Seurasaari is a small island a short distance from Helsinki which is approached by an ornate wooden footbridge. Getting there by public transport is quite easy, Bus No.24 leaves from Eira and we boarded the bus from outside the Sokos Department Store on Mannerheimintie near Kamppi. The bus takes around 30 minutes but it’s also a pleasant cycle ride if you are feeling energetic. Bicycles are not allowed on the island but cycle racks are provided near the bridge.
Around the midway point we came to an open fireplace where some people were about to cook food to enjoy on one of the nearby picnic tables. Firewood is provided so hikers can bring along their sausages, burgers or whatever else they might like to cook and enjoy a tasty snack. If you are considering using one of these outdoor barbecues in Finland do remember to bring some matches in case the fire isn’t already lit and to extinguish the barbecue when you have finished using it if no-one else is waiting to cook.
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