The times of COVID-19 opened up possibilities to visit the outskirts of Helsinki. Why we haven’t done this before, I don’t know. But the travel restrictions surely played a main role. Although these places are some drive away from my Kamppi neighborhood, it was worth the visit, especially to see 100 year old trees.
Vanhankaupunginkoski is a riverside nature reserve with waterfalls. It is a popular place for walking, picnicking, fishing and birdwatching. The breeze created by the waterfalls was such a refreshing treat on this warm afternoon.
Tullisaari is located at the southeastern part of Helsinki. I love this peaceful island with its beautiful walk path and a lovely picnic area facing the sea.
The sun setting behind a tree from 1830 was the most breathtaking.
Century old trees made me imagine children climbing on it over the years. I wonder how many things these trees have seen. They hold lots of memories.
All photos by Ari Vitikainen at http://arivitikainenphotography.com
2 thoughts on “Vanhankaupunginkoski and Tullisaari”
You presented great places of Helsinki. I enjoyed your photos very much and they inspire many to visit to Vanhankaupunginkoski ja Tullisaari. It is more than 10 years when I visited to Vanhankaupunginkoski. Tullisaari is part of the biggest island of Helsinki in Laajasalo. Laajasalo offers beautiful and varied landscapes. One year ago, I presented it in my five posts under the name “Unknown Helsinki”.
Thank you for this lovely post.
Many thanks for your kind words. It has been wonderful to explore the outskirts of Helsinki and to discover its beauty.
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