Summer of 2020 in Raseborg

Summer is an excellent time to explore everything that Raseborg has to offer. Despite these extraordinary times, there are plenty of summer activities and experiences that are safe to take part in. Enjoy the beautiful nature and archipelago, the interesting historical sights, and the rich cultural life of the unique municipality of Raseborg. Here is a list of our best tips, choose your favorites!

Events

Although current Corona-restrictions affect the supply of events, there are still many smaller events taking place throughout the summer. Here are some picks:

Find more events on the event calendar events.raseborg.fi.

History and culture

Experience the combination of an energetic cultural life and a small-town atmosphere in Raseborg. The rich history of the municipality of Raseborg lives on in mills and smithies, castles, villages, museums, monuments and a vibrant cultural landscape. For those interested in history there is much to explore.

A great way to learn about Raseborg’s rich history and explore interesting sights is through a guided tour.  Perhaps you would like to learn more about Ekenäs Old Town, Fiskars and Billnäs Mill, the archipelago and the National Park or about the famous artist Helene Schjerfbeck? Guides can be booked via raseborgsguider.info.

Raseborg’s Castle ruins are one of the grandest castle ruins in Finland. The castle is open for visitors every day for the whole summer. Check their opening hours and read about their guided tours on raseborgsslott.fi.

Svartå Manor welcomes pre-booked visitors this summer. Get acquainted with the over 200-year-old castle and it’s park through a guided tour. Check their opening hours and book a guided tour on their website mustionlinna.fi.

Experience Raseborg’s unique art world through our large variety of museums and galleries. Raseborg Museum, Fiskars Museum, and Forngården Museum welcome visitors, although big gatherings of people are restricted for safety. Art exhibitions are displayed at Gallery Elverket, Gallery Perspektivet, Onoma, Gallery Fokus and Luckan Raseborg. See their websites for more information.

For a deeper dive into Raseborg’s history, we recommend this article.

Nature and archipelago

This summer is perfect for spending quality time in Raseborg’s beautiful nature and the archipelago. You can find versatile possibilities for hiking routes, cycling trips, and visits to Ekenäs archipelago National Park, kayaking and much more.

The old mining island Jussarö in Ekenäs archipelago can be experienced by an archipelago cruise with the boat m/s Myggen III. The boat carries pre-booked passengers to the island and back on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 1.7–7.8.2020. More information and bookings via +358 (0)400 436 915.

Overall, the archipelago of Raseborg is free to be explored with your own or a rented boat. Read more about what you can see and do with boat in the archipelago.

An exciting way to enjoy the archipelago is kayaking or stand up paddling. Find rental places here.

Raseborg’s fresh nature offers many wonderful nature trails and plenty of options for outdoor adventures. More about nature paths, hiking trails and outdoor activities here.

Cycling has become a popular hobby to many, and for good reasons. It is an environmentally friendly and fun way to exercise and to explore your surroundings. Raseborg is a very extensive municipality. A great way to get acquainted with the area, is to jump up in the bike saddle! Take a cycling trip in idyllic countryside routes, cycle through fascinating historical areas and sights or go wild in the mountain bike routes of Fiskars Village Trail or Påminne Bike Park. Bike rental places and more information on cycling in Raseborg.

A natural summer activity is of course also a visit to the beach. Raseborg´s beaches are listed here.

For families with children, there are also several suggestions for activities. You can read about these activities and also where to find playgrounds in Raseborg in this page.

Locally produced and delicious

Raseborg is a paradise for lovers of quality locally produced food. There is a dense network of local food lovers, producers and organic farms. Several farmers sell their products through farm shops, marketplaces and harvest festivals.

In Raseborgs regular marketplaces you can find plenty of locally produced goodies for the dining table. Check out the timetables for different markets and read more about the treasures of Raseborg’s local culinary world.

When hunger and thirst strike there is a large variety of restaurants and cafes to choose from, you can find them listed here. Enjoy the summer from a restaurant terrace or in the cozy atmosphere of a cafe. Notice that some restaurants need you to book tables beforehand.

Read more about activities in Raseborg at visitraseborg.fi/activities.

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