Nature & parks in Helsinki

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Nature & Parks in Helsinki

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  • MohammedRajak
    Glasgow, UK126 contributions
    Happy Place, the open area was a buzz with street performers and street cafe. Made the place more relaxing and entertaining. If I had to paint a picture it would be picturesque.
    Written 23 January 2022
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  • Cheng
    5 contributions
    This place is fab. It is small. Do not get us ring. The animals have plenty of spaces. Just that it could be bigger and grander.
    Written 2 May 2021
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  • Jen B
    Silver Spring, MD70 contributions
    The monument itself is located near the lake, but is not well marked to get there from all entrances. Best to use some sort of map / navigation to find it, particularly in winter. Quite lovely monument, but would benefit from some sort of explaination -- is it a graphic representation of a particular piece (aka Finlandia)?
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • Ben F
    Bloomington, IN1,071 contributions
    I beg all my readers to check out this expansive, lush urban park on the southern end of central Helsinki. It’s moderately hilly, with grassy areas for picnics and benches for people-watching and admiring the harbor vistas. I drive a power wheelchair, and most of the trails within the park are completely wheelchair-accessible. Anyone of any background will find something to appreciate here. Plus, it’s free!

    Do yourself a huge favor and visit the Kaivopuisto ASAP. Take lots of pictures, and have fun!
    Written 26 July 2021
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  • Jen B
    Silver Spring, MD70 contributions
    The grounds are lovely and the greenhouses have an extensive array of plants (one of the largest collections of African violets). Definitely a break from the winter cold! The outside grounds appear quite nice, but of course there's not much to see in February when it's -3C. Would like to see it in full bloom, or have walking guided tours available.
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • Annukka
    27 contributions
    We went for the Helsinki Biennial 2021 and were totally blown away - we had the most amazing day strolling the island and exploring the exhibitions. Very unique and highly recommended!
    Written 10 August 2021
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  • SakiJR
    Turku, Finland930 contributions
    Friendly service. Easy access next to Linnanmäki amusement park. Open all year long, not just during summer. Small but nice and well planned selection of sealife, fishes etc. Parking place nearby. Suitable for families and children.
    Written 30 November 2019
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  • Karl A
    Tallinn, Estonia32 contributions
    An architectural masterpiece. It is a nice little oasis with all sorts of tropical plants (cactuses, palms etc). Good tip for those who feel cold pintching, and would like to warm up a bit and at the same time enjoy mother natures beauty. Also good place to take more romantic pictures. Suggestion would be to perhaps open a caffe in the greenhouse.
    Written 27 January 2022
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  • Tomi Wickman
    Helsinki, Finland2,159 contributions
    There is a specific nude beach area in the south tip of the second eastern island. Both descreet and more open spots for sun bathing.
    Written 15 July 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    Hietaranta (or Hietsu as everyone calls it) is very popular on hot summer days.

    Refreshments are available at a cafe with a terrace overlooking the sea.

    Nearby you will find a miniature golf course and the Taivallahti Tennis Centre.
    Written 22 October 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    Observatory Hill is a 30-meter high hill next to the South harbor in Ullanlinna district.

    It's mainly a park but there are also some buildings. The Helsinki Observatory from 1834 is the most important. It was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel.

    The most impressive monument is 'The Shipwrecked' monument. The sculpture depicts a shipwrecked family.

    The hill is a popular picnic spot because of the beautiful scenery.
    Written 16 May 2020
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  • Maari100
    Helsinki, Finland3,025 contributions
    When I want to spend a day in the nature I normally go to Aurinkolahti Either by own car or by bus. The beach, rocky waterfront, nature trail, sea, Kampela and Fazer Cafes. Picknicking If you want, swimming
    Written 9 June 2019
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    Tervasaari is a small island that can be reached on foot from Pohjoisranta.

    The island is named after a warehouse of tar exporters once located on the island. The warehouse is still left. Restaurant Savu operates here.

    You can also find Tervasaari Summer Theater and dog parks for small and large dogs, as well as a dog beach.

    The views are panoramic. Katajanokka and its icebreakers are best seen from here.
    Written 15 December 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    Kaisaniemi Park from 1812 is situated next to the Central Railway Station.

    It is not the prettiest park but a place for recreation. Especially in the summertime, it hosts festivals and outdoor concerts.

    In the wintertime, it is a popular spot for children sloping down the hill located on one side of the park.

    The University Botanical Garden is located here.
    Written 31 January 2021
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    The plants growing in the geobiological garden have all been collected from the northern hemisphere on the same latitude as Finland. In Canada and Japan the climate conditions are similar but still the species vary due to evolution. Some of them are endangered and thus important for research and teaching. On my visit the first of May the greenery was not yet visible but the garden was filled with children taking part in nature related activities.
    Written 3 May 2022
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