The attractions of the City of Turku will be comprehensively showcased at the large Finnish Archipelago section (6n2) at the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020 from 17 to 19 January. The section highlights especially the Finnish archipelago as a fantastic travel destination and presents Turku as a gateway to the archipelago.

The City of Turku has some of Finland’s most prominent monuments to offer for the tourists as well as interesting events for anyone to choose from. While walking from the Turku Cathedral to the Turku Castle along the River Aura there are several top restaurants along the route which Turku is known for. It would be a good idea for you to spend a weekend in Turku and to combine it with a trip to the archipelago.

In the middle of the domestic travel boom, it’s a pleasure to present the attractions of the City of Turku because we have everything to offer, tells Satu Hirvenoja, Sales and Marketing Manager of Visit Turku. – There is nature and see near Turku. The city offers several happenings, great historical sights, theatre presentations and good restaurants.

Three Particularities in the Summer in Turku: Swan Regatta, Turku Sea Jazz and the Finnish Athletics Championships known as ‘Kalevan Kisat’

ClubSwanEvent of the SwanEuropeanRegatta will gather more than hundred Swan yachts from various parts of Europe to race on Airisto in the Archipelago Sea near Turku. The public can admire the yachts on the shores of the River Aura. The championships of multiple historical martial arts will take place at the same time in the Turku Castle Medieval Tournament which will offer authentic martial combats for the public. nautorswan.com // tournament.fi/

Archipelago Sea Jazz is a series of new high-class jazz music festivals held in the Finnish archipelago among which feature Turku Sea Jazz. archipelagoseajazz.fi

It will be in summer 2020 when the City of Turku will organise the Finnish Athletics Championships Kalevan Kisat. In addition to national top athletes, international athletes will also participate in the Paavo Nurmi Games and in the Paavo Nurmi Marathon in Turku. The Challenge Turku will present the disciplines of triathlon to the public in downtown Turku. At the stand, you can join commentary karaoke and celebrate in advance the big sports moments ahead. kalevankisat.fi // paavonurmigames.fi // challenge-turku.com

A culture freak can enjoy interesting live performances in the FinFringe Turku festival and music presentations in the evergreen DBTL festival organized close to the Turku Cathedral. Turku Castle and Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum belong to the sights that can be visited again and again like the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art which always brings up something new and interesting in its exhibitions. The Food Walk card of Visit Turku introduces some of the best restaurants in Turku. kalenteri.turku.fi/en/events/calendar // finfringe.fi // dbtl.fi/eng/

The visitors will be able to enjoy great new hotels in Turku. Among the top hotels feature completely renovated Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone, Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund recently opened near the Turku Market Square and the Original Sokos Hotel Kupittaa which will be opened in spring 2020. sokoshotels.fi/en/turku

You can get ideas for your trip to the Turku region on the website https://kissmyturku.com/ where you can find an inspiring collection of ideas for several trips. The special offers and the hotel packages of the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020 will be available on the website visitturku.fi/en

Among the participants at the fair: Visit Turku, City of Turku / Recreation Division, Turku City Theatre, Flowpark, Viking Line, Kalevan kisat / Paavo Nurmi Games, Sokos Hotels Turku and Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, Holiday Club Caribia, DBTL and Samppalinna Summer Theatre