Turku, the former Finnish capital situated on seven hills and in the arms of the archipelago, is a natural place to feel happy. During your visit, the best way to experience the true Finnish lifestyle is to live like a local and fully immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of our city.
The Aura River, flowing through the center, is the heart and soul of our city, and nothing can be more pleasant on a sunny summer’s day than to follow it down to the sea on a walk or a bike trip of approximately 4 km. You can stop at any point on your journey and enjoy a picnic on the riverside, just like our locals do. Of course, you can never achieve total life satisfaction without good food. Turku people enjoy eating out and know how to appreciate quality meals.
Turku proudly bears the title of Finland’s culinary capital, and for good reason. The city has an impressive number of high-quality restaurants preparing wonderful dishes from fresh, local ingredients.