Island Hopping

Helsinki is surrounded by over 300 islands, several of which are easily accessible by waterbus from either the Market Square or Hakaniemi. Here, we take a look at three of the most popular islands – Lonna, Vallisaari and Suomenlinna. Despite their closeness to each other, each island is different and has unique features worth exploring. […]

Vanhankaupunginlahti – Oasis in the Heart of the City

Vanhankaupunginlahti means the “old city bay”. Helsinki was originally founded here in 1550 by King Gustav Vasa I, just a 20-minute tram drive away from the current city centre. An equally easy and rewarding way to get here is by cycling. Nowadays, the mouth of the Vantaa River serves nature lovers, tech freaks and culinary […]

Seurasaari – A Place for all Seasons

Seurasaari island is an easily accessible spot for outdoor relaxation in Helsinki which can be enjoyed in all seasons, winter being no exception.  Here you can reconnect with nature, enjoy the benefits of winter walking or learn more about Finland’s folk history, all at once. Easy Access Although the open-air museum is closed in the winter, Seurasaari […]

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