Travels in Finland and abroad

August 13, 2019

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

In English:

Lesser-known Helsinki – Borough Puu-Vallila

Do you like places filled with tourists, or do you enjoy places where you can just walk around in some peace and quiet? Want to sense the ambience, admire old architecture, think about how people lived in the area long time ago and observe how they live today? If your answer is yes, then your choice is Puu-Vallila.

Puu-Vallila is a borough quite near to the downtown of Helsinki. It was built in the 1920s and is situated between the streets of Mäkelänkatu and Hämeentie. On the are there are about 10000 inhabitants living in wooden houses. You can easily reach it by bus, tram and metro. At the end, I give a link to Helsinki city transport. We went by metro leaving off at Sörnäinen Metro station. Then we walked about one kilometer along the Mäkelänkatu street on the left side looking for wooden houses – was a cinch.

Puu-Vallila is a peaceful area. In the middle of it, there is a rock and on the top, there is a panoramic view over the area. The rock is easy to reach, no climbing, but just walking. When strolling around, You have possibility to peek into the courtyards.

En español:

Menos conocida Helsinki – Barrio Puu -Vallila

¿Te gustan los lugares llenos de turistas o disfrutas de los lugares donde puedes caminar en paz y tranquilidad? ¿Quiere sentir el ambiente, admirar la arquitectura antigua, pensar en cómo vivían las personas en el área hace mucho tiempo y observar cómo viven hoy? Si su respuesta es sí, entonces su elección es Puu-Vallila.

Puu-Vallila es un barrio bastante cerca del centro de Helsinki. Fue construido en la década de 1920 y se encuentra entre las calles de Mäkelänkatu y Hämeentie. En la zona hay unos 10000 habitantes que viven en casas de madera. Se puede llegar fácilmente en autobús, tranvía y metro. Al final, le dará un enlace al transporte de la ciudad de Helsinki. Fuimos en metro saliendo en la estación de metro Sörnäinen. Luego caminamos aproximadamente un kilómetro por la calle Mäkelänkatu en el lado izquierdo en busca de casas de madera – fue pan comido.

Puu-Vallila es una zona tranquila. En el medio, hay una roca, que ofrece arriba una vista panorámica sobre el área. La roca es fácil de alcanzar, no hay que subir, solo caminar. Al pasear, tienes la posibilidad de echar un vistazo a los patios.

En francais:

Moins connue Helsinki – Quartier Puu-Vallila

Aimez-vous les lieux remplis de touristes ou aimez-vous les endroits où vous pouvez simplement vous promener en toute quiétude? Vous voulez ressentir l’ambiance, admirer l’ancienne architecture, réfléchir à la façon dont les gens vivaient dans la région il y a longtemps et observer comment ils vivent aujourd’hui? Si votre réponse est oui, alors votre choix est Puu-Vallila.

Puu-Vallila est un arrondissement assez proche du centre-ville d’Helsinki. Il a été construit dans les années 1920 et se situe entre les rues de Mäkelänkatu et de Hämeentie. Environ 10000 habitants vivent dans des maisons en bois. Vous pouvez facilement vous y rendre en bus, tram et métro. À la fin, je donnerai un lien vers les transports de la ville d’Helsinki. Nous sommes allés en métro en sortant à la station de métro Sörnäinen. Ensuite, nous avons marché environ un kilomètre sur le côté gauche dans la rue Mäkelänkatu, à la recherche de maisons en bois – c’était du gâteau.

Puu-Vallila est un quartier paisible. Au milieu, il y a une petite butte rocheuse et au sommet, il y a une vue panoramique sur la région. La butte est facile à atteindre, pas d’escalade, mais juste simplement marcher. Lorsque vous là flânent, vous avez la possibilité de jeter un coup d’œil dans les cours.

Em Português:

Menos conhecida Helsínquia – Bairro Puu-Vallila

Você gosta de lugares cheios de turistas, ou você gosta de lugares onde você pode simplesmente caminhar em paz e tranquilidade? Quer sentir o ambiente, admirar a arquitetura antiga, pensar em como as pessoas viviam na área há muito tempo e observar como elas vivem hoje? Se sua resposta for sim, então sua escolha é Puu-Vallila.

