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Parks and nature in Helsinki

Top parks

Park
“At Kaivopuisto, close by the sea, you experience majority of the embassy's. This area of Helsinki is worth walking through. Easy access and nice walking distance.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Park
“A must when you visit Helsinki! Beautiful shops and buildings right by the sea! ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Trail
“Central park. A forest with small paths. Best place for trail running or for a relaxing walk at the forest.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Park
“Tervasaaren ulkoilualue. Mukava kävelylenkki. Saaressa on ravintola, leikkipuisto, koirapuisto ja matonpesupaikka. ------- Tervasaari is a park on a small island. Nice for walks. There is a restaurant, playground, dog park and a traditional "mattolaituri" where people use to wash their rugs in the summer.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“It is next door and one of the most beautiful place in Helsinki with various cafes, restaurants and terraces.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Local botanical garden and green houses. Little haven in the middle of the city.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Very nice park enjoyed by families as well as groups of friends on a sunny day”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“A nice, quiet park behind our block. Bring your blanket and have a nice picnic, or visit the old observatory.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Skate Park
“Indoor activities for the whole family! 2,7km/35 min by foot, 7 mins by car.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Adventure park where you get to do courses high in the tree tops. Great fun, not for the faint hearted! (Closed during winter)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Playground
  • 4 locals recommend
Playground
“Children's traffic park is free of charge. Children can learn to ride a bike and to learn traffic rules. Open in the summertime.”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Beach
“The only sand beach of Helsinki. Great source of inspiration and for photography.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Beach
“The closest beach. Very tiny but nicely located close to a couple of cafés and connected to a promenade. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Island
“Gorgeous nature, walking paths, forest, villas, berries, views to the sea... Access: walk over the ice path in the winter or take a ferry ride (50 meters) in the summer.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
“Sandy beach on the river. Always warmest water in Helsinki since beach is on shallow river. Also showers, sauna & kiosk for ice cream, coffee & snacks. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
“Little sandy beach but also rocks and wooden benches for sunbathing. During winter months swimming possibility in the sea, summer months little kiosk for ice cream and drinks.”
  • 1 local recommends
Beach
“Walk along the seaside to the market square for some stunning views to the sea.”
  • 1 local recommends
Beach
“The app Journey Planner is available for Android and Apple iOS devices free of charge. Helsinki transport information and tickets - all in one app.”
  • 1 local recommends
Beach
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Trail
“Central park. A forest with small paths. Best place for trail running or for a relaxing walk at the forest.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Highest point of Helsinki. Challenge yourself and walk over 400 steps to the highest point.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful outdoor area for hiking and picnic. Check the Kampela cafe nearby and try the salmon soup and waffles <3”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Uuttela Park is a wonderful forest park in eastern Helsinki. You can reach it by metro (to the direction of Vuosaari, from the city center about 15-20 min drive). Different types of flora and fauna. Located by the sea. Suitable for piqnique.”
  • 5 locals recommend