Porvoo is one of Finland’s most popular travel destinations and is less than an hour’s drive from Helsinki. The idyllic Old Porvoo is known for its ochre waterfront boatsheds, colorful wooden houses, medieval cobbled streets, and charming little shops. You can also get to Porvoo by boat, on the historic m/s J.L. Runeberg from Helsinki Market Square, or even by cycling along the Old Porvoontie road.
Old Porvoo is unique as a historic urban setting. Its landmark is Porvoo Cathedral, which is worth a visit. Porvoo is almost worth visiting for the charming cafés and restaurants there, not to mention its artisanal confectionaries. Once you have experienced the sights of Old Porvoo, you should take part in guided tours and activities in the vicinity of Porvoo and the archipelago.