Winter Outdoor Activities in Pori, Finland

Winter Outdoor Activities in Pori, Finland, Pori, Finland (B)

Finland is your oyster whenever you want to test and explore snowy winter outdoor activities. Before jumping into the unknown without any experience, the best way to get started is to find a comfortable base where to stay overnight and take outdoorsy day trips to the nearby areas. Unfortunately, too often travellers looking for a winter outdoor trip to Finland think there’s only Lapland, and that’s it. To expand the options, at the end of January Daniel and I spent a weekend in Pori, a seaside city on the South-West Coast of Finland, testing the winter outdoor activities Pori can offer.

Our warm and comfy base for the weekend was Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori, a historic hotel located next to the market square, right in the heart of the town. The purpose of the weekend was to find out what kind of winter outdoor activities can travellers find in Pori, Finland. Pori is far away from Lapland, so the question is; are there any?

I started exploring the outdoorsy activities in Pori area a couple of weeks before the trip to be able to pick the most interesting ones and schedule our weekend accordingly. Even if I have lived near Pori for almost all my life, I was surprised to find so many options that one short weekend simply wasn’t enough. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Winter Outdoor Activities in Pori, Finland
Guide Location: Finland » Pori
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Saana Jaakkola
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori
  • market square
  • Porin metsä
  • Yyteri
  • Herrainpäivät
  • Reposaari 
  • Kirjurinluoto
  • Ruosniemi