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Kaivopuisto Park, Helsinki

Kaivopuisto Park, Helsinki (must see)

Kaivopuisto Park is located just off the Gulf of Finland, which gives the local park a beautiful seascape as part of the overall view. If you go just to the north of the park, you end up in an upscale neighborhood that is the home of many foreign ambassadors.

There is a lot of room to walk, run, and enjoy the outdoors. The overall topography can take you from flatlands by the sea to cliffs. If you are a bit of a history buff, you will also find some remnants of an old fort from the 18th Century.

In the summer, this is one of the most popular spots for sunbathers in town, while in the winter, the big hill in the park is also a popular spot for sledding. If you get a chance to visit in spring, you may want to do so on May 1st, when there is a large celebration following the Walpurgis Night holiday. The locals will come in costume and have a picnic, complete with lots to drink, and enjoy lots of very loud music – it’s like the Finnish version of Woodstock.

Why You Should Visit:
Nice park in both summer and winter, with many small marinas, where you're free to watch the boating life, sip on a drink or take a walk on the coastal sidewalk.

Tip:
Try to visit Löyly (restaurant & sauna where you can jump into the sea and have a swim) and/or the nice restaurants on the small islands.

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Sight Name: Kaivopuisto Park
Sight Location: Helsinki, Finland
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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