Harakka island, aka Stora Räntan, lies in front of Helsinki. For years it was occupied for military purposes, but nowadays it is open for public. It is a great place for visiting, scenery and nature are unique.
A boat from Kaivopuisto carries you there in less than 5 mins and costs few Euros. There's a Nature Center and Nature Reserve area on the island. The Center is great place for visiting. However, perhaps the best things are the surrounding sea and archipelago. There's never too much people there and therefore is a nice place for relaxing.
The old army building, now called an art house, is full of artists, organised by Harakka ry.
|A permission to travel|
|Read all these if you visit there|
|Nature and the sea|
|Sometimes you come across guided tours|
|A ferry to Estonia, and a bee|
|Variety of nature|
|A view towards south-east|
|A Northern Wheatear|
|Do rocks grow beard?|
|All sweet's gone|
|A curious perch|
|An old ammunition warehouse|
|Some boats look better than others|
|Harmaja lighthouse island|
|A classy building|
|If only La Gioconda would know ...|
|Yesterday's Army building, today's Art House|
|Naval Academy on Suomenlinna island|
|A couple of mins and you're on/off|
|A view towards Harakka island from Kaivopuisto|