Helsinki Applies Smart & Clean Solutions to Develop Islands for Eco-tourism

Helsinki, Finland – Two previously closed islands off the Helsinki city center shoreline opened to the public in May 2016, vacated from earlier use by the Finnish Defense Forces. Located 2.5 miles – 15 minutes by waterbus ­– from Helsinki Market Square in the South Harbor, the twin fortress islands of Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari provide high potential for recreation and tourism, featuring unique nature and deep layers of Finnish cultural history.   The islands’ governing body, Finnish wildlife administration Metsähallitus, and the City of Helsinki seek…

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