The archipelago starts from Strömma! The Strömma area offers its inhabitants a scenic living environment right at the gates of the archipelago. The location guarantees smooth transport connections to Salo and Turku. Actually, The Strömma Canal is a unique attraction as it is the only place in Finland to observe the tidal phenomenon.

Strömma is the port of the archipelago

The Strömma area locates in the eastern part of Kemiönsaari, on the border of Salo and Kemiönsaari. The Strömma canal serves as an eastern route to Kemiönsaari. The inhabitants of Strömma enjoy an ideal location in the embrace of the archipelago and the sea, but at the same time close to the mainland with excellent transport connections. It takes less than half an hour to reach the center of Salo and one hour to reach the center of Turku. Strömma locates about 10 km from the city center of Kemiö, with regular bus connections to Salo, Turku and Helsinki.

In addition, the center of Kemiö has a comprehensive range of services that are easily accessible to Strömma residents. In addition to schools, a health center and shops, there are many specialty shops and hobbies in the center of Kemiö. For example, Amospuisto offers a diverse framework for a variety of sports, from athletics to tennis and frisbee golf.

Strömma’s parkland and Dahlby-Hiekkaharju area, surrounded by forests, offers affordable lots for home builders, a 5-minute walk from Solbad Beach. The beach has good facilities - a sauna for rent and a jumping tower for the wildest swimmers! Dahlby-Aurinkoranta, on the other hand, offers a safe and uncomplicated archipelago dream with good transport links and sea views. In Dahlby you will enjoy a safe life and you can easily go shopping in both Kemiö and Salo.

Historical canal

The Strömma Canal has played an important role in the industrial and transport history of Finland’s coast, and it was a busy crossroads for road and maritime traffic. Dredging of the canal began in the 1840s; at the same time settlement and services were developed around the canal. Strömma's current flap bridge was completed in 1968, but cyclists and joggers pass through the old Strömma canal by crossing the swing bridge, built in 1897.

As road traffic developed, traffic on the Strömma canal decreased, but the canal is still a unique site with a well-preserved history. For example, the old pilothouse from the 1850s and the residential building of the canal guard are special attractions, because Strömma had the only pilot station built in Finland in connection with the canal.

Live an active life in the archipelago

Despite the marine and natural environment, the Strömma area has a lot of leisure activities all year round. The Strömma-Dahlby Village Association organizes various activities for the residents of the area, such as flea markets. The association has also made a great effort to renovate the Strömma warehouse as a meeting place for the villagers. Accordingly, many sports and outdoor activities of Kemiönsaari are not a long way off.

Neighborhood features

Natural environment
by the sea
next to a forest
in the archipelago
parks nearby
by the fields

Built environment
residential area
peaceful countryside
vacation homes

Building types
detached houses
wooden houses
newly built
holiday homes

Neighborhood characteristics

Area is

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Price level in the neighborhood info

Housing sales prices

Below average
Average price in Turku: 2090 €/m2
The price level is indicative.

Neighborhood residents info

Primary life situation

working 36 % students 7 % retired 46 % under 14 years old 12 % others 18 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 91 % renting 5 % other types of housing 3 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

52 years
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70 km to the Center of Turku
38 km to the Center of Salo