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Visit Korpo
Visit Korpo

see & do

Two persons sitting on a hammock in front of the sea-big
Photo: Emilia Hoisko Photography / Visit Finland

it's good to be here all year round!

The summer months of June, July and August are filled to the brim with different activities and you can choose from summer parties, concerts, exhibitions, walking tours, tasting experiences and so on. During the rest of the year there is time for rest and everyday life, but Korpo is by no means hibernating. The local associations and entrepreneurs organize various events and activities. Take a look at the calendar of events to see what's on right now, or click on the buttons to see more information about what you can see and do in Korpo.

welcome to the village!

The Archipelago trail is a very popular route in the archipelago, but if you turn off at Galtby towards Houtskär or towards Nagu, you'll miss a lot of Korpo! In Korpo Kyrkby (the centre) and at Verkan there are both top quality restaurants, cafés & shopping, as well as attractions such as Korpo Church and Korpo historical museum.

Stop by the village and enjoy the rich offerings of Korpo town centre.
Drone view of the centre of Korpo

Attractions

Korpo centre
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Drone view of Korpo church surrounded by trees

Korpo Church

Drone view of Korpo church surrounded by trees
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Korpo Church
Korpoström
Wide view of Skärgårdscentrum korpoström with the sun in the background

Archipelago Centre Korpoström

Wide view of Skärgårdscentrum korpoström with the sun in the background
Archipelago Centre Korpoström
Österretais
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Wood leaves from a moving sculpture in interaction with the branches of a pine tree

Barefoot Path

Wood leaves from a moving sculpture in interaction with the branches of a pine tree
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Barefoot Path
Kuggviken
Photo: Ida-Kajsa - Ubuntu Productions
A young girl walking towards the entrance of the main building in the museum

Korpo Local History Museum

Interior view of one of the buildings at Korpo Hembygdsmuseum
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Korpo Local History Museum

Activities

The whole island
Amalia's home owner inside her shop

Shopping

Morrocan rugs and pillows in Nomad Home Korpo
Photo: Ida-Kajsa - Ubuntu Productions
Shopping
The whole island
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Wattkast Apple farm shop open to the public

Farm shops in Korpo

Wattkast Apple farm shop open to the public
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Farm shops in Korpo
The whole island
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Two young guys talking in front of the sea on a beautiful sunset

Live Like a Local

Two young guys talking in front of the sea on a beautiful sunset
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Live Like a Local
The whole island
A bunch of pilgrims walking on the top of a hill

St Olav Waterway

A bunch of pilgrims walking on the top of a hill
St Olav Waterway
The whole island
Photo: Juho Kuva - Visit Finland
Cycling on Österretais in Korpo

Bicycle rental

Cycling on Österretais in Korpo
Photo: Juho Kuva - Visit Finland
Bicycle rental
Verkan
Photo: Karolina Harjula
Two persons kayaking in the archipelago sea

Kayak rental

Two persons kayaking in the archipelago sea
Photo: Karolina Harjula
Kayak rental
The whole island
A group of tourist guides working on a ferry in the archipelago

Archipelago Guides

A group of tourist guides working on a ferry in the archipelago
Archipelago Guides
The whole island
Photo: Katri Lehtola
A person enjoying the view from the ferry on a beautiful sunny summer day in Korpo

Take the ferry

A person enjoying the view from the ferry on a beautiful sunny summer day in Korpo
Photo: Katri Lehtola
Take the ferry
Verkan
Photo: Joakim Honkasalo - Unsplash
Wooden stairs to the frozen sea

Winter swim

Wooden stairs to the frozen sea
Photo: Joakim Honkasalo - Unsplash
Winter swim

Nature experiences

Archipelago Sea National Park
Photo: Karolina Harjula
Two persons about to cross a wooden bridge on the archipelago national park

Archipelago Sea National Park

Two persons about to cross a wooden bridge on the archipelago national park
Photo: Karolina Harjula
Archipelago Sea National Park
Verkan & Archipelago Sea National Park
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Families with children walking on the forest

Hiking trails

Families with children walking on the forest
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Hiking trails
Kuggviken
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Drone view of Korpo's public beach Likholmen

Public swimming beaches

Drone view of Korpo's public beach Likholmen
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Public swimming beaches
The whole island
Photo: Martin Lostak - Unsplash
A person holding a recipient for Geocatching

Geocaching

A person holding a recipient for Geocatching
Photo: Martin Lostak - Unsplash
Geocaching

Korpo villages

Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Drone view of the bridge between Korpo and Wattkast

Wattkast

Drone view of the bridge between Korpo and Wattkast
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Wattkast
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Drone view of Skärgårdscentrum Korpoström on a beautiful sunny day

Korpoström

Drone view of Skärgårdscentrum Korpoström on a beautiful sunny day
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Korpoström
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Drone view of the weather station in Rumar, Korpo

Rumar

Drone view of the weather station in Rumar, Korpo
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Rumar
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Drone view Österretais village in Korpo

Österretais

Drone view Österretais village in Korpo
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Österretais
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Drone view of the ferry bay in Galtby, Korpo

Galtby

Drone view of the ferry bay in Galtby, Korpo
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Galtby
Photo: Folke Österman
A picture of Norrskata bus stop by the ferry

Norrskata

A picture of Norrskata bus stop by the ferry
Photo: Folke Österman
Norrskata
Other villages to visit in Korpo: Strömma, Hväsby, Kopois, Syvelax, Rosklax, Bonäs, Karrby, Markomby, Skofatt, Kölingby & Västerkalax.

