tourism in raahe

Tourism

Raahe Guide introduces these wonderful tourist destinations in Raahe and both in Finland and abroad to locals and tourists traveling to Raahe.

Tourism in Raahe

Raahe is a vibrant and cozy town on the coast of Gulf of Bonthia known for its neo-classical wooden town center and seaside activities. Old Raahe boasts wooden buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th century that have been preserved to present day and act as a tourist attraction. The oldest building is Sovelius House which was built in 1780s and is currently serving as a museum. The ground floor hosts exhibitions, while the first floor has been designed in the form of a house of a 19th century sailor and merchant. Raahe is also home to the oldest museum of cultural history in Finland. The famous Raahe Museum contains a large collection of historical items describing the life of locals throughout centuries. The centerpiece of the museum is the oldest diving suit in the world made of leather in the 18th century.

Other than historical attractions, Raahe has a whole lot of places and events to captivate visitors with. There are many restaurants and cafes that serve local food and are decorated in traditional style. The town coast and the archipelago are full of seaside activities, like boating, kayaking, swimming, pier jumping and fishing. You can take a boat cruise to the most vibrant islands and explore their unspoilt nature and old architecture. On some of them you can even cook barbecue, rest on benches, and stay overnight in renovated merchant houses. Raahe hosts many cultural events throughout the year, including Raahe Music Week, Spring Market, and Jazz on the Beach Festival.

Travel destinations in Raahe

  • Kastell castle ruins
  • Kettukankangas’s machine museum
  • Stone vault bridge
  • Crown Granary
  • Lampsaari mining village
  • Matti Lepistö sculpture park
  • Ojala Homeland Museum
  • Olkijoki’s peace cabin
  • Pakkahuone museum
  • Pattijoki Church
  • Pattijoki forest church
  • Pekka Statue
  • Church of Raahe
  • Raahe archipelago
  • Church of Saloinen
  • The Saloinen Homeland Museum
  • House of Sovelius
  • Old Raahe
  • Church of Vihanti
  • Vihanti warehouse museum
  • Old Pharmacy

Tourism in Finland

Finland has something to offer to both nature lovers and city travelers. Helsinki metropolitan area comprises the bustling city of Helsinki and the surrounding islands and suburbs that are nestled in a forest scenery. With a history of over 450 years, Helsinki is a combination of crowded market places, old museums, grandiose cathedrals, coastal restaurants, vibrant parks and outdoor music festivals. Some places that shouldn’t miss from your itinerary include the neo-classical Lutheran Cathedral, the Church in the Rock, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Besides exploring the streets of this progressive city, you can take a trip to its outskirts and enjoy the marvelous nature. One of the most popular attractions in the area is Suomenlinna, a fortress island that captivates tourists with stunning views.

Other cities that are popular with Finns and foreigners are Tampere and Turku. Both offer a variety of cultural and historical attractions as well as many activities for the whole family. Lapland is a hilly and cold region in the north that has the worldwide reputation for being the home to Santa Claus. Finland is a paradise for nature lovers, offering a wealth of beautiful places and phenomena that take your breath away. The Northern Lights, the Europe’s largest archipelago, the Lakeland, the picturesque west coast, the idyllic Lapland scenery, you can find all these nature gifts in Finland. Sightseeing is not the only thing tourists can practice in this Scandinavian country. There is also a lot to do, from skiing, snowshoeing and riding Santa Claus’ raindeer to kayaking, fishing and hiking. There is no denying that you will have fun during your trip to Finland.

