Our twin town HaparandaTornio offers a unique experience. The big variety of shopping, culture and entertainments combined with great nature, nice accomodations and fun happenings makes this city suitable for all ages.
The sea area around Bothnian Bay and national parks belongs to HaparandaTornios foremost natural treasures. Haparanda archipelago’s national park has a size of 6000 hectare, of which 700 hectare is land.
Among 600 islands, Sandskär and Seskarö-Furö are the largest. In the area you can observe ringed seal and gray seal and variety of bird sepcies. The beautiful beaches i Hapranda Archipelago are well worth a visit. During the summer tour boats are arranged to Sandskär.
18 km north of Cape East Kukkolaforsen is located, which summertime is famours for its unique whitefish net fishing from wooden stands called “pata”. You will find fishing museums as a part of the cultural environment and you can visit mills from the 19th century, sawmills, miller’s cottage, smithy, fishing lodge and cooking lodge. You can try water rafting and how to broil whitefish.
We can gladely help you with any questions you have about HaparandaTornio. You can also check out local guides and tourist center for more detailed information and guidance.