Raseborg is located halfway between Helsinki and Turku, on the main axis of Finland's history and culture. There are six stars in Raseborg: Fiskars and Billnäs villages, Raseborg Castle Ruins, Svartå Manor, the unique archipelago with its National Park, and Ekenäs, the picturesque town nestled to the ocean.
If you look at maps of Finland from the Middle Ages you will find Tenala and Snappertuna which belong to present-day Raseborg. If you are interested in locally produced food and organic farms you will find many examples in our municipality. Here you can taste cheese from Tenala, honey from Mellangård, and goods from many small producers of delicasies, as well as fresh fish, vegetables, and eggs from nearby farms. The area surrounding Raseborg castle, which was a bustling medieval trading centre, has been inhabited since the 1400s.
Those who yearn for tranquility and beauty can forget the stresses of modern life in the sculpture park at Svartå Manor, and can spend the night in a room close to the wooden manor house. You can also find serenity in an island cottage by the sea. In Ekenäs you can be beguiled by medieval charm when strolling along the narrow streets of the old town, or spend the night in a cosy house. And if you want more to do, there is a wide range of culture, exhibitions, crafts and events in Fiskars Village all year round.
The town of Raseborg
Consists of the towns of Ekenäs and Karis, and Pojo commune since 1 January 2009
Population: about 29 000
Main languages spoken: Swedish 65,4 %, Finnish 31,2 %, others 3,4 %
Surface: area 2 178 km2 of which water 1 035 km2, the town extends to a width of more than 100 km from one border to another
Islets: about 1 300
Summer houses: about 6 400
Distance: from Ekenäs to Helsinki 96 km, and to Turku 116 km
Raseborg can be reached by car, bus, train or boat