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Mustaparran Päämaja

At the fabulous Hotel Mustaparta, this atmospheric restaurant styled after local hero Iisakki Mustaparta has hefty timber beams, ships' wheels, wooden barrels and a buffet served on a skiff, and inspired modern Finn…
Music in Tornio

Kalott Jazz & Blues Festival

Established in 1983, this three-day festival takes place in churches, parks, museums, shops, bars and restaurants on both sides of the Finland–Sweden border. A free bus service travels between venues. Many concerts …
Museum in Tornio

Tornionlaakson Maakuntamuseo

Tornio's local historical museum was founded in 1914 and has an interesting, recently renovated collection of old artefacts and costumes. Its Encounters on the Border exhibition traces the valley's history on the Fi…
Design in Tornio


A charming buttercup-coloured wooden building houses this design shop. Most of the homewares (ceramics, cushions, light fittings, baskets, clocks, blankets and more), jewellery and women's fashion are by Finnish des…
Gallery in Tornio

Aineen Taidemuseo

Finnish art from the 19th and 20th centuries from the private collection of Veli Aine, a local business tycoon, is displayed at the attractive modern Tornio gallery. There are regular temporary exhibitions and a goo…
Church in Tornio

Tornion Kirkko

Completed in 1686, this charming wooden church, visited by King Charles XI of Sweden in 1694, is topped by a shingle roof.
Pub Food in Tornio


The ‘Dead-End Tunnel’ may be a road to nowhere, but it’s an enjoyable one, with a huge terrace and large plates of food, from salads to steaks, ribs and burgers. On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday the bar stays open …