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Porvoo is the second oldest town in Finland located within less than a one-hour drive from Helsinki.

Picturesque Porvoo is one of Finland's most popular travel destinations and is considered by many visitors to be the most beautiful.
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Welcome to Porvoo

Porvoo is the second oldest town in Finland located within less than a one-hour drive from Helsinki city center and Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Porvoo offers your event or congress a unique setting either in the urban city center with all services close by or in the beautiful Porvoo archipelago with high-class sustainably certified manor and spa venue.

Idyllic Old Porvoo with its cobblestone streets, unique, small boutiques, cafes and restaurants serving mouth-watering delicacies entice you to linger.​ The red ochre painted riverside warehouses are one of the most photographed national landscapes in Finland and a steady favorite among travelers. Here you can admire the colorful wooden houses and stroll the winding streets - as if in a children’s story book.​

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Where in Finland?


City facts

Population: 51 000

Distance from Helsinki:
– Car approx. 55 minutes
– Buses every hour
– 40 minute drive from the Helsinki Airport


Porvoo Tourist Information

Läntinen Aleksanterinkatu 1, Porvoo 

Tel. +358 40 489 9801 



The city of charming moments

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Being the second oldest city in Finland, much of historic Porvoo's appeal is in the section known as Old Porvoo, stretching from its iconic red ochre warehouses on the waterfront, up mediaeval cobbled streets lined with wooden houses, boutiques and cozy cafés, to ancient Porvoo Cathedral.

Porvoo offers visitors a choice of high-class accommodation, top quality dining, art and events, fascinating sights and museums, together with a wide range of outdoors activities to suit all. Everything you need for your event, whether big or small, can be found within short distances and your guests will surely enjoy their time here.

Excellent food is a corner stone for a successful event and Porvoo is a dream come true for food lovers. Local kitchens conjure up traditional Finnish and Scandinavian delicacies as well as international flavors that are served with carefully selected wines and beers.

Visit an art exhibition, museum or church. See and experience in Porvoo at least J.L. Runeberg’s Home Museum and the stunning scenery from Porvoo Cathedral. Or enjoy the outdoor art sprinkled around the west bank of Porvoo available for all.


Nature and Activities

Visitors will find a wide range of experiences and activities available in Porvoo and the surrounding nature all year round. There are cruises along the river to the nearby archipelago or you can choose to explore the waters in a canoe, kayak or on a SUP board. There are numerous guides providing fishing tours. Porvoo also has an abundance of parks, with numerous nature trails to follow, either on foot or with bikes.

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