Puu-Vallila é um bairro muito perto do centro da cidade de Helsínquia. Foi construído na década de 1920 e está situado entre as ruas de Mäkelänkatu e Hämeentie. Há cerca de 10000 habitantes que vivem em casas de madeira. Você pode chegar facilmente de ônibus, bonde e metrô. No final, eu darei um link para o transporte da cidade de Helsinque. Nós fomos de metro e saímos da estação de metrô Sörnäinen. Em seguida, andamos cerca de um quilômetro ao longo da rua Mäkelänkatu, no lado esquerdo, à procura de casas de madeira – é canja!

Puu-Vallila é uma área tranquila. No meio dela, há uma pequena colina rochosa e no topo, há uma vista panorâmica sobre a área. A rocha é fácil de alcançar, sem escalada, mas apenas caminhando. Ao passear, você tem a possibilidade de dar uma olhada em os pátios.

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Lesser-known Helsinki / Menos conocida Helsinki / Moins connue Helsinki / Menos conhecida Helsínquia

Similar places in Finland / Lugares similares en Finlandia / Lieux similaires en Finlande / Lugares semelhantes na Finlândia:

Charming wintry Porvoo

Hanko

Old town of Loviisa and church

Old Rauma

Tammisaari

Naantali

Pispala

Idyllic Kristinestad

Summer arrived in Mikkeli

Neristan Old Town in Kokkola

Helsinki city trasport:

https://www.hel.fi/hkl/en

61 Comments »

  1. Amazing!

    Comment by Giovanni Augello — August 13, 2019 @ 07:44 | Reply

    • Hello Giovanni.

      Thank You loving this part of Helsinki. I am glad that You left Your comment and made a walking tour thru my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2019 @ 07:47 | Reply

  2. I would definitely enjoy wandering through this pretty neighbourhood. The houses are quite lovely.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — August 13, 2019 @ 07:57 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. When we were, we met two visitors, so somebody has told them about this neighborhood.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2019 @ 08:02 | Reply

  3. Hello Mr Matti,
    Puu-Vallila is a charming place! Yes, I prefer “quiet and peaceful” locations, and it is exciting to view this peaceful place through your photos. Wish you and your family a good week 🙂

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — August 13, 2019 @ 09:10 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      I am glad that You loved my Puu-Vallila photos. Thank commenting so kindly.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2019 @ 09:35 | Reply

  4. Hello! I like a quiet place. I was surprised that there was a lot of green Puu-Vallila near Helsinki in the big city. Please enjoy the short summer of the northern country. Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — August 13, 2019 @ 09:42 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      This is absolutely worth for a visit when in Helsinki. Easy to reach and safe place for walking and walk in peace without any hurry and enjoy the atmosphere of the area. Thank You commenting so nicely my post.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2019 @ 09:51 | Reply

  5. I love the old-style wooden houses that have managed to survive. We were fortunate enough to stay in one in Turku back in 2016.

    Comment by Stella — August 13, 2019 @ 09:54 | Reply

    • Hello Stella.

      I am glad that You appreciate old architecture! Turku is always worth for a visit. I love to walk alongside its river. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2019 @ 10:13 | Reply

  6. I thought I was very familiar with Helsinki but I haven’t walked around here. The old wooden houses are charming and the scenery is typical Finnish. Thank you for posting such nice photos Matti.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — August 13, 2019 @ 10:16 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      We both have known this area since our childhood. I lived to the west of it within a kilometer and Anja to the east about half a mile from it. When child / young, these old wooden houses were not important to us, because we had much “important” to think as young people has. 🙂 Thank You commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2019 @ 10:25 | Reply

  7. What a beautiful neighborhood! Thanks for taking us along with you.

    Comment by seniorhiker — August 13, 2019 @ 15:02 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      I am glad that You a walking tour in my Helsinki thru my photos. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2019 @ 06:43 | Reply

  8. Lovely pics. Thanks for the tour. I didn’t notice these roofs when I was in Finland.

    Comment by leggypeggy — August 13, 2019 @ 15:30 | Reply

    • Hello Peggy.

      There was a big repair about ten years ago. Sheet metal roofing is a durable and great choice. I think, that in town, this is the best. On countryside brick roofs in detached houses are popular. My late father had sheet metal roof and it was durable and practical. The snow came down quickly so there was no need to shovel it. The load capacity of the roof with snow load for detached houses in minimum is 60–100 kg/m2 or 132.3-220.4/ 1076ft². In many cases it is triple. The angle of the roof corner is determinative. Thank You commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2019 @ 07:06 | Reply

  9. It was great walking with you through the colourful houses and gardens. Helsinki looks great , it is really colourful!

