This is what Helsinki’s Vallisaari looks like – see pictures of the landscapes

Beautiful archipelago nature awaits

Helsinki’s Vallisaari, located southeast of Suomenlinna, is a beautiful nature destination that is far from the hustle and bustle of the city. The journey to the island takes 20 minutes from Helsinki Market Square, so it offers a great alternative to Suomenlinna or other classic Helsinki islands. Vallisaari was only opened to visitors in 2016.

The island has a lot to do, as its interesting history also guarantees interesting places to visit, and Vallisaari is also complemented by the nearby King’s Island. The islands can be explored on marked routes: Vallisaari is surrounded by a three-kilometer Alexander Tour, and Kuninkaansaari is a 2.5-kilometer tour of the Royal Islands.

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Vallisaari is located right next to Suomenlinna, so the island offers a view of Helsinki’s most beloved island destination.

The main destinations are located along the routes. On the islands, it is worth experiencing at least the Alexander Battery, also called the heart of Vallisaari, which also offers an impressive view all the way to the Helsinki Market Square, the Death Valley named after the 1937 explosive accident, and the flowering Valliniity.

In the Death Valley explosive accident, thousands of pounds of explosives exploded, causing residents to flee for their lives. A total of 12 people died in the accident, the cause of which is still unknown. There are still explosives in the soil of Vallisaari’s Death Valley even today.

Otherwise, Vallisaari offers a relaxed island atmosphere, comfortable stops and relaxed places to stay. At its best, Vallisaari is in the heat of summer, and there is a water bus connection from spring to autumn. Responsible for water bus connections JT-Line mixed Finnish Archipelago Transport.

The island’s diverse services

Gourmets are pampered on Vallisaari, as there are four cafés on the island, where you can get both hot and cold delicacies. A specialty in Vallisaari is the ice cream café Paja, which offers an excellent selection of ice creams.

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The ferry connection from Helsinki Market Square to Vallisaari takes about 20 minutes.

There are water points, water toilets and dry toilets near the cafés, in addition to which there is also a mini golf course on Vallisaari.

You can also stay on the island, because on the King’s Island side you can stay in the Tentsile accommodation by the magnificent scenery, in addition to which you can also stay in Vallisaari with your own boat.

See pictures of Vallisaari in Helsinki!

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The narrow fairway connects Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari.
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Vallisaari is a popular destination for boaters.
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Funny comics tell the history of Vallisaari.
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Aleksanterinpatteri is one of Vallisaari’s most famous destinations. So far, the buildings are awaiting renovation work.
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The observation deck built on top of Aleksanterinpatter offers a view all the way to Helsinki Market Square.
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The meadows are the strength of Vallisaari.
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The islands offer an opportunity to see Helsinki from a new perspective.
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It is forbidden to swim in the pond on the island due to the scrap at the bottom of the pond.

Helsinki Biennale will be held in Vallisaari from 12 June to 26 September 2021.

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Text and photos: Inka Khanji

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