Sisä-Hattu, Helsinki.

A little detour off the southern-most tip of Lauttasaari island is totally worth it – and worth getting your feet wet. The small island of Sisä-Hattu (i.e. “Inner Hat”, big sister to nearby “Outer Hat”) is best accessible at low tide and a fun picnic / swimming spot. Take your flip-flops or swimming shoes, you’ll need wade through a rocky route. Look for some engraved rocks dating back to as early as the 1700’s.

Dairy museum. Nummi-Pusula, Finland. 2011.

Kovela tractor museum. Nummi-Pusula, Finland. 2011.

Lauttasaari Water Tower, Helsinki

The symbol of Lauttasaari island. View from rooftop in 2008. Tower waiting for demolition in 2014.

Lammassaari, Helsinki.

Lammassaari is a small island in a natural reserve in Helsinki. Accessible by duckboards from the mainland its an exciting day trip destination. Check out the “piilokoju” a hidden bird lookout spot in the middle of the reeds.