Paavo Nurmi The festival celebrates and commemorates the memory of the great runner Paavo Nurmi during the festival weeks in Turku. The festival includes various sports events. 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of Nurmi's first Olympic Games at the Antwerp Olympics. In his career, Nurmi won nine golds and three silver medals at the Olympics.
The summer’s most delightful food-tour idea: Turku–Åland
This summer, get to know turku and Åland’s flourishing food culture – as well as eating well aboard the Viking Line cruise from Turku to Mariehamn. Our local guide accompanying us on the journey is food envoy Micke Björklund.
The annual Kaleva Games will arrive in Turku for the 13th time, when athletes will compete in the Finnish Championships at the Paavo Nurmi Stadium from 13th-18th August 2020. The Kaleva Games are the culmination of the Finnish summer of athletics, which includes 42 different championships.
Embark on a voyage of discovery
OUR CITY HAS A SAYING THAT GOES: “WHY GO TO PARIS WHEN WE HAVE TURKU?” TO FIND OUT WHAT WE MEAN, COME TO TURKU, STAY IN A BOUTIQUE HOTEL SPICED WITH LOCAL INSPIRATION, AND TAKE A TURKU DESIGN TOUR OF DISCOVERY. READ BELOW OUR TIPS FOR YOUR ADVENTURE.
Waves of local food
Why return to shore to eat? We asked ourselves the same question, as nowadays abroad Silja you can enjoy extraordinarily good food from high quality local ingredients.
St Olav’s Waterway: Heaven for the easy explorer
AT THE START OF SUMMER, I FOUND MYSELF BUSY AT MY DESK WRITING. WHEN ALL THE WORK WAS DONE IT WAS DIFFICULT TO REALLY CLEAR MY HEAD. WE PACKED UP A PICNIC BAG, A CHANGE OF CLOTHES AND SOME HOLIDAY READING, AND HEADED INTO THE ARCHIPELAGO FOR A FEW DAYS OF HIKING.
In Turku With a Camera
HOW DO PEOPLE GO ABOUT CHOOSING A TRAVEL DESTINATION? TO YOUR GRAN’S SURPRISE, THE TOP CRITERION IS THE INSTAGRAMMABILITY. THEREFORE, HERE WE PRESENT 22 VISUALS WHERE THE AESTHETICS SHOW UP WELL IN PIXEL FORM.
Survival in paradise – 24 hours in Wiklund
CAN YOU SURVIVE AN ENTIRE 24 HOURS OF A CITY BREAK IN THE SAME BUILDING? AND STILL BE ENTERTAINED. TURKU’S NEWLY REVAMPED WIKLUND THREW US THE CHALLENGE AND CAUGHT THIS DOE EYED REPORTER SQUARE IN THE FACE. FOLLOW BELOW MY VENTURE INTO THE UNKNOWN.
A hotel room in a pine tree? Check out Ruissalo Spa’s woodland innovation.
A tent floating in the air already sounds pretty great. There’s something
exciting, new and distantly familiar about it. These tentsile tents are found
along the rocky shores near Ruissalo Spa, where you can book your stay
just like a hotel.
Moomins The Phenomenon
MOOMINWORLD IS A PILGRIMAGE DESTINATION FOR FANS OF TOVE JANSSON, DRAWING ADMIRATION FROM AROUND THE WORLD. WHAT BREEDS THIS WORLDWIDE POPULARITY AND WHAT DO THE MOOMINS MEAN FOR FANS OF VARIOUS AGES? I DECIDED TO FIND OUT.