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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Helsinki
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Discover Finnish folk traditions and architecture at the interactive Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, an open-air museum with 85 buildings. Head to the forested island location to view traditional Finnish wooden homes from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as the Karuna Church, built in 1686. You'll experience the different regions and visual cultures of Finland through these structures, which have been transported to the site since its establishment in 1909. Take a tour from a guide in traditional costume and learn about the lives of crofters, peasants, and other Finnish groups over the past few centuries. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Helsinki Edition.
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  • We went at a poor timing at about 2plus in winter season, therefore there's only about 1 HR of daylight left. This place is huge and shd be given more time. Can start of with this attraction first bef...  more »
  • This is a lovely place to visit especially during summer days. My personal tip is to buy unsalted nuts (maapähkinä) and share them with squirrels, they're very tame and will come eat from your hand :)...  more »
  • Staying not far away from there we decided to visit it also. And haven't regret at all. Pay for entrance and get in. Very nice place to see. Lots of historical wooden buildings from the Finland countr...  more »
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  • Great place to have a walk with great historical building and nice view around the island. If you arrive too early, the till will not be open. You can buy tickets to visit the house from the guide inside once they open.
  • A beautiful glimpse into the history of Finnish life. You've got to be well interested in such things and also able to walk around for 3 hours or more. Don't come on a rainy day - it's about 80% outdoors.
  • Free outside museum located Seurasaari island. Place has countryside building all over Finland. Most places are free, some has small entry fee. Juhlakenttä is place yearly summer event Juhannus (sometime end of June ) Seurasaari party. Same area has UKK President museum Tamminiemi near bridge outside island. HSL Bus line #24 (Helsinki) brings here. Area has many cafe points. Restaurant Seurasaari has cafe and restaurant sides and place best place.
  • What an amazing project to have open air museum on an island. Walked ally he way through and enjoyed every bit
  • We only had about 1 - 11/2 hours to wander around this very interesting open air museum. It is located on a beautiful island where they have painstakingly reconstructed authentic Finnish structures that have been relocated from all over the country. VERY interesting from a historic perspective and just a really pleasant place to spend some time. We got the impression that lots of natives come to this island to just hike and walk their dogs. Really out in nature.