Top things to do in West of Helsinki

Top Choice Scandinavian in Naantali

Uusi Kilta

Naantali's best restaurant has a sun-drenched terrace overlooking the pier and a superb, seafood-oriented menu. The selection changes seasonally, but you're likely to find Kilta's creamy fish soup (with pike-perch a…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Fiskars


At this design shop in the distinctive clock-tower building, the sharp, stylish arts, crafts and homewares are produced by members of the Fiskars Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists.
National Park in Raseborg

Ekenäs Archipelago National Park

Almost 90% of the 5200-hectare Ekenäs Archipelago National Park is water, so to explore the 1300 islands you’ll need to take a tour from Ekenäs harbour, such as an archipelago cruise with Saariston Laivaristeilyt or…
Island in Kimito Island & Archipelago National Park

Örö Fortress

Örö was long a military island, first containing a defensive fortress built under Russian rule and later serving as training grounds for the Finnish military. The island's barracks, heavy artillery battery (complete…
Lighthouse in Kimito Island & Archipelago National Park

Bengtskär Lighthouse

Towering 52m above the waves 25km offshore from Hanko, the Nordic countries' tallest lighthouse was built in 1906 to protect ships from the perilous archipelago waters. It was damaged extensively during the Continua…
Castle in Raseborg

Raseborg Castle Ruins

Looming on a high rock overlooking a grassy sward, the late-14th-century Raseborg Castle was strategically crucial in the 15th century, when it protected the trading town of Tuna and exiled king of Sweden Karl Knuts…
Amusement Park in Naantali


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. Kids love the costumed characters wandering t…
Harbour in Hanko


This narrow strait between Tullisaari and Kobben is a protected natural harbour where ships from countries around the Baltic Sea once waited out storms. The sailors killed time by carving their initials or tales of …
Seafood in Hanko

Hangon Portti

You’ll need to take a two-minute ferry journey from the East Harbour pier to this little whitewashed, wicker-furnished cottage, perched on a rugged granite island. Sailor's meatballs (with mashed potatoes and lingon…
Museum in Hanko

Rintama Museo

Original trenches, bunkers and artillery guns remain at the site of some of the worst Winter War fighting, 19km northeast of Hanko. Also here is a poignant indoor museum with interesting exhibits and knowledgeable g…