This summer I met up with Katy from TravelTeachLove when she visited Helsinki. We did some island hopping together and I captured a few doors in the process.
First up, Vallisaari. Vallisaari is a former military island which only just opened to the public this year. This door doesn’t look that welcoming.
Neither does this one and the pathway is covered with plants anyway.
Now this looks better but there was a string in front of the house so tourists will understand to keep away.
Let’s change islands now. Off to Suomenlinna we go. Notice the door on the boat. A lady with a beautiful flower wreath adorning her head there too.
Suomenlinna island is quite unique as there’s a community of around 900 people living on the island and it’s an UNESCO World Heritage site.
Who lives here? A hobbit perhaps?
This has to be my favourite door of the lot.
Last we got a bit lost and found ourselves in a courtyard which was clearly not the way to our ferry. It was best to get out of there quick, we didn’t want to anger the locals!
Have you been to either of these islands?