pictures from Kalasatama east Miikka Nevalainen
pictures from Kalasatama west Hanna Nikula
The book title is catchy, but misleading: there is no forest at the center of Helsinki and even in Kamppi nature is limited to the Natural History Museum (although it is worth visiting). But none the less, this is a great book! I learned that if you want to see nature in Helsinki it is more than just coastal vegetation.
And at the center of Helsinki, you can always walk around the Töölö bay. In the summertime you can rent a bike in Espoo and you can ride the bike to shore and then rent a boat! Terrific!
The book has maps, but read carefully, some locations may be a few kilometers away from the subway station. But since you are willing to walk in nature, this should not be a problem.
|Metro map, very simple.|
|The cows in Helsinki|
|Coast can be reached with Metro. Different kind of nature|
The new destinations I am going to visit with my boys are at least the Kivikko army style obstacle course and Mustavuori Grove. On the list is already visit to the Espoo archipelago.