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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.

Aavameri Kayaking Trips

Take an extended trip to explore the world’s largest archipelago and the Archipelago Sea by joining a three-day kayaking excursion (including overnight stays). The tours will depart on Tuesdays and return on Thursdays. Excursions are adapted to suit the participants and previous kayaking experience is not required. Participants are collected from an agreed location in Turku and transported to a suitable starting point.

Shorter trips take place on Mondays (day trip, approx. 7 hours) or on Fridays (evening trip, approx. 3.5 hours).

When to go: Tuesdays 19 June–30 August

Meyer Turku Shipyard Tour

The shipyard tour provides an overview of the shipbuilding industry in Turku. The tour visits both the Maritime Centre Forum Marinum and the Meyer Turku Shipyard. The tour is available in Finnish, Swedish and English. The tour departs from the Tourist Information Office at Aurakatu 2.

When to go: Tuesdays 26 June–17 August at 3.30pm. In addition, there are also tours on Thursdays and Fridays.

Please note! Age limit is 15 years.

Tickets can be bought via Visit Turku’s online shop. Follow the link for the online packages.

Turku Sightseeing Tour

A two-hour long bus tour, during which participants will see the most famous sights in Turku. On the tour you’ll be introduced to the Cathedral and its surroundings, the university area, central Turku, the vistas of the River Aura and the harbour. The tour is available in Finnish, Swedish and English. The tour departs from the Tourist Information Office at Aurakatu 2.

When to go: Tuesdays 12 June–24 August at 2pm. In addition, there are also tours on Saturdays (except during Midsummer).

Tickets can be bought via Visit Turku’s online shop. Follow the link for the online packages.

Don’t forget to try these

Turku Market Hall

The Turku Market Hall is a popular shopping spot among locals, whom you’ll often find there having lunch or coffee with friends. The raisin sausage, Turku’s equivalent of black pudding, is an experience not to miss, and the delights of Finland’s best bakery, MBakery Piece of Cake Café, include the Kiss my Turku signature cake.

Turku Cathedral

Turku Cathedral is Finland’s National Shrine and was first consecrated in 1300. Today, the monument details the diverse history of Finland. Resting below its vaulted arches are numerous bishops and captains of war as well as one queen, Karin Månsdotter.

Among other things on display in the Cathedral Museum (N.B! entrance fee), are sculptures of saints and church silverware from the Catholic Middle Ages.

St Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel

On the island of Hirvensalo is St Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel, a must-visit pilgrimage for those passionate about architecture. The devotional scenic sculpture was born in the embrace of archipelago nature in 2005. In addition to ecclesiastical occasions, the Art Chapel organises art exhibitions, guided tours and various other events.

Visitors can reach the Art Chapel from central Turku by bus, such as aboard the No. 54.

 

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.