This unique destination is located just a short drive from Turku.
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 7th - 18th 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 27th June - 13th August, with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays as well as Saturday 20th and 27th August. 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.
New opportunities this summer include the Midsummer Cruise on 24th June and the Ancient Bonfire Cruise on 27th August. Fashion designer Jukka Rintala has a magnificent sales exhibition for you to explore at the Old Town Hall 1st - 31st July everyday starting at 11am.
Naantali offers a truly unique role for children! On the 11th June the Moomin characters wake up from their winter hibernation to captivate the smallest family members right up until the end of August. In the Kultaranta gardens, Finland’s most famous, the children are even treated to their own special tour which is available from 8th July - 5th August on Fridays at 6pm.
The best summer tour takes kids in the footsteps of the movie character Risto Räppääjä, organised from 29th June - 10th August on Wednesdays at 6pm. 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.
Naantali's summer high point and fun for the whole family is the Unikeonpäivä Day festival, 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 Kangaroo 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 featuring the band Yö-yhtyeestä (Nightwish) and Olli Lindholm from the Voice of Finland.
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.