A traditional recreational island

Läntinen Pihlajasaari © Jussi Helimäki

The diverse flora and fauna, beaches and good services of Pihlajasaari attract plenty of visitors to the former villa island during the summer months. The sea voyage from southern Helsinki to the island takes approximately 10 minutes.

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Pihlajasaari © 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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Silverweed (Potentilla anserina) © Jussi Helimäki

The sheltered lagoon on Itäinen Pihlajasaari used to serve as an ideal harbour for fishing boats. Fishermen also constructed a hut in the northern part of the island, which is also called Lasimestarinsaari, as the area’s open fields and smooth rocks were ideal for spreading out bait.

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Employees of Elanto on the spring ice on Pihlajasaari on Ascension Day in 1956 © Helsinki City museum, photographer unknown