Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Helsinki

4.5
#2 of 318 in Museums in Finland
Discover Finnish folk traditions and architecture at the interactive Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, an open-air museum with 85 buildings. Head to the forested island location to view traditional Finnish wooden homes from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as the Karuna Church, built in 1686. You'll experience the different regions and visual cultures of Finland through these structures, which have been transported to the site since its establishment in 1909. Take a tour from a guide in traditional costume and learn about the lives of crofters, peasants, and other Finnish groups over the past few centuries. Add Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum to your Helsinki travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Helsinki road trip planning website .
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  • A very beautiful place to walk and broaden your horizons. Everything was beautiful and saw a couple of squirrels. All houses are beautiful and not ordinary. We reached the park on foot - more than an hour, along the coast. Birds, squirrels, silence and calmness. In summer, it's the perfect place for walking and picnicking. Ancient buildings made of wood were brought here from all regions of the country. A beautiful bridge leads to the island, in front of it a kiosk with ice cream.
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  • The time travel backwards takes you to the wonderful scenery and the smell of the wood of the old houses. Here you feel like you would have arrived in the city Hustle. In summer, it is wonderful to swim at the beach (there are also swimming boos), as well as a nudist beach. Take a barbecue, as here you can freely use the Seurasaari barbecue under the grill canopy (the grill is really great). Here you can play a game of football, and you may want to book a blanket by the rain to sit protected under the trees. Seurasaari's Christmas path is also nice.
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  • Walked around the island with my daughter who lives here. Such a tranquil beautiful place. She told me what happens there for the summer solstice celebrations.
  • Lots of nature (including squirrels 🐿️) an open air museum and a barbecue area. Very nice place to go for a walk and get some fresh air! :-)
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