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Finnish countryside never ceases to amaze me, when it comes to the plethora, variety and originality of the events going on during summer. Last weekend, we visited my mother-in-law’s cottage, located near the peaceful town of Mäntyharju, approximately 2,5 hours drive from Helsinki, towards northeast. After 45 minutes of civilized socialising-the maximum amount of time I can spend with my in-laws, without ending up calling my therapist for an emergency meeting-we decided to do some exploration of the surrounding area.
OK, so you’ve been in Helsinki for a few days now. You are done with the museums, bought the whole Marimekko summer collection, and enjoyed Scandinavian cuisine far too much. You have just woken up in your fluffy hotel bed, feeling slightly guilty for all this overindulging. Suddenly, your are overwhelmed by the urge to burn off the one too many fried herrings and Finnish vodka snaps, you had the night before. It is about time to re-connect your tortured urban soul with nature. Do something different. But what? Go where? The answer is “Pihlajasaari” (Finnish for “Rowan Island”), a little gem a stone’s throw from Helsinki. A perfect destination for people traveling with or without kids.