Outdoor Recreation

Espoo offers plenty of opportunities to engage in outdoor recreation and sports. There are magnificent wilderness areas in northern Espoo, whereas in central Espoo, farmlands spread out as far as the eye can see. Compact residential areas and several boat harbours can be found on the coastline, and further south lies the beautiful archipelago.

The City of Espoo has about 3 000 hectares of recreational areas that are available to residents year round. These include, for instance, islands and other areas along the seashore with harbours, as well as the Nuuksio lake highlands with nature trails. In the winter, there are just over 200 km of ski tracks in the city, of which 60 km are illuminated.

In accordance with the Nordic custom, everyone can travel freely in Finnish nature according to the concept of everyman’s right. However, please remember that everyman’s right also entails certain responsibilities.