The name of this island means Big Calf Island in Finnish. It is one of the most popular islands in the Espoo archipelago, an ... More
Iso Vasikkasaari Island (Iso Vasikkasaari)
The name of this island means Big Calf Island in Finnish. It is one of the most popular islands in the Espoo archipelago, an ideal place for a nice long walk or a picnic on a summer's day. The beautiful scenery, easy terrain, peaceful atmosphere and open lawns here are perfect settings for relaxation. There are two beaches, so you can have a swim if walking makes you sweat. Iso Vasikkasaari is especially popular with families. If you have children, this is the ideal place for youthe beaches and open areas are quite safe. There is regular boat traffic to the mainland, so you do not need your own boat. The island also has lovely restaurant called Gula Villana and a small cafe that operates out of a charming old cottage, where you can buy snacks and refreshments. Many people bring their own picnic basket full of goodies; if you bring your own lunch, you can heat or barbecue it at one of the cooking spots. The island also has a drinking-wate! r well during the summer, and toilets for your convenience.
Reviews for Iso Vasikkasaari Island (Iso Vasikkasaari): 3
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 8/15/09
Had a most enjoyable meal at gulavillan restaurant, food was superb and the service friendly.
Iso Vasikkasaari in general is very beautiful and neatly kept. The atmosphere is relaxed and people are happy and grateful. The new showers and toilets are a good improvement that makes families with small children enjoy the experience even more.
Would not recommend the restaurant Gulavillan. Service was really horrible. However we did not taste the dishes, because we were asked to wait for 30 min. before ordering and after that another 30 min. for the foods.
For a seaside experience, I would recommend e.g. Haukilahti instead. There is a beautiful beach, nice cliffs, good lunch restaurant and nice cafeteria.
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