Helsinki, Finland is the Capital city of Finland, in the South of the country, and sits on the Gulf of Finland. It’s the largest city and most populated municipality in the country. Helsinki is often called the “Daughter of the Baltic”, as it’s located on the tip of a peninsula and on 315 islands. Because of it’s Northern latitude, Helsinki’s winter days are very short- around 6 hours during the winter solstice; summer days are quite long- around 18 hours during the summer solstice. In an August 2012 survey of cities and their livability, the Economist Intelligence Unit awarded Helsinki eighth best overall. Read our interview with Helsinki local, Leena, to plan your activities and meals during your visit!