Cycling in Historical Eastern Uusimaa

East Uusimaa is full of historical sites well worth stopping off at on your cycling tour. Besides the historic town of Porvoo, the area is also home to some of the most beautiful manor houses and ironworks in Finland.

The delightful old town centre of Porvoo is well worth taking the time to explore. You just have to accept that the narrow streets, some of them cobbled, aren’t exactly made for bikes. Pop into the tourist information centre in the old town for ideas about sights to see in town and the surrounding area.

Loviisa is a genuine historic small town whose inhabitants take good care of their old wooden buildings. A popular event in early autumn is the historic buildings open day Loviisan Wanhat Talot, in which Loviisa’s residents let the general public into their homes in return for a small fee. In the summer a boat trip to Svartholm sea fort, a sister fortress to Helsinki’s Suomenlinna, is another popular day out.

 

 

Coastal Areas and Archipelago

Coastal Finland with its stunningly beautiful archipelago offers a variety of fascinating destinations that are easy to reach.

Coastal Areas and Archipelago