Vartiosaari camping area – Furubacka


In the Vartiosaari camping area, you can enjoy summer days by the sea.

The camping area is located on Vartiosaari island in eastern Helsinki, near Laajasalo and Tammisalo. The camping area is intended for use by Helsinki-based youth organisations, youth groups and the municipality’s residents for various camps and events.

At the heart of the camping area is the beautiful, white two-storey Villa Furubacka, completed in 1908. The area also features a grill shelter, a beach, rowing boats and pedalos as well as a floating sauna.

If you follow a trail, you can get to a lookout spot on an outcrop to view the striking landscapes of this scenically valuable area and to a nature trail to study the special characteristics of the island.

Read more about booking the Vartiosaari camping area here.

Vartiosaari is also home to the Youth Island Gallery, which is open during June and July. For example, groups that visit the Vartiosaari camping area can make independent excursions to the Youth Island Gallery or include its services in their programme. You can explore the activities of the Youth Island Gallery here.

Visiting address
Reposalmentie 1
00840 Helsinki
Postal address
P.O. Box 84404, 00099 City of Helsinki


  • Samuli Halme, Furubacka camp center coordinator Granö coordinator facility reservations transportation
    (09) 310 71668, 050 5591 760
  • Jari Luovi, Mäntyniemi camp center coordinator, reservations, transport
    (09) 310 37226, 040 7069 982
  • Susanne Österlund-Toivonen, Chief of Environmental Action Youth Work Unit
    (09) 310 89125, 050 5591 762

Youth center phone number: (09) 310 71653, (09) 310 71668

General inquiries and reservations:


Nuorten Saarigalleria:

tel. (09) 310 36711

Summer and winter seasons

Vartiosaari camp area is open in summer. Shifts can be booked from May to October.

During the summer and July, the island hosts the Summer Island Gallery’s summer activities.

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