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Pihlajasaari, foto: City of Helsinki


In Southern Helsinki, near Kaivopuisto, about 3 km from the city centre

Enquiries and binding reservations

Saunas and meeting venues Villa Wästanhäll and Villa Björkas are booked on

In accordance with the government recommendations of the on-going COVID-19 situation, city-adminstered cultural and free-time activities cannot be booked in Varaamo until futher notice.

Public transport

You can get to Pihlajasaari either through the departures dock in Ruohosaari or from JT-Line, the Merisatama. Operator Click here to visit the JT-Line website.   

Note! Water bus operators do not allow bikes or dogs on board the boats. Those arriving with private boats may walk their dogs in the small, marked area on the eastern Pihlajasaari Island.


Pihlajasaari is a former villa island that is now a versatile outdoor recreation area. It still has a few old villas set among rocks, wooded areas, groves and beaches. Varying terrain, good location and services have made Pihlajasaari the most popular summer island in Helsinki. Several buildings on the island are protected.

Pihlajasaari is actually two islands (western and eastern parts), but they are connected by a light bridge. Pihlajasaari covers about 26 hectares.


- Organise your meeting, well-being at work, recreation and excursion days and events. 2 saunas and 2 meeting villas booked on 

- Boat harbour for day guest free of charge, over night fee is EUR 17 per boat, 24 finger pontoons, 21 moorings
- Camping in Eastern-Pihlajasaari, charge EUR 17 per day  
- 3 Cooking shelters, firewood supplied
- Sauna
- Beach, naturist beach on the eastern part of Pihlajasaari
- Toilets as well as toilet for disabled
- Kiosk and cafe
- Click here to visit Restaurant Pihlajasaari's website
- Jogging tracks  

-No new customers will be admitted to the swimming booths. We are renewing the reservation system.

The form of payment is a debit card/mobilepay.

25.01.2023 12:29

Nature trail

The Pihlajasaari nature trail provides information and stories about the history of the island.


Enquiries and sauna bookings

Restaurant Pihlajasaari

Restaurant Pihlajasaari is located on the island of Pihlajasaari in front of Helsinki, only 10 minutes by boat from Kaivopuisto.


You can get to Pihlajasaari either through the departures dock in Ruohosaari or from the Merisatama.