The City of Espoo welcomes interested visitors to explore how different services of the city are organised regarding e.g. the Finnish education system, maternal health care or the care for the elderly. Visitors can also explore the unique Service Centre in Iso Omena shopping centre and the city's entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem. A technical visit is usually composed of a visit to local schools, research institutes or accelerators, a lecture of a particular theme of interest and discussion.
School and day care visits
Send a visit request directly to the school or day care center:
- Espoo schools and day care centres receiving international visitors (external link)
- Omnia Recieving International Visitors(external link)
Prices (according to the principal's / day care leader's consideration): half a day 400 €, whole day 800 €. Extra charges for lunch or coffee.
VAT +24% is added to all visiting fees and catering costs
Interested in organizing protocol- or media visits?
If you are interested in getting to know some other service function of the city of Espoo, you can contact the unit directly or write to International Affairs Team.
For organizing diplomatic visits to Espoo, sister cities, foreign embassies and ministries and representatives of the media can contact International Affairs Team.
Enquiries on visits
International Affairs Team
Want to visit Espoo innovation ecosystem?
Espoo is the epicentre of innovation in Finland. Espoo is home to many of Finland's most valuable companies, Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Center of Finland. The city is also the birthplace of Slush and Finland's startup scene.
Contact Mayumi Shimizu to get easy access to and meet players in Espoo's innovation ecosystem, the leading innovation hub in the Nordics(external link).
Senior Business Advisor
Travel app Tripsteri App Espoo will enable visitors to familiarise themselves with Espoo’s top attractions regardless of time and place
Tripsteri App Espoo(external link) (page only in Finnish) provides the user with an overall view of important places to visit in Espoo, introducing themed tours and allowing the user to customise tours to suit their individual needs. Free to the user, the app allows the visitor to tour tourist, science, art and technology attractions as well as urban development sites, and to virtually visit the area from any part of the world.