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The farthest reaches of the Finnish Archipelago

The outer Archipelago is a wild and beautiful place to explore

Looking for a unique travel experience? Look no further than the Finnish archipelago! With around 40,000 islands, this is the largest archipelago in the world and an unforgettable destination. The outer archipelago is a wild and beautiful place to explore. The islands offer a variety of services and can be reached by flexible public transport.

The beauty of the past in Berghamn's cultural landscape

Discover the hidden gem of Berghamn, a quaint and charming island located south of Nagu's main island. Immerse yourself in the archipelago's rich history by visiting the old fisherman's farm Västerby, which offers a glimpse into the past through an exhibition on fishermen's lives. Take a guided tour in the summer to fully appreciate the island's cultural landscape and enjoy a leisurely walk along the nature trails. Berghamn is easily accessible from Kirjais or Pärnäs, making it a perfect day trip destination. Whether you're interested in history or simply want to relax in the tranquil surroundings, Berghamn has something to offer. Don't miss the opportunity to camp or visit the guest harbor, and experience the beauty of the archipelago. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore the picturesque island of Berghamn.

Visit the outer Archipelago after the high season

Plan your trip to the outer archipelago after the high season of summer to get the most out of your stay. The archipelago is a vast wilderness, and you can easily spend several days kayaking or boating without encountering anyone else. Around 180 islands without a fixed road connection are inhabited year-round, and many others have summer cottages.

Nötö: A Hidden Gem in the Archipelago National Park

Nestled in the heart of the Archipelago National Park lies Nötö, a charming island that will transport you to a simpler time. As you approach the island, you'll be greeted by picturesquare boat houses and a rustic archipelago village. The island boasts of its rich history, which is reflected in the old farms that dot the landscape. While exploring the island, don't miss the chance to visit the iconic windmill in the harbor or step inside the historic Nötö chapel, which has been a beacon of hope for over 250 years. For those who love to immerse themselves in nature, Nötö is the perfect destination. You can hike along the island's trails, take a dip in the refreshing waters, or simply relax and soak up the island's peaceful atmosphere. And, when hunger strikes, head to the island's small grocery store, bakery, and café for some local delicacies.

The Archipelago National Park

The largest islands offer fascinating archipelago communities with unique cultures and traditional building styles. Meanwhile, thousands of uninhabited islands in the Archipelago National Park can be reached by boat or kayak, and many offer overnight camping.

Aspö - where tranquility meets adventure

Experience the true essence of the outer Archipelago on the serene island of Aspö, Korpo. Despite having only a few permanent residents, this island boasts of everything you need for a memorable day in the archipelago. Explore the island's hidden gems along the nature trail, and take a dip in the public wooden sauna. Taste the local catch of the day from the fish store and grab a coffee at the quaint café. The island's guest harbor welcomes visitors with open arms. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and indulge in the tranquility of Aspö.
Photo: Eva Sjöman

Discover the outer Archipelago by public transport

Travel to the outer Archipelago with public transportation to experience the full-scale archipelago adventure without owning a boat. Take the commuter ferry M/S Utö from Pärnäs in Nagu to Berghamn, Nötö, Aspö, Jurmo, and Utö free of charge. The final destination can be reached in 4-5 hours, and there is a restaurant on the boat. To get to Pärnäs you can travel collectively by bus all the way from Turku to Pärnäs, or use the harbor's free car parking.

Looking for a fun family getaway? Look no further than Jurmo!

With its 80 moorings, guest harbor, and on-site food options, there's something for everyone. Discover Jurmo’s magnificence on foot by walking along the beaches. On the island there are several accommodation options, but especially the cottages are reserved quickly, so make your booking well in advance. To Jurmo you can travel collectively with M/S Utö in about 3 hours from Pärnäs.

The Archipelago Sea National Park - Explore the Largest Sea National Park in Finland's Outer Archipelago!

With more islets and skerries than any other place, the Archipelago Sea National Park was founded to protect the unique nature and culture of the Finnish archipelago. Spread across 50,000 hectares, the park is the largest of the four sea national parks in Finland and offers lush vegetation and diverse wildlife. Travel around the park on your own boat or by ferry to discover breathtaking landscapes and picturesque views. Explore camping, hiking, and berry-picking opportunities while respecting the park's rules and regulations.

Utö, the Southernmost Inhabited Island in Pargas

Utö, the southernmost year-round inhabited island in the Finnish Archipelago, is a must-visit destination for those who seek tranquility and natural beauty. The island's barren landscapes attract birdwatchers and nature lovers alike, while the surrounding sea offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The island provides a range of accommodation options, from Utö Havshotel with its services such as sauna, restaurant, and guided tours, to Hannas Horisont, a café and guesthouse. You can also visit the famous Utö lighthouse and explore the island's small grocery store and guest harbor.

The Archipelago Biosphere Reserve – A Sustainable Haven for Nature and Culture

The Archipelago Biosphere Reserve is a unique area that showcases how humans can interact with nature while preserving its valuable resources. Established in 1994, the reserve encompasses the Archipelago Sea National Park and its surrounding areas, making it one of the largest biosphere reserves in the world. With more endangered plants and animals than any other area in Finland, the Archipelago Biosphere Reserve is a haven for nature and culture. While most of the reserve is water, over 3,800 people and 3,000 summer cottages are a part of this sustainable community. Explore this natural wonderland and learn about the initiatives that support sustainable development on both local and international levels.

Brännskär, a world of natural beauty and endless adventure

With its idyllic harbor, cottage accommodation, and camping site, Brännskär is the perfect place to relax and explore the stunning island landscape. Whether you're fishing, kayaking, or hiking, there's something for everyone. And when it's time to refuel, head to the guest harbor for delicious freshly baked bread, soup, and smoked fish. So why wait? Experience the beauty of Brännskär today!

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