At Forum Marinum you can now experience the magic of the archipelago from land. The new exhibition 40,000+ is named after the number of islands and islets in the Archipelago Sea and brings together the people, nature, and way of life of the archipelago. In the functional exhibition, the viewer can experience, see and hear about life in the archipelago in the form of mini-documentaries and videos, among other things.
Happiness Turku style: live like a local
Finland is the happiest country in the world. What are the keys to happiness in Turku? Find out what you can do in our city and the surrounding region to feel happy like a Finn!
The forecourt of Forum Marinum is the venue for an active summer market, offering a variety of things to do, ideas for the archipelago tourist as well as memorable culinary delicacies from local producers. The summer market offers a changing weekly programme for ten weeks across summer. On the weekends during July, the summer market also provides the opportunity for tourists to explore memorable culinary experiences from nearby producers. The summer market is carried out in connection with the maritime centre.
Turku - unique spots and hidden gems
In Turku, it’s easy to dive right in and go with the flow. However, before you jump head first into the River Aura, have a look at some of the favourite places loved by locals, as well as the lesser-known stars hiding down side streets and round corners. Be the first to discover the place on everyone's lips a year from now.
Escape the city into Ruissalo's nature and cultural exercise routes
If the shores of the river Aura are Turku's living room, then Ruissalo is surely the city's garden. Spring on the island is a delight, whilst nothing compares to its beauty in summer. Explore the nature trails or experience some culture – or do both on popular cultural exercise routes.
Turku Summer Bucket List 2021
What are all the things that make a Turku summer? Here is an ultimate collection of summer activities, events and other nice ideas.
12 things to do on a summer’s day in Naantali on a budget
Naantali is at its best in summer, so don't delay visiting this little wonder. However, there's no need to break the bank whilst there – Naantali is still amazing on a budget. Check out these delightful, low cost ideas!
River Aura pilgrimage routes – Turku’s modern pilgrimages
There are two pilgrimage routes from Turku Cathedral, which offer a free escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life through the beautiful River Aura scenery. The routes can be explored in a few hours or pilgrims can take their time hiking over a few of days.
16 Summer activities in Turku for families with children
What is there to do in Turku with children? Great that you asked! Read more and find the best ideas for a summer vacation for the whole family.
Summer trails – how to access the most world’s most beautiful Turku Archipelago
There's nothing wrong with the mediterranean but even bigger wonder lies in the surroundings of Turku. The over 40,000 islands and nature is said to be the most beautiful in the world. Inspiration and passion await you in Turku's Archipelago.
Finnish forest – the natural key to well-being
Have you heard about the healing powers of the forest? Turku has a lot to offer for those who want to get close to greenery – both in and out of the city center!