Metros and Rivers and Trams, Oh My!


Helsinki, Finland is known as a port city, which means ships are able to dock at the port to load and discharge passengers and cargo. Helsinki is one of the busiest passenger ports in all of Europe, bringing people to and from bordering Nordic cities like Stockholm, Sweden and Tallinn, Estonia. Because Helsinki is located on the edge of the Baltic Sea, it is a port city of foreign trade, bringing over machinery, equipment and consumer goods, which is great for its economy! Transportation in Helsinki is readily available for both ship passengers and Helsinki residents because the city thrives on making things easy and efficient for everyone who stays there.

How do people get around?:

Finland believes in encouraging their patrons to live a sustainable life by providing the option to travel from place to place in energy-saving trams, trains, metros and city bikes. The residents who live in Helsinki are able to get to work by a tram that runs throughout the entire city! Trams are the main mode of public transport in the inner city. Trams operate from about 5:30 AM through midnight every day of the week. For those traveling outside of the city of Helsinki, many use the metro. The metro is kept very clean and easy to use.