Saturday, June 1, 2013

A city of sea and islands

Finland is the land of a thousand lakes. All together there are around 188 000 of them in the whole country. Surprisingly enough in Helsinki itself we barely find any sweet water except for a few ponds. Most of the water you can see in Helsinki is actually the sea. Even what appears to be a lake like Töölön Lahti (on the picture) is in fact just a bay.


But Finland is also called the land of a thousand islands (179 000 to be correct). And here Helsinki has a lot to put to the table. The Helsinki archipelago consists of around 330 islands. How many of them have you visited already?  

Helsinki archipelago

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