Founded nearly 800 years ago, Porvoo is the second oldest city in Finland, best known for its old wooden town, charming cafés, and the red-ochre painted riverside warehouses. However, summery Porvoo offers much more than strolling around the cobblestoned streets or stepping into sweet little shops.
For one, the city is full of art exhibitions and fairs, music festivals and flea markets, concerts and riverside attractions. On the other hand, Porvoo is a countryside city surrounded by woods and fields, only a short bus ride from the seaside. Only about 50 kilometres east from Helsinki, it is easy to travel from the capital to Porvoo by bus or by steamboat in the summer.