Viewpoint

Lucy in the Sky

Lucy in the Sky is a rooftop restaurant and bar on top of Accountor Tower in Keilaniemi in Espoo. Lucy serves contemporary bistro food along with an unique view.

Lucy's glass walls provide views to all directions showcasing the best of the Helsinki region from diverse urban landscapes to natural parks and the archipelago.

Lucy serves lunch and dinner. The airy space can also be rented out for private functions.

Restaurant 10. Kerros

Restaurant 10. Kerros (10th floor), modernized in 2020, is a functional classic operating on the roof of Hotel Vaakuna. Vaakuna's restaurants opened in 1947, the hotel later in 1952 for the Olympic Games in Helsinki. The hotel-restaurant is a masterpiece of the functionalist style with its curved shapes, different forms of wood architecture and abundant light sources.

Today the restaurant's stylish facilities are ideal place for coffee, lunch, dinner, parties and meetings.

The menu is based on clear, high quality ingredients and respect for traditional cooking methods. The menu includes portions from smoked shrimp to full three-course menus - something for everyone looking either for a casual evening meal or a formal dinner.

Stunning views of Helsinki accompanied with lively green plants and design details create the restaurant's unique atmosphere. Restaurant facilities on the 10. Kerros consist of a lounge, a restaurant, a summer terrace, conference rooms, a banquet restaurant and a terrace sauna.

Más Rooftop Bar

The hotel Scandic Simonkenttä 8th floor rooftop bar and terrace, with views in three directions, offers refreshing drinks and amazing views over Helsinki all year round. The bar has a telescope and binoculars, so it's easy to take a closer look at the city.

The 'sobremesa' culture that Restaurant Más is known for, encouraging a hassle-free moment, is also offered by its rooftop bar. There's a good selection of Spanish wines on the menu, cava, and of course sangria, as well as tapas-style snacks.

The rooftop bar is accessible via the hotel lifts.

Más Rooftop Bar can also be hired for private use outside normal opening hours.

Maarin lintutorni, Laajalahti bird watching tower

Laajalahti Nature Reserve is one of the best bird wetlands within the metropolitan area. It is a fantastic place to observe birds both during migration and at other times. Visitors can enjoy the area's landscape and wildlife from its bird watching towers and trails without disturbing them.

The Laajalahti bird watching tower is located at Otaniemi on the trail which begins at Konemiehentie road.

Tähtitorninvuori - Observatory Hill Park

Tähtitorninvuori (or Tähtitorninmäki) is a 30m high hill next to the South harbour in Ullanlinna district. It's mainly a park but there are also some buildings eg. the Helsinki Observatory from 1834.

Observatory Hill Park is known for its wide range of interesting plants. Although the variety of plants has somewhat lessened over the decades, the park is still exceptionally rich in plant life. Almost a hundred species of trees and shrubs grow in the park, as well as many perennials.

Pihlajamäki Giant's kettles

Located in Pihlajamäki, Aarnipata and Rauninmalja are the oldest Giant's kettles in Finland. They date back beyond the previous glacial period, i.e. over 50,000 and perhaps even over 100,000 years. Aarnipata is up to 6.9m in diameter and 8.45m in depth. Its biggest grinding stone is 1.6m in diameter and weighs approximately 6 tons. Rauninmalja is 1.6m in diameter and has a depth of 3.2m.

Aarnipata and Rauninmalja were protected as natural monuments in 1995. They were named in spring 2008 based on the results of a competition. A new viewing platform was added the same summer.

Ursa Observatory

The Ursa Astronomical Associaton Observatory is located in Kaivopuisto Park. The Observatory dates back to 1926 and is still in active use by both Ursa members and other enthusiasts. Non-members can attend public shows to either observe solar phenomena (during summer months) or look at the starry sky (months with less sun light). The public shows are arranged according to a timetable and only when the weather is clear and temperature is not below -15 celsius degrees. Please visit the Observatory's Facebook page or call for more information on the shows.

Linnunlaulu bridge

At Linnunlaulu bridge, a bridge crossing from Linnunlaulu wooden villa area to Tokoinranta, the view to the city is fantastic at all times of the day, but perhaps on it's best at dusk or dawn. The bridge is also popular among train enthusiasts while it's crossing the railway tracks to and from Helsinki main railway station. From here it's possible to see both to the city centre as well as to Pasila.