    Comment by utesmile — August 13, 2019 @ 17:34 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      I am glad that You participated in this walk thru my photos. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2019 @ 07:22 | Reply

  10. How lively houses!

    Comment by 洋子 — August 13, 2019 @ 19:18 | Reply

    • Hello Yoko.

      Thank You loving my Helsinki and commenting.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2019 @ 07:28 | Reply

  11. Sorry.
    lively → lovely

    Comment by 洋子 — August 13, 2019 @ 19:19 | Reply

  12. Hello (^^)
    It is a colorful residential area like a fairyland! I think it is a wonderful place to live in a quiet environment surrounded by greenery.
    Will it be extremely hot this summer? Please enjoy summer with attention to your health.

    Comment by saganhama — August 14, 2019 @ 02:27 | Reply

    • Hello saganhama.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. It is indeed quiet and a safe area to live. We have had hot summer but now it is raining during some days.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2019 @ 07:35 | Reply

  13. Lovely old buildings,it’s great that they are kept in such good shape. Thank you for the tour!

    Comment by Deb — August 14, 2019 @ 03:10 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      I am glad that You loved my Helsinki! Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2019 @ 07:36 | Reply

  14. This neighborhood looks very peaceful and inviting. The next time I am in Helsinki, I will explore it! 🙂

    Comment by tanjabrittonwriter — August 14, 2019 @ 04:41 | Reply

    • Hello Tanja.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. Welcome to Helsinki anytime, but summer is best – well Christmas time also. 🙂

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2019 @ 07:49 | Reply

  15. Soy de las que no le gustan los lugares llenos de gente, por eso te agradezco una vez más, Matti, que compartas lugares tan coloristas y tranquilos como este.
    Desde el cálido verano de Madrid, te mando un gran abrazo.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — August 14, 2019 @ 15:45 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Tampoco me gusta gentíos. La gente da empujones y es enojada. Tus palabras tan amables siempre me calientan mi corazon. Muchas gracias.

      Abrazos y ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2019 @ 06:52 | Reply

  16. un lieu bien sympathique et surtout très calme, semble-t-il! j’apprécie beaucoup cette tranquillité 🙂
    belle soirée, Matti
    bises

    Comment by malyloup — August 14, 2019 @ 21:21 | Reply

    • Bonjour Maly.

      Merci beaucoup car ce sont des mots qui font chaud au cœur. C’est une zone de sécurité pour une visite et profiter de l’ambiance! Je suis ravi que mes photos vous plaisent.

      Belle journée. Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2019 @ 07:11 | Reply

  17. Beautiful area! Everything seems so well maintained and cared for!

    Comment by montucky — August 15, 2019 @ 06:06 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      I am glad that You visited my post and loved my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2019 @ 07:25 | Reply

  18. Hello
    Nice discovery for me this morning this site
    Thank you for sharing that allows me to discover this colorful place where we see (it’s a bit strange) few people in the streets. It must be good to live

    Comment by Yoshimiparis Photographie — August 15, 2019 @ 07:54 | Reply

    • Salut Caroline.

      Merci de faire une pause sur mon blog. Ravie qu´il vous plaise. Il y a des coins agréables à Helsinki où il n’y a pas de congestion. 🙂

      Belle journée à vous.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2019 @ 10:01 | Reply

  19. Hola Mati,
    Preciosa y tranquila área en las cercanías de Helsinki.
    Soy de las personas que prefiere los lugares sin demasiada gente, mucho aire libre y ambientes relajados, así que esta zona que nos muestras me parece ideal.
    Feliz Fin de Semana.

    Comment by Si, Soy Gallega — August 16, 2019 @ 23:34 | Reply

    • Hola Louisa.

      Me alegra saber que te han gustado la entrada.También nos encantan los lugares tranquilos y este es uno, ¡aunque está en Helsinki! 🙂

      Buen fin de seamna para ti tambien. ¡Abrazos!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 17, 2019 @ 06:57 | Reply

  20. Thanks for sharing, I look forward to exploring Finland one day! 🙂

    Comment by taligoestravelling — August 18, 2019 @ 01:55 | Reply

    • Hello Tali.

