Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
Visit the tranquil oasis of Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, located on a green island in the Helsinki archipelago just a few kilometers from the heart of the city. Make your way over the water to explore traditional Finnish culture and way of life, displayed in wooden cottages, farmsteads and manors from the past 4 centuries.
A nice family day outThe museum is a great alternative to the hustle and bustle of the city center, and offers an educational and entertaining family day in beautiful surroundings. Seurasaari comprises 87 different buildings, each recalling traditional homes, churches and farmsteads relocated from all over Finland. The museum was founded by Professor Axel Olai Heikel in 1909, and the Niemela Farm from Central Finland was the first building to arrive. Most of the structures of come from the 18th and 19th centuries, with the Karuna Church, built in 1686 being the oldest.
Entertainment and eventsSeurasaari 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 in the light summer night. The youngest visitors should not miss the Children’s Adventure Tour offered on weekends from June to August, collecting stamps for their very own children’s map. You can also join a guided tour in English, to make sure you get the most out of your visit.
The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki puts you in a great position to visit island hideaways such as Seurasaari and the former military fortress on Suomenlinna world heritage site. With excellent transit links throughout the city, you can quickly get to these gems on the outskirts of the Finnish capital, plus central attractions such as the Ateneum Art Museum.