Turku, Europe’s Culture Capital of 2011, offers small but magnificently interesting labels.
If Helsinki is sassy and modern, Turku is more folklore and retro. The motives in designers’ products are often playful and funny and colours and shades are warm, soft and mirthful. You can almost feel that you are back in your childhood when everything was easy and playful.
Turku offers everything from rich textiles to elegant tableware in an ancient and ravishing milieu. The materials are mainly nature-friendly or even recycled. Green thinking spans also to production as a great deal of the products are handmade and manufactured in Finland.
Coastal Areas and Archipelago
Yummy dishes along Turku’s river bank
In the southwest coast of Finland the city of Turku retains its enchanting old town feel while increasingly becoming a culinary hub. For both budget-dining and fine-dining Turku offers excellent eateries that will flick the taste buds and make visitors go back for seconds. When hungry, along Aura River …
If the Finnish archipelago and long Baltic coast make you think about beautiful summer days filled with sailing and boating, you are definitely on the right track. But the Finnish coast invites you for many great experiences throughout the year.