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Archipelago

Along Finland's coast line archipelagos stretch as far the eye can see. Archipelagos are rock islands and each one is unique and different of shape, form and vegetation. Most Finns have build wooden houses and saunas on their islands to retreat themselves with family and friends at any times as their time permits. Going to such archipelago is more than an adventure and a unique experience to explore nature, and a way to a simpler life.

culture, lifestyle, nature, nordic

#archipelagos  #culture  #finland

Leaving Gumbostrand harbor

Leaving harbour of Gumbostrand behind and heading into the sea with a little motor boat.

landscape, lifestyle, nordic

#archipelago  #boats  #culture  #finland  #gumbostrand  #harbour  #island  #nature  #nordic  #sea  #sipoo  #water

Gumbostrand

View on little Gumbostrand village and harbour in the municipality of Sipoo.

culture, landscape, nordic

#boats  #finland  #gumbostrand  #harbour  #island  #nature  #nordic  #people  #sea  #sipoo

Finnish summer retreat

During summer times Finnish people retreat to their archipelagos - their rock islands with wooden houses and sauna.

architecture, culture, nature, nordic

#archipelago  #architecture  #culture  #finland  #island  #lifestyle  #nature  #nordic  #scenery  #sea  #sipoon saaristo  #water

Motor boat ride

Nothing is a refreshing as to do a motor boat ride through the Finnish archipelago landscape.

culture, nordic

#adventure  #archipelago  #breton  #brittany  #dogs  #epagneul  #finland  #island  #motor boat  #nordic

Accessible by boat only

Archipelagos are only accessible by boat except in cold winter days when all is frozen.

culture, landscape, lifestyle, nordic

#archipelago  #architecture  #boats  #culture  #finland  #housing  #island  #nature  #nordic  #scenery  #sea  #sipoon saaristo  #water  #wooden houses

Interaction with holiday people

A summer day may look like this on an archipelago. Kids go with mother for a swim at the pier while the father does something on the boat.

culture, lifestyle, nordic, people, portrait

#archipelago  #boats  #culture  #finland  #island  #nordic  #outdoors  #people  #scenery  #sea  #sipoon saaristo  #water