Beautiful Canal Route to the eastern archipelago of Helsinki.
Soumenlinna Islands, off the coast of Helsinki, #Finland. 6 museums, 9 restaurants, a really cool hostel, a Navy barracks, a fortress to explore, and a chance to swim in the surprisingly warm Baltic Sea.
Helsinki #travel photo
Just east of the Kauppatori, this island is divided from the mainland by a narrow canal and makes for an enjoyable stroll. It’s a paradise of upmarket Jugendstil (art nouveau) residential buildings with extravagant turrets and curious carvings galore. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/finland/helsinki/sights/beaches-islands-waterfronts/katajanokka#ixzz3BbLFroOs