Destination information

The ferries run several times a day, and the crossing at its shortest takes only a few minutes. There are swimming opportunities, lawns for picnicking, a sports field and several cooking shelters and break areas across the island.

Except for the private property in the north-west corner, the whole of Vasikkasaari island is a recreation area. The private property has a gazebo that visitors are not allowed to use.

There is a guest harbour and mooring buoys and hooks for those travelling by boat.

Up-to-date timetables for the ferry service to the island.


There is an easy and partly accessible 1.5-km route around the island. There are also other paths criss-crossing the island.


Iso Vasikkasaari is partly accessible. There is an accessible toilet on the island and the routes are also partly accessible. The cooking shelters are partly accessible. The Nokkala – Iso Vasikkasaari ferry crossing is also partly accessible.

Additional information

The island has a summer kiosk in an old fisherman’s hut and a summer restaurant, Gula Villan, which also attends to the guest harbour.

There are fixed orienteering control points on the island.

There was a fishing community on the island in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the late 19th century, the island became a private villa island. The City of Espoo bought Iso Vasikkasaari in 1985.