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Event Calendar

Welcome to check what is happening in HaparandaTornio! There are plenty of different kind of events on both sides of the border all-year-round. Most interesting for our visitors are usually the ones that are organized together as a twin-city such as the Happy New Twice in the New Year´s eve, Twin-City Festival and Jazz & Blues festival in the summer time.

Event Listing

Tornio valley museum – Kohtaamisia rajalla, Meetings on the Border

16.3.2023 – 31.12.2030

Torikatu 4, Tornio, Suomi

Torikatu 4, 95400 Tornio

The Museum of Torne Valley showcases Torne Valley culture and history on both sides of the Finnish-Swedish border. We specialize in the local way of life and border region phenomena. Our permanent exhibition highlights the traditional means of living, the history of Tornio and Haparanda, border trade, smuggling and marriages across the border.

Visitors can also listen to local languages and dialects. The past comes alive through original artifacts and abundant picture and film material on display.

Avoinna: ti-to klo 11-18 ja pe-su klo 11-15, maanantaisin suljettu

Entry foe grown ups 5 € and children under 18 år. Joint ticket with Aine Art museum 8 €.

We accept credit cards, Museokortti, Kaikukortti, Smartum and E-passi!

Tornionlaakson museo

+358 (0)50 597 1559

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Knitting retreat Leimu in Haparanda

24.3.2023 – 26.3.2023

Torget 3, Haparanda, Sverige


Torget 3

95332 Haparanda

Welcome to a cross-border knitting retreat with crafts and joint activities! Featuring during the weekend Villapesusiskot, Piessa sheep farm, Annika Konttaniemi and knitting designer Maarit Lehto. In addition to shared knitting sessions, there will also be lectures, yarn sales, good food and relaxation.

Prices, registration and more info at:


+46 (0)922- 68810

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Christmas and Toy Museum Lekkermanni

26.12.2022 – 6.1.2023

Porthaninkatu 1, 95400 Tornio, Suomi

Have a look at how Christmas was celebrated before. Feel the atmosphere of the good old times traditional Christmas. Lekkerman Christmas museum is located in Tornio.

Open 26.12.2022-6.1.2023 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Outside opening hours 10-11 am and 5-7 pm for groups with advance reservation (min. 4 people).

Entrance fee: Adults €7
Pensioners, unemployed and students €4
Children €3 (under 4 years free)

Christmas and Toy Museum Lekkermanni

+358 40 701 5254

Santa Claus & his wife visits IKEA

10.12.2022 – 11.12.2022

IKEA, Norrmalmsvägen, Haparanda, Sverige

Saturday and Sunday at 12-15 local time.

For all children. Come and meet Santa and his wife. You can leave your wishlist.

Free entrance

Lokal Marknad IKEA

ÄMMÄT @pikkuberliini

17.12.2022 – 17.12.2022

Hallituskatu 11, 95400 Tornio, Suomi

Kari Toiviainen: Etuovelta sydämeen – Från ytterdörren till hjärtat – From the front door to the heart

24.11.2022 – 10.12.2022

Packhusgatan 4, Haparanda, Ruotsi

Haparanda library

Packhusgatan 4, Haparanda

Kari Toiviainen: Etuovelta sydämeen – Från ytterdörren till hjärtat – From the front door to the heart

24.11.–10.12.2022 at Haparanda library


Ma/Mån/Mon – Ke/Ons/Wed 13 – 20

To/Tor/Thu – Pe/Fre/Fri 11 – 17

La/Lör/Sat 11 – 15

Vapaa pääsy

Aineen taidemuseo

+358 50 594 6868

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Weaving Kiosk

5.12.2022 – 11.12.2022

Rajalla På Gränsen Länsiranta 10, 95400 Tornio

Between December 5-11 textile designer and artistic researcher Rosa Tolnov Clausen is visiting Haparanda-Tornio, as part of Luleå Art and Craft Biennale and in collaboration with Aine Art Museum, Haparanda municipality and Resurscentrum för konst.

