Tagged: Helsinki

50 Finland Summer Smiles 2016

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Summer

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Summer. After spending eight weeks touring around Finland this summer in our truck camper I thought it only right to match my 50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter post with a summer one! On my trip...

Take a Gorgeous Helsinki bay walk around Eläintarhanlahti and Töölönlahti

A Gorgeous Helsinki Bay Walk

Helsinki Bay Walk Helsinki’s coastal location is glorious, yet it is also abundant in parks and green spaces: nature and peace is easy to find. Right at the heart of the city, just a short walk from the central railway station, are two beautiful bodies...

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter copy

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter

Through the window of the plane I could see the illuminated sign above the terminal: Helsinki Airport. My heart swelled, I’d returned to the city that had stolen my heart a year previous. I had a block of free time at the beginning of the...

Suomenlinna in Snow

Here’s Why You Must Visit Suomenlinna in Snow!

Suomenlinna in Snow. The little ferry made its way along the narrow blue ribbon of sea cut through the ice, the broken chunks of which knocked against the hull turning this simple commute from Helsinki to Suomenlinna feel more like an adventure than a short...

Lux Helsinki

Colourful and Cool! Lux Helsinki 2016

Lux Helsinki 2016 Light Art Festival. When I discovered that the Lux Helsinki 2016 Light Art Festival was going to coincide with my booked visit to Finland it made me beam with excitement! Helsinki is a great city, and a little creative lighting gave it...

Frozen Helsinki

Beautiful Frozen Helsinki

Frozen Helsinki I returned to the city I’d ached for after leaving a year ago. A city and country that had stayed in my thoughts for much of the last 12 months. When I’d been in Helsinki in December 2014 I’d been too early to...

Just look how pretty Old Porvoo is!

Day Trip to Porvoo (Borgå)

Porvoo Porvoo is only an hour away from Helsinki, yet it feels like a million miles. This pretty town is the second oldest in Finland (just a little younger than Turku) and its Old Town is gorgeously photogenic and packed with cute cafes and quirky...

Rusting gun on Kustaanmiekka

Beautiful Suomenlinna: in pictures

Suomenlinna Camera in hand, I stepped onto the ferry for a day out exploring the island fortress of Suomenlinna. I’d woken to a clear blue sky, this would be a fine day to head out of the city for some non-urban adventure! Suomenlinna is a...

Helsinki

Helsinki: the thought of leaving was unbearable

Helsinki Have you ever travelled somewhere and found that it hurt to leave? Somewhere that you felt so completely at home that your nomadic nature calmed and you wanted to stay for a while. This happens extremely rarely for me, I am always ready to...

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