Seurasaaren Ulkomuseo

Lonely Planet review

West of the centre, this excellent island museum has a collection of historic traditional houses, manors and outbuildings transferred here from around Finland. Wandering around the wooded island is a pleasure in itself; guides dressed in traditional costume demonstrate folk dancing and crafts such as spinning, embroidery and troll-making. While you’ll see other museums like this across Finland, Seurasaari is the most complete. There are guided tours in English at 3pm in summer.

It’s also a venue for Helsinki’s biggest Midsummer bonfires and a popular area for picnicking. From central Helsinki, take bus 24 directly there, or tram 4 to its terminus and walk 700m west along the shoreline.