Naantalin Matkailu Ltd.
The highlights of sunny Naantali are the idyllic old town and the nearby archipelago. Culture and events are available nearly every day, along with guided themed tours on a daily basis. Drawing visitors to the heart of the town is the shimmering energy of the marina promenade, with its lively cafes, restaurants, terraces and a world of colourful boutiques. Within easy reach of the town are thousands of unique islands. All of this you can enjoy whilst bathed in the Naantali sunshine.
The festival season begins with the Naantali Music festival from 6th-17th June, when the best musicians in Finland, and even from across the globe, gather together in Naantali.
The popular Archipelago route from Naantali to Taivassalo (via Kustavi) is organised from 26th June – 12th August, with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The route provides an excellent shortcut for cyclists into the archipelago or a wonderful way to spend a day’s holiday cruising through beautiful island scenery.
Kultaranta gardens are honouring the centenary celebration of Finnish independence in full glory. The ‘100 Years and 12 Presidents’ tour will be available from 28th June – 9th August on Wednesdays at 1pm. The tour provides a different cultural historical overview of the 100-year history of Finland. Madame Kupiainen leads the presidents’ Kultaranta tour, combining fact, fiction and themed guidance. During the tour you’ll hear the presidential stories born in Kultaranta. Tours are held Fridays on 21st July, 28th July and 4th August at 1pm.
Fashion designer Jukka Rintala has a magnificent sales exhibition for you to explore at the Old Town Hall 1st-31st July everyday.
Naantali offers a truly unique role for children! On the 10th June the Moomin characters wake up from their winter hibernation to captivate the smallest family members right up until the end of August.
One of the best summer tours takes kids in the footsteps of the movie character Risto Räppääjä, organised from 28th June – 9th August on Wednesdays at 4:30pm. Check out your favourite character and film locations in the old town of Naantali. Every child who participates in the tour will receive a Risto Räppääjä t-shirt.
The Naantali evening cruises around the nearby waters are set to return this summer. Naantali can be enjoyed from the sea aboard M/S Aavatar on Wednesdays and Saturdays 1st-29th July from 7pm-8.30pm. There are also cruises to explore the island of Seili, organised on 6th July and 3rd August.
At the height of summer and the highlight of Naantali’s year is the fun family festival, Unikeonpäivä (Sleepy Head Day), packed full of bountiful markets and a diverse programme for the family. Beginning on 26th July with Unikeonpäivä on 27th July, with the winner of the annual Unikeko award cast into the sea at 7am, with festivities continuing all day and night in the city and on the Church stage.
With special guests from Moominworld, the Ammuu band, Jukka Rintala and his fashion team's fashion show, as well as a local programme. Unikeonpäivä culminates on the evening of 27th July with a free concert.
One of the best food festivals in Finland, the Naantali Costa Food Festival 18th-20th August, brings to Naantali the latest food trends, portions great for tasting, topical food discussions, renowned ambassadors of food, local produce and much more besides.
If you want to enjoy the fresh sea breeze in your face as you journey to Naantali, head to the Turku riverside and jump aboard the Steamship Ukkopekka. The S/S Ukkopekka smoothly and leisurely transports guests right to the heart of Naantali’s old town.