This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)
The laid-back islander lifestyle and a strong maritime culture are the main vibes on this picturesque area. The waters of the Gulf of Bothnia are perfect for swimming, sailing, and watersports, while the breath-taking scenery of the Kvarken Archipelago is one of the region’s main attractions. However, the West Coast of Finland is more than that: it is a melting pot of history, culture, and nature where the long coastline makes a beautiful contrast with the farms, forests, and fields that comprise its interior.
Finland has seven Unesco World Heritage sites, of which three can be experienced in the coastal area. For instance, Turku and Rauma both offer the visitor a myriad of amazing historical sights, and regularly held cultural events. For the little ones, in Naantali you can discover the Moomin World – an amusement park dedicated to Tove Janson’s famous characters.