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Sunset Splendour in Helsinki

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I love sunsets. I reckon I am some sort of a sunset freak. Whether I am at home or travelling I always want to take a peak in the horizon at sundown.

In Finland there is a stark difference with the amount of sunlight between seasons. In winter we basically have to survive with only a couple of hours of daylight or with no daylight at all in Lapland, the northernmost part of Finland. This is called the polar night. It occurs when the sun does not rise above the horizon and the night lasts for more than 24 hours. The opposite phenomenon is called the midnight sun. It occurs when the sun stays above the horizon for more than 24 hours.

13 September 2015, at 20:40.

So having said this sunlight has a special meaning to me no matter whether it is winter or summer. Sunsets in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, can be pretty awesome all year round. I am happy to live on top of a hill and enjoy magnificent 180-degree views over the surrounding areas from my balcony. From here I can see everyone but no one can see me. How perfect! My balcony is just an ideal place to relax and enjoy the evening sun and spectacular sunsets with clouds playing in the sky. Therefore I want to share some of the most impressive sunsets with you. All taken from one single place, my balcony, throughout the year. This spring especially in March and April we had some very stunning sunsets, at times the whole sky seemed to be on fire. Which one is your favourite?

15 May 2016 at 21:26.

15 May 2016 at 21:26.

29 April 2016 at 20:57.

29 April 2016 at 20:57.

27 April 2016 at 21:14.

27 April 2016 at 21:14.

27 April at 20:39.

27 April at 20:39.

25 April 2016 at 21:07

25 April 2016 at 21:07

22 April 2016 at 20:40

22 April 2016 at 20:40

21 April 2016 at 21:07.

21 April 2016 at 21:07.

30 March 2016 at 19:52.

30 March 2016 at 19:52.

30 March 2016 at 19:36.

30 March 2016 at 19:36.

29 March 2016 at 19:55.

29 March 2016 at 19:55.

28 March 2016 at 19:30.

28 March 2016 at 19:30.

19 December 2015 at 15:05.

19 December 2015 at 15:05.

12 December 2015 at 15:39.

12 December 2015 at 15:39.

17 October 2015 at 18:29.

17 October 2015 at 18:29.

17 October 2015 at 18:20.

17 October 2015 at 18:20.

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17 October 2015 at 18:09.

17 October 2015 at 17:57.

17 October 2015 at 17:57.

16 October 2015 at 18:42.

16 October 2015 at 18:42.

30 September 2015 at 18:46.

30 September 2015 at 18:46.

26 September 2015 at 19:04.

26 September 2015 at 19:04.

22 September 2015 at 19:51.

22 September 2015 at 19:51.

22 September 2015 at 19:05.

22 September 2015 at 19:05.

13 September 2015, at 20:40.

13 September 2015, at 20:40.

Which one did you like the best? What is your favourite place to watch sunsets?

Read more about Helsinki:

Enchanted by Spring Sunshine in Finland

Midsummer Magic in Finland

Fifty Shades of Autumn in Helsinki

Finland: Frosty Fairytales in White Winter Wonderland

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27 thoughts on “Sunset Splendour in Helsinki

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  10. Nature paints the most amazing wonders. What a beautiful thing to stop and admire, thanks for sharing!
    Cheers

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  11. Beautiful pictures! I am inspired to check out Helsinki now (I spent a long time at the airport once…)

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  12. ahhh I wanna be here omg omg 😦 😦 😦

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  13. Muy bonito ttexto para poder asimilarlo facílmente, espero ir a allá.

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  14. Gorgeous! I never used to even notice sunsets before but you are right, they are gorgeous in Finland 😀

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  15. Daamn *_* This is so beautiful. Nice work 🙂 (y)

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  16. You are not the only one who has fallen in love with Helsinki’s sunsets. I have been shooting sunsets for a while now and the best sunsets seem to be in late August to early October. I wish I had the chance to post some of mine here.

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    • Thank you for your comment! Autumn sunsets are incredible indeed. Midsummer sunsets by the water are stunning too, there is always something very magical about midsummer and the nightless nights.

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  17. All of these shots are gorgeous! It’s so hard to pick a favourite among them. Beautiful.

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