WHAT Does COAST AND ARCHIPELAGO FEEL LIKE?

 

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COAST AND ARCHIPELAGO

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 sums up 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. Beaches, handicraft markets, small town events, cafés and village shops – Finnish coastal towns are especially lively in the summer months. Finland has seven Unesco World Heritage sites, of which three can be experienced in the coastal area.

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Life by the endless sea is quite pleasant. Many come here just to relax and recharge. But it’s easy to get hooked on this unhurried way of life in the Archipelago, and few go back to the metropolis. I grew up here in Nötö, and although I was gone for a long time, I eventually wanted to return to my childhood home. In 2000, my wife and I opened a bed & breakfast here in Nötö. I haven’t missed the city ever since.

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