Posts Tagged: Suomenlinna

Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari – two new Helsinki secrets to share

Exactly a year ago I wrote about my first visit to Vallisaari, but then the island was only possible to visit by Finns and in special occasions, but now the incredible islands of Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari are both accessible to

Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari – two new Helsinki secrets to share

Exactly a year ago I wrote about my first visit to Vallisaari, but then the island was only possible to visit by Finns and in special occasions, but now the incredible islands of Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari are both accessible to

Epiphany in enchanting Suomenlinna

Freezing cold weather (-20 celsius), sun and unfrozen sea make magic! Today we celebrated Epiphany, that is a public holiday in Finland, and there was a special programme for the occasion in Suomenlinna, so we just had to go there as the

Epiphany in enchanting Suomenlinna

Freezing cold weather (-20 celsius), sun and unfrozen sea make magic! Today we celebrated Epiphany, that is a public holiday in Finland, and there was a special programme for the occasion in Suomenlinna, so we just had to go there as the

Foggy Sunday in Suomenlinna

The sea is full of surprises. Two weeks ago on a sunny Sunday we decided to enjoy the good weather and head to Suomenlinna, my beloved fortress islands. With a group of friends we admired the sparkling sea during the ferry ride

Foggy Sunday in Suomenlinna

The sea is full of surprises. Two weeks ago on a sunny Sunday we decided to enjoy the good weather and head to Suomenlinna, my beloved fortress islands. With a group of friends we admired the sparkling sea during the ferry ride

Vallisaari – closed island opens to public

There are over 300 islands in Helsinki and today I conquered a new one! Vallisaari is an old military island that is slowly opening to the public. This year you can only visit it on a guided tour and still

Vallisaari – closed island opens to public

There are over 300 islands in Helsinki and today I conquered a new one! Vallisaari is an old military island that is slowly opening to the public. This year you can only visit it on a guided tour and still

Adventuring at Suomenlinna

Back at Suomenlinna! It just is a place that I cannot resist, and I’m happy to see that also my three year old has learned to love it. This time we went for an adventure – to explore the tunnels in

Adventuring at Suomenlinna

Back at Suomenlinna! It just is a place that I cannot resist, and I’m happy to see that also my three year old has learned to love it. This time we went for an adventure – to explore the tunnels in

Toys, coffee and cake at Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna maritime fortress is one of my favorite destinations in Helsinki. Immediately when the ferry leaves from the Market Square, I enter into a different mode – the sea breeze wakes me up and makes me feel happy and alive. Also my

Toys, coffee and cake at Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna maritime fortress is one of my favorite destinations in Helsinki. Immediately when the ferry leaves from the Market Square, I enter into a different mode – the sea breeze wakes me up and makes me feel happy and alive. Also my

Ferry ride to Suomenlinna

The 15 minute ride from market square to Suomenlinna is a unique experience. Looking back you see the beautiful silhouette of Helsinki with the two dominant cathedrals and huge Stockholm ferries, meanwhile in front of you are waiting the historical

Ferry ride to Suomenlinna

The 15 minute ride from market square to Suomenlinna is a unique experience. Looking back you see the beautiful silhouette of Helsinki with the two dominant cathedrals and huge Stockholm ferries, meanwhile in front of you are waiting the historical