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Experience in Turku, Finland by Maria

Published by flag-fi Maria Rostedt — 6 years ago

0 Tags: flag-fi Erasmus experiences Turku, Turku, Finland

What is it like to live in Turku? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Living in Turku is very easy. City is very compact and safe, everything is nearby. Turku has many things to offer: culture, shopping, activities, parties, restaurants. I have lived here for almost 7 years and I love it.

What is the student lifestyle like in Turku?

Student life is very active in Turku. People like to do stuff together and there are many parties to attend. But we also have to work a lot in school.


How much does it cost to live in Turku?

Living in Turku is not so expensive, for example if you compare the prices to the capital city, Helsinki.

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Turku? Is there any advice you can give?

I recommend to check this site in Facebook: Turun omatoiminen asuntovälitys and asuntohelppi is a good place to check for rooms/apartments.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

Food has good quality here. Best ingredients in Finland are fish, meat, vegetables and berries. Food is expensive in Finland, but I recommend to try different things. My favorite dish is salmon with mashed potatoes.

What places would you recommend visiting in Turku?

Turku Castle, Logomo, Luostarinmäki Handigrafts Museum, Flowpark and Forum Marinum.


Is it good to eat out in Turku? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

There are lots of good restaurants in Turku. My favorite places are Delhi Darbar in Hämeenkatu, Blanko in Aurakatu and Kortteliravintola Kerttu in Läntinen Pitkäkatu. Inside the market hall there is one excellent sushi restaurant, Kado Sushi.

Is the nightlife good in Turku? Where is good to go?

Turku has very varient nightlife, during the week there are lots of student parties. January is a bit quiet because of Christmas and NYE. When weather gets warmer, people move from bars to riverboats and enjoy drinks there.

What advice would you give future students heading to Turku?

Food is expensive, so be prepared for that. People are a bit shy first, but you once you get to know people, you will find that finnish people are very honest and warm people. Finnish people speak good English, so it's easy to talk to people.


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