Spend your summer in the eventful city of Loviisa!

Spend your summer in the eventful city of Loviisa!

The small town of Loviisa on the southern coast of Finland offers a lot of activities for the whole family until the end of the summer. The sea fortress of Svartholma is the number one summer destination. On the island you can familiarize with the history of the sea fortress for example on guided tours. They are arranged in English on request during the Finnish tour at 2 p.m. and the Swedish tour at 4 p.m. You can also visit the exhibition of the fortress. It is free of charge and open at 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The ferry to Svartholma operates three times a day 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and starts from Laivasilta pier. These services are available from Tuesdays to Sundays until August 7th and in the end of the summer August 13th to 28th on Saturdays and Sundays.

Loviisa is less than an hour’s drive east from Helsinki, but in July you can also cruise your way to the summertown! The ship m/s J.L. Runeberg cruises from Helsinki Market Square to Loviisa Laivasilta on Thursday July 28th at 10 a.m. During the voyage the ship also makes stops at Pellinki and Kabböle. There are several events in Loviisa during the summer, for example a music performance by Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra on July 29th and the Kucku - contemporary art festival July 29th to 31st.

You can also go on a cruise on Kymijoki River from Stömfors Iron Works. Join the cruise that goes through the wonderful landscape on Saturday July 30th and August 6th. Interesting forging demonstrations with the historical water hammer are arranged in the upper forge in Strömfors ironworks on Saturday July 30th and August 6th at 12 noon–2 p.m. On Saturday August 6th there will be the Kymijoki day, an event for the whole family. On Saturday August 13th the trail running competition Brannin Trail is held in the beautiful environment. Visit also the Forge Museum, the church, restaurants and the small handicraft shops of the area.

See all this and a lot more in Loviisa – small town great experiences!

For more information:
Loviisa Tourist Office, tel. +358 40 555 3387, info@loviisa.fi, www.visitloviisa.fi, www.facebook.com/VisitLoviisa
Brannin Trail: http://www.brannintrail.fi/

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