• Luonnonkauniita maisemia
  • Pitkospuut luonnossa
  • Walking in Suomenlinna. Photo: Visit Finland Media Bank/Riku Pihlanto

Recreational areas and centres

Helsinki offers a wide variety of outdoor areas throughout the city, both inland and beside the sea. The City of Helsinki also owns several recreational areas in neighbouring municipalities.

The surrounding archipelago is ideal for enjoying the outdoors, swimming and nature hikes. Ferries to recreational islands usually operate from May to September.

Recreational areas in Helsinki