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Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to Porvoo? This charming town, the second oldest in Finland, has a rich history dating back to the 14th century. Explore Porvoo and be transported into a fairy tale as you wander among the iconic red shore houses. The medieval spirit of the town has inspired countless artists. Don’t miss the Old Town, a treasure trove of cozy shops, restaurants, and museums. Be sure to visit the Cathedral with its breathtaking bell tower and immerse yourself in the town’s unique ambiance.
The Old Town: Step into the town’s most beautiful and historic area, where you can explore the famous red warehouses, each painted in honor of King Gustav III. Lose yourself in the maze-like cobbled streets, wander idyllic parks, and discover charming cafes and shops.
Porvoo Cathedral: Dating back to the 15th century, this charming church sits atop a hill and is a favorite spot for weddings. You can experience traditional Finnish weddings or simply enjoy a mass. Climb the hill for a panoramic view of Porvoo.
Porvoo Museum: This historic building in the Old Town has played various roles throughout its history. Today, it houses a museum with historical and art exhibits, showcasing life in an 18th-century merchant family’s home and an intriguing lion sculpture.
Soderskar Majakka Lighthouse: This unique lighthouse offers an exceptional experience, with an exhibition showcasing the lives of those who worked there. You can even pre-book a stay in the lighthouse for an unforgettable night and enjoy panoramic views of the sea and islands from the top.
Iso Linnamäki Fortress: Explore one of Finland’s largest fortresses, with wooden bridges that allow you to walk through the area while admiring the natural beauty. The fortress offers breathtaking views of Porvoo, making it a must-visit attraction.
Haikko Manor: Indulge in exquisite cuisine amidst stunning scenery at Haikko Manor. The rich menu includes a wide variety of Nordic dishes, such as reindeer and salmon, along with delectable desserts.
Porvoon Paahtimo: This former storehouse has been transformed into a laid-back pub where you can enjoy coffee or on-tap beer. During warm weather, relax on the terrace and boat deck with cozy blankets.
PetriS Chocolate Room: Satisfy your sweet tooth with handmade chocolates, fruit-flavored sweets, macarons, and more at PetriS Chocolate Room. You’re in for a delectable treat.
Bike Through Nature: Explore the picturesque nature around Porvoo on a bike, including the enchanting Sikosaari Island. Marvel at the endless hills, pine trees, and lakes, and get lost in the captivating Finnish outdoors.
Explore the Archipelago: Venture to the Pellinki Archipelago, accessible by boat, ferry, car, or bus. The beauty of the blue waters, unique shorelines, and rock formations is unparalleled. Take a ferry for an extraordinary experience.
Kayaking and Canoeing: Enjoy an active holiday by kayaking or canoeing on Porvoo’s rivers. You can rent kayaks or canoes and explore the scenic natural beauty, with guided trips available.
Walter Runeberg Sculpture Collection: Visit the gallery across from JL Runerberg’s former house, where Walter Runeberg’s sculptures are displayed. Get a glimpse of the town’s history through art, including a sculpture of the famous national poet JL Runerberg.
Porvoo Toy and Doll Museum: This charming museum in the heart of the Old Town showcases a collection of vintage and contemporary toys. It’s a delightful visit, especially if you’re traveling with children.
Discover one-of-a-kind souvenirs in second-hand and antique shops for a special memento of your visit.
Keep in mind that many sites are closed on Mondays, so plan your visit accordingly.
During the cold season, pack layers of warm clothing, as you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors, and the weather can be chilly.
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Professionally educated in sports and tourism management, Iveta is passionate about encouraging guests to explore the Northeastern region of Europe in the most attractive way. She has been working in the tourism industry since 2013, assisting customers from 64 countries, and she loves doing it!