Boat cruise to Söderskär light house (Tuesday June 17th)
Söderskär (meaning southern rock), formed by rough cliffs and rocky islands, lies in the outer archipelago of Porvoo against the open sea, 2 hours boat trip away from the Helsinki market place. The uniqueness of Söderskär lies within the impressive milieu, but of course also the lighthouse itself.
The lighthouse represents the mysticism of adventure, previous times and extreme circumstances. In their imagination visitors can walk in the footsteps of the past lighthouse workers and pilots. The peaceful milieu and the sea create circumstances, in which it’s easy to shake off the dust of the city and give room to your own thoughts and imagination. Söderskär calls visitors to enjoy peace and creative athmosphere in the middle of the sea!
Söderskär has inspired also the imagination of many Finnish artists, Tove Jansson, the author of Moomin stories being one of the most famous ones. The lighthouse from the book Moominpappa and the Sea is said to be Söderskär.
We’ll take a cruise boat from the Helsinki market place, which locates next to the conference venue Pörssitalo. Lunch will be served on the cruise boat (included in the fee). We’ll return before start of Reception at the Helsinki City Hall (located also next to the boat harbour).