Glimpses of Light

January can sometimes be a bit of a boring month. Not when you’re in Helsinki! Since 2009 Helsinki kicks off the month with a five day Lux Helsinki -festival that lights up the city. This year it is on from the 4th till the 8th of January. Most of the artwork is on a 2,5 … More Glimpses of Light


One last look at summer and my favourite island to this day – Jurmo.

Örö Fortress Island

Örö was a closed military island from 1915 to 2015. From 2015 onwards the public has been able to access the island by boat or ferry. However, the island has been quite a difficult business venture as so far three different entrepreneurs have tried their hand at it, failing financially each time.


Summer seems like a long lost memory by now as the leaves transform into bright colors and we are reminded of the long winter ahead. Nevertheless, let’s take some time to remember Finnish summer before the snow kicks in.