Islands managed by others

Pikku-Leikosaari, foto: Rea Nyström

Bengtsår
At the northern end of the Hanko Peninsula, about 120 km from Helsinki. Used by the Youth Department for camps. Administrated by: The Youth Department.

Harakka
Southern-Helsinki, front of Kaivopuisto. Nature centre, nature trail and birdwatching facilities. Art centre with artists' studios. Boat services from Kaivopuisto, end of Iso Puistotie. Control by: The City of Helsinki Environment Centre. 

Hellmanninkupu and Hellmanninluotos
Western-Helsinki, south of Lauttasaari. Control by: The Public Works Department

Hylkysaari
South from Korkeasaari. Control by: City of Helsinki and Finnish Government

Kalliosaari
In Eastern-Helsinki, near Kallahdenniemi. Boat rings, cooking roofs and toilet. Control by: Uudenmaan virkistysalueyhdistys ry

Kivisaari
Eastern-Helsinki, west side from Vartiosaari. Used by parishes for recreational purposes. Control by: The Parish Union of Helsinki

Korkeakupu
Public access is allowed on the basis of "Everyman's Rights". Control by: The Public Works Department

Korkeasaari
Zoo with about 150 different types of animals. Admission charge. Boat services from Hakaniemi and the Market Square, by car via Mustikkamaa. Information, tel. 09 169 5969. Control by: City of Helsinki and Finnish Government.

Kuninkaankartanonsaari
Island at the mouth of the River Vantaa, part of the Vanhakaupunki Rapids. Place where Helsinki was originally founded. In the area is Museum of Technology, cafe, dam and kiosk. Control by: Helsinki City Real Estate Department

Kuusiluoto
Eastern-Helsinki, south from Villinki. Buildings rented, otherwise access is allowed. Control by: Helsinki City Real Estate Department and The Public Works Department.

Lammassaari
In Vanhankaupunginlahti. The summer cottages on the island are private, otherwise access is allowed. Two protected sites.
Control by: Helsinki City Real Estate Department and The Public Works Department.

Leikosaari
Eastern-Helsinki, south from Kallahti. Used by parishes for recreational purposes. Control by: The Parish Union of Helsinki.

Lonna
North of Suomenlinna. Plans for a cemetery. Control by: The Governing Body of Suomenlinna.

Länsitonttu (-Toukki)
Outer island in the east. Hunting is allowed in the autumn. Control by: Finnish Government.

Mustakupu
Outer island in the east. Used by the Defence Forces. Control by: The Public Works Department.

Mustasaari
In the western part of Seurasaarenselkä, about 15 minutes by boat from the city centre. The Helsinki parishes have a recreational centre on the island, where day camps and other activities are arranged in the summer. Control by: The Parish Union of Helsinki.

Mäntysaari
In Eastern-Helsinki, Southwest of Lauttasaari. Villa island. An old villa and fishermen's huts on the southwest shore are protected. Control by: Helsinki City Real Estate Department and private.

Niinisaari
Boaters can land on the eastern or southern shore, where there is a cove used for sunbathing and swimming. Control by: City of Helsinki and private.

Pihlaisto
In Western-Helsinki, south from Lauttasaari. Small island suitable for fishing. Control by: The Public Works Department.

Pikku Leikosaari
In eastern Helsinki south of Kallahdenniemi. Flat rocks, toilet. Control by: Uudenmaan virkistysalueyhdistys ry.

Pikku Niinisaari
In eastern Helsinki in Kalkkisaarenselkä. The southern tip and water areas are protected. Control by: Helsinki City Real Estate Department and private.

Pikku Satamakari ja Satamakari
To the south of Helsinki. Cottages are private and are protected, otherwise access is allowed. Excursion island. Control by: The Public Works Department.

Pitkäluoto
In Eastern-Helsinki, south from Laajasalo. Control by: City of Helsinki.

Pitkärivi
Outer island in the east. Control by: The Public Works Department.

Porsas
In Seurasaarenselkä. Day trips only. Toilet and waste bins. Control by: The Public Works Department.

Pukkisaaret
Three recreational islands in Seurasaarenselkä. Old villa islands where people still live, otherwise access is allowed. Control by: The Public Works Department.

Päntäri
Outer island to the south of Helsinki. Recreational island. Control by: Finnish Government.

Satamasaari
In Eastern-Helsinki, in Kallahdenselkä. Boat services from Hakaniemenranta. Control by: The Public Works Department.

Sisähattu and Ulkohattu
In western Helsinki, near Lauttasaari. Recreational islands, shoals. Control by: Helsinki City Real Estate Department.

Suomenlinna
Historical site on UNESCO's World Heritage List and residential area. Fortress, museum, cafes, restaurants, beach, shop and summer theatre. Berths for visitors. Boat services from the Market Square and Katajanokka. Control by: Finnish Government, Governing Body of Suomenlinna, tel. 09 4132 3300.

Tammakari
Excursion island, temporary camping. Control by: Finnish Government.

Tammaluoto
Outer island in the east. Control by: Finnish Government.

Tervasaari
In east from Kruununhaka. Children's play ground. Swimming area to the dogs. Restaurant. Control by: The Public Works Department.

Vallisaari
Vallisaari, Helsinki's most exciting new tourist attraction of the summer 2016, is located next to Suomenlinna only half an hour away from the Market Square. The former military islands that open to the public in May are unique nature and history destinations. During the centuries, the islands have fostered an unseen richness of species as, for example, badgers, bats, eagle-owls and butterflies have found a haven at the islands.
We hope that new users respect the calm of the old inhabitants.

The first, about seven kilometre long, route to be opened in Vallisaari runs along the sea fortress build by the Russians in the 17th century. "The Alexander's round" has been well marked but in the summer, the Ehrensvärd Society arranges daily guided tours as well. Nature tourism entrepreneurs offer on-demand theme tours. Among the guides there are several old island inhabitants.

 Come and see: Vallisaari

Administration: Metsähallitus, Park & Wildlife Finland

Varsasaari
Recreation area, volleyball court, camping. Control by: The Public Works Department.

Vartiosaari
In Eastern-Helsinki, Near Laajasalo and Tammisalo. Villas and housing, recreation area.  The Youth Department (in Finnish) has a summer youth centre here. Boat services (in Finnish) from Hakaniemi and Laajasalo, end of Reposalmentie. More information The Nature Path of Vartiosaari. Control by: City of Helsinki and private.

Vasikkasaari
In Southern-Helsinki, in Kruunuvuorenselkä. About three kilometres from the Market Square. There are around 50 summer cottages, saunas and docks and a summer theatre on the island.  Control by: The Public Works Department.

Villinki
In Eastern-Helsinki, front of Laajasalo. Private villas. Manor on the north side of the island next to Kylänlahti. Access is allowed in the interior of the island. Control by: Helsinki City Real Estate Department and private.



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05.04.2017 17:44