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In islands

Kaunissaari, foto: Konsta Linkola

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.

Ahti will help discovering Helsinki archipelago with one app

Helsinki City is developing a new service that gathers the possibilities of archipelago in one single platform. Ahti is a mobile optimized web page where user can find information, services, routes and for example boat rides. Idea is to inspire people to go and explore the possibilities of Helsinki archipelago, whether you are a boat owner or not.

Ahti is now in its second staging version and collecting feedback. You can test the beta version in English at If feedback is good, Ahti is planned to be ready for Helsinki Biennial in summer 2020.

Changes in Vallisaari opening times in August and September due to municipal engineering work

Vallisaari Photo: 110th Street Productions

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.



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30.09.2019 17:13

Water Transport

Water Transport to islands

Islands managed by the Defence Forces

The Defence Forces have several islands located outside of Helsinki.

Islands managed by others

More information on islands owned by Helsinki and managed by others.

Other islands

Information of Eestiluoto, Liuskasaari and Rajasaari.