Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Turku

Turun Linna

Founded in 1280 at the mouth of the Aurajoki, mammoth Turku Castle is easily Finland’s largest. Highlights include two dungeons and sumptuous banqueting halls, as well as a fascinating historical museum of medieval …
Top Choice Museum in Turku

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

Art and archaeology unite here under one roof. Aboa Vetus (Old Turku) draws you underground to Turku’s medieval streets, showcasing some of the 37,000 artefacts unearthed from the site (digs still continue). Back in…
Top Choice Cathedral in Turku

Turun Tuomiokirkko

The ‘mother church’ of Finland’s Lutheran faith, Turku Cathedral towers over the town. Consecrated in 1300, the colossal brick Gothic building was rebuilt many times over the centuries after damaging fires.Upstairs,…
Top Choice Museum in Turku

Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum

When the savage Great Fire of 1827 swept through Turku, the lower-class quarter Luostarinmäki escaped the flames. Set along tiny lanes and around grassy yards, the 19th-century wooden workshops and houses now form t…
Top Choice Historic Site in Porvoo

Vanha Porvoo

One of Finland's most enticing old quarters, this tangle of cobbled alleys and wooden warehouses is still entrancing. Once a vibrant port and market, Porvoo now has craft boutiques, art galleries, souvenir stores an…
Top Choice Museum in Kotka

Maritime Centre Vellamo

In a tanker-sized, wave-like building with walls of metal and printed glass and a rooftop stage, this state-of-the-art dockside museum recounts Finland’s seafaring life. The star exhibit is the Tarmo, the world’s ol…
Top Choice Cathedral in Porvoo

Tuomiokirkko

Porvoo’s historic stone-and-timber cathedral sits atop a hill looking over the quaint Old Town. This is where the first Diet of Finland assembled in 1809, convened by Tsar Alexander I, giving Finland religious freed…
Top Choice Mine in Lohja

Tytyrin Kaivosmuseo

A funicular takes you 80m down into the earth at this authentic working limestone mine 500m north of the town centre. Visits culminates in a sound-and-light presentation looking into an awesomely large quarried cave…
Museum in Turku

Forum Marinum

Partly housed in an old granary, this excellent maritime museum offers a comprehensive look at ships and shipping, from scale models to full-sized vessels. Anchored outside is a small fleet of museum ships, which yo…
Amusement Park in Naantali

Muumimaailma

Crossing the bridge from the Old Town to Kailo island takes you into the delightful world of the Moomins. The focus is on hands-on activities and exploration, not rides; littlies love the costumed characters wanderi…