HietaniemiCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Sanduddsgatan 20, 00100 Helsingfors, Finland, Helsinki
- Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: 358-923402800
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Memorial, Cemetery, Family And Kids
The Hietaniemi cemetery is an interesting place to visit while in Helsinki. The cemetery is a sprawling area by the coast which makes it a popular touristic site. A main road leads up to a beach with a green area holding several graves on either side.
This strange amalgamation of a beach and somber cemeterymight be strange to some but the area is certainly worth visiting. There are several monuments and memorials that adorn the graves. Several well-known personalities have also been buried here. Most notably, the cemetery holds a huge area where soldiers who died in the Second World War have been buried. The cemetery has four parts and the differences in the burial traditions of the Lutheran, Jewish, Islamic and Orthodox people are worth noting.
After the visit to the cemetery, you can spend a tranquil moment or two on the beach that is almost always home to a variety of birds playing in an over the water. The clean water and the somber atmosphere is sure to be a memorable experience.
- Hietakannaksentie (Bus)
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63.58% of people who visit Helsinki include Hietaniemi in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
39.86% of people start their Hietaniemi visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Hietaniemi
94.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hietaniemi
Tranquil cemetery that is well kept. The most famous Finns have their last resting spot here. Interesting if you are interested in gardening and history.
A surprisingly well done mix of tranquil park, and respectful cemetery.
Absolutely beautiful cemetery...serene and so much more like a garden. Stunning headstones! Must visit.
Peaceful green well kept cemetery. Few famous Finns buried there.
The cemetery might not be the most cheerful place, but this one had not a touch of hopelessness. Beautiful and calm place.