Old town of Porvoo
Dawn at Archipelago
Kayaking the Archipelago
Cycle tour at the Archipelago shore
Finnish Coast and Archipelago
Activities on the Finnish Coast and Archipelago
Attractions on the Finnish Coast and Archipelago
The fishing lodge of Alexander III, Czar of Russia, in the Langinkoski preservation area, is the ...
Verla is an UNESCO World Heritage site that captures an interesting phase of development in ...
The Virvik tour trail extends from the centre of Porvoo to Holken lean to shelter by Lake Gåsgårdsträsket.
Old Porvoo, with its red-ochre painted riverside warehouses, is one of the most photographed ...
In the mazes and on the walls of Svartholma Sea Fortress, visitors can experience the fortress' ...
Discover the region
Photo: Visit Finland
The Archipelago along the Finnish coastline is characterized by thousands of islands, rocks, and cliffs that are scattered off the mainland.
Particularly worth seeing are the 20,000 islands between the city of Turku and the Swedish-speaking Åland Islands.
Along the rugged Baltic coast, there are beautiful bays and long sandy beaches. A popular summer destination is Yyteri beach in Pori.
A visit to a lighthouse is a must on a tour along the coast. One of the most famous is the 150-year-old Söderskär lighthouse in the Porvoo archipelago near Helsinki.
On the land parts of Archipelago, there are interesting wooden towns, medieval churches, and castle ruins.
Historic ironworks can also be found along the Finnish coast. They played an important role in the region during and even before the industrial age.
Cities and regions in the Archipelago
The coastal town of Kokkola is located in the northern archipelago on the West Coast of Finland. The most extensive ...
The Vaasa region surrounds the Finnish city of the same name on the Gulf of Bothnia on the west coast of Finnland. It is ...
Pietasaari / Jakobstad
The concentrated power of Scandinavian flair can be found in the coastal Pietarsaari region, known as the Jakobstad ...
The Finnish archipelago on the west coast of the country is populated by more islands than any other archipelago in the ...
The Åland Islands are an autonomous, mainly Swedish-speaking region in Finland consisting of over 6700 islands. The islands are the intersection of trade routes across the Baltic Sea and are known for their rich flora and fauna.
Walks take you to the sea, where secluded bays, shallow beaches, and the typical polished rocks are ideal for a bathing holiday. The capital Mariehamn has a long maritime tradition and is the only town in the almost untouched Archipelago.
Archipelago off the west coast
Photo: Juho Kuva, Visit Finland
One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites is Finland's most famous wooden town: Rauma. The entire old town falls under the category of works of art worthy of preservation and the stone hill graves of Sammallahdenmäki, which are not far away, also belong to the World Cultural Heritage.
On the way north, you will pass the surroundings of Pori, one of Finland's most popular summer destinations. Before the loneliness of Lapland, Oulu, the secret capital of northern Finland, is the last chance to get a taste of the big city air.