Day 8. Keilaniemi and Kamppi Chapel, Helsinki

A short walk from our holiday apartment lies Keilaniemi.  Located here overlooking the bay are the headquarters of some large companies including Kone and Neste Oil.  There is a pleasant promenade to walk or cycle along and towards the far end you will find a lunch restaurant with an outside terrace called Keilalahden Ranta where we sometimes like to eat.

Waffle making
Waffle preparation table

Weekly menus are posted on the restaurant’s website each Monday and we try to pick a day when waffles are on the menu for dessert!  After enjoying soup, salad and a main course we went to the waffle table to prepare our own desserts.  Three electric waffle irons are ready for use together with large bowls of prepared batter so all diners need to do is to pour in one ladle of batter, close the lid and wait until the light turns green when the waffle should be ready to be lifted onto a plate.  We then piled on some apple purée and a dollop of whipped cream.  It tasted so good that we had to go back and make ourselves a second one!!


To work of the excesses of our lunch we wandered further around the bay where there is a Frisbee Golf Course.  We bought a set of 3 frisbees to play this game when we were here last summer as there are several courses located in the Helsinki area.  The rules of the game are essentially the same as for golf, players select a frisbee and aim for the basket taking as few shots as possible.  The course we were playing on had some baskets located near the water so we missed those out as our aim wasn’t too good and we didn’t want to risk losing our frisbees in the sea!

Frisbee Golf, Espoo

It was quite a windy day so it wasn’t easy to hit the target,  but as the saying goes ‘practice makes perfect’.  The only place I have seen a Frisbee Golf Course in England was in Harrogate but we didn’t have our set with us that day.

Frisbee Golf, Espoo
Frisbee Golf, Espoo

Have you ever tried Frisbee Golf and if so, is it a popular game where you live?

Kamppi Chapel, Helsinki
Kamppi Chapel, Helsinki

Later in the afternoon we went into the city centre and took a look in the Kamppi Chapel (Chapel of Silence) which is a wooden structure in a busy part of the city where one can go for a moment of solitude.  The chapel is ecumenical, welcoming people of all faiths.  The interior is created without windows and is of natural, light wood.  It was designed in 2012 as part of the World Design Programme which was hosted in that year by Finland.

Inside Kamppi Chapel, Helsinki
Kamppi Chapel, Helsinki


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29 thoughts on “Day 8. Keilaniemi and Kamppi Chapel, Helsinki

  1. I always enjoy making waffles when it is some place where I do not have to clean the waffle iron. Ha Ha. I have never tried Frisbee golf Marion, but we do have a course here in our little city. Thanks for sharing. Allan

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    1. That sounds a great idea, cleaning the waffle iron can often rake time! Frisbee Golf is fun and quite a few courses have sprung up not so far from where we live and are free to use if you bring along your own equipment so we sometimes keep it in the car boot just in case we are passing!

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  3. I like the little wooden chapel which I’ve seen on my last two visits to Helsinki (on business) – stayed at the Sandic hotel on Kampi wich is next to it on one trip – but never seen the inside so interesting to look at your photo

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  4. Lovely start for this new week and month. You presented new places to me in this post. For example I have not visited to Chapel of Silence. I think that Frisbee golf must be cool game. In Oulu at Meri-Toppila, there is huge area for Frisbee golf. It has 18 fairways. When biking there we have admired how skillful players there are.

    Have a nice day!

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  5. I love the structure for a moment of solitude. I come across something like that at Burning Man once….it was wonderful. Everyone else was totally respectful and the energy inside was very moving. I hope I get to visit this place someday 🙂

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