Things to Do in Espoo
Espoo—a Versatile City Holiday Destination
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.
We are located next to Espoo’s Matinkylä’s versatile services and excellent transport connections, such as the metro. You can also get to Helsinki’s events and attractions in no time, and you don’t need your own car for that! You can also rent a city bike, which you can use to enjoy the most beautiful outdoor routes in Espoo by the sea.
As a Hotel Matts customer, you get Kellumo’s relaxation at a discounted price. Deep relaxation center Kellumo, opposite Hotel Matts, offers relaxation floating and Neurosonic-low frequency therapy. Both services have been scientifically proven to reduce stress hormone production, heart rate and blood pressure.
Ask our reception for more information.
Experience Finnish sauna
The Finnish sauna is a substantial part of Finnish culture. You can enjoy the Finnish Sauna on our 7th floor. Please ask about the daily sauna hours at our hotel’s reception.
Our suites and 3-bedroom apartments have their own saunas.
Sea & Archipelago
To the Espoo Archipelago!
You can get to know the Espoo archipelago on your own by hopping aboard on archipelago boat! You can walk to the marina in Nokkala in approx. 25 minutes or ride a city bike in approx. 10 minutes.
Archipelago boat traffic starts on June 4. See the schedules.
Museums & Exhibitions
Experience Espoo's cultural offering
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.
Romantic Time for Two
A Mini Vacation for Two
Give your loved one spa and relaxation moments, a romantic dinner or various activities. There are countless possibilities for a program of time together, so it can be pared down to exactly what suits you and him best.
Program for Families With Children
The shopping center Iso Omena is located right next to the hotel. In Iso Omena, you can also find entertainment for the whole family, for example the Finnkino cinema or the Duudsonit Activity Park, which has all kinds of exciting activities for children. Espoo’s seaside with its beaches is located only about 2 km from the hotel. To move around the local area, you can use City Bikes from spring to autumn.
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!
Find out more about Duudsonit Activity Park (website is in Finnish)!
Outdoor & indoor activities
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the Espoo area, you can also go skiing in the winter when the weather is favorable! Read more here. You can check which tracks are available for skiing on the Ulkoliikunta.fi service.
Delicacies by the sea
Lovers of restaurant experiences will find something to do and enjoy in Espoo. Go on a tasting trip to the beach cafe-restaurant Nokkala Majakka!
Our hotel restaurant Freja is situated at the street level and offers a versatile breakfast, lunch, à la carte and brunch. Freja’s à la carte menu takes us on a delicious journey through the familiar and less known flavors made of the ingredients of the season.
In Freja’s atmospheric bar you can enjoy hot and cold drinks as well as a little salty snack. Our bartenders conjure up the best cocktails of the season – also as non-alcoholic versions.
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.
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.
Enjoy your stay in our 24 m² Standard rooms with stylish Scandinavian style interior design. Relax watching your favorite films stretching out on the bed or cosy up in a comfortable armchair.Read more
Stay cosy in our 24 m² Superior rooms which are styled with Scandinavian décor and beautiful small details! Sleep tight in comfortable double beds on the 4th floor of the hotel.Read more
Stay in tastefully decorated 34 m² Junior Suites bring a little bit of extra luxury and space to your visit. The room has a king size bed to guarantee your good night’s sleep!Read more
Standard Combi rooms are a good choice for families as the rooms can be joined with the adjoining door. Adjoined rooms create a space of 48 m² and with extra beds, accommodates up to six people.Read more
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.