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Finland’s coast boasts the world’s largest archipelago. Old wooden towns, lighthouses, historical manors and stone churches, large national parks stretching over land and sea – this is coastal Finland in a nutshell.

The laid-back islander lifestyle and a strong maritime culture are key characteristics of this fascinating area. Finland’s capital, Helsinki, has also held onto its maritime charm. Museums, design districts, handicraft markets, small town events, cafes and village shops – Finnish coastal towns are especially lively in the summer months.

TOP 4 CULTURE TRIPS – WITH ONE CARD

We gathered a top 4 of cultural trips in the beautiful Archipelago. The new Museum Week Card is your entrance ticket to all these experiences, as it gives you access to 250 museums all around Finland.  Read more at www.museums.fi

Find your favourite and start planning a summer holiday in Finland!

Experience internationally acclaimed Finnish design in all its glory. Visit renowned classics, see contemporary hits and discover how design integrates with Finnish day-to-day life.

The route features many historical and significant stops, including impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Other highlights include modern rarities, the world’s only Moomin museum and the award-winning Serlachius Museum.

A couple of days in Helsinki with a plethora of art galleries packaged for your convenience. Top-notch visual arts mix effortlessly with the gastronomic and cultural offerings of a vibrant, easy-going capital. There’s also time to visit one of the neighbouring islands and enjoy a summertime picnic.

Finland turns 100 this year, and the centenary provides many fascinating opportunities to delve into the nation’s history. You can explore the cradle of Finnish culture along the beautiful Archipelago Trail and visit World Heritage Sites, traditional ironworks, quaint old towns and the homes of Finnish cultural icons. There is no better way to see and taste the treats of Archipelago life in the 21st century.

If you love sea air and sunshine, this is the tour for you. The route features several maritime museums, each providing a new perspective into the Archipelago’s history and nature. Balance out all the culture with some fresh air in the national parks, on or off terra firma. Try a novel activity, go island hopping and spend a night in a traditional cabin – or in a tree, if you wish. Everything is possible in the inimitable Archipelago.

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Helsinki Museum of Finnish Architecture www.mfa.fi Design Museum www.designmuseum.fi Design Museum Arabia www.designcentrehelsinki.com Kirkkonummi Hvitträsk Museum, home of national romantic style architects Gesellius, Jugend & Eliel Saarinen www.kansallismuseo.fi Fiskars Village Fiskars Museum and Ironworks Village www.fiskarsvillage.fi Turku Sibelius Museum, devoted to music in a 1960’s brutalist building www.sibeliusmuseum.fi Rauma Historical wooden town centre of Old Rauma www.visitrauma.fi Recommended Stopover in Pori/Noormarkku (not included in Museum Week Card) Villa Mairea by Alvar Aalto www.villamairea.fi/ Alhström ironworks village www.ahlstrominruukit.fi Tampere/Mänttä Moomin Museum (Opens in June) muumimuseo.fi Serlachius Museums www.serlachius.fi Riihimäki The Finnish Glass Museum www.suomenlasimuseo.fi Helsinki Ateneum Art Museum www.ateneum.fi Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma www.kiasma.fi Helsinki HAM Helsinki Art Museum www.hamhelsinki.fi Helsinki Amos Andersson Art Museum and the new Amos Rex Art Museum amosanderson.fi Helsinki Sinebrychoff Art Museum www.sinebrychoffintaidemuseo.fi Espoo EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, The WeeGee Exhibition Centre emma.museum Vantaa Artsi, Museum of street art and performance www.artsimuseo.com Turku Old Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum www.turku.fi Turku Castle and Cathedral www.turunlinna.fi Kemiönsaari Söderlångvik Manor Museum on Kimito Island amosanderson.fi Helsinki World Heritage Site Suomenlinna Fortress www.suomenlinna.fi Seurasaari Open-Air Museum www.kansallismuseo.fi The National Museum of Finland www.kansallismuseo.fi Porvoo Old wooden town of Porvoo Home of the narional poet J.L. Runeberg www.porvoonmuseo.fi Verla, Kouvola World Heritage Site Verla Groundwood and Board Mill www.verla.fi Tuusula Halosenniemi Museum (home of the artist Pekka Halonen) tuusula.fi Ainola Museum (home of the composer Jean Sibelius) tuusula.fi Ahola (home of the author Juhani Aho) www.museo-opas.fi Rauma Rauma Maritime Museum www.rmm.fi Åland Åland Maritime Museum and Museum Ship Pommern www.sjofartsmuseum.ax Kemiönsaari Museum of the Nordic Island’s cultural history, Sagalunds Museum www.sagalund.fi Nuuksio Haltia, the Finnish Nature Centre www.haltia.com Helsinki Luomus, The Finnish Museum of Natural History www.luomus.fi Kotka Maritime Centre Vellamo www.merikeskusvellamo.fi