Helsinki, located on the southern coast of Finland, has a long history of overcoming adversity, including the Winter War and the great Helsinki fire in 1808. But the Finnish concept of “sisu” (perseverance and grit) has helped the city and its people persevere and thrive despite challenges. It’s the idea that no matter what challenges come your way, you have the strength and determination to face them head-on. The Helsinki of today, Finland’s capital and largest city, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan hub. From its beautiful architecture and thriving arts scene, to its delicious food and unique cultural traditions, Helsinki has something for everyone.
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