For nature-lovers

Sport and outdoor activities in Turku

The City of Turku maintains +200 sports and exercise facilities. The website (link in the title) contains information on alternatives, both winter and summer, indoor and outdoor sports, locations, as well as reservation systems if needed. Services are mostly free of charge.


Ruissalo Island is a popular recreation area located in Turku, west from the harbour. It is best characterised by the rich cultural heritage of its old fields, 19th century villas, and oak forests. In Ruissalo, there is also a golf club and a spa.


Kuhankuono recreational area, stretching to several municipalities, offers several nature trails and fantastic hiking routes. The Kuhankuono hiking routes are situated in the vast forest areas approximately 35 km north of Turku city centre.

Kuhankuono is worth the visit!


The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation

FANC has about 180 local member associations; the one in Turku is Turun luonnonsuojeluyhdistys ry. These associations are voluntary based, and organise happenings and educational activities for nature conservation.


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