Welcome to Finland!
Finland is located between East and West, with snowy winters and warm, light-filled summers, Finland offers a number of fascinating contrasts. The country’s population is concentrated in the south, especially around the Helsinki region, which is home to about a million people. At the other end of the country lie the vast unpopulated forests and fells of arctic Lapland. But the scenery also changes on a smaller scale. Water and forests are never far away.
City of Turku
The city of Turku is located on the southwest coast of Finland. Turku was founded the year 1229, making it the oldest city in Finland. Because of its long history it has been the site of many important events and has extensively influenced Finnish history. Along with Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, Turku was designated the European Capital of Culture for 2011. Due to its location, Turku is a notable commercial and passenger seaport with over three million passengers travelling through the Port of Turku each year to Stockholm and Mariehamn.