Purple-edged copper Lycaena hippothoe, foto: Pekka Malinen

The host city

Helsinki, the sustainable capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green urban areas. Helsinki marches to a wonderful and unique beat of its own with dynamic food, design, architecture – and sauna! – scenes. Helsinki and its Nordic culture are made by the locals.

For more information about the host city, please explore the Helsinki websites: