Fortress Island

In August I had the pleasure of visiting Finland – a truly remarkable country. It had been 13 years since my last trip there there, so there was lots to explore, including some places I had never been to before, such as Suomenlinna – a small group of islands a short ferry ride from the Helsinki harbour.

Built in the 18th century, Suomenlinna – or ‘Castle of Finland’ – is Helsinki’s maritime fortress. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Needless to say, Suomenlinna did not disappoint – its rich history, coupled with the beautiful scenery, made for a very enjoyable afternoon.

We visited on a  warm yet breezy day, so I threw on a no-fuss outfit: a comfortable, breathable eyelet romper, flat black sandals for walking (disclosure: in hindsight, my trusty Birkenstocks would have been better suited to the terrain – oh well!), an army jacket, fedora and cross body bag for hands-free roaming (and picture-taking capabilities).

If you are lucky enough to visit Helsinki one day, I highly recommend making the trip to Suomenlinna!

Stay tuned for more posts on Finland, including its stunning scenery and beautiful architecture.

Melanie Anne




Romper: J. Crew, Jacket: J. Crew Factory, Hat: Gap, Purse: Zara, Sandals: Banana Republic, Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James





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