Helsinki - Nature & Saunas
by Taru from Wowanders | tarutravels.com
07 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
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The capital region is full of amazing nature destinations, many of which also with saunas and cafes. - - - - - - - 🇫🇮 - - - - - - - Pääkaupunkiseutu on täynnä ihania luontokohteita, joista monista löytyy myös sauna.
Kioskikahvila Tyyni
Café
Helsinki, Finland
When walking around Töölönöahti during summer this small cafe by the water is a must for a brief stop. Very casual but lovely.
Villa Salmela
Amazing spot far in eastern Helsinki. Open sauna during summer once a month. Also cute basic cafe with stunning views.
Fornitaly
Pizza Place
Helsinki, Finland
When visiting Villa Salmela, get pizza from here!
Ravintola Koskenranta
Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Ok cafe restaurant next to Viikki nature reserve and Lammassaari. Opening times seasonal.
Löyly
Sauna / Steam Room
Helsinki, Finland
The archtectural masteriece with a proper restauratn and sauna just outside city center but easily reachable. Book sauna in advance to be sure.
Kuusijärven Savusauna
Sauna / Steam Room
Vantaa, Finland
The best sauna in capital area - tleast if youäre looking for something truly unique. Several electric and smoke saunas open through the year by a lake.
Sompasauna
Sauna / Steam Room
Helsinki, Finland
Maybe the most unique sauna in Helsinki, and completely free. Stunning views to city, but be prepared for outdoors dressing room and no showers - just the sea.
Allas Sea Pool
Pool
Helsinki, Finland
The best sauna and outdoors swimming pool in the city center. Come here any time of the year. Decent food also and great views to Kauppatori.
Pirttimäki Kahvila Ukén
Café
Espoo, Finland
Homemade, tasty and affordable sweet and savoury pastries, buns and pies, and more. Mostly indoor but also small outdoor terrace.
Luukin kartano
Restaurant
Espoo, Finland
Nice lunch cafe on Luukki, Kaitalampi and Halkolampi area. Serves e.g. soup lunch, sandwiches, cakes and pastries. In the autumn open during weekends, and given the place is huge inside, easy to keep distance to others.
Seurasaari / Fölisön
Island
Helsinki, Finland
Great spot to experience Finnish nature near the city while also learning about Finnish cultural heritage and feed squirrels.
Suomenlinna Fortress Ruins (Suomenlinnan Rauniot)
Castle
Helsinki, Finland
This fortress island is maybe one of the most known sight in Helsinki, and offers great views for a stroll.
Pirttimäki
Trail
Espoo, Finland
Great less know spot for longer walks and xc skiing. Also open fir BBQ spots along the couple of small lakes..
Nuuksio National Park (Nuuksion kansallispuisto)
National Park
Espoo, Finland
The most known National Park near Helsinki.
Lammassaaren pitkospuut
Trail
Helsinki, Finland
One fo my favourite spots in Helsinki for weekend strolls. Beautoifull all year round. During summer you can also encouter sheep.
Viikin pellot / Viikki fields
Field
Helsinki, Finland
Come here to check out the cows during summer, or just walk or cycle around the fields. Or check out the several bird observations decks with beautiful views to sea.
Kaitalampi
Lake
Espoo, Finland
One of my favourite lakes near Helsinki. Beuatiful views and places for open fire BBQ. Lovely swimming spots during summer,
Kivinokka / Stenudden
Other Great Outdoors
Helsinki, Finland
Easily reachable from Herttoniemi metro station, this peninsula offers both great forest, views and even a beach. Love that it's not too busy!
Sipoonkorven kansallispuisto
National Park
Sipoo, Finland
Beautiful alternative to Nuuksio which is way more popular. Still limited signage so use your google maps. We started near Bisajärvi (Bisa lake)
Halkolampi
Lake
Finland
Great area for also longer walks by several small lakes. Several open fire BBQ spots. Also some mushrooms!
Haltialan tila
Farm
Helsinki, Finland
Ready to meet some animals? This is your spot. Also good starting point for walks or xc-skiing. Great casual restaurant/cafe
Espoon keskuspuisto
Park
Espoo, Finland
Central park in Espoo offers long trails and routes in a forest in the middle of Espoo. Good place also picking berries and mushrooms, and during winter for skiing.
Kuusijärvi
Lake
Vantaa, Finland
Small lake with maybe 2km walking route. This is where also the Kuusijärvi smoke sauna is located!
Longinojan luontopolku
Trail
Helsinki, Finland
Small stream near where I live. During Oct/Nov the trouts from the sea come here to lay their eggs. Nice walk along the stream.
Töölönlahti / Tölöviken (Töölönlahti)
Bay
Helsinki, Finland
Great spot for walking in the city center.
Haltia - the Finnish nature centre (Haltia - Suomen luontokeskus)
Exhibit
Espoo, Finland
Next to Nuuksio national park, a modern and interesting nature center with exhibitions. Also a restaurant.
Oittaan ulkoilukeskus
Other Great Outdoors
Espoo, Finland
Trails of different lengths, beaches, Angry birds park, frisbee golf, sauna, cafe and more. During winter skiing tracks.
Meikon luonnonsuojelualue
Nature Preserve
Kirkkonummi, Finland
Beautiful forest and lake area with 3 trails of different length (3-8km). Well marked, varying terrain, small trail that sometimes can be wet.
Kopparnäs
Other Great Outdoors
Degerby, Finland
Lovely outdoor area some 30min from Helsinki by car. Large area by the sea, some trails but not well marked. Couple of lovely beaches too. Great for just spending time and enjoying nature and seaviews.
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