A holiday in Sipoo offers wilderness scenery right next to Helsinki
Sipoo is a popular residential area located only an hour from Helsinki, and a great place to start a holiday in and around the capital. Sipoo is a versatile tourist destination, and the Sipoonkorpi National Park and the Sipoo archipelago are both spectacular. For those who enjoy adventure holidays, visit the Talma Ski Centre.
Start your trip with a town break in Sipoo and enjoy its two beautiful and historic churches. The Sipoo Old Church is a medieval stone church that is now only used during the summer months. At other times, the local congregation meets in the red-brick Sipoo New Church.
Continue your holiday in Sipoo by visiting the nearby Agricultural Museum. Located in a former granary, the museum has a number of horse-powered agricultural tools and machinery. You might then try taking a walk in the Eastern River Park. The area is full of beautiful old buildings and the Artborg 35 Gallery, featuring works by local artists and artisans.
One of Sipoo's greatest attractions is the Sipoonkorpi National Park. You can organise a low-cost holiday in Sipoo by visiting its spectacular scenery, complete with nature trails suitable for all fitness levels. Apart from its unspoiled scenery, Sipoonkorpi National Park has several man-made landscapes, where horses graze in the summer. Try the Byabäcken Nature Trail for traditional landscapes or the Kalkkiruukki Trail for high cliffs and a limestone mine.
Visit the island of Norrkullalandet in the Gulf of Finland, for camping, swimming and disc golf. Enjoy the sea views from the observation tower, partake in the island's hospitality or take one of the Pörtö Line short cruises. On return to the Kalkkiranta harbour, don't forget to visit the site of the old Sibbesborg castle.
Sipoo is a great place for a short break, and its convenient connections with Helsinki make it easy to visit. Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the slopes at Talma Ski Centre. In summer, the slopes provide space for other activities, such as adventure trails and paintballing.