Helsinki has a variety of recreational parks around the city and by the sea. The Helsinki Sports Services manages beautiful islands and seaside recreational areas near the city or in neighbouring municipalities. These areas are open to the public or can be rented. Water traffic to the recreational islands is divided into line traffic and small cruise lines, which are managed by private operators.
Changes in Vallisaari opening times in August and September due to municipal engineering work
Vallisaari will be open daily until 18 August and between 7 and 30 September. Between 19 August and 6 September, Vallisaari and its services will be closed on weekdays but open at the weekends of 24–25 August and 31 August–1 September. On the weekdays, excavation work will be carried out on the island, including the clearance of old explosives found in the soil. For safety reasons, landing on and accessing the island while this work is in progress will be prohibited. Read more: Vallisaari, Ferry Service: M/s Isosaari and Suomenlinna Sea Fortress / Vallisaari & Kuninkaansaari / Lonna / Vasikkasaari/JT.
Water Transport to islands
The Defence Forces have several islands located outside of Helsinki.
More information on islands owned by Helsinki and managed by others.
Information of Eestiluoto, Liuskasaari and Rajasaari.