Pihlajasaari for Groups

For Groups: Pihlajasaari – the Summer Paradise in Helsinki

For groups we offer a special package including the ship ride and guided excursion around the island of Pihlajasaari! 


Photo: JT-Line / Omar El Mrabt

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city on a guided leisurely excursion on the island of Pihlajasaari, situated only 15-minute ferry journey away from mainland Helsinki!

Pihlajasaari is a former villa island that is now a versatile outdoor recreation area. Pihlajasaari is well known for its beautiful sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and gorgeous sea views, as well as quaint old wooden villas.

On the excursion, we have a walk surrounded by the beautiful landscape, stopping occasionally and getting to know different layers of history, which we don’t always even notice anymore. The island is home to diverse nature, and as we will pass by coastal meadows and forests, we will get to know many wild plants and birds that live on Pihlajasaari for the summer.

There will be a Finnish-style snack break with a seaside view and plenty of time to take photos, talk with your local guide, and enjoy this cherished summer paradise.

Both the island and the vessel are easily baby carriage accessible.

Available: Daily 20.5.-27.8.2023

Departure time: at 10:00 (or on demand)

Duration: 3 hours

Example price: from 290 € per a group + 22 € per a participant (an adult)
(discounted fares for children / senior citizens are available)
Incl. the ship ride (return tickets valid for the regular departures) and guided tour around the island incl. a picnic break with a piece of traditional Finnish rhubarb pie, and Lepola Brewery´s sparkling apple and rhubarb lemonade.

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Photo: JT-Line / Omar El Mrabt

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Photo: Teemu Saloriutta / Helsingin kaupunki

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Photo: Pira Cousin / Helsingin kaupunki

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Photo: Teemu Saloriutta / Helsingin kaupunki

Picture_Teemu Saloriutta_Helsingin kaupunki
Photo: Teemu Saloriutta / Helsingin kaupunki


Photo: Visit Finland / Julia Kivelä


Preserving the unique nature of our archipelago is important to us, and our vessels operating on this route are solely fuelled with Neste’s renewable MY fuel oil. As pioneers we want to take part in developing low-emission solutions. By using Neste’s MY renewable fuel oil we reduce our carbon footprint on the route in question by up to 90% compared to fossil fuels.

We recommend arriving at Ruoholahti or Merisatama by public transport, if possible. You can find more information in HSL’s Journey Planner >>

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