The Hietaniemi cemetery (Finnish: Hietaniemen hautausmaa, Swedish: Sandudds begravningsplats) is located mainly in the Lapinlahti quarter and partly in the Etu-Töölö district of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It is the location for Finnish state funeral services.Add Hietaniemi Cemetery and other attractions to your Helsinki trip itinerary using our Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.
The cemetery includes a large military cemetery section for soldiers from the capital fallen in the wars against the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany: in the Winter War (1939–1940), the Continuation War (1941–1944) and the Lapland War (1944–1945). In the centre of the military cemetery are the tombs of the unknown soldier and Marshal Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim. Other notable sections of the cemetery are the cemetery of the Finnish Guard, the Artist's Hill and the Statesmen's Grove. There are two Lutheran funerary chapels and a crematorium at the area.
Hietaniemi means "sand cape" and is a headland located centrally in Helsinki.
Hietaniemi Cemetery reviews
Hietaniemi is culturally and historically the most important cemetery in Finland. It was established in 1829 and is the final resting place of many heads of state and other dignitaries. The area... more »
The beauty and gracefulness of this cemetary is best expressed either on a cold snow-covered winter day or on a warm sunny summer day. Hietaniemi is open to the public, and has many paths to wander... more »
This is the place to go away from the hustle and the bustle. I am a local and come here many times a year. It's beautiful and quiet. A good place to calm down.
Tranquil cemetery that is well kept. The most famous Finns have their last resting spot here. Interesting if you are interested in gardening and history.
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