We’re in Finland now

On the ferry

On the ferry

By Noah and Sam – We’ve travelled east to Helsinki, the capital city of Finland.  Only 5.4 million people live in Finland, with just 610,000 living here. We’re staying somewhere even quieter – one of the islands off Helsinki called  Suomenlinna. This sea fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and only accessible by boat. The boat ride is awesome as it cuts through thick ice. It’s surprisingly noisy and the water looks like a giant slush puppy near the boat, until you get to the thicker, bigger sheets of ice. 

Today we visited the Kamppi Chapel of Silence which was an amazing wooden building, a lot like a  bowl. We continued the religious theme with a visit to the Rock Church (Tempeliaukio), which is a church excavated directly into rock. It’s probably the most amazing church we’ve ever seen.

The wooden church

The wooden church

The Rock Church

The Rock Church


The wooden church

About onebigfieldtrip

Mum and son round-the-world travellers.
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One Response to We’re in Finland now

  1. Brenda Millichap says:

    Hi, sounds like you are having an amazing time and your photos are fantastic.

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