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  Helsinki

Sea had always played an important role in the foundation and development of the modern metropolis of Helsinki. This is the reason why the capital of Finland is often called the daughter of Baltic. Helsinki is the political and economic center of Finland. Helsinki residents have a reputation of tolerant and well-mannered people who appreciate art and nature. The city, which is home to a large...
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  Lahti

Lahti is a town in Finland that is also the center of the Päijänne Tavastia administrative province in Southern Finland. Lahti is located on the southern bank of Vesijärvi Lake, in the bay zone. The population of the city estimated over 100 thousand of people in 2008. This town became popular in 1923, when it was chosen as the destination for conducting international ski championships....
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  Oulu

Oulu is an internationally famous center of research; this is a modern university town, which has managed to preserve the pristine beauty of nature despite its "technical" targeting. This is the main "peculiarity" and together with interesting sights they attract thousands of tourists. Charles IX was the founder of Oulu, which received the status of the city in 1605. By the middle of the 18th...
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  Rovaniemi

The capital of Lapland and the "residence" Santa Claus, Rovaniemi is a famous winter resort that every year attracts fans of skiing and sledging. Even though the city is located on the Arctic Circle, tourists are not bothered by the harsh climate. Winters here are very snowy, but strong wind is really rare here. This makes rest in this city more comfortable. Each year the resort offers new...
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  Savonlinna

The first mention of the city relates to 1638. It was a small settlement formed around the fortress named Olavinlinna. For a long time the settlement was an important fortification facility that helped Finland to watch the borders of Russia and Sweden. Nowadays the city is known as a popular spa resort. Here are opened numerous health and beauty centers. To the service of guests are always open...
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  Tampere

In terms of popularity Tampere occupies the second place and loses to only one resort of Finland - Helsinki. The choice of attractions and tour itineraries here is no less diversified as in the capital. Besides the fact this city is relatively young, there is a large choice of historical monuments and architectural attractions here. The central square of the city is the location of a magnificent...
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  Turku

One of the oldest cities in Finland, this is a major cultural and economic center. To the service of guests are numerous entertainments, the choice of which is striking. Here people can attend restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities, beautiful parks, exciting excursions, museums and other cultural programs. The local cathedral is the oldest building in the city. This is also one of the...
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  Espoo

The so-called "metropolitan area" in Finland combines Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo (Espoo), and Kauniainen. Espoo is one of the centers of location of numerous regional and international representational conventions, trade shows, seminars and conferences. Here you will find leading research centers in the field of geology, high technology and latest developments. Green City was designed in the middle...
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