Travel destinations in Finland

  • Akaa
  • Alajärvi
  • Alavieska
  • Alavus
  • Asikkala
  • Askola
  • Aura
  • Brändö
  • Eckerö
  • Enonkoski
  • Enontekiö
  • Espoo
  • Eura
  • Eurajoki
  • Evijärvi
  • Finström
  • Forssa
  • Föglö
  • Geta
  • Haapajärvi
  • Haapavesi
  • Hailuoto
  • Halsua
  • Hamina
  • Hammarland
  • Hankasalmi
  • Hanko
  • Harjavalta
  • Hartola
  • Hattula
  • Hausjärvi
  • Heinola
  • Heinävesi
  • Helsinki
  • Hirvensalmi
  • Hollola
  • Huittinen
  • Humppila
  • Hyrynsalmi
  • Hyvinkää
  • Hämeenkyrö
  • Hämeenlinna
  • Ii
  • Iisalmi
  • Iitti
  • Ikaalinen
  • Ilmajoki
  • Ilomantsi
  • Imatra
  • Inari
  • Inkoo
  • Isojoki
  • Isokyrö
  • Janakkala
  • Joensuu
  • Jokioinen
  • Jomala
  • Joroinen
  • Joutsa
  • Juuka
  • Juupajoki
  • Juva
  • Jyväskylä
  • Jämijärvi
  • Jämsä
  • Järvenpää
  • Kaarina
  • Kaavi
  • Kajaani
  • Kalajoki
  • Kangasala
  • Kangasniemi
  • Kankaanpää
  • Kannonkoski
  • Kannus
  • Karijoki
  • Karkkila
  • Karstula
  • Karvia
  • Kaskinen
  • Kauhajoki
  • Kauhava
  • Kauniainen
  • Kaustinen
  • Keitele
  • Kemi
  • Kemijärvi
  • Keminmaa
  • Kemiönsaari
  • Kempele
  • Kerava
  • Keuruu
  • Kihniö
  • Kinnula
  • Kirkkonummi
  • Kitee
  • Kittilä
  • Kiuruvesi
  • Kivijärvi
  • Kokemäki
  • Kokkola
  • Kolari
  • Konnevesi
  • Kontiolahti
  • Korsnäs
  • Koski Tl
  • Kotka
  • Kouvola
  • Kristiinankaupunki
  • Kruunupyy
  • Kuhmo
  • Kuhmoinen
  • Kumlinge
  • Kuopio
  • Kuortane
  • Kurikka
  • Kustavi
  • Kuusamo
  • Kyyjärvi
  • Kärkölä
  • Kärsämäki
  • Kökar
  • Lahti
  • Laihia
  • Laitila
  • Lapinjärvi
  • Lapinlahti
  • Lappajärvi
  • Lappeenranta
  • Lapua
  • Laukaa
  • Lemi
  • Lemland
  • Lempäälä
  • Leppävirta
  • Lestijärvi
  • Lieksa
  • Lieto
  • Liminka
  • Liperi
  • Lohja
  • Loimaa
  • Loppi
  • Loviisa
  • Luhanka
  • Lumijoki
  • Lumparland
  • Luoto
  • Luumäki
  • Maalahti
  • Maarianhamina
  • Marttila
  • Masku
  • Merijärvi
  • Merikarvia
  • Miehikkälä
  • Mikkeli
  • Muhos
  • Multia
  • Muonio
  • Mustasaari
  • Muurame
  • Mynämäki
  • Myrskylä
  • Mäntsälä
  • Mänttä-Vilppula
  • Mäntyharju
  • Naantali
  • Nakkila
  • Nivala
  • Nokia
  • Nousiainen
  • Nurmes
  • Nurmijärvi
  • Närpiö
  • Orimattila
  • Oripää
  • Orivesi
  • Oulainen
  • Oulu
  • Outokumpu
  • Padasjoki
  • Paimio
  • Paltamo
  • Parainen
  • Parikkala
  • Parkano
  • Pedersöre
  • Pelkosenniemi
  • Pello
  • Perho
  • Pertunmaa
  • Petäjävesi
  • Pieksämäki
  • Pielavesi
  • Pietarsaari
  • Pihtipudas
  • Pirkkala
  • Polvijärvi
  • Pomarkku
  • Pori
  • Pornainen
  • Porvoo
  • Posio
  • Pudasjärvi
  • Pukkila
  • Punkalaidun
  • Puolanka
  • Puumala
  • Pyhtää
  • Pyhäjoki
  • Pyhäjärvi
  • Pyhäntä
  • Pyhäranta
  • Pälkäne
  • Pöytyä
  • Raahe
  • Raasepori
  • Raisio
  • Rantasalmi
  • Ranua
  • Rauma
  • Rautalampi
  • Rautavaara
  • Rautjärvi
  • Reisjärvi
  • Riihimäki
  • Ristijärvi
  • Rovaniemi
  • Ruokolahti
  • Ruovesi
  • Rusko
  • Rääkkylä
  • Saarijärvi
  • Salla
  • Salo
  • Saltvik
  • Sastamala
  • Sauvo
  • Savitaipale
  • Savonlinna
  • Savukoski
  • Seinäjoki
  • Sievi
  • Siikainen
  • Siikajoki
  • Siikalatva
  • Siilinjärvi
  • Simo
  • Sipoo
  • Siuntio
  • Sodankylä
  • Soini
  • Somero
  • Sonkajärvi
  • Sotkamo
  • Sottunga
  • Sulkava
  • Sund
  • Suomussalmi
  • Suonenjoki
  • Sysmä
  • Säkylä
  • Taipalsaari
  • Taivalkoski
  • Taivassalo
  • Tammela
  • Tampere
  • Tervo
  • Tervola
  • Teuva
  • Tohmajärvi
  • Toholampi
  • Toivakka
  • Tornio
  • Turku
  • Tuusniemi
  • Tuusula
  • Tyrnävä
  • Ulvila
  • Urjala
  • Utajärvi
  • Utsjoki
  • Uurainen
  • Uusikaarlepyy
  • Uusikaupunki
  • Vaala
  • Vaasa
  • Valkeakoski
  • Vantaa
  • Varkaus
  • Vehmaa
  • Vesanto
  • Vesilahti
  • Veteli
  • Vieremä
  • Vihti
  • Viitasaari
  • Vimpeli
  • Virolahti
  • Virrat
  • Vårdö
  • Vöyri
  • Ylitornio
  • Ylivieska
  • Ylöjärvi
  • Ypäjä
  • Ähtäri
  • Äänekoski

