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Satakunta

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Satakunta is a region of Western Finland.

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Map of Satakunta

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Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

Despite being located in the southern parts of Finland, it is not as well connected as the neighboring provinces. There are direct flights a day to Pori from Helsinki, but all train lines go to Tampere where you need to transfer. Hence, the transportation of choice should definitely be the bus - there are bus lines along the "coast highway", highway 8, as well as bus connections to both Pori and Rauma from both Helsinki and Tampere.

Get around[edit]

Trains of national operator VR are possible to use for travelling inside province.

Matkahuolto has a dense bus network covering most of the province.

Onnibus offers discount bus service by few routes.

See[edit]

  • The old town of Rauma, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Bronze Age burial site in Sammallahdenmäki, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Eurajoki
  • Lake Pyhäjärvi

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Festivals[edit]

  • Sieravuoren Juhannus: 21–23 June 2018. Midsummer's festival by lake Pyhäjärvi. (date needs updating)
  • RMJ Festival (Raumanmeren juhannus): 21–23 June 2018 Rauma. Modern music for the yourh at the RMJ festival in Rauma each Midsummer (date needs updating)
  • Pori Jazz Festival: 14–22 July 2018 Pori. Quite big names, like Santana, Simon & Garfunkel or for example Alicia Keys have played here recently. Really not-so-jazz-festival anymore, alhtough jazz & blues can also be found. One of the biggest (if not the biggest) festival in Finland. Favorite festival of the slightly older crowd. (date needs updating)
  • Karmarock XXVII: 28 July 2018. The 27th installment of Karmarock is arranged by the rock band Maj Karma. Acts are not announced in advance. (date needs updating)

Summer activities[edit]

  • Go swimming at Yyteri sand beach near Pori.

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