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Seurasaari Island

Helsinki, Finland
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Ranked #4 of 147 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Islands
Traveler Description: Seurasaari Island is a very small island right near Helsinki.  You can take the number 24  bus straight there.  You can see what it was like to live... more »
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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117 reviews 117 reviews
38 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Lots happening so check the schedule so you know the times. At the end of bus 24 and easy to get there and back from Helsinki. Self tour with enough information and good guides located a various places. Good place for a picnic and a all day if you have the time.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Very nice place for a walk with nice weather. not too busy and lots of places to sit around. just a great place to escape the city for half a day.

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Canberra, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Wandering through the lovely lanes (the trees and water - symbols of Helsinki to us - ever present, you come across historical buildings (farm houses, barns, boathouses, manor houses, barns, churches) in a very natural setting. Give yourself a few hours & relax. So interesting, but that's Helsinki & Finland for you

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Helsinki, Finland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Nice trails and interesting preserved historical structures. Great place to run but no bikes allowed. Bus stop right at entrance provides easy, cheap access.

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Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

An island transformed a century ago into a park to serve the labor class to go to have some rest from the work week... Wonderful island park where you can walk, run, or meditate in peace enjoying all its greenery and watching the squirrels.

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Manama, Bahrain
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This island is in the form of an open air museum. It consists of houses and wooden structures which gives you an idea of the finnish culture how it used to be in the past. Finland used to be extremely cold and how people used to plan and cope with the freezing temperatures that is depicted in the island. We... More

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19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is an island that today houses constructions used by many different generations throughout time, for different purposes, and from different regions of Finland. Takes you back to the "real" Finland, to its origins, It's truly a great idea that started by an architect that saw one of these construtcions in the rural area and decided it should be preserved... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went to the Island as part of our tour of Helsinki with Alla Tours. The open air museum was a pleasant change from all the palaces and art galleries we had done in St. Petersburg. The examples of the buildings from all over Finland were very interesting. The buildings are set up in a very natural wooded setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Seurasaari is wonderful place and so close to centrum. You can take bus 24, or bike, or just walk there from tram (nb 4 to Munkkiniemi). TIP: enter after 5.30pm and you can access to outdoor museum for free ;) If you dont fancy the museum walk, which is of course recommended, just turn right after the bridge and you'll... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautifull Island for if you want to escape citylife! Take bus 24 at the end of the esplanade in the city center. It takes you to searasaari Island in 15-20 min Take your own food and drinks for picknicking. Restaurants are highly priced...

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