Foreign travel

Statistics suggest that Finns look for warmth, light, and interesting activities when choosing their travel destination. Europe is a favorite among Finns both in summer and winter. Most travel packages in summer go to Greece, while Spain is the favorite winter destination, specifically the sunny Canary Islands. Continental Spain is largely prefered in summer. Portugal, including Madeira, is also a popular destination in all seasons. Turkey and Croatia come after Greece in top summer holiday destinations. Many Finns travel to Middle East and North Africa as well, with Egypt and United Arab Emirated reigning supreme in the list.

Italy and Austria are chosen quiet often by those who look for captivating winter activities outside Finland. Some Finns prefer to go to faraway places such as Thailand and Tanzania to add some exotic and spicy experiences to their holiday. America isn’t forgotten either. The most popular destination in the Central America and Carribeans is Mexico. While it doesn’t make the top 10 yet, this latino country is on the rise in the travel preferences of Finns with more and more travel packages available every year. Another country that’s enticing an ever growing number of Finns to buy a ticket to is Cape Verde. An island country off the west coast of Africa that’s priding itself on golden beaches, turquoise sea, and all inclusive resorts. It can be visited both in winter and summer.

Travel destinations abroad

Traveling broadens life

Traveling is an important part of life as it allows us to take a break from the busy schedule and recharge our batteries. It is also a way to experience the world from a different angle, visiting places that we have never visited before. This helps us broaden our horizons by meeting new people with different styles of living and exploring new cultures, rituals and cuisins. Traveling is also a great stress reliever. It helps us get rid of anxiety, frustrations and negative energy that we accumulate during daily life. Moreover, traveling benefits our physical health. Since it includes movement, it helps improve circulation, reduce blood pressure and prevent strokes and other severe health issues.

Traveling can be domestic and foreign. Foreign traveling allows us to learn other cultures and explore different geographies. Being in a different environment, you learn to be more responsible and tolerant to other people’s culture and way of living. Domestic traveling implies visiting places within the borders of your country. While this type of traveling seems less popular than spending your holidays abroad, it’s a great way to learn more about your own country, its history, culture and traditions. You may bump into places you have never thought existed in your area, meet people with distinct traditions and hobbies, and try a special type of food that’s common only for a certain region. In addition, domestic traveling allows you to make friends and connections all over the country.