Tour the Finnish West Coast for a Summer You’ll Never Forget!

Press Release  •  Apr 19, 2012 13:49 BST

Finland’s West Coast is scattered with cities, villages and islands that come to life in the summer. Coastal lifestyle, wooden old towns and countless events charm both locals and visitors. Tour the west coast for festivals, sun, sandy beaches, lighthouse islands and a whole lot more.

Turku: Ruisrock 6th – 8th July

Held since 1970, Ruisrock is a modern classic taking place in the beautiful Ruissalo area of Turku. Beach, park, and good times with around 60 Finnish and international artists taking the stage.
Ruisrock

More in Turku: Walk the banks of the river Aura and try its numerous floating restaurants and bars.
Turku Touring


Rauma: Lace Week 21st – 27th July

THE happening in Rauma. Originally a celebration of handicrafts and lace-making, Lace Week today is a week-long festival with a range of family friendly cultural events for all tastes. However, don’t bring your kids to the Night of Black Lace, which results in a bar crawl by the end of the night.
More info: leila.stenfors@rauma.fi, mika.koivula@rauma.fi
Visit Rauma

More in Rauma: Old Rauma is the largest unified wooden town in the Nordic countries and a Unesco World Heritage Site. Some buildings date back to the 17th century. Definitely worth a visit.
Old Rauma


Naantali: Moominworld 9th June – 26th August

Meet the beloved Moomin characters on their very own island Moominworld. Built almost 20 years ago, it has become a staple among summer destinations in Finland.
Moominworld

More in Naantali: Naantali is a summer town if there ever was one. A wooden Old Town, beautiful gardens, cafés and boutiques make it truly idyllic. Not convinced? Check with the Finnish president, whose official summer house Kultaranta (Gold Shore) is in Naantali. Visit the garden that is open for visitors.
Visit Naantali


Pori: Pori Jazz, Pori, 14th – 22nd July

Finland’s premier jazz festival sees its 47th edition this year. Performers include D’Angelo and Jools Holland among others. Pori Jazz Kids is in full swing 14th – 18th July.
Pori Jazz

More in Pori: Yyteri is located just outside Pori, and is famous for its long sandy beach, nearby Reposaari wooden house district, Kallo lighthouse island, and more.
Yyteri


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