Rosa Tolnov Clausen’s practice focus on how to make hand-weaving visible and accessible in contemporary urban contexts. In the shopping center Rajalla she will set up a project called the Weaving Kiosk.

The Weaving Kiosk is a public space where weaving tools and materials are made available for anyone to use. Together with the tools and materials, collections of weaving samples and readily designed product proposals are presented that have their base in traditional Nordic weaving techniques. Using these for inspiration or as production guidelines, participants in the Weaving Kiosk can choose to remake an example from among them, or explore by their own choice of yarns and techniques their adaptation into products of their liking. This way, products that relate to individual purposes and needs can be freely created.

In addition to the drop-in mode of the Kiosk we would like to invite groups of students from local design and art educations to visit the Kiosk. Therefore, if you would like to visit between December 5-9, between 1-7pm please let us know.

For more information and booking a visit contact:
Amanda Hakoköngäs +358 (0)40 614 7244 ,

Avoinna ma-pe klo 13-19 / Öppet kl 13-19 lokal tid / Open Mon-Fri at 1 pm – 7 pm local time

Free entrance

Aineen taidemuseo

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Aino Laiho & Olga Green: Ulterior Motives exhibition

3.11.2022 – 20.11.2022

Järnvägsgatan, Haparanda, Ruotsi

Haparanda Railway station

The exhibition Taka-ajatuksia – Baktankar – Ulterior motives exhibition is the result of Aino Laiho’s and Olga Green’s first joint residency and numerous conversations. During the fall, the artist duo has been working at the Haparanda Railway Station in the same space where the exhibition is now built. On display there will be drawings, paintings and installations, and some of the works also use the UV light effect.
Laiho and Green are Deaf Sign Language users, millennials and friends who live in the capital region. In the new environment of the artist residency in Haparanda, they have explored themes related to the border, especially between different languages ​​and between the Deaf and the hearing. The working methods of the artists are different in style, but they are united by the same sense of humour and enthusiasm to observe the surrounding reality.
Aukioloajat (Suomen aikaa):
Keskiviikko 13–19, torstai 13–19, perjantai 13–19, lauantai 13–17, sunnuntai 13–17.
Aukioloajat (Ruotsin aikaa):
Keskiviikko 12–18, torstai 12–18, perjantai 12–18, lauantai 12–16, sunnuntai 12–16.
Osoite: Järnvägsgatan 21, 953 37 Haparanda.

Aineen taidemuseo

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Pre-christmas party at Farm Escape Tornio

1.11.2022 – 8.1.2023

Farm Escape Tornio, Mustajärventie 456, 95530 Tornio, Suomi

Christmas themed escape game with real animals at a small farm. Suitable for groups of 4-30 persons. Open fire dinners and other activities also. You can paint a painting, make feather earrings or have farm olympic games or participate in a wellbeing workshop given by a trained personal trainer.

Contact us and ask more information!


Olemme avoinna tilauksesta vuoden ympäri.

Farm Escape Tornio

+358 50 413 6469

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The Northern parts of the world heritage Struve Geodetic Arc

15.9.2022 – 8.1.2023

Your World Heritage

Your World Heritage tells you about the northern parts of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland, Sweden and Norway, and about its role as the world’s measuring tape. The Tornio-Haparanda – Hammerfest area has 11 of the 34 points selected for the World Heritage List. The exhibition makes a time travel from the 19th century to the present day. The visiting experience is supported by virtual materials made of the Struve Geodetic Arc. Welcome to learn what the Struve Geodetic Arc means in your area!

The exhibition is being implemented in collaboration with a number of partners and the Interreg North (ERDF) cofunded the Northern parts of the World Heritage Struve Geodetic Arc project.

Tornionlaakson museo / Tornedalens museum / The Museum of Torne Valley

Avoinna / Öppettider / Opening hours:

Ti-To / Tis-Tors / Tue – Thu:  klo 11-18

Pe-Su / Fre – Sön / Fri – Sun  klo 11-15

Ma / Mån / Mon Suljettu / Stängt / Closed

Tornionlaakson museo

+358 50 597 1559

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The Christmas Party for Small Groups

17.10.2022 – 22.12.2022

Kourilehdontie 438, Tornio, Suomi

Alanko Old Cowhouse Oy, Kourilehto Village in the Tornio Countryside.

