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“A fascinating glimpse of Finnish history”

Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
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Private Guided Helsinki City Tour
Ranked #3 of 278 things to do in Helsinki
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
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“A fascinating glimpse of Finnish history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

You walk across a long wooden bridge onto an island small enough to walk around in about an hour. It has ancient wooden houses, huts, storage buildings and incredibly long wooden rowing boats dotted around it, offering an insight into the Finland of old. These have been brought from all around Finland. Partly forest, it has numerous, quite tame red squirrels and varied bird life. A very nice peaceful place with good views out to sea.

Visited June 2011
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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A trip back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

Gives you a good idea of the architectural heritage in Finland. Take a 60 minute walk around the island, see the historical buildings and feel refreshed!

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helsinki, finland
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59 reviews
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“Nice place for walks or sunbathing”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Helsinki, Finland
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53 reviews
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“A nice walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2012

Especially in the summer - a nice island. The old wooden church is good for summer weddings - if you get so romantic...

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Helsinki, Finland
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“Strolling through Finland on one island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

The only one Open-Air Museum in Finland. Old houses from various parts of this beautiful country.

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