Sipoo, located right next to the capital region, offers travelers beautiful nature and diverse recreational opportunities. You can roam the marked trails of the hardwood forests, cycle on the dense local road network, or enjoy the traditional rural landscape as you go paddling along the Sipoo River - all just half an hours drive from Helsinki. Guided tours via Porvoo Tours.
Population about 18 000.
Main population centers: Nikkilä and Söderkulla.
A wolf adorns the Sipoo coat of arms. References to the Sipoo wolf date back to the 1700s. The name comes from
either the Swedish word "varjäger" referring to the Vikings or "vargar" - a wolf that once roamed the area.
According to an old folktale, Vikings built the ancient Sibbesborg castle at the mouth of the Sipoo River. However,
it was more likely built by Danish Crusaders. The man in power may have been called Sibb or Sibbaa, from which the
municipality later tooks its name. The ruins of the surrounding walls are all that remains of the fortifications.
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