visit porvoo - the most beautiful medieval town in finland


  • Explore Porvoo medieval town with experienced local guide

  • Hear interesting stories & history of both Porvoo and Finland

  • Possibility to see all the main sights of Porvoo old town in easy and comfortable way

Porvoo mediaval town is situated about 50km east from the center of Helsinki. It is one of the six medieval towns in Finland, first mentioned as a city in texts from 14th century, already 700 years ago! The town received its name from a Swedish earth fortress near the river Porvoonjoki, which flows through the town. The name Porvoo is the Fennicised version of the Swedish name (Borgå) and its parts of borg, meaning "castle" and "river" together.

We will have a short walk around Porvoo town along narrow cobblestone streets surrounded by colorful historical wooden buildings. Especially iconic riverside warehouses along the river date back hundreds of years and are now the town’s landmark. One of the most beautiful buildings in Porvoo is the old town hall, which was completed in 1764.

After that we will visit impressive Porvoo Cathedral, which is located on a small hill closeby. Also, there is time to walk next to the river and visit picturesque small shops, flea markets and charming cafés.

Porvoo Medieval Town Walk trip is mostly available on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Also, we are having some extra departures during the summer season 2018, which you can check on our booking site. If you would like to have this trip in some other day or as a private trip, please contact us and we will try to arrange it according to your wishes. Welcome!