Welcome to the archipelago in southwest Finland
Make a stay in Turku. It will be a perfect location for a further visit in the Archipelago area. The archipelago is known as the "Archipelago of Turku"
The Archipelago in south west of Finland offer you time - time to think, time to feel, time to just be yourself. Its unspoilt natural environment is the perfect setting for all kinds of activities, whether you are seeking excitement or relaxation. We will offer suitable accommodation for fishermen, groups and individual travellers.
A trip by to the archipelago in the typical yellow and white ferries makes the journey an attraction in itself. By car, public transports, ferry, kayak or bike - find out about the best way to travel between and on the islands in the archipelago.
A day trip to the archipelago can be a glorious experience, but a one- two-nights stay - or one week - will make you want even more. Find your cabin, cottage and accommodation here.
Your travel guide with attractions - accommodation and tours
Several of the islands have been developed for tourism, accommodation facilities ranging from exclusive and luxurious beach villas to the more common simple sports cabins with good fishing opportunities. Several of the islands have been developed to provide coastal facilities. Here you can find your accommodation - hotel, hostel, cottage or Bed and Breakfast - B and B - and affordable restaurants.
The Archipelago Trail
The Archipelago Ring Road allows travelers to access the archipelago by car, bus or boat. The circular route of the Archipelago Trail, even though only approximately 250 kilometers in length, offers a surprising number of varied experiences. During your trip from one island to another, you will experience various ferries and vessels – most of which are free of charge.
The circular route can be taken starting in the historical city of Turku, and continuing through rural archipelago villages and astonishing Baltic Sea sceneries. The Archipelago Trail includes short trips by different vessels, stretching from a few minutes to almost an hour.
The Archipelago Trail can be taken from mid-May until the end of September. The Trail can be explored also during the winter, although a roundtrip without backtracking is only possible during the summer months.
The marine national park
The map published with the permission of National Land Survey of Finland 2007
Excursions to the Archipelago National Park
South of the islands Pargas, Nagu, Korpo and Houtskär begin the extensive national park area.
Flora and fauna in the park is both common and unique. Beautiful wooded meadows, which in particular is from Boskär in the west and on Yxskär in the east, as well as the terminal moraine and ground rocks formed during the Ice Age, is a typical example of the archipelago landscape.
Archipelago accommodation is excellent location for nature excursions to the park.
Appropriate excursions in the archipelago:
Excursion to one of UNESCO biosfärområde - the island of Jungfruskär - in the national park area. Along the 3 km long nature trail on the island of Jungfruskär you can see the oldest traditional landscape of the park. It is a project of Jungfruskär that focuses on the development of sustainable nature tourism.
- Development of sustainable nature tourism in the Archipelago National Park, you can read about in metsa.fi. Click on "Pilot Areas" and read more about the biosphere area of Jungfruskär
- You can read more about the National Park in luonton.fi
Berghamn - Houtskär/ Houtskari
View from the island of Berghamn
Recreational (rental) cottages on the island of Berghamn offers a sauna, private beach, jetty and rowing boat. You have immediate access to an outstanding natural and good fishing. Some contractors offer fishing licenses in the Holiday package. Leave the island Berghamn provides an opportunity to experience the fascinating areas of the archipelago's outer areas in all its stately over the year. In the outer archipelago - at Berghamn - you are staying close to nature all the time.
The island of Houtskari /Houtskär provides a perfect starting point for nature excursions to the Archipelago National Park - the island of Jungfruskär
Outdoor Activities - Excursions
- Sport fishing, sailing, paddle sea (sea kayaking), sea kayaking, hiking, excursions to the Archipelago National Park - the island of Jungfruskär. Why not bird watching?
- We do everything for you to have the correct wilder feeling.
Try angling on Berghamn, and other outlying areas in Turunmaa archipelago, to catch pike, perch, havslax, sea trout, whitefish, pike perch and herring. Of course, you must have valid fishing permits. Phishing is not allowed without special permission.
- read more about Berghamn