Posted by: Debra Kolkka | June 16, 2017

Sunny Helsinki

Our week in Iceland is over and we are now in Helsinki, our last stop before heading home to Brisbane. Summer has arrived and Helsinki is stunning. There are flowers everywhere.

The Helsinki cathedral looks spectacular with its blue backdrop.

The Russian church is surrounded by lilacs.

The Sea Pool is open and attracting crowds.

There is music in the street.


Esplanadi park is looking wonderful and Helsinki residents are enjoying the sunshine.


I have lots more to share on our time in Italy, Greece and fabulous Iceland. There will be more posts over the next couple of months while I am back home, planning my next visit in September. I will be back at Casa Debbio in autumn to get the garden ready for the winter.




  1. The flowers are gorgeous, it will be nice to be back home in OZ though 🙂

    • Yes, it is time to be home for a while.

      • My plans one day will be to do the same. Stay in Italy for 3-4 months and then return home to Australia for the rest of the year, hopefully 🙂

  2. After the long winter, the flowers wake up. It looks beautiful. We look forward to seeing all the other photos. Enjoy the rest of your trip and have a safe journey back home.

    • Thank you, it will be good to be back in Brisbane for a while.

  3. Very striking, colourful flowers especially the purples, pinks and reds. Helsinki looks beautiful with the bright blue ski and lunch green grass.

    • The city looks stunning right now.

  4. That was meant to be “lush” green grass !

  5. That was meant to say “lush” green grass !

  6. I love the purple alliums and all the hydrangers.

    • I love them too. I think I need the purple ones at Casa Debbio.

  7. Gorgeous summer and can’t wait to see your upcoming posts Debra!

    • We have been too busy travelling to write much. I will have more time when I get home.

  8. What a fabulous way to break the journey…I love the flowers in Europe and that most people grow something even if it is simply a pot of petunias!! See you soon… Jxx

    • I love to see pots of flowers everywhere.

  9. I imagine everyone who lives in such cold climates would love the summer months and enjoy the lovely sunshine that brings such beauty to their gardens.

    • Everyone is out enjoying the sunshine. The parks are full of people.

  10. Helsinki is on my bucket list.

    • Helsinki is a beautiful city. I hope you visit one day soon.

  11. Such beautiful pictures! I loved getting to follow along on your adventures through this post 🙂

    • Thank you. Helsinki is a great place to visit.

  12. These are the reasons why I love Helsinki so much!

  13. […] We reluctantly left Italy in June and travelled home via Iceland and Helsinki. […]

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