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Sports

You are welcome to join all types of sports activities organised by the City of Helsinki. In Helsinki, you can exercise and do sports both indoors and outdoors. When you exercise and train, you feel better.


Sports for children and young people

  • EasySport exercise is available for children aged 6 to 13. EasySport exercise classes take place after school at the school premises or at sports facilities near schools. Most of these classes are free of charge. EasySport sports include basketball, football and tennis, for example.    
  • Children can attend swimming schools (uimakoulut). These charge a fee and require enrolment before the course begins.    
  • Sports are also offered for the whole family.     
  • Young people aged 13 to 17 are offered FunAction sports, which cost 20 euros per season. You can attend FunAction classes as often as you want. FunAction sports include football, wall climbing and dance, for example.  Diverse and fun sports are available around Helsinki.    
  • NYT-liikunta sports is intended for people aged 18 to 29. NYT-liikunta is free of charge. NYT-liikunta sports include dance, yoga and football, for example. Diverse and fun sports are available around Helsinki.    

More information

EasySport (in Finnish)

Swimming schools for children (in Finnish)

Sports for the whole family (in Finnish)

FunAction sports (in Finnish)

NYT-liikunta (in Finnish)

Neighbourhood sports

Neighbourhood sports (lähiöliikunta) are available at the following locations: Maunula, Jakomäki-Tapulikaupunki, Myllypuro and Pihlajamäki. Neighbourhood sports are easy to join and they welcome people of all ages. A neighbourhood sports pass (lähiöliikuntapassi) costs 20 euros per season. It gives you access to all neighbourhood sports.  

More information

Neighbourhood sports

Indoor sports facilities

The City of Helsinki has around 70 sports halls and other facilities, for example gyms (kuntosalit), three ice rinks (jäähallit) and four swimming halls (uimahallit). In addition, there are several private sports facilities in Helsinki. You can use these to exercise and train independently by paying their entry fee.

More information

Indoor sports facilities

Outdoor sports facilities

Helsinki has a lot of outdoor sports facilities, for example sports fields (liikuntapuistot), sports tracks (urheilukentät), outdoor swimming pools (maauimalat), beaches (uimarannat), tennis courts (tenniskentät), jogging tracks (kuntoradat), ice rinks (luistelukentät), artificial rinks (tekojääkentät), skiing tracks (ladut) and winter swimming places (talviuintipaikat). You could try, for example, the neighbourhood sport sites (lähiliikuntapaikat), outdoor gyms (ulkokuntosalit) and park exercise classes (puistojumpat). These are free of charge.

More information

Outdoor sports facilities  

Park exercise classes (in Finnish)



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Sports for children and young people

Helsinki offers children and young people a wide range of sports and exercise opportunities.

Sports for adults

Helsinki offers adults a wide range of sports and exercise opportunities.

Swimming

You can swim, have a sauna and exercise at Helsinki’s swimming halls.

Outdoor sports facilities

Sports fields, sports tracks, outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, jogging and skiing tracks.

Cycling

You can cycle in Helsinki.

Fishing

You can fish in Helsinki.