports or maritime atmosphere. In May, for the second year in a row, Finland and Sweden will host the Ice Hockey World Championship. In July, Helsinki will be one of the ports of the Tall Ships Races 2013. Helsinki is a city filled with vibrant urban culture and has a lot to offer year round. Enjoy your stay in Helsinki!


Population 595,384
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-2pm.
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.