September 26th, 2015

Today we took it easy again because Ryan was still recovering from his cold. Though Helsinki has become more of a recovery spot for us, the capital of Finland still has a lot to offer. So we decided to visit what could arguably be one of its biggest tourist attractions. The Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.

The fortress was built off the coast of Helsinki on a small island in 1748. During that time Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden. The fort was utilized in 3 wars, not including World War II where it was used as a submarine base. Now roughly 800 people live on the island and it is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Here’s a look at what we saw today…

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After our time at the fortress we headed back to our apartment to make dinner and relax for the night. Ryan is doing his best to get fully recuperated.

Happy Travels,

Ryan & Melissa

P.S. The flag in the featured image of this post was raised in the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress as a declaration of Finland’s independence.