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Double the Adventure in Tornio and Haaparanda – Perfect Summer Vacation with Family or as a Couple


TornioHaparanda, the twin city, offers a lot not only in terms of interesting sights and experiences for those who enjoy urban landscapes but also excellent shopping opportunities. The most well-known chain stores can be found at the Rajalla – På Gränsen shopping center on the border, but it’s also worth visiting local boutiques on both sides of the border. The popular outlet stores in Haparanda and the largest candy stores are located right near the national border.

HM Hermanson’s boutique in the center of Haparanda is like a dive into the past decades.

Cape East, located in Haparanda at the easternmost point of Sweden, offers the world’s largest sauna along with accommodation, restaurant services, and spa experiences with a stunning river view. On a sunny day, it’s worth heading to the Camping Tornio camping area to refresh yourself by swimming and playing mini-golf. For sauna lovers, Kukkolaforsen is a terrestrial paradise; in addition to saunas and a sauna museum, they offer delicious food and high-quality accommodation by the rapids. Those looking for exciting indoor activities should visit the experience factory Lappari. At the end of the day, those staying in Tornio and Haparanda are pampered with a good night’s sleep. All hotels in Tornio and Haparanda are unique, privately owned establishments with a story.

Good news for golf enthusiasts: At Tornio Golf, you can play without borders and achieve the world’s longest hole-in-one.

Explore and experience the countryside

Alanko Old Cowhouse in Kourilehto provides excellent facilities for a longer stay. Rent an electric-assisted mountain bike and cycle about five kilometers through the countryside to Kukkolankoski. Get to know the local fishing culture, try dip net fishing and enjoy freshly caught whitefish from the rapids, traditionally grilled on a skewer. The most adventurous can also try whitewater rafting! Enjoy comfortable accommodation and relax in the sauna and hot tub.

Kukkolankoski is the gem of the Tornionjoki River, the longest free-flowing river in Europe.

Combine your vacation days in the countryside with unique experiences by visiting Komu’s petting zoo and playing an escape game with animals at Farm Escape. Souvenirs can be found, for example, at the shop & café Paperivalo along the way.

At Farm Escape in Mustajärvi, Tornio, you can play an escape game with farm animals.

Discover our secret treasure: Two national parks in the archipelago

Thought you had seen everything Tornio and Haparanda have to offer? Our archipelago national parks are still an undiscovered destination for many locals. Believe me, once you’ve been, you’ll want to come again! From Haparanda, you can take a scheduled boat trip to the beautiful island of Sandskär in the summer. Boat transportation to the islands of the Bothnian Sea National Park can be arranged from Puotikari Harbor. Dress comfortably and wear sneakers, pack snacks, a swimsuit, a towel, mosquito repellent, and sunscreen. For landlubbers who love the archipelago and hiking, it’s good to know that the beautiful nature and services of Seskarö can also be reached by car.

Sandskär’s stunning sandy beaches are an idyllic place for sun lovers who like peaceful and quiet beaches.

Welcome to spend an unforgettable summer vacation in borderless twin city HaparandaTornio!