Turku Archipelago

The Turku Archipelago is among he world’s largest and most beautiful. Here you can find either virgin, untouched nature, or surprising hidden gems where you can relax with a round of golf, a stay in a centenary lighthouse, a spa day or a gourmet meal. You don’t have to be an experienced sailor to enjoy the wonders of the Turku Archipelago. The 40,000 islands that comprise this unique coastal area are accessible on foot, by bike, connecting vessels, ferries, car or waterbus.

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Colourful old wooden towns, centenary lighthouses, bucolic manors, stone churches, wild nature and national parks. Over land and sea,   coastal Finland is an island-hopping paradise. Choose you favourite means of transport: ferry, sailboat, kayak, bike or car and enjoy the slower path of the archipelago life with the sea by your side. Discover the specialties of the local cuisine at one of the many scenic seaside restaurants or attend the great summer events.

Try activities like playing golf, cycling, fishing, kayaking and bird-watching. From the city of Turku you can set off on a cyclist’s dream: The Archipelago Trail, a 250-kilometre circular route that goes over quaint villages, breath-taking national parks, ancient lighthouses and glistering bays. The islands along the route are connected by bridges and ferries and there are plenty of restaurants and places to stay overnight. Discover the local specialties at one of the many picturesque seaside restaurants or go off the beaten track and discover virgin coves and beaches.