Tagged: Turku

Things to do in Turku in Winter

5 Things to do in Turku in Winter

5 Things to do in Turku in Winter. Turku is Finland’s oldest city and it was the capital until the 1800’s when the focus was transferred to Helsinki. Today Turku is a vibrant city beautifully situated either side of the Aura river on Finland’s south-east...

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter

Through the window of the plane I could see the illuminated sign above the terminal: Helsinki Airport. My heart swelled, I’d returned to the city that had stolen my heart a year previous. I had a block of free time at the beginning of the...

Turku Castle

Turku Castle: a Turku Must Do!

Turku Castle Turku Castle (Turun Linna) has seen its fair share of battles and sieges, a sturdy fortification dating from the 14th Century at a time when Finland was part of Sweden. It has played castle, grain store and prison over the centuries, suffering from...

Turku, Finland

Turku: I Bloomin’ Well Loved It!

Turku “Don’t speak to strangers. Ever.”  That was the top tip given to me by my Finnish friend. “They will think you are either crazy or drunk”.  Unfortunately, I found myself confronted with the need to speak to a stranger within minutes of arriving into...