There are numerous accommodation providers and restaurants open around the year in the archipelago!
The circular route of the Archipelago Trail, even though only about 200 kilometers in length, offers a surprising number of varied experiences. During your trip from one island to another, you will experience various ferries and vessels – most of which are free of charge.
The Trail can be explored also during the winter, although a roundtrip without backtracking is only possible during the summer months.
The Archipelago Trail is usually starting in the historical city of Turku
The circular route can be taken clockwise or counter clockwise, starting in the historical city of Turku, and continuing through rural archipelago villages and astonishing Baltic Sea sceneries. The Archipelago Trail includes eight short trips by different vessels, stretching from a few minutes to almost an hour. In 2016, the whole circular Archipelago Trail can be taken from May 27th until the end of August, 28.8. The Trail can be explored also during the winter, although a roundtrip without backtracking is only possible during the summer months.
Along The Archipelago Trail or near the route you can find
The Turku Archipelago is a unique patchwork of thousands of islands.
Take time to explore all the sights, shops, restaurants or accommodation options. We recommend you allow enough time to spend a few days and nights on the route in order to give yourself just a tiny taste of the most beautiful archipelago in the world. Remember, you can travel The Archipelago Trail in both directions.