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Ulvila (Swedish: Ulvsby) is a town in Satakunta, Western Finland, near the city of Pori.


A historical St. Olaf's Church (Pyhän Olavin kirkko) from the 16th century.

Ulvila is one of the six medieval towns in Finland (with Naantali, Porvoo, Rauma, Turku and Vyborg), on the Kokemäki River (Kokemäenjoki).

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Ulvila is 9 km from the center of Pori. It is also possible to reach Ulvila conveniently by car from the direction of Helsinki along Highway 2 or from the direction of Tampere along Highway 11.

By bus[edit]

See Matkahuolto.

By plane[edit]

1 Pori Airport is about 7 km northwest of Ulvila.

Get around[edit]

By taxi[edit]

See Satakunta#By_taxi


Wrought iron foundry of the Leineperi Ironworks.
The memorial cross of the ruins of Liikistö Church.
Kirkkojuopa, a distributary of Kokemäenjoki, in Ulvila.
  • 1 St. Olaf's Church (Pyhän Olavin kirkko), Saarentie 2. Old stone church from 1510, dedicated to Saint Olaf.
  • 2 Vanhakylä (or Vanha-Ulvila) (located in the eastern side of Kokemäki River). The rural old town of Ulvila.
  • 3 Ruins of Liikistö Church (Liikistön käräjäkivet), Liikistöntie 3. Ruins of an unfinished 14th-century church in Liikistö, Ulvila. The memorial cross and the monument were erected in 1961.
  • 4 Friitala Leather Museum (Friitalan nahkamuseo), Friitalantie 11.
  • 5 Leineperi Ironworks (Leineperin Ruukki), Pitkäjärventie 7 (about 5 km south of Highway 11). The historival ironworks was founded in the village of Leineperi in 1771. Today, in the area you can enjoy the rustling of the wings of history, the atmosphere of old buildings, craftsmen's skills, cultural experiences and delicious local food.
  • 6 Kullaa Church (Kullaan kirkko), Kullaan Kirkkotie 37 (in the Kullaa village). Wooden church from 1767.


  • 1 Ulvila Beach (Ulvilan uimaranta), Järvitie (on the shores of Lake Pappilanjärvi).
  • 2 Kaskelotti Sports Center (Ulvilan vapaa-ajankeskus Kaskelotti), Pappilantie 2. Includes swimming pools and gyms.
  • 3 Ulvila Discgolf Track, Pappilantie 2.
  • 4 Automaatio Arena, Vanha Helsingintie 2. A baseball field, the home ground of the Ulvilan Pesä-Veikot team.
  • 5 Ulpu Theatre (Teatteri Ulpu), Rauhantie 6, .



  • 1 K-Supermarket Hansa, Friitalantie 18. M-Sa 07:00—23:00, Su 09:00—23:00.
  • 2 K-Market Ulvila, Nummelantie 2. M-F 07:00—22:00, Sa 08:00—22:00, Su 90:00—22:00.
  • 3 S-Market Ulvila, Etupalokuja 2. M-Sa 07:00—23:00, Su 09:00—23:00.
  • 4 Sale Vanha-Ulvila, Ravanintie 1. M-Sa 07:00—23:00, Su 09:00—23:00.
  • 5 Lidl Ulvila, Vanha Helsingintie 4. M-F 8:00—21:00, Sa 08:00—20:00, Su 10:00—20:00.

Convenience and discount stores[edit]

  • 6 R-kioski Ulvila, Tehtaantie 2. M-F 07:00–21:00, Sa 09:00–21:00, Su 10:00—21:00. A convenience store.
  • 7 Tokmanni Ulvila, Friitalantie 18, . M-F 08:00–20:00, Sa 08:00–18:00. A discount store.

Other stores[edit]

  • 8 Patakaks, Uusitie 1, +358 45 188 9411. A flea market.
  • 9 Pirttinokka Garden (Pirttinokan puutarha), Nokantie 26, +358 50 569 3774. A garden and flower store.




  • 1 Napakki, Siltatie 110 (on the banks of Kokemäki River).

Pubs and bars[edit]

  • 2 Wanhankylän Pub, Mukulamäentie 1.
  • 3 Pub Pesä, Toivolantie 1.


  • 1 Villa Helleranta, Pinkkiläntie 21 (on the banks of Kokemäki River), +358 2 538 6060.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Ulvila
Pori  NW  SE  NakkilaVihti
Pori  W  E  KokemäkiNokia

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