Eero Eerikäinen, Oskari Jauhiainen: Merenkulkijoiden ja mereen menehtyneiden muistomerkki, 1968 © Kuva: HAM

Memorial for Seafarers

Eero Eerikäinen, Oskari Jauhiainen

The Merisatamanranta shore in the Eira district invites to lay your eyes on the horizon, or on the compass found in the middle of a tall-standing memorial. Honouring Finnish seafaring tradition and seafarers, the lighthouse-like memorial is known locally as the Eternal Flame. This name derives from the perpetual flame burning 12 metres from the ground on top of the monument, sometimes blown out by a rough wind.

For a less typical picnic mood, arrive here on a foggy morning with a thermos flask of tea. Bring along the person who keeps your flame burning.