Did you know? Interesting facts about Helsinki, Finland!

Did you know? Interesting facts about Helsinki, Finland!

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  • Helsinki was founded by a Swedish King in the 16th century.
  • The coastline of Helsinki is beautifully decorated and spans over 315 islands.

Helsinki Panorama, Finland

  • It is the home of northern most metro station, motorway and vineyard in the world
  • Helsinki uses a squirrel as it´s symbol.


  • The Finns are not known for being overly talkative.
  • In Finland there’s a competition where men carry women, so called Wife Carrying Championships.
  • Throwing one´ s cell phones is also another rather typical Finnish competition.
  • World- famous Finns include the composer Jean Sibelius, celebrated designer Alvar Aalto and legendary runner Paavo Nurmi. 

Metal sculpture of the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, Helsinki

  • Helsinki was chosen to be the World Design Capital for 2012.
  • The unique and popular souvenirs to take home from Finland are salty licorice candy, canned reindeer meat and authentic glassware.

Helsinki shopping and souvenirs

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