Espoo

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Espoo (Swedish: Esbo) is the second largest city of Finland and part of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.

Hitchhiking out

West to Turku

How not to get out (easily)

<map lat='60.2156' lng='24.6611' zoom='13' view='0' float='right'/> The motorway exit just east of the motorway junction of motorway 1 and ring 3 (at Espoontie/Esbovägen) has only ramps for coming from and going to Helsinki. If you want to find cars going to Turku, you need to stand on the hard shoulder of the motorway. Other solution: hitchhike to the next exit to the east and change sides there.


How to possibly get somewhere

Most of the cars wanting from there towards Turku take the ramp where the Espoonväylä street goes over ring road III, which is one ramp south of the junction of Ringroad III and Motorway 1. They then move from the ring road to the motorway in, well, that junction of course. Many of the people going towards Helsinki (the wrong direction) use the two ramps eastwards from the big junction, so you could reach something even without a sign.


Finnish cities with more than 20.000 inhabitants

> 500.000: Helsinki

100.000-500.000: TampereEspooVantaaTurkuJyväskyläOuluLahtiKuopio

50.000-100.000: PoriSeinäjokiHämeenlinnaRovaniemiVaasaLappeenrantaKouvolaKotkaSalo

20.000-50.000: MikkeliPorvooKokkolaHyvinkääNurmijärviLohjaRaumaJärvenpääKajaaniTuusulaKirkkonummiKeravaNokiaKaarinaYlöjärviKangasalaRaseborgRiihimäkiImatraVihtiSavonlinnaSastamalaRaisioVarkausJämsäKemiRaaheTornioIisalmiHollolaHaminaSiilinjärviValkeakoskiLempääläÄänekoskiHeinolaMäntsälä