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Visit Korpo
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Live in Korpo

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A small island, with everything you need

Korpo is a vibrant community all year round. The period after Midsummer until the start of school in August is the busiest in Korpo, when the population increases tenfold. But life goes on during the rest of the year too. Korpo has several active associations, many energetic entrepreneurs, and events and activities are organised all year round.
A mother and two children by the water on an Autum evening

Families with children

Korpo is a perfect place for families with children; the proximity to nature, the small safe community and all basic services are close at hand. Here is some information about the services available for families with children in Korpo. If you're thinking of moving here, contact one of the local immigration pilots to get first-hand information about living in Korpo.

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The Korpo municipal kindergarten currently has around 30 children aged 1-6 years. The day care centre is located in the same building as the Archipelago Sea School and Ulkosaariston koulu in Korpo. We have activities in Swedish and Finnish for children aged 1-5 and preschool. The beach and forest are nearby, as well as a sports field and an exercise track. Our kindergarten is small and safe, where the children know the staff and each other. Despite its size, Korpos kindergarten is a truly international kindergarten where 7 different languages are spoken.

More info about Korpo Day Care Centre

School

The Elementary school SkÀrgÄrdshavets skola is a school with students from preschool to grade 9. The Finnish school Ulkosaariston koulu, Korpo Library, Korpo Kindergarten and the central kitchen are also located in the same building, the school centre. The school is attended by pupils from Korpo and in grades 7-9 also from the HoutskÀr municipality area.

The school has a total of about 50 students taught by 13 teachers. Some teachers are shared with Kyrkbackens skola in Nagu and Ulkosaariston koulu. School life is characterised by a natural cooperation across language borders, as break areas, classrooms and the teachers' room are shared by both schools. A large proportion of pupils come to the school by taxi and bus, and travel by one to three ferries to get to the school.

The school is located close to nature, with the sea on one side and the forest on the other. The school actively promotes outdoor activities and as an extra subject in grades 8-9 there is a subject called Archipelago Studies, which highlights old archipelago traditions and new thinking about industries and tourism. The school cooperates with the Finnish school and with the schools in Nagu and HoutskÀr on various events and excursions.

More info about the school

Youth activities

Korpo's youth centre Gluggen is located in the same building as Restaurant Hjalmars, in the middle of Korpo church village. The entrance is on the ground floor next to the parking lot at the back of the building. The recreation leader Emma works at Gluggen.

In the youth centre you can relax with your friends, you can talk to someone outside of school, you can chill out and listen to music. There are video games (PS3 and PS4), football games and pool tables.

You can also sit in privacy and do your homework or play a board game. Outside the Gluggen there is a popular parkour course that can be used at any time.

Hobbies and leisure activities

In Korpo there are many active associations that organise fun programmes and activities. For families with children, for example. family game nights organized by FolkhÀlsan i Korpo rf, for children aged 0-6 years in the sports hall of SkÀrgÄrdshavets skola every Wednesday during the school year at 18:15-19:30. FlkhÀlsan i Korpo rf also organises various pop-up family events throughout the year and swimming school in the summer.

Art School Art-Dur

The Art-Dur art school has many courses in Korpo and Nagu: https://www.artdur.fi/kurser/

Here you can find out more about the activities organised for children and young people in Korpo.

Music and dance institute Arkipelag

Music and dance institute Arkipelag organises high quality music and dance lessons for children. Check their website for more information.

Citizens Institute Archipelago Combi

The Citizens' Institute Archipelago Combi offers a wide range of evening courses and short courses in the archipelago. Here you can see the offer in Korpo.

