I like going for walks. Or shall we better call it strolls. Not the “extreme” type, with tent and luggage for several days, I’m simply lacking stamina for that. So moving to Helsinki, I want to explore all the green spaces and other interesting walks that this city and surroundings have to offer. Unfortunately, it seems there is not much information about walks and strolls in Helsinki and surroundings out there – at least neither in English, nor in German. So, I’m hoping to fill this blog with suggestions, to get people to explore more of Helsinki than just its city centre sights.
If any of my readers have suggestions for nice walks, or would like to add their own walks , you can contact me on arctica (at) finteresting.net. Below a list of walks I have done so far.
All walks are accessible by public transport, unless otherwise specified. Also, most of the below are gentle strolls that can be walked by all age groups. I have also added some keywords of what are the major attractive points of each walk.
A Stroll through Wooden Vallila (Helsinki – fairly central). 1.5km. Wooden houses.
Winter walk: Meripuisto, Uunisaari, Kaivopuisto (Helsinki – central). 3km. Seashore, islandscapes, park.
Winter walk: Nuuksio (Espoo). 5.5km. Nature, forest, lakes.
Winter walk: Suomenlinna (Helsinki – island). UNESCO World Heritage, island life, seashore.