07.29.11 – Pihlajasaari, the island just off of Helsinki, has to be one of my favorite places to visit during the summertime. There is so much to do on the island; camping, swimming, sauna and for food, you can visit the restaurant Ravintola Pihlajasaari for some salmon soup or there are several grills which are always stocked with firewood.
I’ve camped out on the island twice this summer, once with the Salsa Borealis group and once with the kids. I took these photos one morning when I went with the kids and I woke up at 4AM. I decided to walk around because it was very close to midsummer and by 4AM the sun had already risen. I walked the short distance from the campground to the section of the island, which by day is a nude beach. Luckily the beach was empty
Everything was quiet and peaceful and after a few minutes, I headed back to the campsite to get some more sleep.
- A Finnish Fortress. – Helsinki, Finland (travelpod.com)
- Dancing in the Dark on Pihlajasaari (tbeidler.wordpress.com)
- Emma at Cafe Regatta (tbeidler.wordpress.com)