Sipoo (Swedish:Sibbo) is a municipality in Uusimaa, about 25 km east of Helsinki. It includes the towns of Nikkilä (Nickby) – which is also its administrative centre – and Söderkulla, plus a couple of smaller villages.
The area is traditionally Swedish speaking, like most of coastal Uusimaa. In the countryside and archipelago the great majority is still Swedish speaking, while in suburbs Finnish dominates.
You can get in by car, bus, boat or bike from Helsinki and Porvoo.
Regional buses 785 through 788 run from the Rautatientori square in central Helsinki to Nikkilä in central Sipoo. Note that Sipoo is outside the HSL metropolitan area, and thus you have to pay for the "Koko alue" ("Whole area") ticket to get to Sipoo. The trip between Rautatientori and Nikkilä takes about an hour per direction. Söderkulla and the rest of southern Sipoo are served by coaches to Porvoo (from Helsinki bus station, Kamppi).
- Sipoo has two churches, an and a , located almost next to each other just outside Nikkilä.
Rent a boat or canoe (or join a tour) to explore the archipelago. There is also a ferry from Kalkstrand to some of the distant islands.
Talma SkiA pocket-size ski centre.
Sipoonkorpi National ParkGet out in the Finnish nature without venturing further than 20 km from central Helsinki.
SöderskärSkerry in the outer archipelago with tall lighthouse (which may have inspired Tove Jansson's Moominpappa at Sea) and bird reserve.