Opening Hours 2017

Seili island has daily boat connections around the year (exception: short frost heave time). Seili museum church is open 13.6.-13.8. tuesday-sunday from 11 to 15 and 19.-20.8., 26.-27.8. and 2.-3.9. from 11 to 15.

Outside opening hours, open by separate agreement.

Information on church services and other events can be found at the local operator Skärgårdskompaniet's website: www.visitseili.fi.

The Museum Church of Seili. Photo: Hilja Palviainen

Admission

Visits to the island are free of charge. Entrance fees to the Museum Church:

  • Adults EUR 3.50
  • Pensioners and children under 14 EUR 2.00
  • Family ticket EUR 8.50

Group fees: please see the price list of the Archipelago Research Institute, Centre for Environmental Research of the University of Turku (www.seili.utu.fi)

Guided Tours

Daily guided tours are organised in Seili during the summer season. 
 
Guided tours for groups are organised on the island also during other times. Timetable and more information on Seili guided tours and prices (www.visitseili.fi). 


Several commercial tour companies organise day trips to Seili.

Contact Information

  • Address to the island: Seili, 21660 Nauvo
  • Google Maps (www.googlemaps.fi)
  • WGS 84: 60°14'N 21°57'E
  • Part of the Seili island as well as the museum church is managed by Parks & Wildlife Finland. Turku  University's Archipelago Sea research institute, Suomen Yliopistokiinteistöt Ltd., Skärgårdskompaniet are other actors on the island. Furthermore, part of the island is privately owned land. 
  • Customer service:
  • Skärgårdskompaniet; tel. +358 (0)40 1560064 email: info(at)visitseili.fi
  • Metsähallitus: +358 206 39 4620, email: rannikko(at)metsa.fi
  • Skärgårdskompaniet (Seili museum church, guided tours and accommodation) (www.visitseili.fi)
  • Tel. +358 (0)40 1560064    
  • On the island next to the church jetty, there is a summer kiosk. Customer service in the kiosk is managed by Pro Seili–Själö ry (www.proseili.fi,in finnish).
  • Events organized in the destination must be informed beforehand to Parks and Wildlife Finland: (www.metsa.fi).
  • Research and other operations outside the everyman's rights require a permit from the land owner: (www.metsa.fi).
 

Directions and Maps

The island of Seili is situated in the municipality of Parainen in the Archipelago Sea, in the southern part of the Airisto open sea area. The 7 kilometre crossing to Nauvo church village takes about 20 minutes. The crossing to Turku is about 30 kilometres. 

The island of Seili is situated in the municipality of Parainen in the Archipelago Sea, to Turku is about 30 kilometres. Photo: Ari Ahlfors

There are bus connections to Nauvo from Turku and Parainen cities. (www.matkahuolto.fi)

Map of the surroundings of Seili Island

By Own Boat

  • Location of the visitors' berth (so-called Church berth on the eastern side of the island): 60°14,6'N 21°57,9'E (WGS 84 coordinate system). Nautical chart series D, nautical chart 707, harbour number 742.
    • Depth of fairway at the visitors' berth: 1-2.5 metres.
    • Number of berths: 10.
    • Anchor mooring.
    • Not for overnights
  • Location of the post pier: 60°14,15'N 21°57,40'E  Nautical chart series D, nautical chart 707
    • Depth in the harbour 1–2,5 meters
    • Number of berths 15
    • Anchor mooring
  • Location of the Reserch institute pier: 60°14,3'N 21°58,0'E Nautical chart series D, nautical chart 707
  • Depth of the harbours 1,5–3,0 meters.
  • ​​​​​Anchore mooring
  • electricity
  • waste management
  • dishwashing facilities 
  • Please note that these berths are the only visitors' berth on the island, other berths are private or reserved for the ferry service.

Ferry Service

  • Public transport service between Nauvo and the island of Seili is operated by the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Southwest Finland. The island is serviced by M/S Östern on the route Nauvo–Seili–Hanka (Rymättylä) and M/S Falkö on the northern route of Nauvo.In the summer also M/S Vitharun operates between Turku-Seili-Nauvo.
  • The ferry service berth is at about 1.3 kilometres walking distance from the church berth.

Maps

Map of Seili. © Metsähallitus 2015

Other Maps

  • GT Outdoor Map Eastern Finland, 1:250 000, Karttakeskus 2015. Maps are for sale e.g. from Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookshops.

Safety

  • Ticks live in damp grass, and some of them carry viruses and bacteria which cause diseases. It is especially important to cover your legs, which is easily done by wearing your socks on top of your trouser legs. Tick pliers and tick check done every night are also essential.

Self-guided Tour: "Relaxation in
Finland´s Unique Archipelago"

Pdf-file 698 kb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)