Timelapse of the boat journey to the Finnish Fortress islands
Suomenlinna is beautiful, and you can easily spend a whole day there walking around and enjoying the scenery. Some Finnish people invited me to join them for a picnic; we ended up spending the evening stretched out on a rocky beach with glasses of wine.
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
My first boat trip in a decade
A beautiful day
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.