Espoo in a nutshell
Espoo is like Finland in miniature. Along the southern shoreline you can experience the magic of the archipelago and the open sea combined with culture, events and shopping. As you continue northwards, you discover Espoo’s lakes, rustic landscape and historic manor houses, and crowning it all is Nuuksio National Park, where you discover the beauty of the Finnish wilderness.
Top 3 attractions
- Exhibition Centre WeeGee is a major attraction that houses EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, KAMU – Espoo City Museum, the Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä and the Finnish Museum of Horology – not to mention the iconic UFO-like Futuro House.
- Espoo’s Waterfront Walkway stretches for almost 40 kilometres from Laajalahti at one end to Kivilahti at the other. The scenic path lets you walk, jog or cycle up and down the coast, with numerous opportunities to rest your feet and fill your tummy at a café or restaurant along the way. The new Länsimetro metro line conveniently takes you from the centre of Helsinki to within a kilometre of the Espoo shoreline.
- Nuuksio National Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the silence of the Finnish wilderness. Pack yourself a picnic and head out onto the marked trails, which are lined with campfire sites, cooking shelters, lean-tos and dry toilets. While you’re there, don’t miss the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, a modern exhibition and event centre bringing all Finland’s nature jewels under one roof.
Distance from Helsinki
Espoo is the neighbouring municipality to the west of Helsinki.
How to get there
Espoo is very easy to get to by public transport or car. Depending on where you are in the centre of Helsinki, you can simply jump on a bus, local train or the metro.
Find out more about Espoo on the Visit Espoo website.