The social programme (PDF available here ) for WIO 2010 has been finalised. Helsinki boasts a wide range of activities in addition to the social programme should you enjoy a longer stay. Additional suggested activities include:
- guided walking tour of Helsinki and/or Helsinki coastline
- hiking in Nuuksio national park
- a range of museums and art galleries
- day trip by boat across the Baltic Sea to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia
On request, we can provide details of a 50 euro "Helsinki card" that gives full access to all sites/museums/etc. in Helsinki, and unrestricted travel on all local transport, for three days.
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a modern city with half a million residents and is situated on the Baltic Sea. The lifestyle in the second-most northern capital city in the world is moulded by the uniqueness of the city, its many contrasts, activities in the form of hundreds of city events, and friendly people. Helsinki´s identity has been formed by cultural influences from both the east and west. The archipelago that surrounds Helsinki with hundreds of tiny islands creates an idyllic environment for cruises, for example.
Over 450 years of history, several architectural layers and the impact of different
periods can be clearly seen in Helsinki. Finnish design has also made the country´s
capital city world famous. The beauty of the surrounding nature blends seamlessly
with high-tech achievements, while old traditions mix with the latest
contemporary trends. The city centre has many beautiful parks, and the nearby
forests offer an ideal setting for peaceful and quiet walks.
Helsinki's rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms
of both the number and quality of restaurants and choice of nightlife.
Everything is nearby - Helsinki is a pocket-sized metropolis that is ideal for visitors.
Source Reference: Official tourism website of the city of Helsinki
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