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Seurasaari, 00250 Helsinki

Western Helsinki, south of Meilahti, about 5 km from city centre

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In summer there are also boat services from the Market Square 

The island of Seurasaari is a popular outdoor recreation area and open-air museum. It was made a public park in 1890 and quickly became a popular place for picnics and parties. The people of Helsinki were introduced to many new things such as photography, ice-cream and fireworks at Seurasaari. To begin with people had to take a boat to the island, but a bridge was built in 1892. Seurasaari receives tens of thousands of visitors a year. The Midsummer celebration is particularly popular.

Seurasaari is a wooded island with rocks, hills, wetlands and herb-rich forests. The animals on the island are accustomed to people, but the southern shore is protected during the nesting season. Seurasaari covers about 46 hectares.


Wood-fired barbeque
- close to festival field
- no shelter, but next to a gazebo

Summer restaurant
Many kiosks
also winter swimming
Good walkways

The Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, tel. 09 4050 9660

More information Seurasaari' s services (in Finnish)

Near by Seurasaari are Urho Kekkonen Museum and Meilahti Art Museum


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