Helsinki’s Hidden Treasures # 1

13 Jul

This post is written on the go and regrettably I’m not able to upload any pictures at this point.

Did you know that Helsinki City owns parcels of land outside the city limits? One of those parcels features as today’s Hidden Treasure: Elisaari.

Elisaari is an island located off the Hanko peninsula, heading west from Helsinki. It provides a sheltered guest marina; camping ground; saunas and cottages to rent; a nature path with signage along the way and during summer months a kiosk. The kiosk stocks all the basic necessities and also you can order fresh bread or munkki for breakfast from the local manor house!

To reach the island if you are driving head for Barösund and take the ferry from there.

Hints: book your sauna 24 hours in advance; the rocks overlooking the harbour spots hold the summer heat nicely.

Information in English

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One Response to “Helsinki’s Hidden Treasures # 1”

  1. El Guapo 13/07/2012 at 18:58 #

    Sounds like Helsinki really does take care of its residents, to provide a location like that.

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