Population: +- 559,046
Currency: The Euro 1€ =100 Cents
Time Zone: GMT + 2, same as Athens and Cairo
GMT + 3 from last Saturday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October
Weather: Helsinki provides clear seasonal shifts to enjoy a summer or winter break. Summers are pleasant with plenty of daylight hours (up to 19); with spring starting in April, culminating in a hot July. By September however temperatures drop and days become notably shorter. Winter arrives in November with freezing temperatures and snow, making thermals and winter clothing advisable.
Average January Temperature: 17/27 °F (-9/-3 °C)
Average July Temperature: 59/86 °F (15/30 °C)