Category Archives: Islands

Tervasaari – relax island in city center

Just under a click north from Kauppatori market square, there lies a small island called Tervasaari. Alltough it is small, it still has restaurant and children playground on it. It is very beautifull spot to relax and have picnic. On … Continue reading

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Kuusisaari, Lehtisaari and Kaskisaari

The combination of three “luxury” islands has of course biggest mansions in Helsinki. Kimi Räikkönen used to have house in Kaskisaari and few yachts on shore. Houses are mainly build on 60`s and there is few architectural jewels hidden in … Continue reading

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Lauttasaari – sails and surf

Lauttasaari is old residential island just west from city center. At southern part of it is rocky beaches for swimming and sun bathing. There is few marinas and kite-surfers beach.

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Suomenlinna fortress

Island fortress Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located just outside of Helsinki and ferry from kauppatori takes 20 minutes. Majority of it was build late 18th century on Swedish era. Today it is home for some … Continue reading

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Kulosaari – the posh embassy island

The island of embassies, huge mansions, Jaguars strolling on quiet lanes and peaceful parks. It is Helsinki´s posh island but it is also excellent for biking around. There is a small public beach where you can dip in sea. And … Continue reading

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