City profile

Turku is a medieval city situated on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of the Aura River. The city has a population of approx 180,000.

Cultural venues in Turku include several theatres, cinemas, and art galleries, and a city philharmonic orchestra. There are also numerous museums, such as the Turku Art Museum and the Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art. The Turku Music Festival and the Ruisrock rock festival (held on the island of Ruissalo) are among the oldest of its kind in Scandinavia. The city also hosts another rock festival, Down by the Laituri, and one of the largest electronic music festivals in Northern Europe.

The city has a vibrant nightlife, centred around the Market Square.

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City Travel

Fly to Helsinki from: Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Manchester
Train from Helsinki to Turku: 2h