8 of the best family attractions in Helsinki

Natalie Gomez
3rd September 2015

1. Fall into a fairy-tale world in Seurasaari

Family walking through Seurasaari

Seurasaari is a green island popular for hiking, as well as its outdoors museum, Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, which depicts traditional Finnish life from the 18th to the 20th century.

A popular Helsinki pre-Christmas event is the Seurasaari Christmas PathThe path offers visitors a glimpse into a fairy-tale world, with over 30 different activities and events found along the route, including face painting, a maze, a slow-burning log fire and roasting stick buns over a campfire.

Seurasaari island is open all year.

The open-air museum is open 5-31 May, 1 June to 31 August and 1-15 September. Opening times are Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm and Mon-Sun 11am-5pm.

Price: €8 for adults; €2.50 for children ages seven-17; children under seven years get in free when accompanied by an adult; €18 for a family ticket.

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