Karis

In Karis you fall in love with the rich nature, the architecture and the verdure nature trails. Here is plenty to do for both adults, youngsters and kids.

Karis is known as a traffic center because most of the people who visit Raseborg arrive first in Karis. The transportation connections from Karis to the rest of the villages in Raseborg are good. Karis is the second biggest suburb in Raseborg, approximately one hour’s travel away from both Helsinki and Turku.

History and sights

The lush and wonderful park Pumpviken is one of the most important sights in Karis. In the middle of the lake in Pumpviken you’ll find a small island, which is a perfect place to have a picnic. The locals are very proud of their church, St. Cathrine’s Chruch, that descends from the Middle Ages. The church was built in 1470 and is situated in Prästgården next to the lake Kyrkån. Here you can get to know the history of the area back from the Middle Ages. Eurydike is a nostalgic sculpture to many of the Karis citizens. The sculpture is located in front of the old town hall and during the spring 2018 local entrepreneurs and volunteers of Karis repaired and restored it. The Läppträsket nature and culture path is a great place for those interested in birds and history. The lake Läppträsket is known as a resting spot for migrating birds, and hikers can also explore the Iron Age remains along the path.

The stylish functionalist houses planned by architect Ekelund also belong to the tourist attractions. It’s possible to get to know more about the town’s architecture by booking a guided tour. On the other hand, the castle ruins of Junkarsborg and Grabbacka as well as the prehistorical graves in Läppträsket tell us about the older settlements back from the Iron Age. 

Culture

Kulturhuset Fokus is a new cultural center in the heart of Karis. Here you find the library, music institute, café, gallery, theater and inspiration. The Fokus is the towns new living room and a gathering place for surprising meetings.

The retro style cinema Bio Pallas offers unique movie experiences in their old, traditional theater. Karis also offers some annually arranged events, for example Karis Night and Faces Festival. In addition to these events, Karis also offers a rich food culture.

Activites

The adrenaline hunters also find a nice supply of activities in Karis. For children the greatest sights are the Skate park or Parkour park in the summer, and during winter the best activities are found in the ice rink. You can swim in the lake Svedjaträsket or try disc golfing anywhere near the Pumpviken park. Or how does kayaking in the Svartån river sound like? Just outside the city you can ride Icelandic horses at the horse stable Solfari stable.

St. Cathrine’s Church

The medieval church dates back to 1470 and is one of Raseborg’s foremost historical landmarks.

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Lähitaksi Taxi Services

Taxi services in Raseborg.

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Tourist Guides of Raseborg

Get more out of your visit by hiring one of our professional guides!

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Menevä-Taxi

Taxi services in Raseborg.

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Restaurant KW

A homey and intimate restaurant with joyful personnel, serving good food

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Visit Southpoint Finland

A local company that can tailor your visit to fit your needs

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Karis

History, archaeology, and ornithology all in one, during one walk

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Brasserie

International and domestic tasting experiences in a cozy environment

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Alexia Fitness Club

Professional gym, crosstraining, cycling, and much more in 750m2 spacious facilities.

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Historical King’s Road

Guided tour along the King’s Road, where Swedish kings & Russian tsars traveled

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The Yard bar and kitchen

The home of delicious Burgers, live music and an amazing beer garden . Good times guaranteed

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Hotell Restaurang Socis

Small hotel with a restaurant in the city-center, catering service, and event space

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Club 18

Restaurant offering everything from café services to sports bar and nightclub

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Lilla Hembageriet

Enjoy a cup of coffee or a light lunch at the bakery. Orders can also be placed

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Skate Park Karis

Skate Park in Karis

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Bouldering in Karis

This was one of Finland’s first routes of the level 8c.

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Apartment Station

Beautiful and unique apartment in an old railway station built in year 1899. Perfect for bigger families and groups.
In the city center with good connections by train. Close to shops, cafes and restaurants.

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TrailFun

Experiences in nature, also with food service.

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Bulevarden’s Parkour Park

A short track, area for ball sports, climbing racks and a mini outdoor gym

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Svedjaträsket beach

A small and shallow lake with sand beach. Registered as an EU-beach

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Bastsjö beach

Small and quiet sand beach with changing hut, outdoor WC, dock and lifebuoy

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Municipal Jour

The municipal jour for small animals is managed by Sjundeå Veterinärer in Tenala

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Village Veterinarians

Veterinary clinic with good and compassionate treatment throughout Raseborg!

