Things to Do in Espoo
Have a holiday in Espoo both a modern and close-to-nature city in Finland. When staying at Hotel Matts you have incredible opportunities to what Espoo has to offer in sports and outdoors as well as services.
Outdoor & indoor activities
Espoo Waterfront Walkway, "Espoon Rantaraitti"
The walkway is altogether 40 kilometres long on the Espoo coastline. It offers great sea views in the fresh sea air. The way from Hotel Matts to the coast is only 2 kilometres and you can walk there, ride a rental bike or take the bus. Don’t forget to stop at Nokkalan Majakka for refreshments!
Nuuksio national park
Nature is close everywhere in Espoo and very reachable from our hotel. For example, you can travel to Nuuksio national park for a day trip. The ride there in the car is only about 20 kilometres. The park is also reachable by bus.
Ice sports and skiing in winter
There are many artificial ice rinks in Espoo where you can skate in the winter. See Espoo’s artificial ice rinks here. Ilmatar Areena is only a kilometer away from our hotel, where you can find public skating times. See Espoo’s public skating times here.
Golf in Espoo
There are several high-quality golf courses in Espoo. The nearest golf courses of Hotel Matts are Tapiola Golf only 6.5 km away, and Löfkulla Golf 12 km away.
Matinkylä Swimming Hall
In the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Matts is a new and modern Matinkylä Swimming Hall, which includes a 50-metre pool with eight lanes, a multi-functional rehabilitation pool with jacuzzi seats, a cold-water pool and a paddling pool and a teaching pool for children.
Duudsonit Activity Park in Espoo
Experience a fun day at Duudsonit Activity Park! The park is located right next to our hotel, in the shopping center of Iso Omena. Everyone staying at Hotel Matts receives a -25% discount on the ticket price. Ask more at our hotel reception!
Restaurants, culture & shopping
Experience culture and activities in Espoo
If you like culture, shopping and restaurants you have come to the right place. Shopping mall Iso Omena has something for everyone, and is located right next to our Hotel.
There are museums for modern art lovers as well as history lovers.
For fans of live performances Espoo City Theater offer unique experiences. English subtitles are always available for the performances.
Get to know our neighbouring city Helsinki, our capital! Helsinki city centre is easiest to reach by metro. The closest stop is literally on our doorstep and the journey only takes about 20 minutes.
In Helsinki, we recommend visiting the historical Seurasaari. This famous museum island is perfect for a day trip. There are a beach and a high-quality restaurant, Seurasaaren Kruunu, with its huge terrace area. The oldest part of this unique gem was built in 1890.
Espoo in a nutshell
Espoo was founded in 1972 and is the second-largest city in Finland with 288 000 inhabitants (Sep 2019). Espoo as an area though has had a settlement for the past 8000 years. The surface area of Espoo covers 312 km² on land and 216 km² on water. Espoo has 165 islands and 95 lakes and 58 kilometres of coastline. Almost everything you can find in Finland; you can find on a smaller scale in Espoo.
Distances from Hotel Matts
Matinkylä Metrostation: 0,1 km | Shopping Center Iso-Omena: 0,3 km | Cinema Finnkino Omena: 0,3 km | Matinkylä Ice rink: 1 km | Duudsons Activity Park: 0,3 km | Seaside café-restaurant Nokkalan Majakka: 1,8 km | Matinkylä Beach: 1,9 km | Espoo Museum Of Modern Art EMMA: 5,7 km | Otaniemi: 7,8 km | Espoo Metro Areena: 4,8 km | Tapiola Golf -nearest golf course: 6,5 km | Outdoor museum Seurasaari: 12 km | Matinkylä Swimming hall – opens 2021: 0,1 km| Helsinki City Centre: 13 km | Helsinki-Vantaa Airport: 29 km
Find out more what’s happening in Espoo from Visit Espoo’s homepage.