Old ironwork villages
At the beginning of the industrial age and even before that, iron mining on Finland's coast played a certain role. Today, seven of the historical ironwork villages are still preserved from the time and open to visitors. The retired ironworks towns and former ironwork villages offer you a delightful selection of quaint scenery, art, design and antiques. Areas boast charming and idyllic museums, cafes and bed & breakfasts. The best part is that local artisans and artists keep the ironworks thriving using traditional methods. In summer, the ironworks host many art exhibitions and events.
Fiskars & Billnäs: art and antiquities (2 & 3)
Built in the 17th century near the coastal town of Raasepori, two former ironwork villages now offer summer travellers a delightful selection of quaint scenery, art, design, antiques and idyllic accommodation. Only an hour’s drive from Helsinki, the retired ironworks town of Fiskars has, over the years, slowly come back to life.