Episode 1: Varjakansaari

Varjakansaari is an island that used to be filled with life. The sawmill caused people to settle on the island. When the activity of the sawmill stopped, some of the people moved away. Eventually it took decades for all the people to leave the island. Nowadays the island is silent and empty. 

Varjakansaari is an abandoned island near the village of Varjakka in Northern Ostrobothnia. The island is known for being an important sawmill society. The area is one of the best-preserved communities in Finland…