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The thriving city of Helsinki is located in southern Finland close to the Baltic Sea on the massive Gulf of Finland, around 300 kilometers west of St. Petersburg in Russia, and 400 kilometers from Stockholm in Sweden. As the country’s capital and largest city, it has also become a popular tourist destination among both traditional and seafaring travelers alike. Settled since the 14th century, the massive modern-day city stretches to include a large number of peninsulas, islands and bays.

 

Popular islands for boating and yachting enthusiasts to explore while visiting Helsinki include Korkeasaari (which is also home to the country’s only zoo), Seurasaari, Lauttasaari, Suomenlinna (which boasts an impressive, 18th century fortress) and the military island of Santahamina. In addition, the cities of Tallinn in Estonia and Gdynia in Poland are accessible by sea from Helsinki, as is the seaside resort town of Travemünde in Germany.

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Baltic Sea
Eastern Sweden / Finland
Helsinki
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