Top 10 Things to do in Naantali, Finland

October 26, 2017 Renato Branum

Naantali (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈnɑːntɑli]; Swedish: Nådendal) is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. The municipality has a population of 19,124 (31 August 2017), and is located in the region of Southwest Finland, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) west of Turku.
Restaurants in Naantali

1. Naantali Old Town

Mannerheiminkatu, Naantali 21100, Finland +358 2 4359800
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Naantali Old Town

Reviewed By niinan2 - Nurmijarvi, Finland

I visited Naantali town in April. The weather was partly sunny but the wind was chilly. Anyway the view from "Kuparikallio" to the old town was nice and you can also see the "Kultaranta" ( the summer residence of the President of Finland) from there. There is a path to the old town from the Kuparikallio so it's easy to reach after some scenic views.
The old town is really pretty and even the new wooden houses can be easily spot among the old ones I'm really happy that it has remained to be a wooden house area.
It has many nice small shops and the Promenade looks nice. I 'd like to go back the on summer.

2. Moomin World

Tuulensuunkatu 14, Naantali 21100, Finland +358 2 5111111
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4 based on 168 reviews

Moomin World

Reviewed By Grahamek - PL

I was surprised the park is closed in may. I was able to walk to the island with my daughter, and we were allowed to come inside and see all the buildings. It was a wonderful to place to visit while quiet. Inside there are paths leading through woods and along the coast and the nature is great.
Getting out wasn't so easy and I had to climb over a fence at the gate.
Naantali is well worth a visit, it has a very pretty marina and park by the church. To the north west of town, near a bridge, are some fabulous little cliffs that make a good place for a walk on a sunny day.

3. Naantali Church

Nunnakatu 2, Naantali, Finland
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4 based on 46 reviews

Naantali Church

Reviewed By DelhiGhumakkar - Delhi

Unfortunately we went to Nantalli on Monday, so the Church was closed. The Church is a majestic structure that dominates the landscape of the old town of Nantalli. The Church's presence makes Nantalli what it is... Good place to hangout.

4. Vaski Adventure Island

Nunnakatu, Naantali 21101, Finland +358 2 5111111
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Vaski Adventure Island

Reviewed By Peter B - Stockholm, Sweden

I spent an unforgettable day here thgether with my family. My youngest son enjoyed panning for gold, whereas my older son liked activities like bow shooting and climbing. Both kids loved the free range dogs, cats, goats and hens.
The whole family enjoyed the beach, including a sauna just a few meters from the shore.
Visitors should be aware that there are only dry toilets available on the island.
My only complaint would be the entry fee. Vaski charge €23 for all persons >2 years old. Given the short season for to s kind of destination I expected the price to be high, though.

5. Finnlines Cruises

Satamatie 11, Naantali 21100, Finland
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4 based on 26 reviews

Finnlines Cruises

Reviewed By Sethi_Ganga - uk

You would imagine that if a business had a captive audience for 29 hours they would find plenty of ways to entertain them for a price. Not so Finnlines, it seems they are resigned to the fact that this is primarily a freight vessel with a passenger option for the unfortunate,
There was a small bar serving drinks and sandwiches which was the only alternative to the rarely open buffet. available for 90 minutes for dinner and for slighty longer for brunch.
Shotly after departure I paid my 34 euros and joined the throng queuing to complete their dining experience within the alloted window of oppertunity.
There was a decent selection of salad items but nothing exeptional, plenty of herring and fish eggs in various forms. There was only 3 oit items provided in this buffet as entrees: A fairly unremarkable baked fish, A leathery gamey tasting snow grouse that could have passed as liver and some slices of Elk meat. There was a biggger selection of desserts than hot dishes and a number of cheeses. Clearly cooking is too much of an effort for this company.
Tellingly the next night there was no queue at all at the buffet counter as many passengers voted with their feet or perhaps had thown themselves overboard to relieve themselves of the mindnumbing boredom of their capitivity on this vessel.
My party had taken this voyage as an alternative to a three day drive through the Baltic States during a performing tour of European cities. I cannot imagine that anyone would want to experience it as part of a leisure activity.
The lack of effort on the part of Finnlines even included the failure to provide an address for the point of departure. I arrived at the Post of Helsinki and straight away I realised there was something not quite right. When I enquired about our ship I was told that it departed from a different harbour 22 kilometers away. The clerk at the information desk told me that many people end up going to the wrong port and he had a stack of maps pre-printed to hand out to people like myself. I arrived at the correct port only to find that the other vehicle in our group had also discovered that they were in the wrong place and were desperately trying to reach the boat on time.
The only plus I can give Finnlines is that they delyed the depature by about 15 minutes so that their lost passengers could get on board.

