In summertime the finest things about Helsinki are its many great islands and quays where you can catch small ferries to see the splendid sea and archipelago scenery. Uunisaari, Kaunissaari and Harakka and many other islands offer great recreational opportunities, cafés, restaurants and nature at reasonable costs. You can also combine the ferry crossing with other public transport and enjoy a nice summer’s day in the nation’s capital without the stress of parking.