One day trip from Helsinki. Porvoo is a smalltown on southern coast and it has a very picturesque old town. really charming, where you can feel the atmosphere of lovely wooden houses of yesterday, now used as apartments, shops, and cafés.
Kustaanmiekka in Suomenlinna. If around in Suomenlinna, you HAVE to go and see the ferries to Sweden passing the narrow Kustaanmiekka (in this photo the ferry is returning from Sweden) Rode this ferry 1989