Oslo, Helsinki, and Tallinn are cities in the northern reaches of western Europe. Oslo, the capital of Norway, is a modern nordic city originally founded in 1048 CE. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is considered one of the world's most livable cities. It was founded in 1550 and sits on the northern coast of the Gulf of Finland, which is the easternmost arm of the Baltic Sea. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, was founded in 1219 and also sits on the Gulf of Finland just 50 miles south of Helsinki.
We had time for just brief visits to these beautiful cities, so I hope these images capture at least a bit of their unique character. Please enjoy!
© Ted Stump