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Seurasaari, foto: Teemu Saloriutta


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

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
- 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.


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.