Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. Helsinki is not only Finland's administrative center, but also the focal point of Finnish cultural life and business activity. There is a large and varied collection of museums, galleries and performance spaces in the city. Many major companies are headquartered in Helsinki.
The Helsinki Festival is an annual arts and culture festival, which takes place every August (including the Night of the Arts). Valon Voimat "Forces of Light" is an annual winter arts festival. Vappu "Vappu" is an annual carnival for students and workers.
Helsinki is small and intimate; lively but not bustling. Its size makes it easy to walk around and cafés, markets, and the nearby islands are its summer delights. Because Helsinki is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea and has many kilometres of coastline, most of its central districts are near the seaside. Helsinki is a very maritime city and is popularly called the daughter of the Baltic.
Airlines to fly into Helsinki: Delta, Malev, LOT Lufthansa, United Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Finnair, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International, Iberia, Czech Airlines.