The Daughter of the Baltic Sea

Helsinki is a successful blend of traditional and modern architecture and design, interwoven with the beauty of nature, and a few quirky, purely Finnish touches - such as a church built inside a giant chunk of granite, and a venue that is a unique combination of café, restaurant, bar, laundromat, and sauna.

Classic Russian onion-domed churches share the stage with Nordic minimalism, and a large concentration of Art Nouveau buildings. Prominent globally in the fields of technology (think Nokia) and design (Marimekko and Aero), Finland has also recently topped the charts as having the world's best educational system.

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Kauppatori Market Square

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The Market Square in Helsinki Finland

Kauppatori Market Square

Located at the harbor end of the Esplanade, the square is a lively and colorful spot. There are plenty of goods on offer including fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, freshly caught fish, and local handicrafts. On the first Friday of every month, there is a vintage American car display.

Senate Square

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The entrance of the Senate Square in Helsinki Finland

Senate Square

Considered a masterpiece of city design and neo-classical architecture, Senate Square sits on a site that originally held 17th century buildings. The Government Palace, Cathedral, university buildings, and library surround the square. There are also several boutiques and restaurants in the area.

Helsinki Highlights & Ice Bar Winterland

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Port of Helsinki Finland

Helsinki Highlights & Ice Bar Winterland

Enjoy Helsinki’s highlights and a visit to one of the largest ice bars in the world.

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Helsinki, Finland At a glance

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Current Time:
7:34:05 am2018/11/18 07:34:05 am
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Exchange Rates:
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  • 1.50
  • 0.87
  • 1.52
  • 75.18
  • 3.81
  • 22.28
  • 1.69
Local Details:
GPS: 60°10'23.97"N 24°56'27.69"E
Size: 715.49 KM2 (276.25 MI2)
Population: 621,863
Density: 869 Pop/KM2 (336 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +358

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