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Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
09 630 065
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Ranked #14 of 147 attractions in Helsinki
Type: Islands, Parks
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Helsinki
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Helsinki is located by sea and has some public islands for common use easy access. Take a boat to Pihlajasaari, pack a picknic basket or eat in the local restaurang. It is about 20 mins boat ride which is fun in it self. Swimming wear is a must, and fun you will have. Sea nature and wilderness so close to... More

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Pihlajasaari is an island that offers a perfect escape from Helsinki. Just take a 15 minute boat trip from Kaivopuisto (next to Café Carusel) or from Ruoholahti (very close to Ruoholahti metro station). For the boat you will pay after the boat leaves so no need to book any tickets in advance. Pihlajasaari has nice beaches (including a nudist beach),... More

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Vantaa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I love the place - located just outside helsinki you have to take ferry or come by your own boat. Many nice beaches, nice rocks and decent restaurant where you can have food or just coffee / drinks.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great place to spend a summer day, Pihlajasaari (Rowan Island) actually consists of two islands connected to each other with a sort of bridge. You take a water bus from Merisatama - a two-way ticket for adults is 6€ (summer 2014) - on a warm & sunny day you´ll probably want to have a seat on the sun deck... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I LOVE this place ! Can you imagine an almost unspoilt island a mere water-bus ride from the capital city with sandy beaches, forest, warm rocks ( if you go on a sunny day ! ) clear water, great coffee and doughnuts AND views over Helsinki that make people drool ? Take your binoculars & your camera ... I have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Filled with people if good weather. Visitor port has electricity and possibility to fill portable water tanks. Restaurant had HUGE queues, but food came quickly, after I manage to place my order.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Popular place to spend a summer day. Take the ferry from café carousel in kaivopuisto. Pick up some strawberries on the way. Bring your swimming stuff and picnic food. Enjoy the beach, or pick a spot on the rocks by the water, go swimming and watch cruise ships go by. There's also a restaurant on the island. The food isn't... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Nice get away and nice beach with some activities for small children as well.Recommend to take your own water bottles with you though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is a nice island next to helsinki. It has long sand beach with children friendly places. It is possible to stay with tent over night and you can find three places to grill your own food. Toilettes are oldish and smells like "camping spirit". You can find restaurant in island if you prefer to eat or drink there. Boats... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

That is except the naturist beach! A island only 13 minutes by boat from Helsinki. The beaches are lovely, but the views are somewhat spoilt by industrial Helsinki. Never mind, enjoy the natural environment and the sea breeze.

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