Activities & Sports

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Helsinki is the perfect vacation spot for those who enjoy the outdoors. There are a number of great beaches and swimming locales, plenty of hiking and cycling routes, and some lovely nature reserves to explore.

There are numerous swimming halls in Helsinki, including the impressive Itäkeskus and Yrjönkatu Swimming halls. The following pools use the ozone purification method: Itäkeskus, Kallio, Malmi, Mäkelänrinteen Uintikeskus, Ruoholahti, Vuosaari and Yrjönkatu. Most will also have a number of saunas available, and have on-site cafés.

Other sports and recreations catered for in Helsinki include bowling, swimming, horse riding, boating, canoeing, sailing, fishing, play golf or tennis, and of course all the usual winter sports. And with 490 km of recreation trails in Helsinki alone, the city is a haven for trekkers and cyclists.