A boat ride to an island in the middle of the sea during the most beautiful time of year? Yes please.
An island called Ulko-Tammio was an experience I didn’t know I needed. Initial thought was to go to an island next to the border but getting permits there took too long so we chose to go elsewhere instead. Boy, was that a good idea. There were a few others here too but the island was big enough for us all. We, myself, and my 2 cousins and my cousin’s kid spend one night on this island. The weather was beyond perfect as it could have been whatever and it did promise rain only a few days before the departure. Skies cleared for the night and showed million stars above us. Light pollution is minimal here far from big city lights. Something did light the horizon and that was the neighboring country burning excess gas so it did look like Mordor from Lord of the Rings.
We were fast enough to reserve the one house on the island which is free for short accommodation to anyone visiting the island. It had all the stuff one would need and bunk beds for about 6 people. There was also god know how old filter coffee which we did not dare to try. Lucky us we saw two sea lions, one on our way to the island and other one popping its above water while we had dinner next to the water. Trips like these feed the soul and seem necessary to charge batteries and just be away from daily routines.
I would love to come back one day and take pictures of couples here for sure. This island is just one of many we have here in Finland, but really worth it.