Helsinki and the metropolitan area are surrounded by a unique archipelago that is the perfect place for spending pleasant summer days. Some of the islands are connected by a bridge, while others are served by ferry. Some of the islands are small islets that can only be reached by boat or kayak. Explore the most popular islands and their services.

Islands you can access all year round

Uunisaaren ponttoonisilta.
Photo: Helsingin kaupunki

Floating bridge from Kaivopuisto to Uunisaari is in use from November 15 to April 14

The pedestrian bridge facilitates the recreational use of Uunisaari during the winter season. Uunisaari is also connected by a pedestrian bridge to the neighbouring Liuskasaari island. Read news: Floating bridge from Kaivopuisto to Uunisaari to be set up on 15 November

Read more about Uunisaari

Vesibussi lähestyy laituria Vallisaaressa.
Photo: Julia Kivelä

Use the Journey Planner to access the islands

The HSL Journey Planner includes some twenty island destinations that are covered by permanent public transport services by water in summer.

See the connections to the islands in the HSL Journey Planner (Link leads to external service)

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