Olohuone 306,4 km² is an annual urban art festival, which is organised in June in Turku. Open to all and integrating different artistic fields, the event provides the chance to experience art in unexpected places and situations. Olohuone encourages people to participate in art and regard their living environment from a different perspective.
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!
Kesärauha (Summer Peace) is a festival of indie and alternative music in Turku, which is held from 10th to 12th June 2022 in Turku Castle Park. In 2021, Kesärauha was awarded the Festival of the Year award and it has taken its place as one of the most important alternative music festivals in Turku and Finland. At Kesärauha 2022, ticket-holders can enjoy seeing both top foreign and domestic artists, including First Aid Kit, Josè Gonzàlez, Wolf Alice and Viagra Boys, among others.
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!
Escape to the island of Ruissalo
If the banks of the Aura River are Turku’s living room, then Ruissalo is surely the city’s garden. Visit this picture-perfect island to explore the nature trails or experience some turkulainen culture.
Turku’s unique spots and hidden gems
Most visitors come to Turku with a bucket list in hand. They’ve got their sights set on wandering the medieval halls of Turku Castle, not to mention indulging in all the delicacies on offer in the Turku Market Hall, and exploring Turku Cathedral, the nation’s most important religious building. But if you’re looking for a more unique experience, we’ve got the inside scoop on some much-loved local favourites that you’ll want to add to your list.
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.