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Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

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Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
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Address: Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: +358 9 630065

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Wonderful on midsummer

I enjoyed spending midsummer here. There is a nice fire. The Island is, I can imagine, very beautiful at other times, too. There are beaches, a lot of nature. Connection is via... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 January 2015
Goettingen, Germany
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Goettingen, Germany
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

I enjoyed spending midsummer here. There is a nice fire. The Island is, I can imagine, very beautiful at other times, too. There are beaches, a lot of nature. Connection is via ferry from the city center (look up the timetable online)

3 Thank math8ilda
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Was there with a group of English speaking expats. Went there by a ferry and spent close to 4 hrs. Nice place to relax and enjoy the sounds of the sea sitting on sand. Was pretty cold that day, but I'm sure it would be a good place for a swim on a warm summer day. There is also a... More 

1 Thank Kunalinfy
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

You can take a ferry from Helsinki on a beautiful summer day. Ferries leave from Cafe Carousel and take 5-10 minutes. There are beaches with services as well as more private spots for your picnic. Very natural and beautiful. There's a café/restaurant, too.

1 Thank DiverPaivi
Lohja, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

its a nice little island, but not a must do. beautiful seaside hangouts can be found everywhere outside helsinki. the cool thing about this is that its right off the city shores and has a cozy sand beach for those rare hot days.

1 Thank bluesfrogg
Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

Great trails, nice sandy beaches, sauna and pier on the south side of the island. We took ferry over and had nice causal dinner at the cafe on last day of August.

2 Thank Fuss56
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

Next to the Finland's Gulf and only 5 minute boat trip from Cafe Carousel. Great park to walk with friends or family. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The seascapes are excellent, the restaurant relaxing and nice.

3 Thank fanfan W
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Smallish island very close to Helsinki. Ferry takes 20 minutes to bring you from Kaivopuisto to Pihlajasaari. Beatiful scenery and beach where you can swim.

1 Thank Mark W
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

If by any chance the weather is hot (hah!!! not always a case in Finland) and you want to relax little bit out of hustle and bustle, take a boat to Pihlajasaari where you can sunbath, swim (if cold Finnish waters do not not scare you away) or walk in a woods. On the opposite side of the beach and... More 

2 Thank Dean P
Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Pihlajasaari island is just outside of Helsinki and you can get there with a regular boat service. During the summer months you can enjoy lunch at the restaurant on the island, lay on the beach soaking the sun or explore the rocks on the island to get an idea of the Finnish nature on the Archipelago - on a miniature... More 

1 Thank heilio
Istanbul, Turkey, Europe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

I just cancelled my trip to Mediterranean and headed to Baltic countries in July. That small island was a peace of heaven in Baltic Sea. I spent an afternoon and even took a dive in the Baltic Sea( that was the only part that I felt in Baltic:) I was lucky with sunshine too. There are free showers and toilets... More 

1 Thank kiykac

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