Porvoo Off The Beaten Path

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    Take a boat from Helsinki to Porvoo

    by mickebear Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    MS J L Runeberg at the pier of Pirttisaari

    Of course you can always take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo, but you will see much more if you use one of the regular boat connections during the summer. The service that I used to go to Porvoo, or to my Porvoo, Pirttisaari (Pörtö in Swedish) island, was provided by MS J.L. Runeberg.

    If you want to see the island, feel free, but as the whole island is private property, respect the privacy and remember the Every Man's Right Law

    Time tables for 2005 in the weblink.

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    Archipelago

    by Scandic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Many tourists who travel to Porvoo miss the archipelago. But I want to tell you that it is worth of visiting. The Porvoo archipelago is a marvellous place, specially in the summertime. There are lots of summer cottage but there lives also a bunch of inhabitants who do fishing and boat buildning. Check more of my Pellinki tip.

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    The Old Cannon

    by HORSCHECK Written Sep 18, 2005

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    The Old Cannon

    The Old Cannon served in the Continuation War (1941-1944) between Finland and the Soviet Union. The Cannon is situated near the Old Bridge on the western bank of the Porvoo river from where panoramic views of the Old Town can be enjoyed.

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    Walking in the forest

    by Gili_S Updated Jul 15, 2005

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    Porvoo is surrounded by forest and water. In this case we took a walk up the hill from the harbour where you can view the city and walk afterwards in the forest to the train museum direction. Even small Netta had no problems walking this short distance.

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    Shop in a shop boat Christina

    by mickebear Written Feb 19, 2005

    One of the rare experiences that you can have, if you have the possibility to stay at Pirttisaari (or Poertoe in Swedish) is to have your groceries from a shop boat. You have a complete selection of supermarket in a big boat, a very unique experience as this kind of service is provided only by a few companies in Finland.

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    View over Porvoo 2/2

    by ZenLady34 Updated Jan 13, 2005

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    N��sinkivi path

    After enjoying the view and few photos you could continue your walk on top (as you already are there) of the hill following the path. After 150 metres walking you will come to an restaurant (open only at lunch time, not expensive, typical Finnish food) Honkala. From there you can take the road (beginning at the restaurants yard and going down the hill like a serpentine) towards Old Town... 10-15mins of walk and you are at the the bridge to Old Town!

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    View over Porvoo 1/2

    by ZenLady34 Updated Jan 13, 2005

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    N��sinkivi - place for a good view over Porvoo

    Somehow I think that if one comes to Porvoo (s)he should go on top of the rock of Näsinkivi, where there is an "observation stage". From there, depending on the season (no leafs on the trees, no fog...), one can lay eyes over Porvoo.

    When entering to Porvoo from Helsinki, just before the main brigde turn left. If you a with a car park it next to "R-kioski" (at the junction) and start walking up the hill. You will see the rock at your right. Climb up, there are stairs, and Enjoy the view.

    ... read part 2/2 also

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    At Summertime - perfect picnic place!

    by ZenLady34 Written Nov 22, 2004

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    View from a pavilion-type building at November 04

    At summer, between June and August, depending on the weather...

    There is a perfect place for picnic where the river meets the sea, near the Camping area just two kilometres from city center.

    Follow Kokonniementie at the very end and you will end up to this park. It is very close the Campingsite, but do not turn up to the hill, follow the river.

    Some local people go there for fishing. Once I've seen people practising Tai-Chi there... Actually this place it not very known even by locals or at least they dont use it a lot. It is a beautiful place. There is also two grills and normally there are some wood also but you need matches! And be carefull with that fire.

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    Small narrow streets

    by Gili_S Written Jul 17, 2004

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    While hanging around in this lovely old city, try to walk away from the crowded areas of the stores and coffee shops that are full of tourist. Go to some of the small narrow streets, it is very nice, relax and lovely atmosphere there.

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    Window Museums

    by aukjejetty Written May 3, 2003
    Window Decoration in Porvoo

    It was funny to see all these collections of all sorts of things in the windowsill. When I was there the Doll and Toy museum was already closed, but this was much more fun. The funniest I saw was a window full of owls. The one in the pictures remind me of the dutch houses.

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    Beautiful Porvoo women, like Janina Frostell

    by Scandic Updated Feb 27, 2003

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    Janina

    Porvoo is known by beautyness of it's women. Many Miss Suomi candidates have been from Porvoo and may I say, one of the most beautiful woman in Finland, Janina Frostell, was born and raised up there. Janina moved to Helsinki couple of years ago, but you can still see her in Porvoo, 'cause her parents lives there.
    As a child Janina lives in suburb area of Porvoo, called Kevätkumpu. Those days there wasn't that many houses and asphalt roads than nowadays. It was more countryside type palce, with wooden houses.

    But well, in Porvoo you may see many gorgeous women and girls.

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    Town Hall

    by kindretspiri Updated Sep 1, 2002

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    Yellow Town hall

    You will find the Town hall from Old Town and Saturdays there is flea market on the Town Hall Square. There is also The Historical Museum
    at the Old Town Hall (1764) presents the history and culture of the Porvoo municipality and parish. Collections of objects on display: furniture, costumes, textiles, glass, porcelain, silver, tin, toys, vehicles. The exhibition "Town on the Castle River" and a multimedia programme narrate the middle ages of Porvoo.

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    Toyshop

    by kindretspiri Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Trip to childhood

    From old town you will find this Great Toyshop. From here you can't find computer games and plastic. Here you will find oldtimes toys like Wooden cars, Caledoscope, tiny furnitures to your dollhouse. Very charming place but also full of tourists and buyers. Here you can find a trip to your childhood. I highly recomend that you visit the shop even though you wouldn't buy anything. Take a memorylane to old days :)

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    Head stone of Our national Poet

    by kindretspiri Updated Sep 1, 2002

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    The headstone of Finnish national poet

    You will find this headstone from graveyard of Porvoo. It is so big that youw won't missed it when you walk to the graveyard. J.L Runeberg is burried to Porvoo. On this stone it says "For our country" He was the one who wrote the lyrics to our National anthem.

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    Archipelagocruises

    by Pomska Written Feb 12, 2006

    There is cruises between Helsinki and Porvoo during summertime (May-September). The ship is called m/s J.L. Runeberg. Return ticket is for adults around 30 ?.

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