Not far from the center of Helsinki, Seurasaari Island is an open-air museum of the Finnish traditional way of life. It has 87 buildings, 18th and 19th century traditional houses, manors and outbuildings from around Finland. Guides dressed in traditional costume demonstrate crafts such as spinning, embroidery and troll-making. Shops sell old fashioned treats, and folk-dancing performances are scheduled frequently during the summer. On Midsummer Eve a huge bonfire kicks off the celebrations, and a real wedding takes place in the Karuna Church.
The Seurasaari Open-Air Museum opened in the 1909, when it was only accessible by boat. It's been popular with locals and visitors ever since. On summer nights there are regularly scheduled concerts in Karuna Church. The buildings are closed during the winter, but the park is open for cross-country skiing and invigorating walks.
Bus 24 from Erottaja will take you to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, go to the last stop, Seurasaari.
Tours & Tickets
Enjoy high-speed thrills in the coastal waters of the Helsinki archipelago on this private 1-hour sightseeing boat tour. Pull on your warm protective layers, ... Read more
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)