Summer activities in Espoo

There is a lot to do for people of all ages in Tapiola, Espoo and the surrounding area. When staying at the Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden, you can take a look at all the things to do in Espoo with our tips!


Summer, sun, vacation and swimming! Espoo has sea and lake beaches by kilometers, up to 50 km!

There are several scenic bathing areas near the Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden. For example, the beach on Karhusaari is quiet and located right in Keilaniemi. Oittaa is probably the most popular and there is also an Angry Birds playground to entertain even the youngest members of the family. In Haukilahti, on the other hand, you can also enjoy the café while bathing.

A hot summer day and a glittering central pool invite you to enjoy Tapiola!

The central pool behind the Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden is still a favorite destination for many families with children this summer! It is possible to rent hydrofoils and sup-ferries from the café in the central pool. The paddle boats have traveled to Tapiola from China and can accommodate 1-2 people. The boat moves with muscle power. Instead of pedals or oars, the boat has cranks that allow the impellers attached to the sides to rotate. If thirst or hunger surprise you during your activities, you can head to the terrace of Tapiola Garden to enjoy the summer flavors!


At the Huippu adventure park, you can enjoy nature as well as challenge yourself!

Adventure park Huippu, located in Leppävaara, is a great experience that opened a few years ago. There are different levels of climbing tracks for the younger as well as the older and the more affluent and ferocious. The peak is in the immediate vicinity of Leppävaara Central Park, and the tracks have good views of nature. More information about the top can be found here.

Laguuni has now been opened in Otaniemi, Espoo!

Laguuni is a large water sports center with a restaurant pier. Lsguuni is only a short distance from our hotel, where you can enjoy wakeboarding, kite surfing and kayaking. More information and opening hours can be found on the Lagoon website.

Experience the nature of Espoo also through the archipelago cruise!

It is nice to spend a beautiful summer day on the waters. Espoo archipelago cruises are a great way to combine outdoor activities and viewing the Espoo coast. You can find more information about archipelago traffic here.

Let's play some golf!

Spend the summer day enjoying the fresh air at Tapiola Golf, and the 18-hole links course offers excellent opportunities for the discerning golfer. The course, designed and built by Chicago field architect Tim Nugent, has a par 72, driving range and putting green. Tapiola Golf is only about a 10 minute drive from our hotel!

Enjoy nature in Nuuksio!

Nuuksio National Park offers wonderful forest and lake views for those who enjoy walking and cycling. You can also jump directly from the nature trails to swim. After outdoor activities, you can visit the Finnish Nature Center Haltia and its exhibitions.