Tammisaari Travel Guide

  • Bar and some tables
    Bar and some tables
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  • Fridge and part of the sofa.
    Fridge and part of the sofa.
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  • Inside the
    Inside the "cottage" - our beds.
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Tammisaari Things to Do

  • Enjoy the Finnish Archipelago

    I didn't quite know whether to put this in the Things to do section, the Restaurant or Transportation section, but ended up putting it in Things to do, as it is really a sightseeing tip. :)This 100 year old lady is a ship that has been restored and now cruises the archipelago in the summer. All the while you can eat, drink and dance. For people who...

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  • The beach and the sea

    Obviously the most interesting thing in this location is the sea, in the summer of course. So have your swimsuit ready, suntan oil and a cold drink and hit it to the beach.

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  • Hit the Källviken beach

    This is a popular beach, although a bit out of the way for most tourists. It is located in Leksvall about 7 kms from the centre (a bike-ride away). There are no facilities such as toilet, and café but plenty of fresh water! This place is not entirely easy to find, but as long as you bring a decent map, you should be able to to locate the beach....

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  • Hit the beach

    Being a coastal town, Ekenäs boasts nice beaches close to the centre of town. The public beaches are maintained by the municipality and water quality monitored regularly. The quality is generally good, even though the water is not clear. It is generally decently warm (18-22 degrees) during the peak of summer. However, facilities are on a level to...

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  • The church: the centre piece of the old...

    The old stone church of Ekenäs is the second oldest in the country. It was built in 1680s by the local elite as the previous church had by this time become too small to accommodate the churchgoers of the town. The style is a Nordic version of baroque architecture, plain but powerful. As protestant churches go, this one is as sparsely decorated as...

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  • Walk around old town

    Ekenäs is one of the most charming towns in Finland on account of it's well preserved old town. The grid of old town streets still today reflects the medieval structure of the town, as Ekenäs escaped the street modernisation that sweeped Sweden and Finland in the 17th Century. Traditionally, houses were made of wood. These were prone to fires and...

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  • Hagen-Ramsholmen-Högholmen:Feel the call...

    The Hagen-Ramsholmen-Högholmen area is a park with wide paths for hiking. It is very popular with the locals, and visitors will be able to enjoy it too, but as it is popular don't expect to be alone here during nice days at weekends or in the summer. Originally the park area was used as grazing land for cattle, but at by the 1870s interest in...

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  • Ekenas Visitor Centre

    The whole region is interesting with its landscapes, nature, culture and tradition. Check the Ekenas Visitor Centre to find out more about all the possibilities here.

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  • The harbour

    If you are into sailing and such, Tammisaari is suitable for you. Lots of yachts stopping over here while sailing in the Baltic Sea.

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Tammisaari Restaurants

  • Awesome location by the sea - delicious...

    First of all you'll love the place even if not eating anything or just enjoying a drink outside in the sunny terrace. If it's too windy (it is by the sea), you will be able to watch the boats passing by even from inside - the walls are one big window. The overall outlook of the restaurant is clean, tidy and modern, but not too sterile. Very...

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  • Knipan

    This restaurant, Knipan is probably the most famous and maybe also the best in Tammisaari. In my last visit I had my dinner here, it was excellent and I enjoy the nice view by the sea.

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  • Summer restaurant, great location

    Traditional restaurant in Tammisaari (Ekenäs in Swedish, which is widely spoken in this summer town).-Serves especially sea food (a la carte or buffet)-Some evenings live music and dancing-Terrace on the seaBest of all is the great view to the sea and boats :)

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  • Santa Fe

    Yep, there is one Mexican places here and not surprising it called Santa Fe, but I am not sure if it is related to the one in Helsinki.

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  • Local coffee shop

    This local coffee shop just by the K market store is excellent with quality coffee and cakes. We had wonderful breakfast here.

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  • Chinese

    Right in the centre of the city, there is this nice chinese restaurant, nothing special with it, but after a long day by the sea, it was nice to get some quick food.

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Tammisaari Nightlife

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    by Gili_S Written Aug 17, 2007

    During summer it is popular to have concerts and gigs outside just by the camping site by the beach. It is a great place to party as long as the music is good and the weather is warm.

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Tammisaari Transportation

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    by maria_hz Updated Mar 24, 2007

    Ekenäs is a small town with only limited public transport to places outside the town centre, so if the weather is nice and you're fit enough, bikes offer a good alternative to car transport. Check with the tourist info by the market square for bike rental options.

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Tammisaari Shopping

  • Arts and crafts

    Ekenäs has a long tradition of handicraft, and one reminder of this tradition is the street names of the Old Town. But the tradition continues until this day, and arts and crafts are encouraged in different ways. One place to get a look at local craftsmens' - and womens' - work is to go to Hantverkarboden, just a few steps from the Market...

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  • Small town shopping

    The kungsgatan (Kuninkaankatu in Finnish) street is a shopping street just in the fashion much favoured these days; small-scale shops a few cafes along a quiet walking street. Around Christmas, the street is decorated with lights and shop-keepers compete for the title of the best Christmas shop window. Shops here include several jewellers', a book...

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  • Strawberries

    Finnish Strawberries are of course the best in the world, but obviously you can only get them in the summer, so here is your chance on the street market. Strawberries

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Tammisaari Local Customs

  • Celebrating the First of May

    The May Day celebrations in Finland go farther back than the socialist-communist tradition of celebrating Worker's Day. In fact, the May Day celebrations co-incide with a festival for celebrating Spring dating back to pre-Christian times. It is no surprise that this time of year is the time of year to celebrate Spring. Though Spring often is rather...

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  • Empty streets in the summer

    In the height of summer, during weekends and holidays in July and August, the locals take their boats to their summer cottages out in the archipelago to spend some quality time in the helm of Mother Nature. Preferably by the sound of lapping waves and relaxing with a cold drink after a good session in the summer cottage sauna, waiting for the...

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  • Sauna

    Sauna is maybe the only Finnish word that is used globally, we have sauna everywhere here, but public sauna is not that common anymore as almost everyone have them at home.

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Tammisaari Off The Beaten Path

  • Eco-friendly food: Mörby gård

    Mörby gård farm was a pioneer in the region in eco-friendly food production, when they started, and in 1991 they opened the food shop at the farm. The farm shop regularly stocks meat, grains and vegetables. The vegetables are seasonal, so in the summer you will get new potatoes, and in winter root vegetables. The shop is small, and if no-one is...

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  • Swedish Speaking Population

    Tammisaari, or in Swedish, Eken?s, is a bi-lingual municipality in SW Finland, the coastal area. 82% of the inhabitants there calim Swedish as their mother tongue, (Finnish 16%, others 2%), so a most of the people speak Swedish there. They mostly also understand and can speak Finnish but some of them don't even want to even if they could. The same...

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