Set by the shore of Finland's Gulf, the city of Espoo was a thriving settlement for more than 9,000 years before growing to become Finland's second city. Espoo - along with Helsinki, Vantaa and Kaunianen - is also one of the four cities that make up the wider Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
Today, Espoo is a bi-lingual city (speaking both Finnish and Swedish) where visitors will find many industrial and business districts that are home to well-known companies, as well as many cultural attractions including EMMA modern art gallery and Espoon Kartano, a historic royal mansion that was built by the King of Sweden long ago as a holiday retreat.
Hotels in Espoo, Finland
As Espoo is a centre for business and culture, visitors will find many hotels in Espoo, Finland to choose from.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Espoo is a particularly good choice for visitors as it is within easy reach of major attractions including the EMMA Espoo, Nukksio national park and Espoo Cathedral. This hotel also boasts a range of conveniences to ensure guests enjoy their stay including bicycle rental and the use of the hotel's three saunas, indoor swimming pool and outdoor terrace with sea views.
Things to do in Espoo, Finland
- Visit the EMMA Espoo modern art museum
- Spend an afternoon admiring the Espoon Kartano - a royal mansion built but the King of Sweden
- Learn more about Finnish history and culture at the Espoo Cultural Centre
- Seek out Santa Claus by visiting Santa's Finnish Summerhouse