6. Kultaranta Garden

Kordelininkatu, Naantali 21100, Finland +358 2 4359800
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4 based on 18 reviews

Kultaranta Garden

Reviewed By THAJUN - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Please don't forget to leave sometime to visit the Kultaranta , where is located the Presidential Summer house. It is not too big but and will not take much time. I just watch the site from outside in the harbour and the view is remarkable, soo go for a small walking tour .

7. Naantali museum

Mannerheiminkatu 21, Naantali 21100, Finland +358 3 5824352727
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Naantali museum

The Naantali Museum's Hiilola property, situated in the Old Town, is home to 19th century interiors, reflecting the lifestyle of the bourgeoise in the small town. On the Humppi property, you can find out about Naantali's convent past and the historic narrative of the town through archeological findings. Humppi also houses changing Exhibitions.

Reviewed By AdventureUnlimited01 - Washington

We were in town on opening day. All the staff were pleasant and helpful. It is a small museum but is interesting and well organized. The price of 4 Euro is nominal to keep such a important piece if history alive. We particularly liked the building in the back set up as historical rooms. In order to attract more foreigners it would be helpful if the signs describing the museum artifacts were also in English. I believe they are currently in Finnish and Swedish. Even a small brief paper sign giving a 1-2 sentence explanation would be helpful and increase the learning experience for international tourists.

8. Seatime

Saerkaensalmentie 300, Naantali 21100, Finland +358 40 9329942
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Seatime

Seatime offers charter sailing cruises, bareboat rental and boatshares which is a timeshare on a boat. All from the fabulous Kultaranta Resort Marina in Naantali. The home marina is very conveniently located in the Turku Archipelago giving you perfect access to explore one of the most beautiful sailing destinations in the world. Turku and Aland archipelagos are formed from thousands of rocky Islands that provide you an abundance of choices of destinations and routes to choose from within a short distance from each other. Our sailboats are brand new modern boats which give your holiday a splash of luxury and style.

Reviewed By JHe2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Destination: Home port Luonnonmaa is at the doorstep to Saaristomeri / Åland - archipelago - with thousands of beautful isles and Islands - many of them with accessible natural harbors, clearly marked waters
The Boat: Seatime I: Fully equipped new Hanse 345, easy to sail even shorthanded, a powerful Volvo engine for those days without favourable winds.
Service: Mikko and Jan-Erik are helpful yet professional sailers. Ask for a thorough briefing on the boat and how to maneuvre it - especially entering / departing ports.
Special: August is the time to go - nothing left of the crowds so typical of June - July high season yet warm waters and weather, lower rental prices :-)
Our favourite ports so far Nauvo, Keistiö and Lappo

9. Visit Naantali

Nunnakatu 2, Naantali 21100, Finland +358 2 4359800
Visit Naantali

Visit Naantali is your local assistant. Book your accommodation in a charming wooden house in the Old Town, or buy tickets to one of the guided walks, Moomin World or the Naantali Music Festival. We also sell Lippupiste and Ticketmaster admission and concert tickets and rent bicycles during summer. We can also provide you with conference and other program services for groups of all sizes.

10. Room Escape Naantali

Matkailijantie 2 | Naantali Spa, Naantali 21100, Finland +358 50 3310560
Room Escape Naantali

Room Escape Games inside the Naantali Spa! Want to solve some puzzles during your visit in beautiful Naantali? Well now you can! Book your game while in Naantali from our website.

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