“Little Christmas Party” for small groups (4-12 person). Outdoor activities, open fireplace, sauna, hot tub, local food, nice drinks, music and karaoke.

Starting price 25 €/person.

Alanko Old Cowhouse Oy


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Classic Motor Meet 2022

14.7.2022 – 16.7.2022

Strandgatan 7, 953 32 Haparanda, Ruotsi

Welcome to one of the most beautiful car meet locations in Sweden!

In the program:

  • live music
  • 10 most outstanding cars
  • Peoples choice
  • Burn out box
  • Snowmobile on Torne river
  • Fashion show
  • Burlesque show
  • Food and beverages

Thursday: SEK 50

Friday: SEK 100

Saturday: SEK 100

Weekend: SEK 250

+46 (0)70 660 07 43

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Kukkola Mill Summer Art

25.6.2022 – 5.8.2022

Kukkolaforsen 214, 953 91 Haparanda, Sverige

Welcome to Kukkola Mill Summer Art at Kukkolaforsen, Haparanda!

Jala Konst & Hantverk.

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Art exhibition

28.5.2022 – 29.5.2022

Järnvägsstationen, Järnvägsgatan, Haparanda, Sverige

In different places around Norrbotten.

In Haparanda: Järnvägsgatan 21

For the entire program please visit the homepage:

Over seventy artists around Norrbotten open their homes, studios and other exhibition spaces for you to visit.

In Haparanda Mikael Dysholm and Kenneth Mikko show their art at Järnvägsgatan 21.

For the entire program please visit the homepage:

Klockan 11-16

For free.

Konstnärer i Norrbotten

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Summerfestivities in Korpikylä village

22.7.2022 – 24.7.2022

Seskarö Trails Trailrun

18.6.2022 – 18.6.2022

Seskarö Havsbad & Camping, Tromsöviken, Seskarö, Sverige

Explore Seskaröss beautiful forests and discover the Haparanda Archipelago’s finest trails at Seskarö Trails Trailrun. The competition offers tracks for the whole family, regardless of experience or age. Here the joy of running is in focus!


More information at: Seskarö Trailrun – Våra lopp (

Chilfren fr SEK 49 | Adults fr. SEK 299

Seskarö Trails förening

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Classical music with Norrbottens Kammarorkester

6.5.2022 – 6.5.2022

Alatornion kirkko, Kirkonmäentie, Torneå, Finland

The place for the concert is Alatornio curch.
There is a specific entrance for a person with wheelchair.

Concert with classical music by Norrbotten Chamber orchestra together with guest conductor Gérard Korsten and soloist Laura Michelin on flute.
W.A. MozartAdagio och fuga c-moll K. 546
Tôru TakemitsuRequiem för stråkorkester
André JolivetFlöjtkonsert no.1
Johannes BrahmsSextett op 36 (arr. K Atterberg)

Konserten startar kl. 18.00 svensk tid
Konsertti alkaa klo 19.00 suomen aikaa
Concert starts at 18 swe time, 19 fin time.

The program sheet cost: ordinary 15€, pensioner 10€, students for free
For booking:

OBSERVE! You pay your program sheet at the entrance, only card payment available!

Haparanda stads kulturenhet


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LOSKA & Alli Haapamäki @ Hotelli Olof

13.4.2022 – 13.4.2022

Hotelli Olof, Hallituskatu, Tornio, Suomi

Hotelli Olof, Ravintola Olof.

10€/5€ (opisk. eläk.)

Riverside Jazz Ry


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Exhibition: Sune Uusitalos colorful clothes

16.3.2022 – 23.4.2022

Järnvägsgatan 21, Haparanda, Sverige


Invigning den 16 mars kl. 16.30 (öppet till och med kl. 18.30)

Onsdagar kl. 9-13

Torsdagar kl. 12-16

Lördagar kl. 11-15

(stängt under Påsklov, mellan kl. 14-18 april)


Kultur och fritid, Haparanda stad


Photography exhibition with Haparanda PhotoClub theme ”pattern”

9.2.2022 – 5.3.2022

Haparanda Library, Packhusgatan 4, Haparanda, Sverige

Haparanda Library, Packhusgatan 4.

