Turku Harbor (Satama) is a rapidly evolving hub for tourism, culture, and logistics located on a peninsula a few kilometers from the city center. In the middle of the area stands Turku’s most famous attraction, Turku Castle, which you can see from the decks of the cruise ships departing from the harbor to neighboring Sweden.

The Port of Turku’s operations cover the majority of the surface area of the harbor. The Port of Turku is an excellent starting point for tourists venturing to Sweden: more than 9,000 passengers pass through it daily. The large Viking Line and Tallink Silja Line terminals are located a few hundred meters apart. It is easy to reach the harbor from the center of Turku as there are pleasant walking and cycling paths along the Aura Riverbank. Public transport connections are direct and operate regularly.

The Port of Turku is a vital employer in the Turku region, and many logistics professionals find themselves working in the harbor district. Considering the nature of the area, there are currently few inhabitants in the neighborhood. Still, the area is evolving and, for example, a new ecological residential area called Harppuunakortteli will accommodate roughly 1000 inhabitants in the near future.

The future area of Linnanniemi will be an urban cultural center where history meets the sea. The neighborhood will truly be transformed when a seaside area that is currently a part of the Port opens for year-round public recreation. The medieval Turku Castle surrounded by lush Castle Park will also be part of the Linnanniemi district.

Neighborhood features

Natural environment
by the sea
by the riverside
parks nearby

Built environment
apartment buildings
business cluster

Building types
newly built
high-rise apartment buildings
wooden houses

Neighborhood characteristics
new residential area

Area is

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Price level in the neighborhood info

Housing sales prices

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

Neighborhood residents info

Primary life situation

working 54 % students 11 % retired 27 % under 14 years old 7 % others 11 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 42 % renting 56 % other types of housing 2 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

42 years
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3 km to the Center of Turku