Vallisaari Welcomes Visitors

There is water bus connection to Vallisaari Island during the summer period May-September 2017. Transportation providers are JT-line (www.jt-line.fi) and Aavalines (www.aavalines.fi, in Finnish) and the departure points are located at the Market Square. You will find the departure points beside "Vallisaari" signs. JT-line departs from the Kolera allas (and during midsummer also from Hakaniemi) and arrives to the Pilotyard jetty at Vallisaari. Aavaline departure point is beside Suomenlinna Island ferry and at Vallisaari the water buss arrives to Torpedonlahti harbor square.

Tourists at Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari can use the islands' water points, dry toilets, picnic tables and during summer season also the excursion harbour, café, and tour guide services. It is allowed to berth at excursion harbor year round.

The natural environment of Vallisaari is highly sensitive. Please stay on the marked trails. Before visiting Vallisaari, please familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations that apply to the area.

Vallisaari Map (www.retkikartta.fi)

An August night full og light - 26th August

(Updated on 29th May 2017)
The Lights On! project will celebrate the centenary of Finland's independence with four events held on 26th August to bring light and life back to our historic castles and fortresses. These events reflect the goal of the Lights On! project to encourage more people to visit, enjoy and learn about Finland's historic sites. Parallel events will also be held in Estonia's historic castles and manor parks during the summer!

Welcome! (PDF)

News about Vallisaari

(Updated on 4th April 2017)
It is allowed to berth at Vallisaari's excursion harbor also during winter. Please note, that there is no winter maintenance on the trails. 

  • Development projects on Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari have continued since the islands were opened to hikers in May 2016. More services are being devised for tourists, and the long-term future of Vallisaari is being planned with the help of development projects such as the Clean Vallisaari innovation competition (www.hel.fi).

Vallisaari at Urban Nature of Helsinki Map

(Updated 31st of August 2016)
Check the Urban Nature of Helsinki Map (www.myhelsinki.fi).