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.
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.
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.
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.
Small hotel with a restaurant in the city-center, catering service, and event space
The home of delicious Burgers, live music and an amazing beer garden . Good times guaranteed
A short track, area for ball sports, climbing racks and a mini outdoor gym
The municipal jour for small animals is managed by Sjundeå Veterinärer in Tenala
Veterinary clinic with good and compassionate treatment throughout Raseborg!
Hanna Knaapinen handles both small and large animals. Also home visits
Specialist veterinarian in horse diseases. Stable visits in Raseborg and Hanko
Meetings, seminars, courses, etc. for groups of up to 30 people in an inviting atmosphere.
Lärkkulla is a versatile, modern education and cultural center for adults in Karis, where you can organize your own seminars and meetings.
Enjoy a cup of coffee or a light lunch at the bakery. Orders can also be placed
Programservices such as paintball, kayaking, kanooing, climbing and rappelling
Guided tour along the King’s Road, where Swedish kings & Russian tsars traveled
Get more out of your visit by hiring one of our professional guides!
Therapeutic experience carried out in a barn environment
Icelandic horse stable, arranging cross-country rides, riding lessons & courses
We assist in all matters concerning IT – both for households and enterprises
Antiquarian shop with a wide range of books, DVDs, puzzles, and more
Information about fishing permits and to fish with gear in Raseborg’s waters
Disc golf course with 18 targets, suitable for both beginners and competitors
Massage for various needs in a calm and quiet environment
Medium and Prananadi energy healer and reincarnation therapist
In the Battle of Landsbro, 500 Swedes fought against 13,800 Russians led by Peter the Great.
Arranging exhibitions, courses, lectures and photo competitions
A two blacksmiths’ workshop specializing in custom work, restorations, and weekend courses
A pioneer in cricket farming offers eggs from farm hens and quails and unique delicacies
Purchase locally produced food on Facebook with weekly pickup
Markets are held every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 am-2 pm at Köpmansgatan
2.3 km long trail along a valuable bird lake, plenty of ancient remains and natural attractions