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Seurasaari, Helsinki 00250, Finland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been there many times but never inside one of the houses. I like to go there to get away from the busy city. It is really a tranquil place. You can find lots of beautiful places there where you can sit alone for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laura Õ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit Seurasaari if you are traveling in Helsinki in the wintertime. The museum island is pretty and you get a good view of what life was like when Finns lived in small wooden houses without running water, toilet or proper heating. In the summertime, these...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hanneliii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place to hide from everyday rush, this is the ideal spot. Beautifull island with a lot of squirrels running around. It's my favourite place in Helsinki. And don't forget to bring some nuts for the squirrels...:)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aurora B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited this place on our last day stay in Helsinki. It were initially bit confused to locate bus stop for bus 24 to take the bus although it was just opposite to tram stop next to Marks and Spencer building near the main...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 53sunandas
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Nice to walk around even in the winter when it's cloudy and cold. Easy to reach by tram/bus/foot, and a lovely island with good paths to walk around for a couple of hours. Museum was closed when I visited, but you can still walk around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Very nice place at a middle of city of Helsinki. Seurasaari give to you a hint how was life in Finland before wars. Nice place to spent a time.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank FlyfishermanBeijing
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Outstanding and beautiful path, different long ones. Check out happenings and open hours before. For the whole family. Take trolleys for the kids, long walk over the bridge

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kaisanuppu
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We had a snowy walk here just as the sun was setting. Pretty cold but worth it to see some old fashioned wooden architecture in this peaceful setting. Easy to reach with public transport. It must be extremely attractive in the sun too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Esther V
Reviewed October 26, 2018

After spending 2 hectic days going to the sites of St. Petersburg, it was nice to walk the grounds of Seurasaari Island. Quiet, wooded walk through tall pines was totally relaxing. The old farmhouses, barns, and churches, brought from other places in Finland were fascinating...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank FBob58
Reviewed October 24, 2018

you can feel the nature in the city and it has good taking picture points. easy access from the central station.

Date of experience: October 2018
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EmilyEC81
October 7, 2018|
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Response from AnneliIA | Reviewed this property |
The charming island is open but the ancient houses are closed. Hopefully the sea is covered with ice that you can walk on, and the scenery beautifully white. But that is not guaranteed since winters have become milder.
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July 31, 2018|
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Response from Nabilfawzi | Reviewed this property |
The bus 24 will tke yiu very close to it. You can use Google Maps on your phone to plan your trip as it gives you public transit directions also.
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July 2, 2018|
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Response from P0laris600 | Reviewed this property |
The 24 Bus is included in the day ticket, as it's route remains entirely in Helsinki. As other reviewers have pointed out, the "regional" fare only kicks in if you head out of the city. For visitors, the two most likely... More
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Sue J
LIncoln, NE
a few days on our own in Helsinski (15 Replies)
My husband and I will be meeting our tour group on July 25th late afternoon. We plan to arrive on July 23rd from the US, so are looking for just a couple of things to do on our own that aren't included in our sightseeing day with our travel company. They have us taking a city bus tour, and a visit to the Suomenlinna Fortress only, with another 1/2 day on our own. As we will have no car, I'm trying to plan our sightseeing for this short time before we head out to explore more of Finland,...More
May 21, 2016|
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Bus route 24 to Seurasaari. This bus route goes past the Sibelius monument, which is worth stopping at. A few random ideas: a boat tour of Helsinki harbor (please note: NOT 'Helsinski'). There are several of these leaving from Kauppatori market square quay at the end of Esplanadi Park, you can't miss them. There are many different tours available, just stroll along the shore and take your choice. Hietalahti flea market: nice place to people-watch for a couple of hours, have an outdoor...More
jjrehder
Norfolk, Virginia
Visiting Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum (13 Replies)
My wife and I will be visiting Helsinki from a cruise ship on 9 August. We would like to visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum that morning. What is the best way to get there and back before 1230?
July 11, 2016|
Response fromjjrehder|
Yes, we are docking at Hernesaari. Thank you very much.