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Veterinarian Hanna Knaapinen

Hanna Knaapinen handles both small and large animals. Also home visits

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Skeppsdal Family Home for lost pets

Animal shelter founded in 2010. Also a pet hotel

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Veterinary for horses, Tiina Eklund

Specialist veterinarian in horse diseases. Stable visits in Raseborg and Hanko

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SaariTours

Group trips throughout Western Uusima!

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Antkärrgården

Association and exhibition house of Karis museum and home association

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Jogging Team – 88 r.f.

Meeting room (capacity 20-25 guests) and sauna

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Gardberg center

Meetings, seminars, courses, etc. for groups of up to 30 people in an inviting atmosphere.

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Lärkkulla

Lärkkulla is a versatile, modern education and cultural center for adults in Karis, where you can organize your own seminars and meetings.

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KD-Adventure

Programservices such as paintball, kayaking, kanooing, climbing and rappelling

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Lyfte

A gym with something for everyone: Yoga, Qigong, PhysioPilates & more

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Hub Feenix Stable

Off-road riding on forest trails for riders of all ages and levels

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Brobäck Social Pedagogical Horsetherapy

Therapeutic experience carried out in a barn environment

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Sólfari, Icelandic horse stable

Icelandic horse stable, arranging cross-country rides, riding lessons & courses

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Karis Cykelcentral

Bikes and sporting goods. Bicycle rental and bicycle repairs

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M Broman

Gold, watch, and optical shop since 1905. Gifts for all occasions

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EKM Service Karis

We assist in all matters concerning IT – both for households and enterprises

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Sequel Restyle

A fresh and elegant second-hand shop selling clothing and shoes

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Karis Antiquarian Book Store

Antiquarian shop with a wide range of books, DVDs, puzzles, and more

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Fishing License in Raseborg

Information about fishing permits and to fish with gear in Raseborg’s waters

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TryckeriTeatern

A place for theatre, dance, music, seminars and meetings

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Frisbeegolf Karis

Disc golf course with 18 targets, suitable for both beginners and competitors

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Aktia Ice Hall

Spacious, bright, and versatile ice hall since 2012.

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Quizappen Vevi

An interactive mobile game to learn new things while moving in nature

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Bio Pallas

A 1940s movie theatre with almost daily shows

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Idrottsmassage & klassisk massage Jannica Pikkarainen

Massage for various needs in a calm and quiet environment

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Salong Wellness

Beautician services, pedicures, gel-nails, waxing, sugaring & much more

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Karis Fysioterapi

Versatile and individual physiotherapy according to your needs

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Karisfornia Ink

Tattoos and eyelash extensions. Opening hours varies

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Marjaana Kaakinen, Prananadi healing

Medium and Prananadi energy healer and reincarnation therapist

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Masseur Petter Forsström

Classic and sports massage

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Villa Mangs Cabin

Cozy sauna cottage with beautiful countryside views. Pets are welcome

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Villa Dönsby

Idyllic guesthouse on an old farmstead. Family and pet friendly

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Landsbro Monument

In the Battle of Landsbro, 500 Swedes fought against 13,800 Russians led by Peter the Great.

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Eurydike

The sculpture was made by sculptor Gunnar Elfgren in 1952.

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Fotocentrum Raseborg Valokuvakeskus

Arranging exhibitions, courses, lectures and photo competitions

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es design

Multifunctional, handcrafted clothing with a long lifecycle

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The Happy Smith’s Forge

A two blacksmiths’ workshop specializing in custom work, restorations, and weekend courses

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Cricket Farm Villa Mangs

A pioneer in cricket farming offers eggs from farm hens and quails and unique delicacies

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REKO Karjaa – Local food circle

Purchase locally produced food on Facebook with weekly pickup

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Market day in Karjaa

Markets are held every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 am-2 pm at Köpmansgatan

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The cultural and environmental path of Läppträsket lake

2.3 km long trail along a valuable bird lake, plenty of ancient remains and natural attractions

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Pumpviken

Historical oasis by the Svartå river, popular for taking walks and picnics

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