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Southwest Finland

Southwest Finland – region of history, urbanity and coastal living

Southwest Finland, or Varsinais-Suomi in Finnish, is a captivating region characterized by a harmonious blend of historical significance, vibrant urban life and mesmerizing coastal landscapes. Home to the ancient city of Turku, Finland’s oldest city and former capital, the region is steeped in history, with awe-inspiring landmarks like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Beyond its urban centres, Southwest Finland boasts an enchanting archipelago, offering endless opportunities for island hopping, sailing and wildlife spotting. The region’s rich agricultural lands contribute to its flourishing gastronomy scene, where locally-sourced ingredients meet traditional Finnish flavours.

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