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Helsinki Parks & Wildlife

Famously called as the ‘Daughter of the Baltic’, the city of Helsinki is one of the most visited cities in the world. The city has enchanting geographical conditions which consist of lush forest areas, blue lakes and beautiful islands. This kind of environment provides a harmonious habitat for many kinds of birds and animals. Mammals like wolves, bears, lynx, seals, etc. and birds like cranes, eagles and swans are found in large numbers in these areas. Visiting the parks and wildlife areas can be an enjoyable activity for all, especially the photographers and wildlife researchers."

Esplanadi
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Esplanadi

Magnificently planned by great architect Carl Luwig Engel, Esplanadi (Swedish: Esplanaden) also known as Espa is one of the favorite places to relax for local inhabitants as well tourists. This park attracts many visitors because of its lucrative designs that are well-preserved from the ancient times, marvellous monuments and lush surroundings. Located in the middle of Esplanadi Park, the centuries old Kapelli Café Brasserie is the perfect place to meet and relax.

Address: Pohjoisesplanadi, 00101 Helsinki, Finland

Kaisaniemi Garden (Kaisaniemen Puutarhaa)
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Kaisaniemi Garden (Kaisaniemen Puutarhaa)

Kaisaniemi Garden (The Botanic Garden) at Kaisaniemi is a popular tourist attraction in Helsinki. It is located at Unioninkatu, close to the city centre and offers beautiful surroundings for the nature lovers. The glasshouses in the garden are open to the public all year round and the gallery situated between glasshouses is utilised to host nature themed exhibitions. Currently, Kaisaniemi Garden has more than 800 different species and 2,800 plants which include shrubs, flowers, herbs and ornamentals.

Address: Unioninkatu 44, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

Kaivopuisto
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Kaivopuisto

Kaivopuisto Park (Swedish: Brunnsparken) also known as Kaivari, is an old, and famous park in Helsinki surrounded by embassies and villas. The sea views, cliffs and lawns make it a perfect place to relax and enjoy. Along with the beautiful views, this park also offers a number of entertainment and leisure services. Also there are fine restaurants and cafes lined up on the sea shore for the visitors to refresh.

Address: 00140 Helsinki, Finland

Pihlajasaari Recreational Park
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Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

This is a famous tourist attraction in Helsinki spread across 26 hectares (64 acres). The park is especially favoured by the bird-watchers, joggers, and nature lovers. It is set up between two neighbouring islands which are surrounded by sandy beaches. People can enjoy swimming in clear waters, jogging, watch the diverse wildlife and hike through the woods. Besides this, there is a restaurant and a cafe for visitors to unwind and relax. The park is an ideal place for camping or also to spend some relaxed time with family and friends.

Address: 00150 Helsinki, Finland

Sibelius Park
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Sibelius Park

Sibelius Park is famous for a monument (Sibelius Monument) built in memory of the renowned composer Jean Sibelius' (1865-1957) by Eila Hiltunen. Located at district of Töölö in Helsinki, the monument resembles organ pipes made out of welded steel and is one of the most popular statues in Helsinki.

Address: Sibeliuksen puisto, Mechelininkatu, 00250 Helsinki, Finland

Sinebrychoff Park
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Sinebrychoff Park

The Sinebrychoff Park is located at Sinebrychoffinkatu. It is a unique and beautiful geometric park with ponds, an observation tower and greenhouses. This park also has facilities like a playground, a café and a public washroom. Its pleasant surroundings and awesome landscapes attract the tourists and locals as well.

Address: Sinebrychoffinkatu, 00120 Helsinki, Finland

Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

Linnanmaki Amusement Park

As one of Finland's most popular theme parks, this amusement park offers many exciting activities rides like roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, octopus spinner, pendulum rides, river rafting, bumper cars, water rides and more. Ticket prices are based on height, with taller people having more options to select the number of rides. Other attractions include a Glass Maze, Motion Cinema and Fun House.

The park also connects to the Sea Life Centre, a new attraction that embarks on marine conservation awareness. This offers an interesting journey through tropical waters with modern glass displays, aquariums and a view of sea life with various underwater species.

Address: Tivolikuja 1, 00510 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 10 572 2200

Helsinki Winter Garden (Talvipuutarha)
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Helsinki Winter Garden (Talvipuutarha)

The Helsinki Winter Garden is one of the most popular recreational places in the city and is situated on the Töölönlahti bay. This garden is a delight to visit in any season and consists of around 200 different plants. The garden has three halls where different varieties of exotic plants are housed.

Address: Hammarskjöldintie 1, 00250 Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari)
Korkeasaari

Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari)

Helsinki Zoo (Swedish: Högholmen) has about 150 animal species and 1000 plant species under one roof. It is a magnificent display of nature’s diversity and a perfect place to explore the environment, flora and fauna and the natural history of the region. The zoo opened its gates in the year 1889 which makes it one of the oldest zoos in the world. This zoo also makes its contribution to rescue the animals in their original abodes and protect biodiversity in the region. The visitors can also enjoy shopping in the souvenir shop and relax in the cafes and restaurants.

Address: PO Box 4600, FI-00099, Helsinki, Finland

Serena Water Park (Serena Vesipuisto)
Serena Vesipuisto

Serena Water Park (Serena Vesipuisto)

Indulge in a unique enthralling experience at Helsinki's largest tropical water amusement park. Get a chance to relax in the tropical warm waters of the Serena's fountains, bubble pools and children terraces. Enjoy the water slides and brave the thrashing waves offered by a large wave pool. Try the black hole tube slide with special sound effects and lights. Enjoy a day full of adventure.

Address: Tornimäentie 10, 02970 ESPOO, Helsinki, Finland

Lego Show Theme Park
Lego Show Theme Park

Lego Show Theme Park

It is a famous park in Helsinki specially designed for children. The Lego theme park is divided into three main parts, the first being "Lego Sport" that introduces the Lego-stars who play hockey and volleyball. "Lego Make" offer children the opportunity to construct their own heroes from Lego pieces. "Lego Create" attracts many young visitors. Also, one can enjoy a ride on electro-mobiles, jump on trampolines and study several Lego sets.

Address: Hakaniemi, Sornaisten Rantatie 6, Helsinki, Finland
Opening Times: Daily from 11.00am to 8.00pm

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