Exploring Finland: road trip to Hanko via Snappertuna, Tammisaari and Fiskars

Hanko, Southern Finland

My original plan was to go to Ahvenanmaa by car for a weekend. But after a deep and more detailed research I came to a conclusion that two days is just not enough. It’s doable in three days, but best is to have at least four. It also means that it will need a bigger budget as well. Long story short, plan A went right out the window. And for some unknown reason I haven’t prepared any plan B, which is completely out of character for a control freak like me.

Why I chose Hanko? Well, I’ve never been there before. Plain and simple.

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Exploring Finland: Magical forest of Jämsä

Exploring Finland: Magical forest of Jämsä

The weather was gloomy, and there was not much to do within the four walls, so I thought it might be the perfect time for a road trip adventure. And when you live in Finland it’s easy to arrange. All I needed was a car and a driver. Luckily, I had both.

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To Porvoo by ship

J.L. Runeberg ship, built in 1912, Helsinki, Finland

Porvoo is one of my favorite cities. I mean what not to like?! Lovely old wooden houses that look like a fairy tale illustration, little markets where locals are selling handcrafted goods: jewelry, clothes, accessories, candles, home décor, etc.

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