Artisan shops, Manor houses, Moomins and Presidents. The last stage of The Archipelago Trail is diverse and full of surprises.
Stop at Naantali, a lovely wooden coastal town.
Best cycled over a couple of days, leave Iniö and the archipelago on the ferry MS Aura and explore rural countryside before reaching the old wooden town of Naantali.
There are two routes, one with an extra ferry for light traffic and the northern route by roads. Check the Hakkenpää ferry timetable carefully as it only departs twice a day.
Stop at the many cultural sights near the trail such as Louhisaari Manor, the birthplace of Marshal Mannerheim. The President’s summer residence is at Kultaranta near Naantali.
Naantali has a charming wooden town and lovely harbour with good restaurants and busy cafes. But be careful if you are in Naantali on the 27th of July at it is National Sleepy Head Day and the lucky winner is thrown into Naantali harbour before breakfast. (This is actually an honour.)
At the pleasure boat marinas, you can soak up the atmosphere over a coffee or local craft beer. There are good possibilities to buy artisan souvenirs from small craft shops.
There are busses from Turku to the ferry pier at Heponiemi for the ferry to Iniö https://www.taivassalonauto.fi/aikataulu
Ferry Iniö - Heponiemi https://www.finferries.fi/en/ferry-traffic/ferries-and-schedules/inio-kustavi-aura.html
Ferry Hakkenpää - Teersalo (summers and light traffic only, no charge)
Naantali can be reached by local bus from Turku. https://www.foli.fi/en/timetables-and-routes/timetables
From Naantali (Rymättylä) you can take the Small Archipelago Trail towards Nagu.
Naantali charges for car parking, https://www.visitnaantali.com/en