Bio SydvÀst

BioSydvÀst is an itinerant cinema that shows current cinema films in all districts of Pargas City. In Korpo, the cinema is shown in KommunalgÄrden every Thursday. Priority is given to children's films. The programme is published in the city's information magazine NYTT, Pargas Kungörelser and on Facebook. BioSydvÀst also organises film festivals and film weekends. https://www.pargas.fi/biosydvast

Event calendar

Check also the events calendar to see all the programmes organised on the island every month.
A couple sits down on the snow in front of the sea looking to the sun in a beautiful winter sunny day

Couples & singles

Longing for peace and quiet? Maybe you dream of renovating an old house, growing your own food and downshifting? Korpo has all the possibilities! Korpo has recently become increasingly popular among people looking for an alternative to the hectic city life. The Corona pandemic and the new wave of remote work possibilities has made it possible to live and work in places other than your workplace. Opportunities for livelihoods are also great if you are prepared to take on a variety of construction, cleaning and yard work, as well as jobs in the elderly, health and day care sectors. Check the Korpo job vacancies section (link a work in Korpo) for more information.

Korpo is an open society where every newcomer is seen as a positive asset to the island and an asset to us all. If you are thinking of moving to the archipelago and would like to talk to someone who has recently moved here, please contact one of our immigration pilots (link to immigration pilots)

Citizens Institute Archipelago Combi

The Citizens' Institute Archipelago Combi offers a wide range of evening courses and short courses in the archipelago. Here you can see the offer in Korpo.

Bio SydvÀst

BioSydvÀst is an itinerant cinema that shows current cinema films in all districts of Pargas City. In Korpo, the cinema is shown in KommunalgÄrden every Thursday. Priority is given to children's films. The programme is published in the city's information magazine NYTT, Pargas Kungörelser and on Facebook. BioSydvÀst also organises film festivals and film weekends. https://www.pargas.fi/biosydvast

Event calendar

Check also the events calendar to see all the programmes organised on the island every month.
A group of pensioners with yellow t-shirts playing petanque in Korpo

seniors

What better place to enjoy your retirement than in the archipelago? Here we have (almost) as many sunny days as in the sunny coast of Spain :D Korpo's pensioners are very active and organise many fun activities. These include boules games, monthly meetings, friends' meetings, trips and other pleasant programmes.

Proximity to care is of course important. At the moment, the Korpo health station is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., doctors are on hand once a week and the ambulance service operates throughout the archipelago 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The service home RegnbÄgen offers intensive service housing in beautiful surroundings on the edge of a forest in Korpo church village. The focus is on a safe and meaningful everyday life. Home health care and home care in Korpo are based at RegnbÄgen. Read more about RegnbÄgen service home here.

Citizens Institute Archipelago Combi

The Citizens' Institute Archipelago Combi offers a wide range of evening courses and short courses in the archipelago. Here you can see the offer in Korpo.

Bio SydvÀst

BioSydvÀst is an itinerant cinema that shows current cinema films in all districts of Pargas City. In Korpo, the cinema is shown in KommunalgÄrden every Thursday. Priority is given to children's films. The programme is published in the city's information magazine NYTT, Pargas Kungörelser and on Facebook. BioSydvÀst also organises film festivals and film weekends. https://www.pargas.fi/biosydvast

Event calendar

Check also the events calendar to see all the programmes organised on the island every month.

Job opportunities in Korpo

There is a misconception that there are no jobs in the archipelago. Ask any archipelago entrepreneur and the answer will be "there are more jobs than I can take". Of course, it also depends on the industry you want to work in, but if you are willing to work in construction, cleaning and yard work, for example, as well as elderly, health and day care, there is enough work to go around.

Being a multitasker and having your own business is also a strength in the archipelago. During the summer season, workers are needed in the tourism sector, and during the rest of the year there is a great need for temporary workers in various sectors. Below you can see what vacancies and job opportunities are available in Korpo.

Job vacancies in Pargas City: link.

At the moment there is a great need for the following services in Korpo:

  • Elderly care & day care
  • Construction work
  • Cleaners
  • Property maintenance
  • Market place vendors
A beautiful yellow house in Korpo under the snow

Accommodation

Looking for accommodation on rent? Check here for available rentals

Want to buy your own home. At the local estate agents you will find houses and apartments for sale

Immigration pilots

You can contact one of our Immigration Pilots for a personal guide to life in Korpo.
Ida-Kajsa Johansson

Ida-Kajsa Johansson

Families with children
Sara Söderlund

Sara Söderlund

Couples & singles
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Bosse Mellberg

Seniors