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Seurasaari Island

Helsinki, Finland
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Ranked #8 of 148 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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Manama, Bahrain
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
8 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
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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Kursk, Russia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We walk around the island in search for a perfect spot to dip in the sea... Friend's pup was having a great time swimming with us too. The old home back in the days are still solid standing. A perfect place for a run/jog...

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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This island is only a 15-minute ferry-ride from Helsinki. The ride alone is memorable enough And the island boasts a small lake, clean enough to swim in..............a barbeque hot-spot.............and several parks. Lovely in the summer............but I would NOT advise going there in the winter :=))))))))))))

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Well presented buildings within the museum, good signage and information. Staff answered questions politely and in detail. We attended some productions in Finnish involving ballads, music and drama which were excellent all provided within the ticket price. It was easy to get the bus 24 from Helsinki center, saw Sibelius Monument from bus and stopped off on return. As it... More

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east sussex
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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoyed our walk around this island. Didn't pay for the museum as you can see most of it while walking around. Very peaceful and relaxing

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South Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited Seurasaari Island on a tour of Helsinki. This was the highlight of our day. Seeing the different types of houses was a real treat.

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