Cruising the Scandinavian Archipelagos to Finland
Last updated 8/28/2007 at Noon
Once upon a time there was a city in Finland with two names. “Åbo” is the Swedish name for this city on the Finnish coast and “Turku” is the Finnish name. I was told that Åbo means “near the river” or something similar. This city is defined in part by its water – the River Aurajoki and the Baltic Sea.
A journey to Åbo is an utterly amazing experience, especially when your method of transportation is a Viking Line ship. There is much to see in the oldest city in Finland, but the journey is magical as well. The 12-hour route from Stockholm to Åbo is a sensory journey throug...