This chapter of the journey is dedicated to a small village located in a Swedish-speaking area of Finland, i.e. Fiskars Village. The place becomes more and more popular among tourists, despite its distance from Helsinki and “ease” of getting here. The location of the village can be considered as part of the town of Raseborg with the Raseborg Castle as a pearl of the place. The village has a great historic meaning for the country as in 1649 it got its first development due to Fiskars Ironworks, which was founded on the shores of the Fiskars River. Nowadays it is a large business entity operating under its official name, the Fiskars Corporation, or more commonly known as simply Fiskars.
With that being said, it becomes clear why Fiskars Village attracts people who want to dive into history. Today, Fiskars Village is a local hub for Finnish arts, crafts, and design, which can be notable in an everyday life in the country.
The place is charming with its own spirit; it might sometimes remind you other countries, which makes sense as the founder of the original company is a German-born Dutch businessman, Peter Thorwöste. Naturally, he brought most of his cultural legacy to this magnificent place; besides, the fact that the majority of population in this region are the Swedish Finns, speaks for itself; Swedish culture is present here as well. Thus, we have a beautiful combination which created this unforgettable historic village.
As a matter of fact, the first impression might confuse you as you may wonder how some famous village can be located in the middle of nowhere, far from civilization. Regardless this impression, Fiskars Village has it all up till now, shops, places for children, restaurants, transportation (not frequent though), own vet, and more. The village lives its own life and remains one of the most significant historic landmarks of Finland.
Fiskars Village offers various activities for tourists: ranging from the local dining experience to exhibitions, from lovely time in the nature to museums with personnel showing how things were done back then.
Be inspired to take a walk to see and discover, learn the old traditions of the place, enjoy the time, and get yourself a local souvenir to keep this memory through the years!
Contact Information: Fiskars Village website.
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