Turku and Rymättylä

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Finnish midnight in June!

On friday day after breakfast we packed (way too much stuff for three days on an island) and started our car for a one-hour drive to Rymättylä. It takes 20 min. by boat from mainland to the island where our cottage lies.

We had a traditional Finnish midsummer's eve including sauna, swimming in the Baltic sea and burning a bonfire... and of course drinking and dining in good company. Finnish summer nights are usually full of mosquitos but soon we realized that fortunately this time there were almost none of those flying beasts!

Midsummer's eve in Finland is a nightless night. The sun doesn't set at all so people tend to stay awake very late. This year wasn't exeptional. We watched the fire and enjoyed the calmness of the nature under the midnight sun.

On saturday we took our boat and rided to watch the cruise ships and ferries cruising between Finland and Sweden. Otherwise I didn't do much, just enjoyed the sunshine. We left the island on sunday afternoon and drove straigt back to Tampere.

Whole weekend was most relaxing for ages!

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Finnish midnight in June!
Finnish midnight in June!
Early in the morning. The sun is a…
Early in the morning. The sun is …
21 km (13 miles) traveled
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