Summer in Hämeenlinna
In this page you can easily find many ideas about what happens in Hämeenlinna in the summer and how you can spend your free time:
Playgrounds for families with children
There are many playgrounds in Hämeenlinna where older children can play unsupervised, and younger children when supervised by their parents or other adults. The playgrounds can be used free of charge.
Fishing in Finland is subject to a charge. You need a fishing permit for fishing. Fishing permits are sold at Kastelli Service Point. Contact information
A fishing permit is not needed for angling, however. You need a fishing rod for angling, which is an instrument with no reel. A worm or fish is used as a bait.
There are several campfire sites in the Hämeenlinna area where setting a campfire is permitted. Firewood is provided by the City of Hämeenlinna. Most of the campfire sites are open, and there are also some sheltered campfire huts.
Hämeenlinna indoor swimming pool
The facilities include a swimming pool and a gym. With the ticket, you can swim and/or exercise in the gym for two hours.
Outdoor swimming pool
There is an outdoor swimming pool at Ahvenisto in Hämeenlinna. The outdoor swimming pool is opened in May and remains open throughout the summer until September. The pool is closed between October and April. More information and contact details
There are several public beaches in Hämeenlinna. You can swim at the beaches free of charge. The official swimming season is from 15 June until 31 August. During that period, the authorities supervise the quality of water on the beaches.
If you or a close relative is interested in swimming in a club, you can contact the swimming club: Hämeenlinnan uimaseura
There are several cycling routes in Hämeenlinna. You can ride a bike on a specially marked bike lane. If there is no bike lane or there is only a sidewalk, you can cycle on the road.
- Children under the age of 12 are allowed to cycle on the sidewalk.
- In a pedestrian area, like Reska, you can ride a bike but always keep pedestrians in mind.
- Cycling is prohibited on highways and two-lane expressways.
- Cycle on the right side of a bike lane.
- The use of a helmet is recommended but not mandatory.
- Children under 135 cm tall may only be transported in a suitable seat.
- In the dark and twilight, you need to use lights: yellow or white in front and red in the back.
A cycling map of the Hämeenlinna region can be found here: Cycling map
Workout stairs are designed for exercising. You can walk or jog up and down the stairs to improve your physical condition. Everyone can use the stairs for free to work out.
Workout stairs in Kanta-Häme:
- Ahvenisto, address Olympiakatu 18-20, Hämeenlinna. The length of the stairs is 120 meters.
- Iittala, Vastamäki. The length of the stairs is about 50 meters.
- Lammi, Konnari hill.
- Renko, Käräjämäki outdoor area. The length of the stairs is about 60 meters.
Watch the video to see how to work out on the stairs, here.
The nature trails of the City of Hämeenlinna are ideal for outdoor recreation and hiking. When walking along a nature trail, you will become acquainted with nature, forests and animals. There is also a campfire site for eating beside most of the nature trails.
The city rowing boats can be found on the following beaches: