Turku is one of the largest cities in Finland. Located along the mouth of the Aura River, the city has many influences making it an ideal place to shop for lots of authentic Finnish goods and items from around the world.
From the indoors markets to a modern day mall, Turku has many fabulous places to shop.
The Indoor Market
Dating back to 1896 the indoor market has long been a favorite shopping area for locals and travelers alike. Head inside for rows of fresh food from all over the area. A particular specialty are crawfish. Try them boiled or fried or bring them back to your hotel to prepare as you like. Other kinds of goods you’ll find here include fresh flowers and clothing.
The Hansa Kortteli
One of the major shopping centers in Turku, this is this place to go for shopping of all kinds. Dozens of shops dot the halls of the mall, making it easy to locate everything from the latest fashions to authentic local foods. It’s also the place to head to escape the harsh winter when you just want to people watch in a cozy space.
For a taste of local sweets, try this store. They have yards of shelves of special Finnish treats. This is a good place to be if you want to try items like licorice that are hard to find in other parts of the world. Many Finns have fond memories of walking inside this shop and being allowed to pick out the sweets they like. Bring your own children here so they can enjoy their own sweet memories.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in Turku.