viikki

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Lammassaari

Lammassaari is a recreational island close to Vanhankaupunginkoski rapids near Arabianranta, next to Kuusiluoto. Accessible duckboards (a path made of wooden planks) begin from Pornaistenniemi. Together with the nature trail Lap of Nature, the duckboards form an accessible recreational path of approx. 3,5km.

Lammassaari is part of the Viikki-Vanhankaupunginlahti nature reserve. All visitors should respect the peace of nature both inside the nature protection area as well as in the surrounding green areas. Lammassaari is a perfect place for nature hikes and bird watching while there are thousands of migrating birds in the area every spring and autumn.

Please notice that there are private cottages in the area and walking in the area should be on marked paths only.

Though the name Lammassaari, meaning "sheep island" in Finnish, sheep can't be found here but on the nearby Kuusiluoto island instead (in summertime).

Viikki Church

The church is located in sustainable Eco-Viikki residental area and represents ecological wooden architecture. The exterior walls are made of split aspen shingles. In the interior, there is a forest of pillars made of glulam cluster columns. The altarpiece, Elämän puu (Tree of life), and the works in the baptism recess and on the foyer wall are mahogany patterned with punched silver. Their motif is the vine parable of Jesus. The church was designed by architect Samuli Miettinen from JKMM. The altarpiece, the crucifix and the works in the baptism recess and foyer are by artist Antti Tanttu. The church textiles were designed by textile artist Hanna Korvela.

Viikki Manor

The Viikki Manor (Sodexo) is a beautiful meeting and banquet venue in the vicinity of the University of Viikki in Helsinki. The comfortable, restored spaces of the idyllic manor house and the tranquil gardens thrive on the thoughts. From the windows of the manor house there is a landscape for roses, cultivated fields and cow farms, and the Old Town Nature Reserve behind them. On the yard there are old oak trees and linden trees. Lunch is served Mon-Fri at 10.30-13.30.