The natural areas close to the city, as well as the large parks and forests, are open to all and offer a great environment for a wide variety of recreational activities. In the core of Helsinki city, Keskuspuisto Park opens up to the north. In addition, the city has over 5,000 hectares of recreational areas in their natural state in the neighbouring municipalities. Short-term camping in some recreational areas and on a few islands is possible.
The Ulkoliikunta.fi service provides seasonal information on the usability of ski tracks, ice skating rinks and beaches, such as the condition of ski tracks and ice skating rinks and the cyanobacterium status on beaches.