Seurasaari, an island in the Helsinki archipelago, invites visitors to step back in time to simpler days in Finnish history with an open-air museum reminiscent of a traditional village. Make the journey to Seurasaari Helsinki to learn more about the Finnish culture of years past.
For access to Seurasaari and other popular Helsinki attractions, reserve a place at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki. This hotel in Helsinki city centre puts visitors close to culture attractions in the central area, including local museums and theatres
Take a day out to Seurasaari on a Helsinki holiday
A great alternative to the hustle and bustle of the city centre, Seurasaari offers guests a tranquil retreat not far from central Helsinki. Located on an island, Seurasaari comprises 87 different buildings, each recalling traditional homes, churches and farmsteads in Finland.
Founders of the museum imported most of the buildings of Seurasaari, intact, from other places throughout Finland. The Niemela Farm came from Central Finland first, in 1909. Most of the structures of Seurasaari come from the 18th and 19th centuries, with the Karuna Church, built in 1686 being the oldest.
Seurasaari also hosts a number of events throughout the year, with the largest being its Midsummer celebration. Thousands from Helsinki and beyond come to the island for the lighting of a ceremonial bonfire and watch as it burns.
Visit Seurasaari from this Helsinki hotel room
The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki will put guests in a great position to visit island hideaways such as Seurasaari and Suomenlinna, a former military fortress. With excellent transit links throughout the city, visitors can quickly get to these refuges on the outskirts of the city, plus central attractions such as Ateneum Helsinki.