Photography exhibition, there are both physical and digital artpieces.

Haparanda Biblioteks öppettider.


Haparanda Fotoklubb


Happy New Twice

31.12.2021 11:30 pm –
01.01.2022 1:00 am (FI)

Victoriatorget, Länsiranta, Tornio, Suomi

We celebrate Happy New Twice with fireworks!  

Unfortunately, we have to cancel the program of our joint New Year’s celebration Happy New Twice on Victoria Square due to new stricter Covid-19 restrictions. But we can enjoy the fireworks, twice, of course! Enjoy the evening, safely of course!

The Finnish Government made a series of decisions on Tuesday 21. December. Various events, including outdoors, are considered a medium risk of infection and are prohibited during the period 28/12-16/1.

Timetabell for the fireworks (Swedish time) :

Finnish New Year                                     at 11 .00 pm

Swedish New Year                                    at 12.00 pm


Swe / Fin time
22.30 | 23.30 Welcome to Victoria square
22.45 | 23.45 Music performances
23.00 | 00.00 Fireworks
23.10 | 00.10 Fire show (Taikatulet)
23.20 | 00.20 Music performances
23.35 | 00.35 Surprise performance
23.50 | 00.50 Fire show (Taikatulet)
00.00 | 01.00 Fireworks

Tornion kaupunki, Haparanda stad

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International grand market in HaparandaTornio

26.8.2021 – 29.8.2021

Hallituskatu 1, Tornio, Suomi

Hallituskatu and Länsiranta

In the International Grand Markets the central idea is to bring various products from across the globe, sold by their original manufacturers in the same marketplace. 2019`s tour had 129 entrepenours partaking from 32 countries. The tour was a grand success! Gathering an overall crowd of 1,5 million people, it was the biggest public event of the year in Finland.

In the coming tour there will be many wondrous market stalls from across the globe. We have numerous new and fantastic international market stalls that offer something to see and experience to any and all tastes. Furthermore there are Finnish specialities from different regions to be seen in their own imposing market stalls. Do keep posted by following us in Facebook. We look forward to seeing you in the markets!

Myyntiaika: to-la klo 10-20, su klo 10-18

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PIOT light festival

5.11.2021 – 6.11.2021

Tornio, Suomi

Rantakatu park, Möljä Puutarhakatu, pharmacy park

The multidisciplinary light festival brings Tornio to a new light. Come on a journey above the everyday life. It´s time to turn on the lights and celebrate!

The Tornio light season and the festival kick off happens in “Nordberg Möljä” in Tornio Puutarhakatu on Friday 5.11. at 6 pm. We will see a beautifully lighted Pharmacy park, a performance called the Spirit of the river by the dance school Stage, the premiere of the Borderless Tornio film by the City of Tornio and the thesis of Tornio Youth Work Light Workshop. The event is hosted by Hanna-Leena Ainonen, the cross-border developer.

Come and enjoy the atmosphere of the show! After the program, you can head towards the center of Tornio and Hallituskatu, where you will find the best of the Valopilkku program.

The main event of the PIOT festival on 6.11.  brings together light art, performers, food and drink for the entire Saturday night in the Rantakatu area. You get to walk a path that leads you on a journey above everyday life and experience the city and its people in a new light. The event area is open to the public from 4pm to 10pm.


Tornion kaupunki

+358 50 597 1174

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2.7.2021 – 3.7.2021

Festival area: Torikatu 4, 95430 Tornio, Finland

The festival offers high quality music for all jazz and blues fans at the Aine Art Museum’s park area, near the Tornio river, under the midnight sun. You can enjoy jazz and blues on multiple stages, and there’s a lot to see and experience – for the entire family! Tickets will be available later in spring. More information at and


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