Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is the largest city in the country as well as the world’s northernmost large city. It is located on the Gulf of Finland by the Baltic Sea in the south of the country. The city is surprisingly young, originating in early 19th century, specifically created anew as the center of the Russian administration of the Grand Duchy of Finland for the purpose of limiting Swedish cultural influences. You can see Russian influence in much of Helsinki’s historical architecture to this day. The city has one of the highest standards of living in the world and is generally very wealthy and very developed. Learn what is worth seeing and visiting, how to travel, the prices of various goods and services, accomodation, weather, maps, tourist guides, opinions of visitors and other practical pieces of information!