Visit Turku - Best of Turku

Plan a trip to Turku (Swedish: Abo), the oldest City in Finland that was once capital of Finland and an important trade centre! Founded around 13th Century and remained a powerhouse until 1812, when Helsinki took over as Finland’s capital. Even today, Turku is an important hub for business, education and culture, not to mention one of the top tourist destinations in Finland and Nordic region! Turku, like rest of Finland, is bilingual and has Finnish and Swedish as its official languages.

Turku is a cultural gem with so many museums, galleries and old villages being preserved for the locals and tourists to visit and understand lifestyle of people who lived here centuries ago! Best time to visit Turku is around summer as the weather is perfect to explore the city and attractions and to make the most of City’s various festivals and a chance to take the biking trip on one of the most popular cycling routes in Finland!

Some of the top attractions and a must visit while in Turku are - Turku Castle, Turku Cathedral, historical museum - Kylamaki Village of Living History, Archipelago Trail, Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, Abo Svenska Teater and many more! Of the many museums in the City, there is one that is dedicate to Music and one of the most famous composers - The Sibelius museum!

These important attractions along with various National and International festivals like Ruisrock, Turku Jazz and Medieval Market have made sure that tourism in Turku is ever increasing! Apart from being Finland’s oldest City, it is also home to contemporary shopping markets, swanky restaurants and cafes and pulsating nightlife!

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Facts and Stats for Turku*

  • Pollution Statistics in Turku

    Know the pollution level of Turku before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 3.85 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 27.78 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.22 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 11.11 (Very Low)
  • Turku: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Turku for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Turku.

    • Burglary and Theft 11.67 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 11.67 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 11.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.93 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 6.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 10 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 21.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 30 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 85 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 26.67 (Low)
  • Living in Turku - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Turku is 212.11 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 83.98 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 60.23 (High)
    • Pollution Index 11.05 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.38 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.68 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 89.24 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.01 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 123.71 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Turku

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Turku

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.04 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 107.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 92.53 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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