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There are just under 30 shopping centres or malls in Finland, the majority of which are located in and around the Helsinki Metropolitan Region, which includes Espoo and Vantaa. Of these, Itäkeskus has the distinction of being the largest in all the Nordic countries.
In Helsinki city the main shopping malls are the Forum, the Kamppi Centre which is nearby, the Kluuvi Centre, and the Kämp Gallery which markets to the top end with a range of luxury and designer goods from boutiques.
Further out you’ll find Itäkeskus, just a 15 minute metro ride in the east of Helsinki, the largest shopping mall in the Nordic countries with almost 240 different shops, including around 30 restaurants and cafés. Further north, in Vantaa, the second largest mall in Finland is the suitably named Jumbo Shopping Centre, as is the Myyrmanni Centre.
Other shopping malls of note are Heikintori (the oldest mall in Finland), Iso Omena and Sello in Espoo; the Hansa Emporium in Turku; Mylly in Raisio, near Turku; Koskikeskus in Tampere, and IdeaPark in nearby Lempäälä; and the Rewell Center in Vaasa.