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Travel tips and unusual sights for tourists visiting Helsinki – the capital of Finland.
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Category Archives: Islands
Just under a click north from Kauppatori market square, there lies a small island called Tervasaari. Alltough it is small, it still has restaurant and children playground on it. It is very beautifull spot to relax and have picnic. On … Continue reading
The combination of three “luxury” islands has of course biggest mansions in Helsinki. Kimi Räikkönen used to have house in Kaskisaari and few yachts on shore. Houses are mainly build on 60`s and there is few architectural jewels hidden in … Continue reading
Lauttasaari is old residential island just west from city center. At southern part of it is rocky beaches for swimming and sun bathing. There is few marinas and kite-surfers beach.
Island fortress Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located just outside of Helsinki and ferry from kauppatori takes 20 minutes. Majority of it was build late 18th century on Swedish era. Today it is home for some … Continue reading