Helsinki is a good destination for a camping holiday, despite the fact that there is only one official campsite, Rastila, located in the eastern suburb of Vuosaari. Rastila is one of the largest and most popular campsites in Finland, and has excellent facilities. These include saunas, a beach and kayaks and bicycles to rent. It is open both winter and summer, and in winter ice swimming is possible. It is inexpensive to camp there, costing 10 euros for a tent pitch, making it a good destination for those camping in Helsinki for the first time or those with families.
There are however, other places for holidaymakers to camp on Helsinki’s islands. These places will not have the facilities of Rastila, but for those whishing to hike and pitch temporarily, they will be ideal. Pihlajasaari Island has places for campers, as does Kaunissaari Island, which is extremely popular with Helsinki’s fishermen and campers alike.