FINLAND , Coast and Archipelago
The autonomous Finnish province of Åland is located in the Baltic Sea, at the southern end of the Gulf of Bothnia between mainland Finland and Sweden. The Åland archipelago consists of around 6 500 islands, but only more than 60 are inhabited. Åland has its own taxation system, its own postage stamps, its own flag and Swedish as its only official language.
is the most populous inland city in the Nordic countries and the third largest city in Finland with around 225,000 inhabitants and a metro population of nearly half a million. Leaving Helsinki behind, it was found the most attractive city among Finns who plan on moving.
is a town in Western Finland. The wooden houses in the center of the old town are a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the third oldest town in Finland, and currently houses approximately 40,000 inhabitants. It is a historic seafaring town but in the 20th century its main industry became paper milling.
is a city in the Southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of Aura River. It is believed that Turku came into existence during the end of 13th century which makes it the oldest city in Finland. Turku was for a long time the most important population center in Finland.
was an important place of governance when Finland was part of Sweden. It started in the 14th century when Korsholm castle was built near the village of Mustasaari. The old town of Vaasa burned to the ground in 1852, and when it was rebuilt it was relocated closer to the sea some six kilometers northwest from its original location.
is a district and a beach in the city of Pori, Finland. It is located about 17 kilometres from the centre, bordering the Baltic sea. The beach is one of the longest in Finland and all of Nordic countries, and has also many distinctive dunes. The dune area is unique in Europe because of its size.
estimated time: 22 h
estimated days: 7 days
estimated fuel: 95 liter
campervan + camping included