Spend a summer’s day on Viikinsaari Island, only a 20 minute boat ride away from the city centre. Getting familiar with Viikinsaari is best done by strolling down the nature trail. By the pathways there are many delightful swimming spots to spend an easygoing summer day.
Viikinsaari also has a beach sauna. You can book it for private use or head to sauna during public hours. Along with bays and paths there are game fields, a mini golf course and a kids fun park. Equipment rental is at Info where you can rent balls, frisbees, darts, games and many water activities for a reasonable price. Picnic snack can be enjoyed on a sandy beach, green lawn or wooden picnic tables. There is also a possibility to grill and cook on the island. It is forbidden to bring your own alcoholic beverages.
You can also dine at Summer Restaurant Viikinsaari. There is an à la carte and terrace menu. The restaurant has license to sell alcoholic beverages. There is also a kiosk on the island where one can buy refreshments, sweets, ice cream and grilled food.
During summer season there is various program in Viikinsaari. Summer dances, concerts, summer theater and even festivals keep the island happening all summer long. While in Viikinsaari, it is worthwhile to pop in the Pyhäjärvi Chapel. A former jail has been transformed into a chapel by a local artist Ilkka Vääti, and it is a true piece of art.
The Finnish Silverline boat leaves from Laukontori harbour to Viikinsaari hourly on the hour and comes back hourly on the half hour.