Welcome to Salo
The city of Salo is situated in Southwest Finland coastal area next to E18 highway. Our highlights for travellers are Teijo National Park and surrounding Teijo Ironwork Villages. Salo is an idyllic small city and a gateway to the archipelago area.
The Teijo National Park offers activities for the whole family. For golfers, there are three international-standard golf courses with the longest playing seasons in Finland. You can enjoy exercise and nature all year round - there´s down- hill skiing, hiking, canoeing, swimming, riding or even gravity racing.
Manors, mills and museums tell you about the region´s role as an important cultural centre point. At the art museum Veturitalli you can enjoy art, and at the Salo electronics museum you can see old TVs and radios, and learn more about the his- tory of TV and radio manufacturing in Finland, in Salo in particular. The guided tours introduce you to many unique attractions.
The popular evening markets on summer Thursdays from June to the end of August offer Finnish music performances, trade stalls, pancakes, second-hand goods and a flea market for children´s clothing.
Shoppers can enjoy individual and knowledge- able service in the many boutiques and shopping centres. Distances are short and parking is generally free of charge.
As accommodation, you can choose a hotel in the city centre, idyllic farm accommodation, a cottage or a "million star accommodation" under the sky.
You´re welcome to Salo for a day trip or a longer visit - or you could even stay and live here!
Key facts and figures
Southwest Finland coastal area next to E18 highway
To Helsinki 110 km, 1 h by train, 1 h 15 min by car
To Turku 55 km, 30 min by train, 40 min by car
54 000 inhabitants
2 million people in radius of 200 km
About 7 000 private owned holiday homes
1 000 farms
The biggest agricultural area in Finland
5 000 companies
Salo is known worldwide for wireless technology development and electronics production know-how.