Lovely walking and hiking routes in Helsinki

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Helsinki is a dream city for walking: it’s easy to breathe, there’s always something new and interesting just around the corner, and the distances are short. The walking routes presented here reveal the city’s unique neighbourhoods, the places beloved by locals, and many well-kept secrets too. Best of all, amidst the hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital, you are never far away from the sea.


As a rather quaint capital city, Helsinki is an ideal city where you can go on a walk or even a hike if you wish to be one with your thoughts or simply to enjoy the peace and quiet this Nordic society has to offer. There are plenty of places where you can calm your nerves, either alone or with others. You can even find silence in the heart of the city.

There are plenty of routes where you can enjoy a walk whilst admiring the views. Whether it is workout you desire and wish to go on hike in deep forest or only walk a short distance from the city centre, thus getting the opportunity to enjoy the stunning views of the Helsinki maritime, it is all possible.


Helsinki's coastline is over 130 kilometers long, with plenty of space to run around and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Aleksi Pahkala
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