Loviisa, founded in 1745, can be found less than an hour’s drive east of Helsinki. The town features historical buildings, fortresses and the old town districts with their wooden houses.
The Laivasilta area is the pulsing heart of Loviisa in the summer. Restaurants, the guest harbour, shops, the maritime museum, the Jill and Joy playground, the packet yacht Österstjernan, salt warehouses – there is plenty to see in the area.
The historical Strömfors Iron Works area, situated 17 km east of Loviisa town centre, was founded in 1698. The area is today characterized by craftsmanship and its scenic surroundings, perfect for picnicking and hiking. The Strömfors Iron Works area hosts small shops, art exhibitions, a forge museum, a wooden church, restaurants and accommodation services.
Svartholma Sea Fortress at the entrance to the Bay of Loviisa is a popular excursion destination for the whole family. Guided walking tours are available on the island, as well as an exhibition of the fortress history. There is also a summer restaurant on the island.
Loviisa celebrates independent Finland
The centenary celebration of Finland in Loviisa is a joint effort of various participants:
May 12th: Spurce planting festivities, a spruce of the future is planted in the Commandant’s Garden.
August 25th: Kimppa “Togetherness”. The countdown to our Independence day, ”100 days to a century”, begins. All citizens, associations and enterprises of Loviisa are invited to participate in the Loviisa day festivities.
August 26th–27th: Historical Houses of Loviisa
The centenary celebration also includes the exhibition Loviisa Lovisa 1917–2017 at Loviisa Town Museum, open May 12th 2017–January 7th 2018.
More about the centenary celebrations: www.suomifinland100.fi
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