Visit the Island of Seili

Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings ( are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19

Opening Hours 2023, Museum Church

13.5. – 18.6. Sat and Sun 12am – 3pm

19.6. – 13.8. Every day 12am – 3pm

Outside opening hours, open by separate agreement. Bookings:

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

Picture from the water. There are low trees on the beach and from their rest you can see the wooden church of Seili.


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 (2+2)
  • Children under 3 years free of charge

Guided Tours in Seili 2023

Guided tours are organised in Seili during the summer season. Duration is 1,5 hours. 

6.5-10.6. Sat and Sun 2pm
11.6-23.6. Daily 2pm 
24.6-6.8. Daily  11am and 2pm
7.8-27.8. Daily 2pm
4-17.9. Sat and Sun 2pm

Guided tours for groups are organised on the island also during other times. Timetable and more information on Seili guided tours and prices (

Several commercial tour companies organise day trips to Seili.

Contact Information


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. 

There are bus connections ( to Nauvo from Turku and Parainen cities.

By Own Boat

  • Location Church berth (on the eastern side of the island): 60°14,6'N 21°57,9'E (WGS 84 coordinate system), ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6689148 E: 221406. Nautical chart series D, nautical chart 707, harbour number 742.
    • Day trip visitors and overnighting boats
    • Depth of fairway at the visitors' berth: 1.5-2.0 metres.
    • Number of berths: 10.
    • Anchor mooring.
  • Location of the Post pier: 60°14,15'N 21°57,40'E (WGS 84 coordinate system), ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6688349 E: 220882. Nautical chart series D, nautical chart 707
    • Day trip visitors
    • Depth in the harbour 1.5–2.0 meters
    • Number of berths 15
    • Anchor and buoy mooring
    • Waste disposal
    • Electricity
  • Location of the Reserach institute pier: 60°14,3'N 21°58,0'E (WGS 84 coordinate system), ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6688585 E: 221456. Nautical chart series D, nautical chart 707
    • Overnighting boats
    • Depth of the harbours 1,5–2,0 meters
    • Number of berths 35
    • Anchor and buoy mooring
    • Waste disposal
    • Electricity
  • Please note that these berths are the only visitors' berth on the island, other berths are private or reserved for the ferry service.

The picture was taken higher towards the pier and the sea. A connecting vessel is approaching the pier and there are people on the pier.
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 and m/s Vidskär on the Small Archipelago Trail (Röölä-Seili-Nauvo).
  • All timetables (
  • The ferry service berth is at about 1.3 kilometres walking distance from the church berth.


Other Maps

  • Turku Houtskari Brändö waterproof boating chart, 1:50 000, Karttakeskus 2022.
  • Retkeily GT Etelä-Suomi: GT Outdoor Map Southern Finland, 1:250 000. Karttakeskus 2019. 
  • GT Outdoor Map Eastern Finland, 1:250 000, Karttakeskus 2015. 


  • 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.

Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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