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Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

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Neighborhood: Vironniemi
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Address: Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: 09 630 065
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A must visit for Nature lovers

Very nice natural island, for anyone looking for a quick relaxation while in Helsinki. The island(s) are accessable by boat that leaves from beside Cafe Carusel every hour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Hazem H
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice natural island, for anyone looking for a quick relaxation while in Helsinki. The island(s) are accessable by boat that leaves from beside Cafe Carusel every hour. Round-trip ticket costs 7.50€

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Gurgaon, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By the harbour. The park was starting to flower and one can imagine that in July-August it would be a delightful place to walk, sit on a bench, take photos and just relax.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Here you can have some light lunch, coffee, ice cream etc. between sun bathing and swimming. We had a salad which was quite ok. Lot of seats outside on the terrace.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Helsinki on a sunny (yes might actually happen, at least once every year) summer day is empty of locals. Those working will if the day "summer" arrives on a weekend go to the beach. The beach being the island of Pihjalasaari. The island is not big, and it might get very crowded, but there are both sandy beaches and flat... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Great place to spend a warm summer day, the main beached can be very crowded though, so if you're not willing to walk a bit and explore the areas you'll be stuck in a sea of towels. The water never gets really warm here, but if you're up for a swim in the baltic sea this is the place.

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Thank f64CM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Favourite place to swim in the sea in Helsinki. About a 10 min boat ride away. Once you land, head to the cliffs on the other side. Wonderful views!

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We spent half a day walking here with a picnic. Make sure you get out of the centre by tram, bus or walking and explore the beautiful parks and gardens

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São Paulo, Brasil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

What an amazing park with tracking areas. It is closer to the sea, next to a cemetery. Try to be there on a sunset (I was there on September and the sun sets on the sea) and take amazing pictures.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

If you love nature that's just where you have to go! After a short boat trip you will see that wonderful -very small0 island where you can relax and walk around! Take your BBQ staff, as there is a table and a place with wood(you have to chop it) and prepare lunch! There are no shops on the island so... More 

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Nice and cosy island to take sunbaths, have a lunch or cup of coffee. Short 10 minutes cruise to the island. The boat leaves at Kaivopuisto, return fare 6 euros. Worth every minute and penny.

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