Outdoor recreation areas

Helsinki is a green city with plenty of local nature and outdoor recreation areas. The site presents the trails, services, nature and special features of the most popular outdoor recreation and nature areas. Read more and head out to enjoy the great outdoors.

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New herptile trail in Uutela

A new nature trail telling about reptiles and amphibians, the herptile trail, has been opened in Särkkäniemi in Uutela. The herptile trail is 1.4-km long, and nearly all of Finland's reptiles and amphibians can be found along the trail.

Uutela outdoor recreation area’s page.

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Take a guided tour

The City of Helsinki, together with the municipalities of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, organises free nature excursions and park walks. 

See current excursions on the Events website(Link leads to external service)

All of this summer’s excursions in the Nature Tour brochure (pdf, in Finnish)

You can also find this page at hel.fi/recreationareas