Once the hunting island for the court of Turku Castle, the island is easily accessible by land or by sea. Scenic and well-maintained bike paths offer comfortable distances for the whole family. The rocky outcrops, beautiful sandy beaches, distinctive nature, rolling fields and pretty gardens will lead to love at first sight for all who visit the island.

Places to visit

Tammenterho Guide Centre for those interested in Ruissalo and its nature is open daily during summer and in wintertime during weekends.
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Turku University Botanical Garden on the Island of Ruissalo boast outdoor and indoor gardens displaying over 5000 species and varieties of plants.  The outside area can be accessed freely and gives a home to edible plants, roses, meadow flowers, rock plants and exotic trees and shrubs. The garden is open daily all year round.
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The golf range Aura Golf  is located next to the Spa.
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Nostalgic Honkapirtti log cabin, serving coffee and soup lunch everyday in the woods of Ruissalo.
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Ask also for our golf holiday packages!

Outdoor activities

  • Frisbee golf, summer season
  • Tennis, summer season
  • Table tennis, summer season
  • Beach volley, summer season
  • Nordic Walking, all year around
  • Rental service for bicycles, rowing boat and kayaks
  • Fishing rods, snow shoes and skis for lending
  • 20 km of nature trails suitable also for jogging and cycling, maps available at the spa reception
  • Minigolf nearby, open summer season
  • Children’s playing area outdoors with swing and sandpit

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Spa break & Turku Food Walk

If you love good food but also enjoy pampering and the closeness of pure nature, this package is for you!

NEW: Tentsile Tree Tents

At Ruissalo Spa, you can now get even closer to the pure Finnish nature and archipelago scenery – and even the sky. Try the new Tentsile Tree Tents and experience outdoor life in a whole new and exciting way. This will literally take camping to a new level.