Q&A: What’s one cool location in Helsinki? (Malminkartanonhuippu edition)

First of all, Malminkartanonhuippu should be mentioned just for the name alone – thank goodness that all letters are pronounced in Finnish so there is usually no need to guess how to say things. Standing at 90m above sea level, it’s the highest point in Helsinki and that has always been rather interesting to me because I grew up in a house on what I consider to be “a small hill” and it stands at 160m above sea level. I know that Finland is a rather flat country but things like this remind me just how flat it is.

Malminkartano Hill is also interesting because it was a municipal construction waste landfill up until the mid-90s… and now it’s a hill where you can nicely train for races like the Marseille-Cassis that require a lot of uphill running. The only downside is that it is quite a hassle to get all the way  there, even if there is a metro stop not too far away. Still, along with Hietaniemi (Hietsu) beach, it’s definitely up there on my list of favourite man-made Helsinki landscape features.

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