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 Manta570.jpgTHE FINNISH CAPITAL REGION

The Finnish capital region consists of four cities: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. The region is home to around 1 million inhabitants, which is almost a quarter of the total population of Finland.

The location on the Baltic Sea, cultural climate and green landscapes of the capital region offer a lot to see to visitors from all over the world.

The commuter towns surrounding the capital region are Hyvinkää, Järvenpää, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Nurmijärvi, Sipoo, Tuusula and Vihti.

The City of Espoo

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art is an art museum maintained by the Espoo Art Museum Foundation. The foundation was set up by the city of Espoo in September 2002 when the city’s visual art operations and personnel were transferred to the foundation.

EMMA is a centre providing experiences and knowledge. The premises in the WeeGee building offer a setting for high-quality international exhibitions. The 5,000 square-metre exhibition space is the largest in any museum in Finland.
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Address: Ahertajantie 5, 02100 ESPOO
Phone: +358 9 8165 7512

Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkekä

Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkekä

The Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä is a toy and game museum located in the WeeGee Exhibition Centre in Espoo. The permanent exhibition introduces visitors to the history of toys and games in Finland from the days of Russian rule in the late 19th century until the age of information in which we live now.  The museum also organises annual special exhibitions, collects toys and adds to its collections for the joy and learning of future generations. The journey from Helsinki city centre to the museum takes less than half an hour by bus.

The Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä is a museum for all the family where playing is definitely allowed! There are numerous play areas such as the ever-popular slide. We can arrange tours in various languages both for children and adults. Workshops are open to visitors and allow participants of all ages to put their imagination and creativity to use.

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Address: Ahertajantie 5, 02100 ESPOO
Phone: +358 9 8163 1833

Nuuksio National Park

Nuuksio - Wilderness in the City

Espoo's nature is an astonishing experience offering beauty and tranquillity. The unspoiled nature of Nuuksio National Park is worth exploring. Inhale fresh air and see the wilderness only few miles away from the hectic city life.


The Nuuksio National Park is far away from the hectic city life, but still next door. Choose your way of relaxation in the wilderness; riding, cycling, climbing, picking berries and mushrooms, swimming, snowshoeing, letterboxing, skiing or trekking. Stay overnight in a tent or lean-to shelter.

There are almost 30 kilometres of trekking trails close to Haukkalampi, Kattila and Siikajärvi ponds. Nuuksio is an excellent place for couple of days rambling with pitches for camping and shelter for cooking.

The Haukanpesä information cabin and Haukkalampi nature cabin are open daily throughout the summer.

Reach the wilderness by bus? In Espoo it's possible.
Bus no. 85(A) leaves from Espoo Centre, which is easily reached by train. In summer the bus route goes all the way to Kattila in Nuuksio and in the winter the terminal point is in Nuuksionpää. Bus and train timetables and maps www.hsl.fi.

Car parks are located in Haukkalampi (main information point, east), Högbacka (north) Kattila (north), Siikaniemi (south) and near Elohovi (west).
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Address: Nuuksiontie 84, 02820 ESPOO
Phone: +358 205 644 790

Visit The City of Espoo

The City of Espoo is located next to the capital Helsinki. It is the second largest city in Finland. Espoo is known for its natural environment. In the Nuuksio Natural Park, it is possible to escape the busy capital city area.

Espoo consists of five distinct centres. The most famous of them is Tapiola Garden City, only 25 minutes by bus from Helsinki Kamppi bus station.

Tapiola was largely constructed in the 1950s and 1960s and it was one of the first post-war "new town" projects in Europe.

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Address: Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 ESPOO
Phone: + 358 9 8164 7230