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Seurasaari

Seurasaari, foto: Teemu Saloriutta

Location

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

In summer there are also boat services from the Market Square

Introduction

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.

Services

- Wood-fired barbeque close to festival field, no shelter, but next to a gazebo
- Summer restaurant
- Cafe
- Many kiosks
- Beaches, also winter swimming
- Good walkways
- The Seurasaari Open-Air Museum



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Seurasaari baths

Nudist beach, separate areas for women and men.

Seurasaarisäätiö

More information about services.

Summer restaurant

Restaurant and cafe.

The Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

When you arrive on the island, you are immediately transported to a rural landscape from the olden days, far away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.