Summer of 2024 in Raseborg

The sun is shining and adventures await! Are you looking for something fun to do in Raasepori? Check out these tips to help you have an unforgettable summer full of fun activities and memorable moments!

Summer bus

With the public transportation system Bosse, you can easily get around in Raseborg. Check timetables and plan your route using the travel guide. Bus tickets are easily purchased by downloading the free Waltti mobile app. Reloadable travel cards can also be purchased from Luckan in Karis or ordered from the Waltti online store.

Events

During the summer, Raseborg is filled with a variety of exciting activities to explore and participate in. There is something for everyone, from music events to art exhibitions and sports competitions. Have a look in Raseborg’s event calendar to find events suited for you! Here are some highlights of this summer’s gatherings:

Culture and History

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. In addition to Raseborg Castle, you can explore the Snappertuna cultural trail, which offers a range of historical and cultural sites. The trail starts from the ruins of Raseborg Castle and continues on to Forngården, Malmbacka Charcoal Village, Munsterhjelm Art Center, Ateljé von Swetlik, Knipnäs, and extends all the way to Chappe. The trail follows the same route as the EuroVelo 10 cycling route, making it a convenient option for cyclists. The opening hours of the sites vary, so be sure to check them before your visit!

Svartå Manor offers public guided tours during the summer. Get acquainted with the over 200-year-old castle and its park through a guided tour. Pre-booking for the tours is highly recommended to secure a spot on your desired tour. Check the castle’s opening hours and reserve your spot on a public guided tour through the castle’s website: svartaslott.fi.

Experience Raseborg’s unique art world through our large variety of museums and galleries. Have a visit to the popular art museum Chappe,  Raaseporin museossa ja Fiskarsin museossa. Taidenäyttelyitä esitetään Galleri ElverketGalleri Perspektiv, Galleri Centrum & PromenadeKwumKnipnäs. Find more museums and galleries here.

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

Nature and Archipelago

Sommaröstrand, Johan Ljungqvist

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 from June 26 to August 9, 2024, at 10:30 AM, arriving in Jussarö at 11:40 AM. The return trip is at 3:00 PM, arriving back in Ekenäs at 4:05 PM.

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. Bike rental places and more information on cycling in Raseborg.

An easy and affordable way to get around beautiful Raseborg is to rent city bikes. Renting the bikes is convenient and straightforward. Download the Donkey Republic app on your phone – the app will locate the nearest station with available bikes. Rental is done through the app, and the fee is paid with a credit card. From the bike saddle, you can enjoy all the wonderful sights, beautiful landscapes, and delightful nature. Read more about the city bikes here.

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

Summer in 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.