Turku to Aland Ferry
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Turku is the oldest and the fifth largest city in Finland. It has been the capital of Finland until 1812. Turku has always had an important place in the Finnish history. The city was totally destroyed by the great fire in 1827 but was rebuilt on either banks of the river with a new town plan under the vision of the architect C. L. Engel.
Turku is a versatile city where history and culture mix with a trendy life style seamlessly. Turku's best attraction is the river Aura and its banks. Some of the major attractions such as the city museum and art galleries are built around this river. Ett Hem museum, the Turku Castle dating back to 1280, Automobile and communications museum, Turku Cathedral (built in 1300) and the Finnish Biological museum are a few other must see places in Turku.
Turku is the centre for music and arts in Scandinavia which is evident in the number of theatres in the city.
Turku also offers a variety of restaurants and accommodation to suit everyone's taste and acts as a gateway to visit surrounding Aland Island and other Finnish cities.
The Aland islands are a fantastic tourist destination made up of 6,500 islands. The Islands belong to Finland but the language spoken is Swedish and you will find you will find an intriguing blend of Swedish, Finnish and Russian cultures. The islands are a particular favourite for all Scandinavians.
Aland is naturally famous for its natural beauty and is a mecca for sports enthusiasts of all kinds. Aland is an excellent destination for golf, fishing, canoeing and bicycling.
Aland's landscape, where you are never more than a few metres from the sea, will delight and enthrall you whether you take it easy or go sports mad.
Aland has over 100 restaurants and cafes. In fact the local newspaper estimates that there are 53 places to eat in Mariehamn alone.