Harakka is located between the islands of Särkkä and Uunisaari by the Kaivopuisto park. The previously closed island, which had been in use by the Finnish Defence Forces, was opened to the public in 1989 and is now a popular recreational area. Harakka island offers a unique excursion destination, studios for artist and artisans, experiences in the form of art and nature exhibitions as well as meeting facilities.

The Nature House of the City of Helsinki is also located on the island. It offers visitors encounters with nature, activities, and information on the Baltic Sea, maritime nature and sustainable living.

There is a kilometer-long nature trail on the island. A mobile route map on the nature trail can also be found on the internet (

The connection ferry in summertime departs from Kaivopuisto park, from the Ullanlinna pier, next to Café Ursula.


Särkkä is a small island outside Kaivopuisto park, northwest of Länsi-Mustasaari. Särkkä is part of Suomenlinna, and a part of the Suomenlinna fortress is also located here. Särkkä was built to defend one of the passages to Helsinki, the Särkänsalmi narrow. The construction began in 1749, and the first part of the fortress was ready already in the 1750's.

The island is 250m wide, and is located approx. 500m outside the mainland, outside the shore of Kaivopuisto park. Särkkä is nowadays being used by the yacht club Merenkävijät ry. There's also a summer restaurant, the restaurant Särkänlinna.

A connection boat runs in summer from the Ullanlinna pier, next to the Café Ursula in Kaivopuisto park.


Sirpalesaari is an island just outside Kaivopuisto park, next to Liuskasaari island. The summer restaurant Saari and yacht club Suomalainen Pursiseura are located on the island. There's also a guest harbour run by the yacht club.

A connection boat serves the island in summer from the Ursininlaituri pier located on the shore of Merisatama in Kaivouisto park, behind the Cafe Carusel, next to Pihlajasaari's pier. The crossing takes a couple of minutes.


Mustikkamaa is located south of Kulosaari, about 5 km from city centre. Mustikkamaa is a popular outdoor recreation area with eg. a beach, kiosk, café and restaurants and tennis courts as well as a summer theatre. Since 1964 a bridge has connected Mustikkamaa to Kulosaari. In 2016 a pedestrians bridge, Isoisänsilta, was opened from the new Kalasatama residential area to Mustikkamaa. The way to Helsinki zoo, Korkeasaari, is also through Mustikkamaa.


At Tervasaari island, which is a popular recreation area next to the city centre, you can find eg. restaurant Savu, a kid's playground, a dogpark with a designated swimming beach for dogs, a summer theatre and a rug washing pier.

Tervasaari can be reached by foot from Pohjoisranta.


Sisä-Hattu is a small rocky island just off Lauttasaari recreational park, approximately 100 metres from the shore. It is possible to walk to the island along an neck of land under water. How deep, depends on the seawater level.


Since the 16th century Isosaari island, a pearl in the outer archipelago of Helsinki, has been a landmark for sailors and as a base for fishermen, later a military base and a research centre.


Rajasaari is a small island near the Sibelius Monument in Taka-Töölö, connected to the mainland by Rajasaarenpenger. On the island there's a big dog park where it is also possible for dogs to swim.


Lehtisaari is an island and part of Munkkiniemi, a neighborhood in western Helsinki.

Lehtisaari's overall appearance is coastal and wooded. Lehtisaari contains a portion of the jogging route that is used by the Helsinki City Marathon. The island's residential zoning began in the 1950s. The island's residential area was mostly built in the 1960s.