      Thank You commenting. You are welcome. If and when You will come, do not stay only in Helsinki, but visit some other places.

      Happy and safe travels!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2019 @ 07:15 | Reply

  21. This area is so beautiful!

    Comment by Fab Foodie Swede — August 18, 2019 @ 08:00 | Reply

    • Hello Fab Foodie Swede.

      You made my day! Thank You.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2019 @ 09:41 | Reply

  22. Les maisons en bois coloré réchauffent le coeur . Ce quartier doit être résidentiel car il n’y a pas beaucoup de monde dans les rues
    Sur quelques photos on voit ton épouse se tenat sur une zone rocheuse . Je me demande si cette roche est une ancienne lave volcanique ou du granite . Tu m’ incites à revoir mes connaissances sur la géologie du nors de l’ Zurope.
    Merci de nous faire partager ton émerveillement. la Finla,de est belle.
    Amitiés
    Michel

    Comment by fauquetmichel — August 20, 2019 @ 10:54 | Reply

  23. ,Matti, I mean, the Baltic field whom I speak in my comment is made with very old tectonised rocks ( archean or precambrian age ) totally eroded and covered by sediment more recent ( Cambrian ). No recent mountains : only the basis of very old mountains.
    In friendship
    Michel

    Comment by fauquetmichel — August 22, 2019 @ 19:08 | Reply

    • Coucou Mcihel

      Merci de le clarifier. Bon week-end à venir, Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — August 23, 2019 @ 06:37 | Reply

  24. Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by 2019tv — August 24, 2019 @ 12:33 | Reply

    • Hello 2019tv.

      I little oasis in the middle of Helsinki and few only know it. After reading my post, the knowledge increased. 🙂 Thank You commenting.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 25, 2019 @ 07:06 | Reply

  25. Very colourful!

    Comment by Timothy — August 27, 2019 @ 10:34 | Reply

    • Hello Timothy.

      I am glad that You loved my “different” Helsinki. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 27, 2019 @ 11:06 | Reply

  26. Hello Sartenada, I enjoyed your photos of the district of wooden houses very much. An Eesti woman recently said in a newspaper article that the colorful wooden houses of her native island help to overcome the darkness of winter. I can imagine, it would be similar in Puu-Vallila. I am saddened that I didn’t know of this neighborhood when we visited your country recently. We were not far in Punavuori district and could have gone there easily by tram. I am looking forward to seeing many more of your Suomi valokuvia. Kind regards!

    Comment by CMKL — October 4, 2019 @ 16:21 | Reply

    • Hello CMKL.

      Thank you for your kind comment. We have similar areas on our coastal line and more colorful. I am glad that you visited my country! The timing was a little bit too late, because summer was over. Finland is at its best in mid-summer. Then days are long or no days, only white nights, because sun is shining during the night. Cruising on some of our lakes in mid-summer night is an experience. Because we live in the north, we have real winter which is beautiful. Then Lapland (northern most part of Finland) offers unique experiences. Here are three of them.

      At the Arctic Circle, nearby by the town Rovaniemi:

      Reindeer rides and Santa

      In the town of Kemi, there is world’s biggest snow castle. It is not snow castle, but it has ice bar, ice restaurant, snow chapel and possibility to spend a night inside it. Here is my collection of photos:

      Best Snow Castle photos

      The town Oulu, south of the Arctic Circle offers once in the winter everyman’s reindeer race. The race is free to everybody and it is free. This race is once in the lifetime experience:

      Reindeer race 3

      Well, although you never would visit my country, it is good to know what the country itself offers, not only Helsinki.

      Happy and safe travels.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 5, 2019 @ 06:28 | Reply

      • Good morning, thank you for your suggestions, I shall enjoy your posts. We purposely visited Helsinki in September because we don’t like the tourist crowds during the summer month. The more muted hues of early Fall are very beautiful as well. We would love to return to Finland and see more of its countryside, especially the lakes and northern regions. For now, I’ll have to explore your posts instead!

        Comment by CMKL — October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 | Reply

        • Hello again.

          Your kind words made me very glad. Thank you. Someday, when you have time, read my:

          About me

          It tells about me, my work life and my country with all the essentials in the pictures.

          Regards,
          Matti

          Comment by Sartenada — October 5, 2019 @ 12:28 | Reply


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