NOTE! Remember to respect other people's privacy, houses and yards! It is not allowed to enter private yards even though they are close to the road. You are also not allowed to visit private beaches, make a fire or walk in cultivated fields. If you are not sure what applies, you can read more about the every-mans-right here

Events

Photo: Aleks Talve
Three jazz players playing on a terrace in Korpo

Korpo Sea Jazz

Three jazz players playing on a terrace in Korpo
Photo: Aleks Talve
Korpo Sea Jazz
A group of classic music playing on a traditional archipelago boat

Sibelius in Korpo

A group of classic music playing on a traditional archipelago boat
Sibelius in Korpo
Photo: Jefferson Santos - Unsplash
A close up of a person playing a guitar

Countercurrent Festival

A close up of a person playing a guitar
Photo: Jefferson Santos - Unsplash
Countercurrent Festival
Photo: Lotta Tamminen
A group of men by an old tractor at Sommarstart celebration in Korpo

Summer start

A group of men by an old tractor at Sommarstart celebration in Korpo
Photo: Lotta Tamminen
Summer start
Photo: Tingey Injury - Unsplash
A small statue of The Thinker by Rodin

Korpo Philosophy Days

A small statue of The Thinker by Rodin
Photo: Tingey Injury - Unsplash
Korpo Philosophy Days
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
A traditional sailing boat on the sea close to Korpo

Around Korpo

A traditional sailing boat on the sea close to Korpo
Photo: Aarón - Ubuntu Productions
Around Korpo

Weekend In Creative Korpo

Celebrate the weekend in creative Korpo. On the first weekend of every month from October to April, you can take part in various events and activities organised by local entrepreneurs and associations. At the same time, shop for clothes, home furnishings and more, eat a good meal, buy locally produced food or stay overnight in local accommodations. The archipelago is open all year round!
More information on activities

Event calendar

Popular routes in the archipelago

Due to its size and geographical location, Korpo is a central island for many archipelago routes. Ferries depart from Galtby harbour to the Åland archipelago, as well as to Houtskär and Norrskata. The very popular "Archipelago trail" and "Small archipelago trail" and the newly opened "St Olav Waterway" pilgrimage route also goes through here. Please note that the entire Archipelago trail is only open during the season! Out of season you can visit parts of the ring road.

The Archipelago trail

Welcome to experience the magnificent archipelago of Turku and the five main islands of the archipelago town of Pargas! Each island is special and has its own charm. The route winds its way through ancient archipelago communities that offer visitors a variety of services in summer.

The Archipelago trail celebrated 25 years in 2021! Hundreds of thousands have experienced the route since its initiation in 1996, by motor vehicle, bicycle or on foot. Next summer, the 250 km long route will be open in its entirety from 12 May to 3 September 2023.

Travel by car, bus, bicycle or foot- you choose

Length: 250km (of which 220km is road)

Ferries: 8-9

Recommended time: 2-5 days

The Small Archipelago trail

On the Small Archipelago trail you can drive around the archipelago all summer long from mid-May to early September. By car, the trip can take just a day, and by bike a couple of days. If you follow the fastest route, the journey totals about 120 km. The Little Ring Road is located in the area of five towns and 2/3 of the whole road is on islands. Along the route there are 15 year-round inhabited islands and a few uninhabited islets. The Small Archipelago trail is part of the more extensive Archipelago Trail route.

St Olav Waterway

Hike through the world's most beautiful archipelago from island to island. The journey takes you from Turku Cathedral in Finland to Åland - the Islands of Peace - and on to Sweden. In Sweden you have several alternative routes to choose from for the final destination in Trondheim, Norway.

The St. Olof Seaway from Turku to Grisslehamn is both an official Olof Seaway and a European cultural route.

Korpo and the surrounding islands

The archipelago of Turku consists of more than 50,000 islands and islets. Korpo is a common place name for many islands belonging to the Korpo municipality. In addition to the main island, there are many smaller islands belonging to Korpo. The largest of these is Norrskata, but Åvensor, Brunskär, Aspö, Jurmo and Utö are also inhabited islands that can be reached by ferry either from the main island of Korpo or from Pärnäs in Nagu.

From Galtby ferry terminal in Korpo (2) you can also go on to other islands such as Houtskär (for those who e.g. take the ring road), Norrskata, as well as islands in the Åland archipelago such as Kökar, Sottunga, Överö and Långnäs harbour in Åland.

On the map you can see which islands you can go to with which ferries and where the ferries leave from. Click on the link to go to the ferry timetable.

Ferry harbours

1

Pärnäs

From the harbour in Pärnäs, Nagu you can take M/S Baldur to the following islands:

  • Nötö
  • Aspö
  • Jurmo
  • Utö

Link to Meritie.fi

2

Galtby

From Galtby you can choose between three different ferry lines:

3

Verkan

From Verkan you can take M/S Fiskö to the following islands:
Finnö / Käldersö / Elvsö / Berghamn / Lillpensar / Storpensar / Brunskär
/ Österskär / Kälö

Link to saaristolinjat.fi 

Korpo is also the "door" to the Archipelago Sea National Park, which has received a UNESCO award for its unique nature. Various ferries operate to inhabited islands in the national park, including the M/S Baldur (from Pärnäs in Nagu), M/S Fiskö (from Verkan in Korpo) and M/S Falkö (from Kirjais in Nagu), but they are generally intended for residents of the islands. You can contact the ferries directly for more information. To get to the national park's nature trails on, for example, Konungsskär, Stora Hästö and Jungfruskär, you can hire local taxi boats that can take you there on request. For more information, please contact: