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Turku, the oldest city in Finland, is located on the southwest coast of Finland, next to a vast and beautiful archipelago. The River Aura flowing through the city centre is the country's most important river and has nurtured the development of the city’s economy over the centuries.

Turku is the former capital city of Finland and traditionally the country’s link to Western Europe, with an important harbor and close proximity to Stockholm, Sweden. Today, the Turku region has a quarter of a million people and it is one of the most important urban areas in the country.

More Information and Places to Visit

  • Flowpark – a new kind of leisure environment

    Flowpark is an ecological adventure park where you can test your courage. Adventure trails have been built on living trees without harming them. You may solve numerous tasks even at the height of 20 meters. Tasks refer to ropeways, including liane jumps, swings and cable slides. 

    Flowpark is meant for people of all ages – there is a challenge for any ordinary guy as well as for experienced wilnderness foxes! You don’t need to have any advance skills for the trails. You’ll be instructed how to use the equipment and how to act on the trails before you are allowed to enter the actual trails. One proceeds on the trails continuously connected to a safety wire. Parks are located in Turku and Lappeenranta and they are open from May until October.

    Website: www.flowpark.fi

  • Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

    Turku Philharmonic is a distinguished orchestra with 74 members and roots that can be traced back to 1790, when the Musical Society of Turku was founded. In the early days the orchestra played music by composers such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven while the composers still lived. In the 20th century, Jean Sibelius conducted several of his symphonies with the orchestra in Turku.

    Today, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra’s chief conductor is the internationally renowned Finnish conductor Leif Segerstam. Turku Philharmonic’s weekly symphony concerts at the Turku Concert Hall in the heart of the city feature top soloists and conductors both Finnish and foreign. The programme varies from large symphonic pieces of the Classical and Romantic era to 20th century classics and premieres of contemporary music. In addition, the orchestra’s chamber music ensembles perform in the historical venues of Turku, including the Turku castle, and the beautiful archipelago. The orchestra also puts on concerts for the whole family and takes regularly part in opera productions.

    Website: http://www.tfo.fi/public/default.aspx?nodeid=11135

  • Herrankukkaro - A Different World

    Herrankukkaro is a unique site for conferences and recreation located in the Turku archipelago, built upon an old fishing village. Awarded as Finland's Best Tourist Enterprise 2010, the Herrankukkaro village milieu serves groups throughout the year. 

    • The largest smoke sauna in the world, three other saunas and a spa with seven hot tubs
    • Archipelago buffet with local wild food [food from local nature, for example meat, berries, herbs]
    • Comfortable accommodation in cosy cottages
    • A wide variety of nature activities and amusing experiences, e.g. fishing, berry picking and archipelago cruises
    • Special events, such as musical concerts in the smoke sauna

    All this makes Herrankukkaro really stand out from the ordinary.

    Website: www.herrankukkaro.fi/en

Book a trip

Turku Touring,  Southwest Finland Tourist & Convention Bureau, is a marketing and sales organisation that provides tourism services for Southwest Finland. As an tourism expert and active operator, Turku Touring signifies a high standard actor within the tourist industry, providing services for both the inhabitants of the region and visitors to the province.

For more information on delegation tours in the Turku region, please contact (in English):

Turku Touring

E-mail: lena.nykanen@turku.fi
Phone: +358 2 2627 396