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What is Live Like a Local?

What is there to do in Turku and what is it that the locals really like? Live Like a Local is a guide that brings together helpful tips and suggestions for the Turku region, with both regular attractions as well as activities to help you create your unique, custom programme. For each day of the week we have collected our own suggestions that are easy to include.

The contents of Live Like a Local is seasonally based, so that most of what is scheduled for June will apply in July and August, allowing you to extend your trip that little bit longer.

SuperPark

Whether sunshine or showers, it really doesn’t matter! SuperPark is full of activities, whatever the weather. You can also combine your visit with a splash at the Holiday Club Caribia spa, all under the same roof.

SuperPark Turku is a family-friendly indoor activity park, located at Holiday Club Caribia. At the park you’ll find a skating and scooting area, volt track, jump pit and trampolines, a hockey radar, table football and basketball, climbing wall, fast slides and a pedal car track.

When to go: Open every day

Vanhalinna Exhibition

Vanhalinna is located in the middle of the ruins of an ancient castle, in the cultural surroundings of the River Aura valley – just a ten-minute drive from the centre of Turku. Vanhalinna’s idyllic manor house milieu exudes culture and history, offering a great destination for a day trip. Vanhalinna also holds several exhibitions, which are open to the public on Sundays.

When to go: Sundays from 1pm-4pm

Don’t forget to try these

A Ride on Föri

The special little city ferry, Föri, transports passengers across the River Aura between the streets of Tervahovinkatu (east bank) and Wechterinkuja (west bank). The journey takes about two minutes. The “cruise” provides the perfect time to admire the delightful river scenery, or contemplate which side is better, ‘this side’ or ‘the other’ – a debate that arouses passionate opinion.

Föri began operation over a hundred years ago, in 1904, and is thus Finland’s oldest everyday transport vehicle still in operation. Föri began life with a steam engine, which changed to diesel in 1953. The diesel motor was changed to an electric one in 2017.

Katariina Valley Nature Trails

Katariina Valley is located in the southern suburbs of Turku, near the border with the city of Kaarina. Spanning 17 hectares, this protected nature area has been formed by groves of hardwood trees. In addition to the groves the area also contains rocky shrubs, pine trees, meadows and wetlands. At Katariina Valley you’ll also find a good network of nature trails, which are about 2 km in length. From the trails you can easily reach to Rauvolanlahti and Vaarniemi on the Kaarina side, allowing an extended hike if the trails in Katariina Valley are not long enough.

Katariina Valley is accessible by taking bus service No.9 and No.13.

What is Live Like a Local?

What is there to do in Turku and what is it that the locals really like? Live Like a Local is a guide that brings together helpful tips and suggestions for the Turku region, with both regular attractions as well as activities to help you create your unique, custom programme. For each day of the week we have collected our own suggestions that are easy to include.

The contents of Live Like a Local is seasonally based, so that most of what is scheduled for June will apply in July and August, allowing you to extend your trip that little bit longer.