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're interested in locally produced food and organic farms, you find many examples in our municipality.
Must-sees in Raseborg include the old boroughs, the picturesque villages and the charming castles.
Enjoy the small town charm in Ekenäs when strolling along the narrow streets of the old town, the oldest pedestrian street in Finland, Kuninkaankatu, and the stalls with local produce on the market square.
Svartå Manor with its beautiful sculpture park is a true aesthete’s paradise. After a stroll in the park, enjoy local treats at the award-winning restaurant.
And if you want more to do, there is a wide range of culture, exhibitions, crafts and events in Fiskars village all year round.
In Billnäs village, you can pop into the building pharmacy “Rakennusapteekki” which is specialized in repairing old houses or into the oldest nursery in Finland to enjoy a cup of coffee in its idyllic café.
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, get directions from here.