Photos from Finland

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress – Pictures and history

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress – Pictures and history

Brief history: What is Suomenlinna Sea Fortress Suomenlinna Sea Fortress is a fortress island in front of Helsinki, Finland. It´s construction was intially completed in 1748 when most of the area of modern Finland was firmly under Swedish rule. But Sweden had suffered some losses […]

The Rock Church in Helsinki (Temppeliaukio Church)

The Rock Church in Helsinki (Temppeliaukio Church)

One of the most famous sights in Helsinki is definetely the Rock Church. Officially called Tempeliaukio Church (Temple square…) the place features some unique architechture: the church is constructed partially underground, inside the solid bedrock. Only a dome rises slightly above the ground featuring small […]

The Muscular Monkey of Finland

The Muscular Monkey of Finland

In 2019 certain monkey, a white faced saki to be more precise, gained international fame. The monkey got famous because a visitor to Helsinki Zoo, Korkeasaari, noticed that in a photo the monkey looked incredibly muscular. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger but bigger. So I had to […]

The Sibelius Monument in Helsinki

The Sibelius Monument in Helsinki

The Sibelius monument has been one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Helsinki since it was finished in the late 60s. It can be found in the district of Töölö, in the western flank of Helsinki mainland. The monument comemmorates Jean Sibelius, Finland´s most […]

Winter Sea Pool In Helsinki

Winter Sea Pool In Helsinki

Have you tried swimming outdoors when it´s absolytely freezing outside? Finland offers some exotic winter activities for those not afraid of cold. But despite looking kinda cold, the Allas Sea Pool in Helsinki offers quite comfortable experience. The biggest pool that is lowered almost to […]

The oldest ski slope in Finland

The oldest ski slope in Finland

Meet the Finland´s oldest ski slope! This 48 meters high hill was opened for skiers in 1934, making it the oldest in Finland today. It was equipped with a lift in 1951, making it 2nd ski slope in Finland with one. This place can be […]

Remarkable architechture of Oodi, the new library in Helsinki

Remarkable architechture of Oodi, the new library in Helsinki

Finland is famous for it´s publicly funded services that are available to all the citizen with little or no extra cost. (Meaning that of course they have paid for them with their taxes.) It´s libraries are something the whole Finland is especially proud of. Now […]

Dark Finland

Dark Finland

It does get dark in Finland. During winter time the sun never really rises for several months in the north, and usually the southern parts of the country get dark quite early in the afternoon. Grey is the colour that surrounds everytihing. Unfortunately with snow […]

Skiing in Finland

Skiing in Finland

You might have heard that Finns love all types of skiing; downhill, cross country, slalom, whatever… Still the cross-country version is probably the most popular form of sport and excersise. Finnish skiers have enjoyed quite a bit of success in international competitions and skiing is […]

The Finnish Archipelago

The Finnish Archipelago

The Finnish archipelago is the largest in the world: there are hundreds of islands from the Russian border up to the very end of Gulf of Bothnia. All in the Finnish coastline of the Baltic Sea. The archipelago and sea are great part of the […]