Near and (not very) far
The nature trail and the garden
Strandhagen is located in the countryside among forests and fields, on the shore of a calm sea bay. Here you can pick berries and mushrooms, say hi to cows and horses in the fields and study the bees doing their work in the flower garden.
In the garden you can find our nature trail with its many cosy sitting areas and the birdwatching tower which gives you a great view of the wildlife in the sea bay.
Guests have access to a few bikes free of charge. We recommend going on a bike trip to see the Virvik nature trail, beach and golf course, Pellinki archipelago or going for an ice cream to the shop in Gäddrag.
Virvik trail and beach
The Virvik outdoor area, 10 minutes drive from Strandhagen, is worth a visit for anyone who enjoys nature and the outdoors. There is a nature trail, 3,5 kilometers long, where you will find fen wetlands, high cliffs and huge boulders with caves. A longer trail, 7,3 km, is for mountain biking, trail run and hiking. Click for a map for the trails.
At the shore you will find Virvik beach where you can swim. Virvik beach and also other places where to swim in Porvoo you find here.
Virvik golf course and disc golf course.
The 18-hole golf course at Virvik Golf is enriched by a seaside view and a mansion. At the golf course you can enjoy food and refreshments on the terrace, since there is a café.
For those who would rather try disc golf than traditional golf, there is an 18-hole disc golf course at Virvik. The versatile course goes through the forest and continues by the seaside. This gives the players both spacious areas, latitude differences and woody areas to challenge themselves. The versatile course goes through the forest and continues by the seaside. This gives the players both spacious areas, latitude differences and woody areas to challenge themselves
In the Pellinki archipelago, you can experience a glittering sea, lush green scenery, and harsh cliffs. The very same environment in which Tove Jansson found her inspiration. If you want to walk on the same paths as Jansson, we recommend the exciting Island Riddles adventure, where participants solve mysteries inspired by Jansson’s The Book about Moomin, Mymble, and Little My.
It´s also worth visiting the Pellinkisummer market on Saturday mornings, or Wednesday evenings in July. And do not miss the charming village shop Söderby-Boden with a café, open every day during summer.
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At Bosgårdorganic meat farm, you can get a glimpse into what running a farm and a mansion is like. There are wonderful opportunities for picturesque walks in the vicinity, buying the locally farmed meat and enjoying fresh flavours in the local produce restaurant.
Bosgård is about a 13-minute drive from Strandhagen.
One of the most beloved Finnish sightseeing attractions is Old Porvoo. The old part of the city is known for its narrow alleys, red fishing cabins along the river and colourful old houses. Old Porvoo offers a wide variety of excellent restaurants and charming little shops.
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