Sail towards the Summer Town of Loviisa!

Sail towards the Summer Town of Loviisa!

Come and spend a beautiful summer day in the historical Svartholma Sea Fortress in Loviisa on the southern coast of Finland! The ferry to Svartholma operates three times a day from Tuesday to Sunday. On Svartholma you can familiarize with the history of the island on a guided tour, in English by appointment. You can also visit the exhibition of the fortress that is free of charge and is open at 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The guided tours and the exhibition are open in the summer from Tuesday to Sunday.

 

Loviisa is less than an hour’s drive east from Helsinki, but in July You also have a possibility to cruise your way to Loviisa! M/s J.L. Runeberg cruises from Helsinki to Loviisa Laivasilta on Thursdays during July. The boat leaves from the Market Square in Helsinki at 10 a.m. and it is possible to go aboard also from Pellinki and Kabböle. Or why not join the hundreds of motorbikes which will arrive to the town for the Gold Wings event organized in Loviisa on July 21st–24th 2016. The audience will get to follow, among other things, a light parade on Friday and a flag parade on Saturday at 12 p.m.

 

The old Strömfors Iron Works offers a lot of programme for summer Saturdays. You can watch the forging demonstrations where the blacksmith uses an old water hammer in his work on Saturdays in July at 12 noon–2 p.m  in the iron works forge museum, the upper forge. On Saturday July 23rd at 12 noon–11 p.m. the music event Roots’n Boots offers roots music in the unique environment. Also visit the museum, the church, restaurants and the small handicraft shops of the area.

 

Welcome to see Loviisa, the idyllic old port town!

 

For more information: Loviisa Tourist Office, tel. +358 40 555 3387, info@loviisa.fi, www.facebook.com/VisitLoviisa
Roots’n Boots: www.rootsnboots.fi Gold Wing: www.gwcf.fi

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