Suburbs & villages

Raseborg city was founded 2009 when Ekenäs, Karis and Pohja united their recourses. The town got its name from the old Raseborg Castle, that is documented for the first time year 1378. 

The municipal merger wasn't the first one of its kind in Raseborg. For instance, Tenala and Snappertuna already decades ago joined the municipality Ekenäs. Contemporary Raseborg is a large and wide region and in additon to Ekenäs, Karis and Pohja also Billnäs, Fiskars, Snappertuna and Tenala are parts of the municipality. 

Raseborg is a bilingual city and it has around 28 000 inhabitants. 65% of them are Swedish speaking and 31% has Finnish as their mothertongue. Because of this, all of the road signs is printed in two languages, first in Swedish and then in Finnish.

Raseborg is located about 80 kilometers from Helsinki and about 100 kilometers from Turku, depending on where you are in Raseborg. You can easily get to Raseborg by car, bus, train or boat. More information here.

Svartå is the place that is situated in the Eastern part of Raseborg. People have lived here since the Stone Age and year 1561 the first ironworks in Finland was founded in Svartå. Year 1929 Svartå became a part of the Karis municipality. Svartå Manor is the biggest tourist attraction in Svartå village. 

Bromarv is a village in the archipelago and it is located 40 minutes away from Ekenäs. It’s easy to get to Bromarv by boat and you can tie the boat in the guest harbor. In Bromarv you can go swimming at beautiful beaches, participate in different events or why not enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants.

Pohja (Swedish name Pojo) is a former Finnish municipality and an old church parish which is now part of the city of Raseborg in the Uusimaa province. Pohjanpitäjä Bay was a well-known trade route to Central Finland as early as in the Bronze Age and the Viking Age. Today you'll find many historical sights in Pohja aswell as outdoor and indoor activities, all year round. 

The eventful history of Billnäs is almost 400 years long. The previously prosperous ironworks has taken a step back and given room for modern industry. Today it has become an idyllic village that tourists admire. The past is, however, very much present in Billnäs: the oldest residential and commercial buildings in the village are from the 1700s, and the old craftsmanship still thrives.

Fiskars Village, founded in the 17th century, is known today as the centre of Finnish art and design. High quality restaurants, conference and hotel facilities, as well as various workshops, events and shops offer the visitors plenty to see and do throughout the year.

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. 

The arcadian village Snappertuna is most know for the grandiose Raseborg castle. Even though the castle gets a lot of attention there is more to adoore in Snappertuna. Have you heard about the Lovers' Path or the charcoal village Malmbacka?

Only 15 kilometers from the city center of Ekenäs, the idyllic village Tenala is located. In this village you can take part of the beautiful nature and enjoy the life at the countryside. Bargains from the Bronze Age show that there has been settlement in Tenala for 4000 years. Back in the days Tenala munipacility consisted Bromarv, the Hanko Peninsula and parts of Pojo.