Naantali Travel Guide

  • Kids and adults love Moomins
    Kids and adults love Moomins
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  • Here they lives
    Here they lives
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  • On Naantali Ice with Friend
    On Naantali Ice with Friend
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Naantali Things to Do

  • Presidental Summer Residence

    The President of Finland has summer cottage here among others. The place is called Kultaranta, and there is a castle with large garden. You may visit the garden at summer time.

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  • The main church at Naantali

    They have this nice church at Naantali which I suppose you can visit but which was obviously closed by the time we arrived there.... this is a view of that church from a little tower there is by the shore where you can climb to have a view of the coastal area from above.In the other pictures you can see different views of the church and its tower.

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  • Moomin Valley

    In this small town exists the home of famous Moomins. It is situated on an island, and you may visit there even in the winter time, although the Moomins are resting in winter sleep that time. The Moomin season is in summer, from June to August.

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  • Moominworld

    Moomintroll was created long ago by the artist Tove Jansson. The Moomin stories soon became immensely popular, and Tove wrote another book about them...and then another...and then some cartoons and more books. In time, the adventures of the Moomins came to occupy not only Tove herself but also her younger brother Lars, who started drawing the...

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  • Moomin World

    Moomin World is what most people who go to Naantali in summer have come to see. Yet despite all families on the small Moomin island, it is surprisingly calm. It all has to do with being on an archipelago island in the north and the feeling that Moomins create around them seems to have almost spread to this world too. Nothing is done in a...

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  • Wooden old town

    Naantali old town is well preserved area of old wooden buildings that have been carefully renovated and are currently hosting several restaurants, cafés, art galleries and specialty shops. The official Moomin shop can be found here, too.The old town is still small enough to be covered by foot.Note that most of the restaurants and shops have limited...

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  • Old monastery church

    Naantali church is an old monastery church built on 1462. The bell tower is built much later on 1794-1797. The church is located on a hill between the Naantali city and the sea. Views to both directions are magnificent. There is a small view tower on the cliff near the sea and you can see both Moomin World and presidential mansion from there.The...

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  • ...and more street pictures

    Another picture to show you how beautiful the wooden houses are. This part of Naantali seems to be the main street.

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  • More landscape...

    Another view you can enjoy on Naantali.Nature in Finland is really gorgeous, and wandering is a very pleasant thing to do in this country... You always discover peaceful places, everywhere. And taking the time to appreciate them is so great...

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Naantali Restaurants

  • Naantalin Seurahuone

    While all the other places I wrote about here were nice or OK, this one is a terrible one, it looks to me more like jail food or so, the coffee was *** and I was surprise to seee few customers here, maybe because it was a bit cheaper then others, but still not worth a penny, so better avoid this place.

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  • Merisali

    This Merisali is another place by the sea, this one has also large terrace and offer typical Finnish food as well as just a basic coffee items.

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  • Cafe Amandis

    This is another of the few cafe's and restaurants here by the sea. Large terrace, drinks and some typical Finnish food available here.

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  • Restaurants and cafe by the sea

    There are plenty of restaurants and cafe's by the beach area. Well, not exactly at the beach, but by the sea where all the boats are. This Kaivohuone is one of the largest one with a large terrace in the summer.

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  • Idyllic café by the sea

    Café Amandis is an idyllic wooden coffeehouse near the Naantali marina and church, a few hundred meters from the old town.The café has a couple of rooms with tables and a large patio facing the marina. The pastry selection is typical Finnish, with buns and some cakes. All normal special coffees are available. They have also right the sell alcohol...

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  • Great place and good food

    Alexander III loved very much Naantali . Emperor quite often dropped in in restaurant " Sea hall " which has settled down in the oldest street of city. Great place, REALLY! There r 4 halls in the restoran. And every one on sea stily. Nice personnel, and tasty food. The best dosert, witch i tested in Finland..it was in Naantali in "Sea Hall",...

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Naantali Transportation

  • Boat

    As this town is by the sea it is very popular to have a boat here, either you have one or either you know someone who has one ;-)

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  • Local

    I guess that to get to Naantali is easy from Turku by bus, but as I drove there with my car, I am not sure exactly what kind or arrangement there is. Anyhow, it was only about 10 minutes drive from Turku.

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  • Bus or car

    Getting to Naantali is easy even without a car. There are frequent buses from the main square in Turku, and you can also go by the steam ship Ukkopekka in Turku, with the extra bonus of getting to see the archipelago.

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Naantali Shopping

  • All kinds of pecularities

    Wanha Naantali Kauppa sells stuff dating back from a few decades. Everybody that is more than 30 can have nostalgic moments with the items on sale. Note that the items are new, replicas or old inventory, so this is not a second-hand store.The store is open during summer and festive seasons. To avoid disappointments, check from the store before...

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  • Wooden art by Tero Pelto - Uotila

    The main reason why I like this shop very much is because of this item. A vase made of several wooden pieces attached together with technique that I cannot really explain it here. It was my pleasure to meet in the store the designer of this Mr. Tero Pelto - Uotila

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  • Design shop

    In the old city the are few shops, but the one that I liked the most is this one, representing own special design of textile wood products, Wooded design products, It is not cheap

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Naantali Local Customs

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    Midsummer Bonfire before Presidential Cottage

    by adventura Written Jun 26, 2004

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    At the Midsummer Night people gather on the hill nearby center around the fire. From the hill they may look at other fires, e.g. before the presidential cottage. (A lesson: The imperative sentence "Collect the fire woods!" is denoted in Finnish language "Kokko kokko kokko!") Note that the photo has been taken at the midnight!

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Naantali Warnings and Dangers

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    by Gili_S Written Aug 16, 2009

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    I do not know any real danger in this place, just avoid this restaurant, it was the worst I have seen in Finland for a long time.

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Naantali Tourist Traps

  • Muumimaailma

    Not sure how much really this stories and creatures are famous in your country. But here is it classic and kids from all over Finland want to visit this place. be sure you take your kids with you. Link

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  • Museum

    You surely miss nothing if you do not visit the local museum. I guess that if you are really unlucky with the weather, on a cold rainy day, that might be the only choice.

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Naantali Off The Beaten Path

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    by Sjalen Updated Aug 25, 2004

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    Palace would be more appropriate...

    Kultaranta, or Gullranda in Swedish, is the name of the official summer residence of Finland's presidents. The house was built for a local tradesman in 1916 and also includes a nice garden. You can visit it all year round on guided tours but enquire at the tourist office for times. It's otherwise best seen from a boat, or at a distance from the Moomin World. Then you can also see if the president is in residence (if the flag is up).

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Naantali Favorites

  • A graveyard in Naantali

    I took this picture because this graveyard is quite different from the ones I saw in other European cities and the ones we have in Mexico.... the tombstones here are quite short, they all look rather the same, are made from the same material apparently, and have plants and flowers growing up right in front of them. It looks lovely, not gloomy and...

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  • Info

    Naantali is located on the west coast of Finland not far from the city of Turku. It is mostly known as a local holiday destination with a famous spa and sandy beach.www.naantali.fi

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  • Wooden houses

    Naantali is full of the wooden houses you can see in my pictures. Just walk around the Old Town and get lost in the alleys. Watching a man dressed as superman bike around with a cuddly sheep in his bike basket. He was probably on his way to the boat with the inflatable doll! Stag nights are the same everywhere! :-)))

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