There’s something going on in Helsinki every day of the year – but especially in the summer. People gather for picnics in green parks like Esplanadi, Kaivopuisto or Tokoinranta, and the terraces are filled with happy Finns enjoying their summer holiday.
In recent years, New public saunas have opened in addition to the numerous traditional ones. There’s a lot to choose from, but if you’re looking for foolproof options, try Allas Sea Pool, Löyly, Lonnan sauna, Kulttuurisauna or Kotiharju sauna. There is no shortage of events either: Helsinki Day, multiple flea markets all around the city, Seurasaari Midsummer festivities, Tuska Open Air Metal Festival and Flow festival to name a few.
Island hopping is a great way to spend a sunny day in Helsinki. From the Market Square it’s easy to reach the fortress island Suomenlinna, as well as the recently opened islands of Lonna and Vallisaari. Mustikkamaa, next to the Kalasatama district, is one of the most popular recreational areas in Helsinki.
The eight-hectare Rhododendron Park in Haaga attracts many visitors around the middle of June when the rhododendrons explode into full blossom. Lauttasaari is another hot spot for nature with a delightful shoreline and views in all directions, just five minutes by metro from the city centre.
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