Vantaa Sights and Landmarks Guide, Finland
Because Vantaa is often associated with people that live in the city and work in Helsinki, many people have the mistaken impression that Vantaa is a suburb of Helsinki. While it may be a suburb by European standards, it is nothing like the suburbs of North America where there is absolutely nothing for a tourist to do. Suburbs in Europe are teeming areas with a high younger population that enjoys partying and for that reason, there is just as much if not more to look at in Vantaa as in Helsinki.
The list of sights in Vantaa has to start with the Heureka Science Centre. This is actually near one of the busier train stations in Vantaa, allowing it to really walk the walk in terms of being an easily accessible sight. In fact, if you are vacationing in Vantaa with the rest of your family, this is an absolute must see because your children will get a big kick out of it. It takes the principles of science and then creates hands-on demonstrations that engage the audience. It is especially good for children, but anyone with an interest in science can get something out of it.
Another thing worth looking at when you are in Vantaa is the Harmala Farm. This is a very impressive farm that operates under what would be best referred to as a typical Finnish style. Finnish farmers tended to keep livestock in the form of pets, horses, pigs, goats, sheep and cows and you can see all of these animals and more when you visit the Harmala Farm. You have to arrange a visit beforehand however, so make sure that you put that on the list of things to do if this sounds like one of the Vantaa sights that you would like to take in.
In addition to these types of major attractions, one could argue that the city of Vantaa by itself is a major attraction. When you take a look at all of the churches and buildings that are present in the city, it is quite clear that from an architectural standpoint Vantaa is one of the most gorgeous cities of its size and population. If you want a really cheap way to take in the sights and sounds of Vantaa, just walk around the city and let your senses bask in the excellence of this small Finnish metropolis. Doing so will allow you to experience everything.
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