Environmental zone Helsinki - Finland
The environmental zone of Helsinki
Helsinki has been the capital of Finland since 1917. It is situated in the Uusimaa region in the south of the country on the coast of a peninsula on the Gulf of Finland. With a population of around 635,000, Helsinki is Finland’s largest city and the third largest city in the Nordic countries after Stockholm and Oslo.
It covers an area of 715 km². The city is the political, economic, intellectual, scientific and cultural centre of Finland.
The city was founded in 1550 when Finland belonged to Sweden, but at that time it never achieved a significant importance.
The environmental zone entered into force on 01.05.2010. It covers the city centre from Helsinki to the south of Hakamäentie.
Further information can be obtained by clicking on the map on the left. Please refer to the table below to find out which driving restrictions apply to which types of vehicle at which times of the day and week in the environmental zone or use or Green-Zones app.