6 Tips for an Autumn Break in Espoo

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The autumn break is approaching, but what to do during the autumn holiday in Espoo? No worries, as we’ve got the best tips for an unforgettable autumn adventure in the coastal city of Espoo! Whether you’re looking for outdoor activities, culture, or relaxation, Espoo offers numerous appealing options for your autumn holiday.

1. Hike in Nuuksio National Park

Espoo’s biggest natural gem is Nuuksio National Park. In the fall, Nuuksio becomes exceptionally beautiful as the forests display vibrant autumn colors. You can explore the trails, enjoy a picnic by a campfire, and admire the beautiful lake views. Nuuksio also offers opportunities for berry picking and mushroom foraging, making it a delightful activity for the whole family. Note that berry and mushroom picking is allowed in Nuuksio National Park except for restricted areas.

Nuuksion kansallispuisto syksyllä

2. Explore Espoo’s Culture

Espoo is a culturally rich city, and the autumn holiday provides an excellent opportunity to discover it. Visit the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA, showcasing gems of modern art.

The Espoo City Museum,KAMU, delves into Espoo’s history and local surroundings, sharing numerous stories about the lives of Espoo’s inhabitants.

The Gallen-Kallela Museum presents art and life of Gallen-Kallela and his contemporaries, along with contemporary art in a stunning seaside setting.

Glims Farmstead Museum takes you on a fascinating journey back in time to rural life of yesteryears. Glims was once an old farmstead that has also served as an inn for travelers in the Karvasmäki village over its 500-year history.

The Mauri Kunnas Exhibition at WeeGee is suitable for the whole family. This exhibition provides a peek into Mauri Kunnas’ personal story and the process of creating his beloved books. On display are detailed pencil sketches and colorful watercolor drafts.

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3. Relax Along Espoo’s Waterfront Promenade

Espoo’s Waterfront Walkway is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the beautiful autumn coastal scenery. Espoo’s Waterfront Walkway, as the name suggests, runs along the shoreline for the most part. The nearly fourty-kilometer route offers excellent outdoor trails and stunning sea views. You can walk or cycle along the waterfront path and take a break to enjoy coffee at Nokkalas Majakka beach café. The waterfront walkway provides a perfect opportunity to unwind amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

4. Indulge in Espoo’s Delicacies and Craft Brews

Food enthusiasts will find plenty to savor in Espoo. Embark on a culinary journey to Restaurant Freja in Matinkylä or the beach café-restaurant Nokkalan Majakka!

Did you know that Espoo has become a diverse beer and brewery city? From Otaniemi, you’ll find Fat Lizard Brewing and Olarin Panimo. In Kera Halls, there’s Tired Uncle Brewing Co, Masis Brewery, and 8-bit Brewery. In Bemböle, you’ll discover Salama Brewing, and in Kivenlahti, Espoon Oma Panimo. You can conveniently explore these microbreweries one area at a time or plan a whole day of beer-tasting in Espoo, traveling through all the locations by public transport or bike.

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5. Pampering and Shopping in Espoo

The autumn holiday is a great opportunity for some well-deserved pampering and shopping. If you’re in need of relaxation, Espoo offers several high-quality beauty salons that provide facial and body treatments, massages, and other pampering services. For example, Kellumo in Matinkylä offers relaxation floatation and domestic Neurosonic vibration treatments, and Sabai Wellness Spa in Espoo’s Iso Omena mall offers oriental Day Spa treatments.

The Iso Omena shopping center offers numerous opportunities for shopping. You’ll find up to 200 shops, services, cafés, and restaurants. At Iso Omena, you can also enjoy movies, the Pikseli Virtual Park, and the entertaining world of Duudsonit Activity Park.

Shoppailua Espoon Isossa Omenassa

6. Cozy Accommodation at Hotel Matts

Looking for the perfect accommodation for your autumn break? Hotel Matts is a hotel and apartment hotel located in Matinkylä, Espoo, that charms with its Scandinavian elegance. Hotel Matts offers easy access to Matinkylä’s diverse services and excellent transport connections, including the West Metro. You can quickly reach Helsinki’s events and attractions without needing your own car. When you stay at Hotel Matts, you can also book a bicycle for free to explore Matinkylä’s surroundings!

Rentoutumista lehden äärellä Hotel Mattissa

An autumn holiday in Espoo is sure to be an unforgettable experience, and the city warmly welcomes you. Remember to book your accommodation and activities in advance to make the most of your autumn break in Espoo. Enjoy a relaxed vacation and savor the beauty of autumn in beautiful Espoo!