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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.

Cruise to the Island of Vepsä

The beautiful Vepsä Island is located in the heart of the open Airisto Sea. The island serves in particular as a holiday and day-trip destination for residents of Turku, but is also extremely popular with tourists. Jump on a waterbus from the River Aura, spend a day on the island enjoying the beach, the nature and the good food, then return in the evening back to the bright lights of the city. When on holiday in Turku, the archipelago is always close at hand!

When to go: Every day, departing from Turku at 11am, 2pm and 5pm

Turku Castle Medieval Tours

During the Medieval Tours of Turku Castle, visitors can explore the history of the main castle building.

When to go: Daily tours in English from 4 June–26 August. Follow the link for tour departure times.

Don’t forget to try these

Låna Picnic-Boats

The modern Låna picnic-boats are a great way to see the city from a different perspective. The boats are designed for 2-8 people and come with all necessary equipment, which include, for example, life jackets for children. Låna boats are also environmentally friendly, powered by electric motors and emission free. It’s also possible to reserve picnic lunches or refreshments for your trip.

Picnic Walk to Ruissalo

Located at the edge of the Turku is the island of Ruissalo, a stunning combination of verdant nature and rich cultural history. The island is easy to reach by riding a bike or taking the No. 8 bus. From Visit Turku you can also pick up a delicious picnic package, which includes a picnic basket and either bus tickets or bike hire for two. Choose between either a sandwich or barbecue option for your basket.

Available from 1 May–31 August. Ask about the picnic packages from Visit Turku’s tourist information!

The Föri Cruise – A Turku Novelty

The beloved little river ferry crossing, known as Föri, has a special place in the heart of Turku residents, carrying passengers between east and west of the River Aura. The journey is only two minutes and the "cruise" provides a great way to admire the landscape and the boats moored downstream of the River Aura.

Föri began its service in 1904 over 100 years ago, making it the oldest, still-operating transport vehicle in Finland. Originally, Föri used a steam engine but converted to diesel in 1953. The diesel motor was replaced by an electric engine in 2017

 

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.