Discover Loviisa!

Discover Loviisa!

Loviisa, an idyllic old port town between Porvoo and Kotka, is less than an hour’s drive east of Helsinki. The Swedish King Adolf Fredrik was very fond of the town and named it after his wife, Queen Lovisa Ulrika.

The coastal town of Loviisa has a rich history. The bilingual town has a remarkable main square surrounded by 19th century stately stone houses and immediately next to the centre; you will find the old town districts with their wooden houses, as well as gravel and cobblestone streets. On the western side, you will find the bold neo-gothic Church, while fortresses built in the 18th century are on the eastern side.

In Loviisa, you can admire interesting architecture while walking around town. You can do your own tour with the help of several walking routes that can be followed with smartphones. Please visit:  -> Find the best routes. You can buy the guide, “Walking Tour in Loviisa”, from the tourist office. This guide includes the main attractions and routes. The best way to get to know the town is by hiring a local guide. Porvoo Tours provides group tour programmes and guides in Loviisa and the eastern Uusimaa. Group tours and guides: Porvoo Tours, tel. +358 19 574 2200, porvootours(at),

The Path of the little folk takes you from door to door in the historical Lower Town district, the Garnison district and the Loviisa City Centre. The little folk of Loviisa – the ageless and timeless wee people – live their lives in their own world, hidden in houses in Loviisa. Artists, artisans and handicrafters have created own doors for the little folk in their own houses. Paper maps are available in Loviisa Tourist Office.

For more information:

Loviisa Tourist Office
Mariankatu 12 A
07900 Loviisa, Finland
tel. +358 40 555 3387

Info is open:
Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


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