Moomin, Snufkin, some Hattifatteners, a Fillyjonk and Little My, outside Tove Jansson's house on the Finnish island of Bredskär

Moomin, Snufkin, some hattifatteners, a fillyjonk and Little My at Tove's house - Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson on Bredskär in 1950 small

Tove Jansson on the island of Bredskär in 1950

allthingsmoomin: “ Tove Jansson on the island of Bredskär in Tove and Lars Jansson bought the island and built a house called Vindrosen (The Wind Rose) in The whole family moved in except for Tove’s brother Per Olov Jansson (who also took.

Tove Jansson's cottage @ Pellinki, Finland. Creator of the Moomins.

Tove Jansson's cottage in Klovharun island in Pellinki. Jansson was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Tove Jansson is best known as the author of the MOOMIN books for children.

Tove Jansson's The Summer Book

K is for the island of Klovharu. Tove Jansson would have been 100 this week, an event that provoked a huge outpouring of affection. Much of this has to do, of course, with her timeless Moomin stor…

Klovharu, Porvoo Archipelago, Finland. This is the real home island of the Moomins

This is the real home island of the Moomins

Tove Jansson spent almost 30 summers on the very small island of Klovharu in Pellinki. She describes the little island in detail, “reflecting the way in which it represents all the aspects of Finnish nature in microcosm: the miniature forest with paths, the exposed rock face, the central lake or lagoon, the seagulls and other birds, which the author portrays as being unhappy about the invasion of their living space by two human individuals.”

aplaceforustodream: Creator of ‘The Moomins’ Tove Jansson’s summer house on Klovharu Island, Finland.

Eventually, after spending 28 summers on Klovharu, Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietila - both in their 70s - were no longer fit enough to continue going there. "Tove realised she had to leave the island when she became scared of the sea. And that was a turning point. She realised she was getting old and frail," says Sophia. "Once they left, they didn't want to speak about it and they didn't want to go back. They just wanted to keep that period in their minds."

The Moomins in love and war

Klovharun’s little cabin – just like it has been for decades. Here you can really see how Tove enjoyed the very simple joys of life. She was not into material things, they did not interest her the slightest. In her little cabin of Klovharun you only find one bare room with minimal amenities. The surrounding scenery was all she needed to find inspiration for all her work. Here, she was in heaven.

On the (coastal) footsteps of Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson - the world-famous Finnish creator of the Moomins - loved the sea.

child0fthenight: “Tove Jansson and partner on one of their many holidays to the the secluded island of Klovharu ”

Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä, who inspired the energetic figure of Too-Ticky in the Moomin books - Open house week at Klovharu island in summer 2016

Open house week at Klovharu island in summer 2016

The small ascetic island of Klovharu lies off the coast of Porvoo in the Pellinki archipelago – a small rocky island.

Tove Jansson: Klovharu, Pellinge

Tove Jansson: Klovharu, Pellinge