Apart from the islands of Kustaanmiekka, Susisaari, Iso-Mustasaari, Pikku-Mustasaari, Länsi-Mustasaari and Långören, where the Suomenlinna castle complex is located, Helsinki has nearly 300 islands. During warmer weather, Helsinki residents go to these islands to get away from the noise of the city and to enjoy the sun. If you have time, we recommend you to visit other islands by using the ferries.
Pihlajasaari is one of the most popular islands. On one side of the island there are cliffs suitable for taking pictures, and on the other side there is a beach. This beach is an area where those who want to sunbathe flock. You can also see many people picnicking on the island on sunny days or enjoying delicious meals in their restaurants. Ferry service to the island costs 6 Euros. Vartiosaari is also one of the popular islands. It is thought that during the Viking times, the island was warned by fire against attacks on Viking settlements and served as a kind of lookout island. In summer and autumn, products such as mushrooms, blackberries, raspberries and raspberries are harvested on the island.
Uunisaari, on the other hand, are two islands, between which a narrow strait passes, suitable for picnics. Ferries arriving here cost 5 Euros. On Korkeasaari Island is the Helsinki Zoo. You can use the ferries departing from the market square to reach the island. Harakka and Mustasaari are also islands you can visit. Especially for those who like to be in touch with nature, Harakka Island is a suitable spot. Many people come to the island to observe various bird species. Mustasaari is very suitable for families with children.