In Espoo, you can enjoy responsible/sustainable cultural events and outdoors activities all year round. The beautiful nature of the city invites you to explore both on land and at sea. In Espoo, you have easy access to the sea and the seafront. Spread out like a mosaic there are 165 islands in the Espoo archipelago, and the 40-kilometre-long Espoo Waterfront Walkway meanders by the sea from Laajalahti to Kivenlahti – from a nature reserve to urban landscapes and from popular sandy beaches to the best activity centres.
Water Activities by the Sea
By the sea, you can enjoy water activities at the Laguuni Water Sports Centre or visit the nearby islands or the rugged cliffs of the outer archipelago by boat. The more adventurous can ride even a little further aboard the Sea Adventures’ RIB boat. Luxurious accommodation waits near the sea in the new and comfortable rooms and apartments of Hotel Matts, and after a busy day you can relax in the evening with music on the summer terrace of Restaurant Freja.
Laguuni Water Sports Center is the leading water sports centre in the Nordic countries, offering a wide range of high-quality water sports and wellness services in Keilaniemi, Espoo. Activities available include wakeboarding, kayaking, SUP boarding, flyboarding, a floating water park, electric bikes, as well as a floating sauna and restaurant. And everything happens at Laguuni’s own pier and in the surrounding nature!
Preserving nature and protecting the Baltic Sea is the starting point for all activities in the Laguuni. Wakeboarding cables run on solar energy and all services have minimised environmental impact. Laguuni has established the Baltic Sea Plogging project and is responsible for its implementation throughout Finland.
Sea Adventures Finland will take you safely by sea to interesting destinations that would otherwise be difficult to reach. From the comfortable seat of the boat, there is always an unobstructed 360-degree view of the surrounding seascape and you can truly feel part of the nature and stories of the archipelago.
The action-packed boat trip accompanied by entertaining tales takes you through the most beautiful waterways in the Espoo archipelago. On the way you will pass the finest sights of the archipelago and hear the most fascinating stories related to them. The excursion is also a unique nature experience: on an open but safe RIB boat you sit close to the water and you can feel the peace of the archipelago, the taste of adventure and maybe even a little charm of speed.
Hotel Matts – Scandinavian Style and a Great Location
Archipelago hikers and travellers need rest – and it can be found nearby! Hotel Matts is a new hotel in Matinkylä, Espoo. Stylish and modern Scandinavian Hotel Matts is located next to a wide range of services and close to exciting outdoor adventures in Espoo’s maritime landscape. At Hotel Matts you will find 192 elegant hotel rooms and 77 comfortable apartments, suitable for both short and long-term stays.
Hotel Matts enjoys excellent transport connections, so all the sights and events in Helsinki and the Helsinki metropolitan area can be easily and quickly reached by bus or metro. There is plenty of parking space in the private parking garage. The services of the Iso Omena shopping centre are next door and the sea, just a couple of kilometres from the hotel, can be easily reached by city bike.
Restaurant Freja offers familiar classics and unique taste experiences at the breakfast buffet, á la carte menu, and Saturday brunch. In addition to drinks, you can enjoy small salty snacks at the bar. In summer, there is also a lovely summer terrace where you can relax or enjoy the atmospheric summer club nights.