The coastal Loviisa is the best small town in Finland!

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:


Discover Loviisa! 09.01.2019
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 19.12.2018
Enjoy nature and activities in Loviisa! 10.09.2018
The Loviisa Sibelius Festival 5-8 September! 04.09.2018
Experience summer in the best small town in Finland – Loviisa! 15.07.2018
Welcome to summer trip to Svartholma Sea Fortress! 03.07.2018
The tourist brochure Loviisa 2018 is now available! 05.04.2018
The coastal Loviisa is the best small town in Finland! 24.01.2018
Loviisa Tourist Office is closed Jan. 17th-23rd 2018 16.01.2018
The Real Christmas Can Be Found in Loviisa! 08.12.2017
Catch the sights in Loviisa! 11.09.2017
The Loviisa Sibelius Festival is arranged September 7th-10th 2017 31.08.2017
A week full of events celebrating Loviisa! 20.08.2017
A variety of sights are awaiting you in Loviisa! 06.08.2017
Visit the Kymijoki -day at Strömfors Iron Works! 30.07.2017
Spend your summerdays in Loviisa! 23.07.2017
Experience the summer in Loviisa – the best small town in Finland! 16.07.2017
The Caroleans are coming to Loviisa – Do the same! 02.07.2017
Fall in love with the rosy Loviisa! 29.06.2017
The summer season on the Svartholma Sea Fortress in Loviisa has started! 22.06.2017
Waterbus Service to Svartholma Sea Fortress 09.06.2017
Experience the traditional Bluegrass festival at Strömfors Iron Works! 04.06.2017
The coastal Loviisa is the best small town in Finland! 18.05.2017
May Day celebrations in Loviisa 2017 25.04.2017
The tourist brochure Loviisa 2017 is now available in all languages! 17.03.2017
Spring tour in Loviisa! 03.03.2017
The tourist brochure Loviisa 2017 is now available! 02.03.2017
Visit the Winter Exhibitions in Loviisa! 25.01.2017
Merry Christmas! 22.12.2016
Christmas Events in Loviisa 2016 12.12.2016
Experience the Real Christmas in Loviisa! 10.11.2016
See Old Wooden Houses, Visit Beautiful Parks in Loviisa! 13.09.2016
Experience the Loviisa Sibelius Festival September 8th -10th 2016! 30.08.2016
Spend your summer in the eventful city of Loviisa! 24.07.2016
Sail towards the Summer Town of Loviisa! 17.07.2016
Welcome to a guided tour in Loviisa! 11.07.2016
Enjoy summer in maritime Loviisa! 04.07.2016
Welcome to the Sea Fortress of Svartholma! 19.06.2016
See what's happening in Loviisa! 06.04.2016
Discover Loviisa! 05.01.2016
Walk along the Path of the Little Folk in Loviisa! 02.10.2015
Still chance to get to the Sea Fortress of Svartholma! 17.08.2015
The Liljendal Days June 12th–14th 2015 12.06.2015
Historic Buildings from the Era of Jean Sibelius 07.01.2015
Hiking, climbing and frisbeegolf in Loviisa 08.09.2014