- The Archipelago For Seafarers
The most typical services offered by the visitors' marinas and tourism enterprises to their customers are fishing trips, yacht charter, boat and equipment hire, bathing in traditional smoke saunas, archipelago markets, swimming, water sports, nature trails, refuelling of boats, small grocery shops and crazy golf.
Programmes tailored to the tourists' wishes are ever increasing their popularity. There are a number of tourism companies in the archipelago of Turku, and in Estonia, their numbers are growing.
Holiday cottages, restaurants, hotels, inns and boat taxis also make travel and overnight stays possible for those arriving without a yacht of their own. Thanks to the local fishermen and farmers, the table is groaning with clean and fresh delicacies. You can admire the work of local artisans in a pottery workshop, or buy archipelago crafts for gifts and souvenirs.
Sport fishing in the archipelago is rewarding, as the fish stocks are plentiful and versatile. However, the fisherman needs to master the basic techniques required by the species to be caught and the local conditions.
Boat hire is a popular way of exploring the archipelago; a yacht can be rented with or without a skipper. In addition to more active pastimes, the tourist can also enjoy the cultural attractions of the summer: both the archipelago of Turku and the western parts of Estonia offer many music and other festivals.
In Estonia, there are four nature parks and several local nature preserves with signposted hiking routes, which offer excellent opportunities for experiencing all those delights that a more hasty tourist never sees through the car window. In the archipelago of Turku, there is the Southwestern Archipelago National Park and its visitor's centre, "Blåmusslan".
The variable and fascinating nature of Estonia is ideal for the cyclist. There are numerous cycling routes in Estonia, and a tourist equipped with a good map can find exiting forest tracks and many adventures. Year by year, cycling trips in the nature preserves and bicycle rallies are increasing their popularity in Estonia. The archipelago of Turku for its part offers the Archipelago Ring Road, an itinerary extending from island to island for some 250 km, which has in recent years become an extremely popular cycling route.
|Last Updated ( Monday, 13 February 2012 )|