Camping and hiking


There is an enjoyable campsite next to Lake Bodom, just 20 km from Helsinki. Camping Oittaa has plenty of room for caravans and tents and there are also cabins for up to 4 people. The adjacent Oittaa Recreation Centre organises athletic events and provides equipment for hobbies. Serena Water Park, Ikea as well as the attractions and sites of Helsinki and Espoo are also located nearby.


There are free camping sites in Nuuksio.

Kattilajärvi outdoor recreation area

Kattilajärvi outdoor recreation area next to lake Kattilajärvi. A cooking shelter and a nice beach for swimming makes it a great place for camping. 

02820 Espoo

Väransby Recreation Area

Ankarlaxintie 200
02420 Jorvas, Kirkkonummi
Open 1.5.-31.10.

Supervisor tel. 050 593 7327 (From Fri 18.00 to Sun 12.00)
Enquiries tel. 040 061 8364

A camping and caravan area for Espoo residents in Hirsala, Kirkkonummi. This secluded area with beautiful places to swim stretches out for three kilometres along the seashore. There are cooking shelters and wells and an area for caravans.

Outdoor Recreation Islands

There are outdoor recreation islands in Esbo. 
A scheduled boat service to and from some of the islands operates throughout the summer from June to September.

Camping is allowed in the following outdoor recreation islands:

  • Bylandet 
  • Gåsgrund 
  • Knapperskär 
  • Rövargrundet
  • Rövaren 
  • Stora Herrö 
  • Torra Lövö