Kvarken Archipelago

The gateway to the Kvarken Archipelago is the Replot Bridge which, at just over a kilometre, is Finland’s longest bridge. The scenery crossing the bridge looked beautiful on this glorious sunny day, with lots of small islands dotted around the deep blue sea. The whole archipelago, comprising 5,600 islands spread over some 200,000 hectares, is … Read more


We went the long way round to get out of Helsinki, so as to avoid driving through the city centre again. The motorways here are great – zero congestion, and a road surface as smooth as the runway at Heathrow, with not a pothole to be found. We’d expected to be driving along flat roads … Read more