Cafe Kobben

Katajanokanluoto is a small island open for public just outside Helsinki city centre.

Cafe Kobben on the island offers delicious pizza baked in a real Italian gas fired pizza oven, cold and hot beverages and sweet and savoury delicacies.

A boat connection to the island from the Market Square during summer season.

Merisatama rug washing place

There are 12 rug washing places in Helsinki,all located on the sea shores of the city, except for one. The rug washing places are open to all, and available from May to September.

At the rug washing places it is possible to wash the rugs and at the same time enjoy a sunny, warm summer day, often in the company of others like-minded.


Mattolaituri is a sea-side restaurant on the shore of Kaivopuisto. It is possible to admire the magnificent sea views from either the restaurant's own sandy beach while sitting on a beach chair or relaxing on the upstairs lounge sofas. The restaurant offers eg. ice cream, summer drinks and snacks. At weekends, DJs play and entertain the guests.

Furry friends are also welcome here.


Luoto (Klippan in Swedish) is a small island just outside Eteläsatama, the south harbour. In the wooden villa from 1898 by architect Selim A.Lindqvist, is today a summer restaurant.

A connection boat operates from the pier on the south side of the Olympic terminal.


Valkosaari is a small island just outside Eteläsatama, the south harbour. The big white wooden pavilion with its green roof was designed by the architects Estlander and Settergren in 1900. Today the pavilion houses the summer restaurant NJK. The yacht club Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK, operates the berth. There's also a guest harbour.

The connection boat in summer operates from the Valkosaari quay just past the Olympic terminal.