Victoria square, finished in 2011, is a shared marketplace of Tornio and Haparanda cities. The square is named after Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden who also inaugurated the square. Victoria square is an extraordinary place even by global standards, for marketplaces located on the border are quite uncommon. In the Nordic countries Victoria square is the only one of its kind and only a couple of counterparts can be found from Europe.
This landmark of co-operation is situated on the Swedish-Finnish border next to rajalla shopping center. The borderline is marked with the stream flowing through the square. Children have helped to design the square: 19-year-old Kim Suomäki has designed the “Swan” in the border canal and the biggest landmark, the Arc of Future is designed by a 9-year-old Vilma Styrman.
Address: Victoriantori, Länsiranta, Tornio, Suomi
Website (URL): https://www.tornio.fi/en/culture-and-leisure/kulttuuri/victoria-square/
Address: Victoriantori, Lu00e4nsiranta, Tornio, Suomi