Vallisaari och Kuninkaansaari öarna

Endast en kort båttur från Helsingfors också hamnar du på de vackra Vallisaari och Kuninkaansaari öarna. Förr i tiden så förvarades armens ammunition här, och några hundra personer tog hand om ön och det som förvarades här. Men ön har alltid spelat en viktig roll för den Finska, Svenska och Ryska marinen på grund av sitt läge. Och det var först 2016 som man fick åka hit och njuta av den vackra gröna ön. Hela ön är fylld av gamla byggnader och under 2021 ska Helsinki Biennale hållas här med musik, konst och en massa god och hållbar mat.

Jag uppskattar verkligen att man idag får besöka den här vackra ön som är fylld av ett spännande djurliv, vackra byggnader och en fantastisk natur! Här hittar man faktiskt mer än tusen olika sorters fjärilar, olika sorters fladdermöss och en massa andra djur. Eftersom man inte får gå över allt så kommer det rika djurlivet att bevaras. På ön hittar man även fik, restauranger och en bar.

Vallisaari och Kuninkaansaari ligger precis utanför Helsingfors, vid Suomenlinna sea fortress som förr kallades för Sveaborg. Det tar bara 20 minuter att ta sig hit med båt från centrum. Och från Vallisaari kan du promenera över till Kuninkaansaari på en stig i vattnet.

Här hittar du tidtabellen: Båt till Vallisaari

Tänk på att du inte får gå överallt på öarna, respektera det och det fantastiska djurlivet som finns här!

Fantastiska byggnader hittar man överallt på ön. Både bostadshus, ammunitionsutrymme, små fabriker mm.. Tänk dig detta utrymmet med olika konstverk! Glöm inte att ta med dig badkläder!

Vallisaari och Kuninkaansaari ligger vid Suomenlinna / Sveaborg. Endast 20 minuter med båt från Helsingfors. Från Vallisaari kan du promenera över till Kuninkaansaari på en liten stig i vattnet.

Här hittar du turlistan till Vallisaari

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Svinkløv Bath Hotel

Svinkløv Bath Hotel is runned by the Bocuse d’Or winner Kenneth Toft-Hansen and his wife Louise. It is located just by a stunningly beautiful Danish beach, and the hotel is finally rebuilt again after the fire in 2016 when it burnt down to the ground. I did not have the pleasure to visit before it burnt down. But apparently it looks exactly the same as before, you could never believe that this was just built. The materials they have used are solid, and it is wood everywhere. Painted in white and grey, and you get this feeling of calm when you enter Svinkløv.

The beds are very comfortable!

The room has a classic Scandinavian seaside look. And you just feel like you never want to leave, but then you look out. And you just wanna run down to the beautiful beach and have a swim. You can borrow bathrobes at the hotel.

I really appreciate a nice bathroom, and every little detail is well thought of at Svinkløv. Even the soaps are made in a sustainable way.

This is one of the best places I ever been to. Thank you for a great experience!

Svinkløv Badehotel

Svinkløvvej 593


9690 Fjerritslev

Walk down and take a swim before dinner!

Text and photo Malin Nordblom

Fab Foodie Swede

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Strandingmuseum St George

A museum that is telling you everything about the shipwrecks at the coast of West Jutland, and the stories around it at land.
The anchor above was cast from St George to avoid propulsion towards the Danish West Coast a Christmas Eve morning 1811. But it didn’t work as the anchor cables snapped and the anchor disappeared into the sea! But 182 years later the 4 ton anchor was caught in a net by skipper Vagn Thygeson when he was fishing prawns. The inscriptions and the arrow disclosed that the anchor came from HMS St George that originally came from Portsmouth. HMS St George was one of the biggest warships in the Royal Navy at that time!Another fascinating find was all the porcelain that they found when some Danish divers started to salvaging artefacts. I got stuck looking at all the old porcelain for a really long time. Trying to imagine how it was at the ship at that time.

The crystal chandelier was bought in Sweden and destined for someones home in England. 

The lost rudder is also at display, they have built the museum so that it can fit in! It is an impressive 12 meters tall and weighs over 5 tons. All the exhibitions at museum contains so much interesting material and remnants from the ship. There are technological stations and lots of different exhibitions to activate your senses. 
At the top of the museum there is a tower where you’ll get a view over the harbor and the North Sea. I had a guided tour, and I would recommend that as then you really get all the stories and facts.
The newly renovated museum was designed by Frank Maali and Gemma Lalanda from Copenhagen and opened up to the public in 2017.Photo of the museum: Colin Seymour

Strandingsmuseum St. George
Vesterhavsgade 1E, Thorsminde, Denmark

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Oysters, seals and champagne!!

So what do they have in common you may ask me.. I went on a Seal safari tour at Limfjorden at the Danish West Coast, and got to experience all of it in one trip! First of all we found some seagull eggs. We didn’t pick them, but it is a delicacy according to many. The egg yolk is much darker in colour, and they are very good as scrambled eggs. But at this tour we were looking for oysters by the reef. And we found some really nice oysters! And they were super delish! Chresten opened them for us. And we had them Chrester’s way with some winegar and lemon, and straight. The Danish oysters are very sought after, and most of them are exported! The water is so clean and beautiful.

Michael treated us with some champagne to go with the oysters!

Sitting on a boat at Limfjorden with a glass of bubbles and eating oysters is one of these really extraordinary experiences. And then listening to Chrester and Michael telling you about the seals, crayfish and everything you can find at the beautiful Danish West Coast. And then we took of to see if there was any luck with the cages they had thrown in the day before. And we found some nice crayfish, crabs and little fish. The smaller crayfish and fish we threw back into the sea again. We only needed a few for the dinner in the evening.

Brave Colin still has all his fingers left;)

We also saw a lot of grey seals, which can weigh up to 300 kilos! They were swimming towards us, and they so beautiful! Unfortunately I didn’t catch them on a picture. Battery was out…

If you want to book a seal safari or pick some oysters, here is the link.

Jyllands Akvariet

Chrester and Michael are taking care of all boat tours. And their knowledge about the sea and wildlife in this area is enormous.

Novi Resort Visby

27 grader i poolen!

Det tar bara 5 minuter med taxi från Visby Airport eller 10 minuter från båten till hotellet! Man kan låna cyklar, och med den tar man sig in till Visby på 10 minuter! Här kan man hyra in sig i en lägenhet, eller köpa den. Så det är både hotell och privat! Det ligger helt perfekt vid vattnet, och området är mysigt! Det finns två restauranger som drivs av Pontus Frithiof , pool, gym, yoga, och cyklar på Novi.

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