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Helsinki, Itämeren helmi

Whatever is said about Helsinki, however, it is both the capital of Finland and one of the pearls of the shores of the Baltic Sea. In Helsinki you will find everything you need and the city is pulsating from morning to night. The Helsinki region is also one of the fastest growing regions in Finland. In fact, it has been calculated that Helsinki’s population will grow by less than 10,000 people every year until the 2030s, and by 2050 Helsinki would already have more than 800,000 inhabitants.

Welcome to Helsinki Casino

Finland’s first casino can also be found in Helsinki, and the only one until the second one opens in Tampere. Helsinki Casino is a real stone-foot casino and not an online casino , which are then offered online. Online casinos have entered the market because there are players all over the country, but not everyone wants to travel to Helsinki and the slot machines in the supermarkets offer too limited and limited gaming and winning opportunities.

In addition to normal slot machines, the Helsinki casino then also has blackjack, roulette and poker tables, and the casino has various poker tournaments at a steady pace.

In Helsinki and in the Helsinki metropolitan area in general, there are more than 20 gaming halls, which are the basic market for gaming halls between gaming and casino gaming.

To enjoy Linnanmäki

Helsinki is home to Finland’s oldest amusement park, Linnanmäki . It opened in 1950 and has the most equipment compared to other nearby amusement parks if you measure the number of visitors. Linnanmäki is also a special amusement park because it is owned and managed by the foundation. The Children’s Day Foundation, was founded in 1956 in co-operation with six well-known child welfare organizations (Finnish Federation for Child Welfare, Barnavårdsföreningen i Finland, Finnish Association of First and Shelter, Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, Parasta Lapsille ry and Save the Children). Every year, the foundation distributes several million euros of its profits to its founding organizations for child protection work, ie by visiting Linnanmäki, not only do they enjoy themselves but at the same time support important child protection work.

Have you been to Suomenlinna?

Suomenlinna is an island off Helsinki and if you are touring Helsinki and have time to visit Suomenlinna, we recommend. You can get to Suomenlinna by ferry. The ferry operates from Kauppatori to Suomenlinna all year round. During the summer season, Suomenlinna can also be reached by water bus. The guest harbor, located in the middle of Suomenlinna, receives visitors with its own boat. During the 15-20 minute trip, it is a good opportunity to admire Helsinki from the sea and enjoy the scenery

The Erik Bruun festive exhibition will take place in Suomenlinna and this summer there until the beginning of November. Suomenlinna is home to about 800 Helsinki residents all year round and has been inhabited since the beginning of the fortress, ie since the 1740s. Suomenlinna is something unique, and today the former garrison island is more of a tourist destination.

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is growing with the Helsinki metropolitan area

While it is estimated that the capital region as a whole will be nearly half a million by 2025, its average age is also on the rise. Future growth figures may still change radically, but it would require active land use and zoning by all frameworks, the time for which seems to be coming true.

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, on the other hand, has had to increase its resources in the run. During 2018, a record 20.8 million passengers passed through Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Helsinki is by far the most networked airport in Northern Europe. In other words, it is excellently linked to other well-connected airports in the world. Direct connections from Helsinki-Vantaa alone reach more than 320 million people.

Future challenges

Like many European growth centers, Helsinki has a problem with growth in its hands. The city is running out of space, so we have to think about higher construction, which can now be seen in Helsinki’s Red and the renovated Pasila railway area, for example. But even these are not enough for the development of the city and its service structure, but, as we said earlier, the framework municipalities must also be ready to take part in the growth. However, growth does not come automatically. Every person, family or company moving to Helsinki or the Helsinki metropolitan area thinks exactly where they are moving, where to buy or build their business premises, their own home – all of which involve regional services as well as transport connections and public transport. How will the metropolitan area withstand the infrastructure needs created by the hundreds of thousands of new residents of the future?

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