Helsinki, Finland Overview
Helsinki is located on the tip of a peninsula and 315 islands. The inner city area occupies a southern peninsula, which is rarely referred to by its actual name Vironniemi.
It is the capital and largest city of Finland. It is in the region of Uusimaa, located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is located some 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 kilometres (250 mi) east north east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 300 kilometres (190 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Helsinki has close historical connections with these three cities.
Detailed Map of Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki has a humid continental climate (Koppen: Dfb). Owing to the mitigating influence of the Baltic Sea and Gulf Stream, temperatures in winter are higher than the northern location might suggest, with the average in January and February around −5 °C (23 °F). Temperatures below −20 °C (−4 °F) occur normally a week or two in a year.
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The Allegro is a high-speed train service between Helsinki, Finland, and St. Petersburg, Russia. The service started on 12 December 2010. The aim is to reduce travel time between Helsinki and Saint Petersburg: before Allegro, the journey time was 5½ hours; currently it is 3 hours and 36 minutes and there are plans to bring it down to 3 hours.
Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular with tourists and locals, who enjoy it as a picturesque picnic site. Originally named Sveaborg (Fortress of Svea), or Viapori as called by Finnish-speaking Finns, it was renamed Suomenlinna (Castle of Finland) in 1918 for patriotic and nationalistic reasons, though it is sometimes known by its original name.
Kiinan muuri, Suuri valliriutta, Akropolis, Galápagossaaret ja Suomenlinna. Unescon maailmanperintöluettelo yhdistää Suomen kansallisylpeyden satoihin muihi
The Kamppi Chapel ( Finnish: Kampin kappeli, Swedish: Kampens kapell) is a Lutheran chapel in Kamppi, Helsinki, located on the Narinkka Square. It is also known as the "Chapel of Silence" since it is intended to be a place to calm down and have a moment of silence in one of the busiest areas in Finland.
The museum is a mixture of original furnishing of the building from the early 1940s, and additional material brought in to illustrate the life of Mannerheim and the historical context of the period. Among the notable exhibits is an extensive collection of medals and other honours which Mannerheim received from numerous countries.
The Temppeliaukio church is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city; half a million people visit it annually. The stone-hewn church is located in the heart of Helsinki. Maintaining the original character of the square is the fundamental concept behind the building.
Every summer, many Helsinkians come to Seurasaari to enjoy the rural, peaceful outdoor atmosphere. Despite the visitors, the island has a variety of wildlife, especially birds, but also red squirrels and hares. The height of the island's popularity is at Midsummer, when a huge bonfire ( Finnish: juhannuskokko, Swedish: midsommareld) is built on a small isle just off the island's coast, and ignited by a newlywed couple.
In the heart of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, Esplanadi ( Swedish: Esplanaden ) is an esplanade consisting of the Esplanadinpuisto park and the parallel one-way streets on its sides named Pohjoisesplanadi (Finnish for North Esplanade, Swedish: Norra Esplanaden) and Eteläesplanadi (Finnish for South Esplanade, Swedish: Södra Esplanaden).
Uspenski Cathedral ( Finnish: Uspenskin katedraali, Swedish: Uspenskij-katedralen, Russian: Успенский собор, Uspenskij sobor) is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary). Its name comes from the Old Church Slavonic word uspenie, which denotes the Dormition. Designed by the Russian architect Aleksey Gornostayev (1808-1862).
The Natural History Museum of Helsinki ( Finnish: Luonnontieteellinen museo, Swedish: Naturhistoriska museet) is an exhibition of the Finnish Museum of Natural History of the University of Helsinki. The museum is located in Etu-Töölö in central Helsinki. The museum building was originally established as a gymnasium for Russian students in 1913, and adopted by the University in 1923.
The Finnish National Opera ( Finnish: Suomen Kansallisooppera; Swedish: Finlands Nationalopera) is a Finnish opera company based in Helsinki. Its home base is the Opera House on Töölönlahti bay in Töölö, which opened in 1993, and is state-owned through Senate Properties.
The National Museum of Finland ( Finnish: Suomen kansallismuseo, Swedish: Finlands nationalmuseum) presents Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present day, through objects and cultural history. The Finnish National Romantic style building is located in central Helsinki and operates in collaboration with the National Board of Antiquities ( Finnish: Museovirasto, Swedish: Museiverket), an association related to the government's Ministry of Culture and Education.
Suomen kansallismuseon etusivu
Korkeasaari on yksi maailman vanhimmista eläintarhoista. Korkeasaaressa pääset tutustumaan yli 150 eläinlajiin ja satoihin kasvilajeihin ympäri maailmaa.
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Recorded September 7, 2013 In this video I arrive in Helsinki on the Tallink Ferry from Estonia. I visit Sibelius Park, Senate Square and take a walk along the harbor. From: http://timvp.com
Helsinki, Finland: Vibrant Baltic City
Finland's leading city, with over half a million people, is the only European capital with no medieval past. Founded in the 16th century by the Swedes, the Russians took over Finland in 1809 and modeled the city after their capital, St. Petersburg with handsome architecture and grand boulevards.
Winter in Helsinki Finland - February 19, 2012
It has been snowing since last night but the wind is not too cold.
Helsinki city tour, Finland. Guía de Helsinki, Finlandia.
In this episode Ruben Alonso begins a new trip in Finland. Today we will discover the highlight of Helsinki the capital of the country, especially a small church whose name is impossible to pronounce. En este episodio Ruben Alonso comienza una nueva aventura en Finlandia.
MY TRIP TO HELSINKI - FINLAND | 2009
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