Bird watching towers

Espoo has seven bird watching towers maintained either by the city or Metsähallitus. They are built next to water in places suitable for observing both migrating and nesting birds. Many of the towers are located along nature trails for easy access. The tower near Villa Elfvik is accessible even with a wheelchair or a pram.


All Espoo residents may fish freely using a hook and line or an ice fishing rod. It is also permitted to fish Baltic herring using a line equipped with 5 to 10 hooks (Finnish: “litka”) specifically designed for this species. Residents under the age of 18 or over the age of 65 do not need to pay the fisheries management fee to the state.