Sunday, August 11, 2013

Beautiful old Porvoo

Just a few kilometers away from Helsinki lays the picturesque Porvoo. It is the second oldest town in Finland and has one of the most preserved and historic old cores you can find in the country.

wooden house in the old town of Porvoo

In the old center over 200 cute wooden houses are just waiting to be admired by the visitors. You can take a guided tour to learn more about the history of the place or just stroll around the narrow streets, stop for a coffee or some ice cream here and there and enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful place.

view onto the old town from the old bridge in Porvoo

You can easily get to Porvoo by car, bus or ferry from Helsinki. To find out more about what to do in Porvoo and how to get there check out the website of the tourist board.


  1. I didn't know you can take ferry from Helsinki to Porvoo. Gotta check it out! Thanks for the info

    1. Yes, there are actually even several operators from Helsinki to Porvoo. The ride takes quite long though with 3 to 4 hours.