Korpo

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The archipelago nature gives you one brilliant experience after another

Korpo today is about 1544 km² big, and of that only 169 km² is landarea. Korpo consists of about 2 000 islands, islets and skerries. The big sea area that Korpo consists of has been and still is today an important working field for the inhabitants on Korpo. Especially fishing and maritime transport are important industries.
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When you are in Korpo you should pay a visit to Korpoström, there you will find the Archipelago Centre and also a monument over the naval battle that took place there between Russians and Swedes in the year 1743. On Korpo you can also visit a local museum.

Korpo has a nature that is both leafy and has bare cliffs, in fall you can also hike in the nature when there is an ongoing storm or why not take a walk in the forest when the first snow has arrived. Take a stroll on one of the beaches, paddle in the beautiful sea, the archipelago nature lets you experience one terrific experience after another.

See and do in Korpo

Archipelago Centre Korpoström

In the Archipelago Centre Korpoström you'll find everything you need: accommodation, food, guest harbor and culture. When you have gotten roof over your head and food in your stomach, we recommend i.a. the centre's current exhibition (2021: ''Piscatus – the fish and the human''), Kid's Lab for children and a visit to the craft workshops. Here the whole family is kept busy regardless of the weather and wind!

Shopping

Despite Korpo's small scale you'll find a variety of shopping opportunities in the area! Shop interior, clothes or cosmetics at Amalias Hem, Moroccan rugs at Nomadhome, Finnish clothing design at Niinmun design and flowers at Anna-Lena's. Do not miss out on the crafts that are sold in the Archipelago Centre Korpoström, guest harbor Verkan Sea Shop and the many farm stalls that sells their local goods.

Korpo's local history museum

Korpo's local history museum is located 800 m from the center of Korpo. On the lushy farm there's about ten buildings, which are all moved to the local history museum from different parts of Korpo. Visit e.g. the fish stall close to the shore. The collections include donated utensils, furnitures and clothes from the countryside. In addition to furnitures from different eras, an old village shop is also presented.

Nature activities and outdoor life

Experience some of Korpo's many nature activities! Go Archipelago invests in quality packages for small groups where guests can experience the best that the archipelago has to offer, especially during spring- and fall season. At Naawa – Nature Awakening you'll find unique outdoor experiences in the beautiful Finnish archipelago. Camp in the trees, cook outdoors, participate in a nature walk och why not try nature-parkour? In Korpo there is also the appreciated Barefoot Path – an exhibition for natur art and site-specific sets in the village of Österretais. Each exhibition addresses human's relationship to nature in one way or another.

Events in Korpo

Take part in Korpo's atmospheric summer events! Korpo Sea Jazz is held in July and has been arranged since 1989. With famous domestic jazz names on the programme, the intimate archipelago festival attracts visitors to the Archipelago Sea. Sibelius in Korpo-festival is held the third weekend in July and is organized in 2021 for the eighteenth time. During the festival, Jean Sibelius' piano productions are performed during six different concerts.

Korpo church

Korpo church is located in the middle of Kyrklandet. It is a medieval grey stone church in a ship, built on the 15th century and sacred to St. Michael. The most special detail in the interior is a correlatorium – the only one of its kind in Finland that has been preserved.