Ruissalo’s attractions include the Botanical Garden of Turku University, Ruissalo’s National Park, the swimming beach at Saaronniemi as well as the pea soup and doughnuts served every day at Honkapirtti. The nostalgia of the old boat-building industry is found at Ruissalo Shipyard events venue, where the popular Avelia (design business and café) and Pizzeria Al Mare (authentic Italian pizzeria) are located.
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The themed route Unique coastal villages in southwest Finland presents eight villages along the southwest coast and archipelago on which you can set your wandering sights all year round. In these unique villages, you’ll be immersed in history, living village culture and spectacular coastal and archipelago nature of the Teijo and Archipelago national parks the whole year round.
The Archipelago Trail | Visit Pargas
The Archipelago Trail celebrates 25 years! Hundreds of thousands have experienced the route since its inception in 1996, by motor vehicle, bicycle or foot.
Awaiting you on Örö is a unique combination of natural beauty and the history of military defence – Örö was a fortress for the Finnish army right up until 2015. In addition to the large guns and barracks, the island holds charming nature, with meadows of heather (an exceptional sight for Finland), dream locations for butterfly enthusiasts as well as rare plants, from the Western Pasque Flower to Sea Kale.
Out in the open Airisto Sea, about 30 minutes boat ride from the centre of Turku, you’ll find the little island of Loistokari. Now you can head to the picturesque Loistokari on a summer evening cruise aboard the steamboat Ukkopekka. The nostalgic programme, lasting about four hours, includes dinner and dancing on the pier under the Airisto skies, surrounded by the warm embrace of the atmospheric archipelago.
Bengtskär Lighthouse Island is Finland’s southernmost inhabited place – at least in summer. A great tower of granite standing in the centre of the stormy seas, Bengtskär has an exceptionally dramatic history. Before the lighthouse was completed, the shallow waters around the islets were the tragic destiny for many ships. Completed in 1906, Bengtskär then became the scene of great battles during both World War I and II.