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Helsinki: Photo Tour of Isosaari Island

You may have read in my earlier post Island Escape in Helsinki Archipelago: Former Military Island Isosaari that the gorgeous island of Isosaari was very recently opened to the public after being closed for military purposes for over a century. Isosaari island is a must see for everyone in or visiting Helsinki. This is where history, military and wild nature meet and blend together harmoniously.

In addition to my informative previous post on Isosaari I want to share a few more captivating photos and mysterious details of the island with you. Hope you enjoy the photo tour!

Surveillance towers, fortifications, casemates, secret tunnels, artillery weapons

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Island Escape in Helsinki Archipelago: Former Military Island Isosaari

A couple of weeks back in mid June another former military island called Isosaari was opened to the public in Helsinki archipelago. Isosaari island was in military use for over a century until it was abandoned in 2012.Together with the other recently opened former military islands of Vallisaari and Lonna, Isosaari island is a great addition to the recreational islands of Helsinki archipelago. All these islands make a great Continue reading


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Sightseeing Cruising in Helsinki Archipelago

What could be better than cruising in the archipelago on a sunny summer day! With over 300 islands and 100 km of sparkling shoreline Helsinki, the daughter of the Baltic Sea, is at its best on the water during the summer months.On a sunny Saturday afternoon last weekend, I decided to go on a sightseeing cruise in Helsinki archipelago on a whim. Most tour boats leave from Helsinki Market Square in the city centre. I opted for a 1,5 hour Continue reading