The Finnish Midsummer weather did it again; the planned camping trip to Nuuksio was cancelled with the promise of a high of 14 degrees (Celsius) and showers. So we stayed in Helsinki, and did not regret it!
First some friends asked us to join them on the “mandatory” summer day at the amusement park Linnanmäki. First the idea was odd, midsummer is the weekend everyone spends on the cottages somewhere in the nature. But then we thought it might be a good idea to avoid huge crowds. Plenty of people but not too many. The weather was on the chilly side but it didn’t worry the kids. There are free rides there but we bought some tickets too. And then we went to our camping friends to spend a good and relaxing evening with a barbecue.
On top of cottages and barbeques, bonfires belong to Midsummer. We didn’t want to pay the entrance fee to Seurasaari to see one. Neither did the crowds by the sea pool interest us even though it was free. And we just spent a day in Kivinokka…
But the great thing with a city midsummer is that there is plenty to choose from: we went to Kumpula allotment area, were they had a great Middummer party going on! The gardens there are beautiful, there were cafes selling coffee, pancakes etc, and the bonfire was lit at 9pm. After the bonfire the party went on with dance and music, even though it was time for us to head home after an eventful but fun Midsummer for the whole family.