Welcome to Helsinki
Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland with over 650,000 inhabitants. The University of Helsinki alone has 31,200 students, and Helsinki metropolitan area forms the science and higher education hub of Finland.
In 2019, Helsinki won the Smart Tourism Capital prize, and no wonder. With beautiful seaside scenery, world-class cuisine, pioneering architecture and exciting activities a walking distance away within the city center, you will have the time of your life here with us, the happiest people on Earth!
Discover beautiful Helsinki
Visit the MyHelsinki website to discover what you can do and experience in Helsinki.
In March 2020 Finland was ranked the happiest nation in the world for the third year running. What’s the secret: saunas, Santa Claus or something else …?
Here you will find a selection of things to help you experience Finnish culture.
The Finnish tourist Board offers an annual event where you can ‘Rent-a-Finn’ to be your personal happiness guide. This year’s sessions are now fully booked but throughout the week, and until 14 June, you can join a live broadcast at 16.00 CEST with one of the happiness guides.
Meet some of the happiness guides here: