Island town

The Island Town of Artisans, Fishermen and Sailors

This wooden town at the West Coast of Finland is known for the fact that it is Finlands smallest. It is very rare for a Finnish town to have preserved most of its old wooden houses. Kaskinen was founded in 1785 on an island by King Gustav III of Sweden and since then it has been one of the most important harbours of Finland.

There is a lively community of artists and artisans, lots of wonderful outdoor activity opportunities from historical townwalks to trips to the sea and the lighthouse of Sälgrund. The archipelago nature is pristine and the wildlife is right there: seals, foxes, deer, giant eagles all can be spotted daily.