On the (coastal) footsteps of Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson is arguably Finland’s most famous illustrator, artist and writer of all time. What she loved more than anything was the sea. To get into Tove’s mindset, we decided to take a trip to Pellinge islands in Porvoo where the artist spent a great part of her life.

Finland is full of places to go and see artwork of Tove Jansson or experience the magic of the Moomins. However, to truly understand Tove’s uniqueness and peculiar view of the world, one has to visit the place she loved so fiercely – Pellinge islands. This is a place where Tove spent most of her summers since childhood. She also built a cabin on a small, remote island Klovharun, from where for over three decades she and her partner Tuulikki drew inspiration for their artwork. 

Follow us on our two-day journey to this beautiful and unique place.

Coast and Archipelago

Coastal Finland with its stunningly beautiful archipelago offers a variety of fascinating destinations that are easy to reach.

Coast and Archipelago