Welcome to Raseborg!
Raseborg (Raasepori in Finnish) was created 1 january 2009 from the towns of Ekenäs and Karis and the district of Pojo. The new town sits midway between Helsinki and Turku, and is easily reached by car, bus or train, and even by boat. The residents here (about 29,000) speak both Swedish and Finnish. Raseborg offers magnificent island views, idyllic small-town atmosphere and unique, well-preserved old ironworks.
In Ekenäs, the cozy coastal town, you find the picturesque Old town where the original charm remains. In the old ironworks at Fiskars, Svartå and Billnäs, there are several interesting sights just waiting to be discovered. The vast archipelago region with its 1,300 islands is very fascinating to discover and extends from the lush, green, labyrinthine inner archipelago to the last desolate islets and rocks of the open sea. Undulating farmland and forests reaching to the horizon offer a real possibility for living close to nature. In the spring, the birds’ concerts and the anemone fields that flower everywhere are a simple fact of life for the local people, and when the autumn winds begin to coax the first yellow leaves from the trees, it’s time once again to follow the beautiful play of nature, with its many colourful scenes. In such an environment, it is easy to live. The rhythm of life is perhaps a little calmer, the pace slightly slower, but the joy of life has a stronger presence. Shared joy is twice the joy: we wish a warm welcome to all our visitors, and we are sure that in our relaxed and easy-going town there will be new things to experience and plenty to enjoy for everybody!
Did you know that Raseborg extends to a width of more than 100 kilometers from one border to another?