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“History in Helsinki” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Seurasaari Island

Seurasaari Island
Helsinki, Finland
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Ranked #3 of 130 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Sydney, Australia
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“History in Helsinki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Just a bus ride from the city centre takes you to the lovely island of Seurasaari, lots of squirrels amongst the forest and the old historic houses. Amazing to see how people lived 100's of years ago. Very interesting and there are cafe's of course for lunch.

Visited July 2011
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Aland Island, Finland
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“An island to camp out with friends and family especially during the summer.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

It is worth visiting, cost a few euros by ferry thru and fro. Pick-nick, games and generally group activities. Romantic dates can also be lovely. A vast area to explore and walk.

Visited June 2011
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Finnish architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

A must for people interested in old vernacular architecture. An open air museum. Bring peanuts with - there are lots and lots of cute squirrells on the island!

Visited August 2011
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“Nice place for walks or sunbathing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is a place that the tourists like, but the locals also love. The island is shaped like a drop, so having a walk around it is logical and interesting.
Tame squirrels will show up and delight the kids, the beaches are pretty nice, lots of spots to have picnics or sunbathe.
There´s a bus stop closeby and tram 4 stops pretty closeby as well.

I go here several times every summer.

Visited August 2011
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“Good Walk,Simultaneously Sense How Finns Lived”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Somewhat outskirts of Helsinki, a bus goes there, though. Close to the President's residence and you can see it nicely during the winter time from the island's N/NE side or even from the ice between the island and mainland. Take a look on old housing complexes and how people guarded their domesticated animals from predators at night. If you like squirrels, have some peanuts with you to feed them as well as some birds of which this site doesn't allow me to name but only accuses me of profane language (Talitiainen, parus major, chickadee in the US BUT not in Britain).

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