Finland: Helsinki and Suomenlinna

After a trip across the Baltics from Estonia to Poland, I decided to return to Estonia via a flight to Finland rather than taking a 20-hour bus across Europe… I stayed on the small island of Suomenlinna, which is beautiful and full of interesting history. Seriously, visit the museum on the island while you’re there!

Helsinki boat port at night

Helsinki boat port at night

My first boat trip in a decade

My first boat trip in a decade

A beautiful day

A beautiful day

Bridge between islands

Bridge between islands

People had told me beforehand that Helsinki is small, and from the air it looked quite small. So after leaving the airport, I decided to jog to the boat port instead of using Finland’s very nice public transport. What I thought would be a 30-minute jog took almost three hours; Helsinki airport is not actually in Helsinki but is in Vantaa. Memo to self: Check the damn map next time.

Helsinki at night

Helsinki at night

Artillery

Artillery + me being immature

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