Swim and be active
The summer of Helsinki is enriched by the Swimming Stadium, the Kumpula outdoor pool and a large number of beaches. Tennis can be played on City-maintained courts. There is a great deal to do for young people. The activities search allows everybody to find their favourite things to do.
Outdoor pools and beaches
Activities for young people
Public playgrounds offer summer meals
All open public playgrounds in Helsinki offer a lunch service until 4 August. Lunch is served at 12 noon on every weekday. Read more
Islands are an integral part of summer in Helsinki
The maritime character of Helsinki offers endless opportunities in summer. Helsinki has close to 100 kilometres of shoreline and more than 300 islands. Many of the islands are open to the public for recreational uses.
Harakka Nature Centre
Maritime destinations in Helsinki
Sea routes to islands
Outdoor markets and flea markets
Helsinki has eight outdoor markets, the biggest of which serve customers at the Helsinki Market Square and Hakaniemi Market Square. Helsinki’s three market halls also serve in summer.
Market squares and flea markets
Zoo and amusement park as parts of summer
Helsinki Zoo was proud to announce the birth of three Amur tiger cubs in May. The zoo has not had tiger cubs in 18 years. The Linnanmäki amusement park features 44 rides and games, 13 restaurants, and a great deal more. More amusement is offered by SEA LIFE Helsinki, the Tropicario aquarium and the Fallkulla domestic animal farm.
Linnanmäki amusement park
SEA LIFE Helsinki
Fallkulla domestic animal farm
Cycling with bike share in the centre and on other bikes everywhere
Helsinki features 1,200 kilometres of cycling routes, so almost every part of the city can be reached by cycling.
Home district cycling routes
Journey Planner for cycling and walking
Parks as urban oases
Green Hearts, Park Walks in Helsinki invite residents and others keen on parks to discover the magnificent and versatile parks of the city with the help of planned walking routes.
Kaisaniemi and Kumpula botanical gardens
Changing of the Guard and MIL-Espa concerts on Friday
Summer Waterfront agile event-organizing concept expands
Helsinki museums’ offerings
Helsinki City Museum is in the Tori Quarters at the Senate Square. The museum offers a comprehensive experience that tells stories of Helsinki’s past with the milieu, exhibits and interior. The Helsinki Art Museum, HAM, looks after an art collection that belongs to the people of Helsinki, which includes over 9,000 works of art. The Ateneum Art Museum exhibits the country’s most beloved classics in a new light.
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