We are still vacationing in Denmark and Sweden. Meanwhile, here's a little tip for a nice summery day trip - head over to Fiskars in Western Uusima/Nyland!
These photos are from our visit there one warm day last year:
Fiskars is an old steel mill town from the 1600's that nowadays is home to many artesans, artists and Finnish design - as you can see from the name, it is also the home of the famous Fiskars scissors.
The surroundings and buildings are such that they will, at least for a little while, make you envious of the fact that you don't get to live and work there yourself.
What's under the bridge?
(The answer: statues!)
You can mainly just stroll around the lush green areas and pitoresque old buildings and enjoy the atmosphere but of course also shop the local arts, see exhibitions, take guided tours and catch a glimpse of some work in action as well.
There are also workshops for children, and there is a big playground in the area.
(For the slightly bigger kids as well.)
Lunch above the rapid stream!
(This year Dag has been wearing his glasses over his mouth instead; it is his ninja-facemask-sheild-thing...)
We ended the day with ice cream.
Fiskars is about one hour 15min from Helsinki by car. The re are summer busses to Fiskars from the city centre in the weekends.