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 character of Sipoo varies a lot, some is suburbs of Helsinki, some is traditional countryside and some archipelago.
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.
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 1 "old church" and a 2 newer one, located almost next to each other just outside Nikkilä.
- 3 Söderkulla Manor.
- 1 Talma Ski. A pocket-size ski center.
- 2 Sipoonkorpi National Park (Sipoonkorven kansallispuisto). Get out in the Finnish nature without venturing further than 20 km from central Helsinki.