If you’re visiting Helsinki, make sure to also explore its surrounding cities such as Espoo – read further and find out what are the top “Best things to do in Espoo”, one of the cities in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area along with Vantaa, and Kauniainen and is also the second-most densely populated city of Finland, with over 250,000 residents.
It is a bustling metropolis rich in culture but still firmly rooted in nature, located between the Baltic Sea and Nuuksio National Park, with five centers.
Espoo has a lot more to offer to visitors who enjoy water activities. There are around 165 islands in the archipelago and 58km of shoreline covered by waters ideal for boating and fishing, whether in canoeing, kayaking, or larger craft.
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Participate Taavinkylä’s Frisbee Golf Course
It was established recently in 2015, Taavinkylä’s frisbee Golf Course is one of the best starts for Espoo sightseeing for those who want to explore Frisbee Golf as a hobby.
There are three fairways in the track along the schoolyard in Taavinkyla. The terrain is flat and open, and a training track is not that hard. It is helpful to hone your skills for Frisbee Golf.
Take a dip in the ice cold waters: Best things to do in Espoo
You can do this one of two ways. Firstly, you can try the classic Finnish post-sauna ritual of the ice-dip. This is a super quick dip into the freezing waters of the nearest lake whilst being completely naked or wearing just your swimsuit.
Secondly, you can LAYER UP, including a bright orange dry suit which makes you look and feel like an astronaut, and take a dip in a nearby lake for a prolonged period of time.
Feed the reindeer
Eh, YES PLEASE. It doesn’t get much more “Winter Wonderland” than this. Sea & Mountain Adventures took me & my group to see Rudloph and his pals. We fed them “reindeer lichen” imported from Lapland. Just make sure you have a firm grip on the lichen or they’ll have it ripped out of your hand in seconds. This is one of the best things to do in Espoo that you shouldn’t miss.
Visit Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA)
Another on the list of best things to do in Espoo is visiting Espoo Museum Modern Art, and it is one of the largest museums in the nation.
There are two sections of its exhibition area. A collection from the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection is the permanent exhibition here, and the other half is the changing international and domestic exhibitions.
Explore Nepperi’s Caverns
Espoo’s largest cave inside the ring road lll is found in Nepperi. There are several cave-like formations in the southern wall of the cliff. The cliff rises near the shore of Lake Pitkäjärvi. There is a easy and visible path to the sight.
Luukki’s Nature Trail
On the nature trail maintained by the City of Helsinki, you can get acquainted with the forest nature of the Luukki area, its care and protection, as well as the local history of the area. There are two path options to choose from: a longer 9-kilometer path and a shorter 6-kilometer path. The initial journey is common on both paths.
Relax at Nuuksio Kansallispuisto
Relax your hectic rutines from the in the Metropolitan National Park that is located in Nuuksio. In Nuuksio’s nature you can do all kinds of activities, the park is suitable all ages and park has lot of nature to discover. Nuuksio’s lakes, forests, valleys, marshes and cliffs provide the perfect setting for hiking.
Take a hike
Kaitalampi Lake near Nuuksio National Park is the perfect spot for a scenic hike. The southern side of the lake is a bit quieter and less crowded. In summer it’s a great spot for a BBQ and a swim in the lake. There’s ever changing facilities available. In winter it’s wonderful for skiing and skating.
Visit Serena Waterpark
Ok, so I know when people usually talk about waterparks it involves a hot tropical country. However, Finland has waterparks too and one of them happens to be in Espoo. It has an indoor and an outdoor section and is open all year round with only small periods of closure around Christmas. The more loops the better. This is one of the most fun things to do in Espoo for all ages.
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