Enter the city of Sustainable Travel
Welcome to explore Espoo. Espoo is a city where science, business, and culture meet the wilderness of vast natural areas and stunning seaside environment. Right next to capital Helsinki.
A CITY OF EXCITING EXPERIENCES and INNOVATIVE MEETINGS
Have a blissful break in Espoo!
Enjoy sustainable events, services, and culture around the year in Espoo. The city´s beautiful nature invites you to enjoy activities on land and at the sea. Southern Espoo dishes out culture, events, the delights of the shoreline, and the archipelago, as well as plenty of shopping opportunities. Heading north, you will find enchanting lakes, rural views, and old country houses. Meanwhile, Nuuksio National Park offers wilderness experiences.
Underground will take you to nearby forests, museums, or the seaside, while city bikes and city rowboats are available as means of transport around the metropolitan area when weather permits.
Finland’s 2nd most popular congress destination
Espoo has a proven track record of hosting 80-90 international association meetings and several corporate events each year. Thanks to Espoo’s innovation ecosystem players like Aalto University and VTT which attract continuous interest from science and research professionals worldwide. And who bring thousands of meetings and conference guests to Espoo every year.
“Internationallay exceptional Aalto University Otaniemi Campus is an attractive destination for international guests and architectural tourists. Otaniemi has provided a place for many national and international meetings and conferences”, says Pekka Heikkinen, Espoo Ambassador, Professor of Wood Architecture, Aalto University
Find the best services, experiences, and reliable partners in Espoo, invest in or get involved in Visit Espoo’s partner network.
Enter Espoo is responsible for the city's tourism and congress marketing under a Visit Espoo service brand. We match both national and international visitors and travel professionals with the right travel service provider and partner in Espoo’s travel ecosystem.
Sustainability is important for travel operators in Espoo and the entire city. Espoo is an innovative actor in sustainable development and aims not only to be carbon neutral in 2030 and but also the most sustainable city in Europe permanently.
Visit Espoo supports this goal by developing sustainable tourism in the city together with the local travel operators. In February 2021, Visit Espoo published its own roadmap of sustainable tourism for 2021–2030 where we focus on promoting accessibility, as well as responsible and inclusive practices in the Espoo region.
We also actively encourage our partners to engage in the Sustainable Travel Finland program. Espoo’s travel operators have been pioneers of eco-friendly tourism for a long time, and many of our tourism operators are already certified, sustainable travel operators.
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