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Harakka

Genuine archipelago atmosphere

Barnacle geese © Jussi Helimäki

There is an observation platform located roughly in the middle of the island, from where you can admire both the island itself and the spectacular view of the sea, stretching out in many directions.

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Harakka Island © Jussi Helimäki
Services and routes

You will find more detailed route descriptions and services on this subpage or on the side menu map at the upper right corner.

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Harakka pond © the City of Helsinki materialbank, Marianne Saviaho
History

The island’s history is reflected in its old, protected buildings. The oldest of these date back to when Finland was ruled by Russia, and some are from the time when the island was occupied by the Finnish Defence Forces.

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The island of Harakka in the 1950s © Helsinki City Museum, Constantin Grünberg
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