Filming in the Turku region - with a 25 % cash rebate
Turku is located in Southwestern Finland by the Baltic Sea, only a 90-minute drive from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. We boast excellent infrastructural connections; 15 minutes to the international airport from the city center, and a 5-minute drive to the harbor. Turku is known for its many cultural offerings and its beautiful milieu. There’s also a large university and several other educational institutions in Turku. The Aura River flows through the city of Turku, offering quaint areas with coffee shops, restaurants, and spots for sitting back and relaxing.
Turku is the former capital of Finland, and it has a rich history. There are lots of mansions, churches, and other historical buildings and areas in Turku. The more than 700 year-old Turku Cathedral located in the city center is one of the most historically valuable monuments in Finland. Right next to the current city center is the medieval city center and marketplace. The exteriors as well as the interiors have kept their approx. 14th century look. Turku is also home to Turku Castle. Like Turku Cathedral, the castle is more than 700 years old and has been the scene of historical events throughout the eras, but also a stage for many films. There’s also a big jail, Kakola, which ceased operations in 2007 and since then has been used in numerous film productions.
The largest archipelago in the world starts from the Turku harbor. The sizes and shapes of the islands vary, some inhabited, others rural and rugged. The islands are within considerably easy reach from Turku, some by sea and some by land and bridges.