We would like to emphasise that we are not advertising the following shops. You should compare prices on your own.

The words ’ale’ (short for alennusmyynti), ’tarjous’, ’erikoishinta’, ‘erbjudande’ and ’rea’ (short for realisation), mean ’sale’, ’special offer’, ’discount’ etc.

The opening hours of shops vary. Most department stores and grocery stores are open from 8-21 during weekdays, from 8 - 18 on Saturdays usually from 12 - 18 on Sundays. Some smaller grocery shops stay open 7-23 everyday. On public holidays the opening hours may be different. It is advisable to check the opening hours marked on the door of the store or look them up on the store's website.

Grocery stores


In these shops you can buy food and some household items. Note that grocery bags cost about 10 – 20 cents, but they are roomy, sturdy and reusable. They also double nicely as trash bags. You pack your own bags when you pay at the cashier in the grocery store.

Most bottles and cans can be returned (pantti/pant). For small bottles you will receive 10 or 15 cents, and for larger ones 40 cents. Note that bottles bought from Lidl can only be returned to Lidl.

Shopping Centres

Mylly, Myllynkatu 1 in Raisio.
Skanssi, Skanssinkatu 10.
Hansa, Hansakortteli
Forum, Eerikinkatu 12


Alcoholic beverages can be bought in state-owned ALKO shops only. ALKO shops are open Mon-Fri from  9.00 to 20.00 and from 9.00 to 18.00 on Saturdays.


Of Finnish bookstore chains the two largest are Akateeminen kirjakauppa and Suomalainen kirjakauppa.


Most furniture stores are located outside of city and tend to require a car to visit. However IKEA, JYSK, ASKO and Anttila Kodin1 have a store in Raisio.


  For Finnish households, sorting, returning and recycling waste has long been a matter of everyday routine.

At home, you normally need to sort your waste before taking it out to waste containers. When you sort your waste correctly, the material can be reused to make new products.

Recycling instructions may vary a little in different parts of Finland. You will normally find the instructions next to the waste containers outside your home, or you can ask for these from your own municipality or lessor. Do not throw rubbish out of the window or into the street or forest.

Undamaged goods are not waste. You can sell them at a flea market or through the Internet, or donate them to charity or recycling centres. In Finland, it is commonplace to buy second-hand (used) goods, and it is easy to find good-quality used articles.

NB. Return all bottles and cans to any grocery store. All bottles and cans include a deposit, which you get back by returning them!

Second-hand Shops / Kirpputorit / Flea Markets

There is a large number of second-hand shops in Turku  and only some of them are listed here:

- Turun Ekotori Reuse Centre (anything and everything for an apartment, furniture, kitchen utensils, bicycles, etc.)

- Kierrätyspyöräverstas Recykkeli (biggest second-hand bike shop in Turku and bike repair)

- Puutorin kirppis

- Kontti Second Hand Department Store

- UFF second-hand store

- Laiskan kirppis

- Kirppis-Center Länsikeskus

- Kirppis-Center Manhattan

- Salvation Army second-hand stores

- Cleaning Day (Siivouspäivä) event

- Monthly flea market at Kåren

- Monthly flea market at Book Café



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