Spring Day Trip to Isosaari
Isosaari, one of several small islands surrounding Helsinki, is now open to the public. Take a boat from Market Square and you’ll be there in about half an hour. The island’s sights and nature are quite unique.
Isosaari is one of Helsinki’s outermost islands and a significant destination in terms of its cultural history. As a fort island, Isosaari is more than 100 years old, and it was already inhabited in the 19th century. The island has a remarkable military history, and there are a number of sights to remind visitors of that.
Most of the island is forested, but there are good roads for walking. Rare birds, such as the white-tailed eagle, nest on the island, and seals have also been sighted in the nearby waters.
The island boasts a restaurant with a wonderful terrace by the sea, two beaches, rocky shores, picnic spots and even a golf course.The boat to Isosaari leaves every hour from Market Square. The journey takes just over half an hour.