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Light and ice grace the battlements

Photos by Tim Bird, March 2009
Text by Peter Marten

Photo: Tim Bird
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Icy waters line the way as the ferry nears the island fortress of Suomenlinna, a 15-minute ride from downtown Helsinki.

During the cold season you can have the Suomenlinna island fortress, one of Finland's most visited tourist locations, almost to yourself. This Unesco World Heritage site just outside Helsinki harbour remains ruggedly beautiful throughout the winter, when ice, light, water, snow and rock convey uniquely enchanting impressions.

Jump onboard the Suomenlinna ferry, or take the warm way out and view our slideshow.

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