Helsinki’s newest island destination will open its doors for the first time on June 20, 2024!

Experience something truly unique! Designed by Eliel Saarinen and built in 1918, Merilinna invites visitors to enjoy unparalleled views and soak in the atmosphere of a bygone era.

The island is located in the middle of the old Helsinki archipelago’s villa area, which has largely been closed off to ordinary citizens until now.

kivisaaren merilinna
kivisaari kartta


Kivisaari is part of Helsinki’s eastern archipelago route. Find the complete schedule for the eastern archipelago route here.

For simplicity, below are the departure times specifically for Kivisaari from Vuosaari (Hiekkajaalanlaituri), Laajasalo (Reposalmi), and Kalasatama (Parrulaituri 20).

Service runs Mon-Sun from June 20 to August 18, 2024. From August 18 to September 29 Kivisaari is open on Fri-Sun.

⚓ Vuosaari (Hiekkalaiturintie) – Kivisaari – Vuosaari

Vuosaaresta Kivisaareen Kivisaaresta Vuosaareen
11:40 10:30
15:45 14:45
19:30 18:35

⚓ Laajasalo (Reposalmentie 1) – Kivisaari – Laajasalo

Laajasalosta Kivisaareen Kivisaaresta Laajasaloon
10:15 12:35
14:30 16:30
18:20 20:10

⚓ Kalasatama (Parrulaituri 20) – Kivisaari – Kalasatama

Kalasatamasta Kivisaareen Kivisaaresta Kalasatamaan
09:35 12:35
13:45 16:30
17:40 20:10

Accommodation guests travel on any departure they wish without extra payment, we however strongly recommend arriving on time at the pier.

Tickets cannot be reserved in advance; tickets are to be purchased on board. Passengers will be taken on board in the queue order.

If there is congestion on the route during the summer, we will add another ship to the line.

🎟️ 12€ / direction

Adult ticket

🎟️ 6€ / direction

Children and seniors

Tickets are purchased on board. The ticket price is the same for the entire Eastern route, meaning the price is the same for every departure and return port. Dogs are welcome. Bicycle fee 5 €.

Note! Accommodation guests travel for free on the route for the duration of their reservation.

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Kivisaari offers accommodation for up to 50 people in several different buildings. Options include staying in your own cottage, a room in the unique Merilinna designed by Eliel Saarinen, or more affordable and self-catering accommodation in the Viherlehto and Kaleeri buildings and the Family Cabin. Every room has a sea view, and the surroundings are absolutely lovely and cozy!

All rooms have a small refrigerator and microwave, but no stove. There is a power outlet in every room for charging phones. The rooms do not have toilets or showers; instead, there are 8 dry toilets on the island, a sauna for washing, and a barbecue area. The water is drinkable (water points are near the toilet buildings, but there are no water points in the rooms).

Bedheets are only included in Myrskyluoto and Rantamökki cabins and in the Merilinna building rooms. For the more affordable accommodation in Viherlehto, Kaleeri and Family Cabin, please bring your own sheets )you may also rent sheets and towels at the reception if you forgot to bring your own).

Check-in starts at 14:45 and check-out is by 10:30.

kivisaari näkymä laiturilta
merilinna kivisaaressa

The reception is open from 08:30 am til 10:30 am and from 2:45 pm til 3:45 pm. At other times, you can reach the receptionist by phone (the receptionist lives on the island and can arrive quickly if needed). Please request late check-out separately from the reception if needed.

You can leave your luggage at the reception, but the space is not locked.

Bookings can be done from 17th of June at 3 pm onwards. Reservations can be done for dates starting from 20th of June. Booking platform will be on this page.

Each reservation includes transportation and breakfast for two people. Additional persons must be notified at the time of booking, and they will also receive breakfast and transportation included in the price. There is also a barbecue area on the island, although we recommend trying the delicious offerings at the Kivisaari restaurant.

Bed linen and towels are included in the price for separate cottages “Myrskyluoto” and “Rantamökki” and Merilinna accommodations. For other accommodation types (Viherlehto, Kaleeri, Family Cabin), please bring your own bed linen and towels. Bed linen and towels can be rented at the reception for Viherlehto, Family Cabin and Kaleeri guests (additional cost of €20 per set). Breakfast is self-service in the main building, the Merilinna restaurant.

Sauna session for accommodation guests every open day:

Women 16:45-18:00
Men 18:00-19:15
Mixed sauna 19:15-20:30

You must exit the sauna no later than 8:45 PM, at which point the sauna will be locked.

The sauna can be booked for private use for two hours at other times than 4-9 PM for a fee of 150 €/hour.

merilinnan portaat
merilinna sali


Self-serving breakfast 08:00-10:30
Lunch Buffet 11:30-14:00
Archipelago buffet 15:00-19:00

Breakfast for guests: self-service from 8:00 til 10:30. Lunch changes daily starting from 11:30. Note: if the set menu does not suit you, ask the chef to prepare a special dish for you! Starting from 4:00 PM, Archipelago Buffet is served for dinner. For more details, visit the restaurant’s website.

Please note! The restaurant can also be rented for private events. Additionally, there is another restaurant on the island, which is rented exclusively for private use.


On the island, there are free amenities such as an outdoor ping pong table, volleyball net, Mölkky (Finnish throwing game), dartboard, and ball games available for use. There is a barbecue area on Karhusaari, on the other side of the walking bridge.

Additional equipment for rent will be available on the island, such as rowboats (estimated July 2024). Through our partners, we can also arrange other activities, such as team-building and recreational days!

kivisaari mökki sängyt
kivisaari karhusaaren silta

Private Events

You can arrange unforgettable parties or, for example, team-building or recreational days for your team at Kivisaari!

Examples with prices:

Transport round-trip: €1900 + VAT (from Vuosaari, Laajasalo, Kalasatama, or Kauppatori).
Sauna: starting from €500 + VAT, includes towels. Price depends on the number of people and duration.

Food and drinks from Merilinna restaurant, or Kaleeri restaurant: request a quote, tailored to your preferences!

Activities: Request a quote, tailored to your preferences!

Drinks can be ordered separately on board.