Enjoy nature and the unique archipelago
A combination of pristine nature and Naantali's coastal location affords excellent possibilities for outdoor activities and fishing.
Nature can be easily explored and enjoyed virtually anywhere, as long as you remember to observe the general guidelines for behaviour in Finland's natural places (Everyman's rights). Whilst out and about, you may freely collect any plants, berries or fungi you find.
The signposted nature trail at Lake Luolalanjärvi offers another excellent opportunity to acquaint yourself with the local nature of Naantali. Lake Luolalanjärvi is renowned as an important lake for water birds. It is located within walking distance of the city centre. The shores of the lake are lined with approx 3 km of pathways and causeways, as well as two hides for birdwatching. Spring and autumn are particularly good times to spot rare species such as the smew (Mergus albellus). Other species commonly seen by the lake include the slavonian grebe (Podiceps auritus), the common tern (Sterna hirundo) and the whinchat (Saxicola rubetra).
In Finland, angling is a very popular way of enjoying nature. The most common species anglers go for are perch, pike and roach. Rod fishing and ice fishing are free under the Everyman's right. Fishing with any other equipment requires a permit.
Fishing in Naantali
Visitors to Naantali are permitted to fish in the city water area using the following methods
line fishing and ice fishing
- no permits required but Everyman's rights are to be observed
fishing with a cast lure is permitted as long as it does not interfere with other anglers