8 of the best family attractions in Helsinki
1. Fall into a fairy-tale world in 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 Path. The 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.