A bird oasis in the middle of Helsinki

The pasture next to Lammasaari island © Jussi Helimäki

Vanhankaupunginlahti’s location in the middle of Finland’s capital, easy accessibility via public transport and the diversity of its flora and fauna, including an abundance of bird species, make it a real jewel among urban nature destinations.

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Vanhankaupunginlahti as viewed from the Lammassaari bird watching tower © 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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A Norfolk damselfly (Coenagrion armatum) in Pornaistenniemi © the City of Helsinki Material Bank, Petro Pynnönen
Vanhankaupunginlahti from the air in 1937 © Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, photographer unknown