Sights and activities at the Raseborg Castle Ruin

Opening Hours

Please check the opening hours and entrance fees (raaseporinlinna.fi).

Contact Information

  • Address: Raaseporin linnantie 110/Raseborgs slottsväg 110, 10710 Snappertuna (castle parking area)
  • Address: RESCUE ROAD/Service building: Linnanvoudintie 50/Slotsknektens väg 50, 10710 Snappertuna
  • Contact: +358 50 597 0802 or +358 44 064 66192, info(at)raseborgsslott.fi
  • Google Maps (googlemaps.fi, in Finnish) 
  • Metsähallitus is responsible for the maintenance and management of the castle.
  • Telephone: +358206 39 4613 (Metsähallitus customer service)
  • E-mail: rannikko(at)metsa.fi
  • Companies guiding in the castle should have a valid cooperation agreement with Metsähallitus, please contact rannikko(at)metsa.fi
  • As a rule, a permit issued by Metsähallitus is required for activities other than those included in everyman's rights, which may include research and organised events. Further information on required permits: research and access permits (metsa.fi) and permits and notifications related to events (metsa.fi).

Group visits

Please book group visits in advance.

Things to Do and See

The medieval Raseborg Castle Ruin is one of the most notable and impressive castle ruins in Finland. You can enjoy a summer's day here in multiple ways:

  • The Raseborg Castle Ruin dates back to the fascinating Middle Ages, when Finland was part of Sweden. Life in the castle varied over the years from the simple everyday concerns of an administrative centre to the splendour of the royal court. Walk in the Hall of Knights and the tower chambers, savour the atmosphere of medieval battles in the shooting gallery and admire the lovely views from the viewing platform!
  • Castle Guard's lodge is a café-restaurant. It is also a destination of historical interest. The café opened as a tourist lodge back in 1893. There is access for wheelchairs and prams to the Castle Guard's lodge, but there is no accessible entrance to the toilet.
  • The Lovers' Path (0.5 km) leads from the castle ruins across a sheep pasture and through a valuable heritage landscape to the Forngården folk museum in Snappertuna. The path is fairly easy but narrow in places, with one steep hill on the way.

  • The Forngården Museum's (lansiuudenmaanmuseot.fi) countryside buildings present life on an island farm in the 1700–1800s. The Snappertuna Church and the beautiful church village are situated close to the museum.
  • Guided tours in the castle are organised by a partner of Raseborg Castle Ruin.
  • Numerous cultural events are organised in the castle and its environs, including medieval events, ancient markets, Midsummer celebrations and Christmas services. Read more on the Topical events page.
  • The Raseborg Summer Theatre (raseborg.org, in Finnish), Finland's largest Swedish-language summer theatre, is situated by the castle. Come and enjoy theatre in fabulous surroundings!by the castle offers theatre experiences in Swedish.
    • E-mail: info(a)raseborg.org
  • The natural surroundings of the castle are beautiful, with herb-rich forests and meadows.

Services in the Raseborg Castle Ruin Area

  • Slottsnekten's hut (The Castle Guard's lodge, raaseporinlinna.fi) offers visitors good food, drinks and information on the castle. The lodge is also responsible for ticket sales for the castle, guided tours and children's time-travel adventures, and sells postcards and local produce. Theatre dinners on show nights and thematic dinners tailored for other events are also on offer. The Castle Guard's lodge is available for private functions. The café–restaurant is open during castle opening hours and at other times by special order.  The Castle Guard's lodge has toilets for restaurant customers. There is a ramp for the disabled visitors in the Castle Guard's lodge. However, there is no toilet for the disabled visitors.
    • Telephone: +358(0)400882046
    • E-mail: slottsknekten(at)raseborgsslott.fi
    • Address: Raaseporin Linnantie 110, 10710 Snappertuna
  • Accomodation near Raseborg Castle (visitraseborg.com)
  • There is a dry toilet by the castle entrance.

A wooden building and a summery yard. There is a big lawn in front of the building and four flagpoles.

Accessible Services

  • Due to steep steps and uneven terrain in the castle ruins, the castle and the Lovers' Path are not suitable for disabled visitors.
  • The castle surroundings and walkways offer easy access. There is access for wheelchairs and prams from the parking area to the castle surroundings. Access is also available by pram to the inner courtyard of the castle and in the garden of Castle Guard's lodge. There is access for wheelchairs and prams to the Castle Guard's lodge, but there is no accessible entrance to the toilet.

A wide path through the forest.

  • Visitors with mobility difficulties can access the Forngården Museum by car from Tunalundintie road. The walk along the Lovers' Path from the castle ruin to the folk museum is not suitable for disabled visitors.

Customer Service

  • Address: Raaseporin linnantie 110/Raseborgs slottsväg 110, 10710 Snappertuna (castle parking area)
  • Address: RESCUE ROAD/Service building: Linnanvoudintie 50/Slotsknektens väg 50, 10710 Snappertuna

The Castle Tourist Info

Slottsnekten

  • Restaurant and cafeteria
  • Tel. +358(0)400882046
  • slottsknekten(at)raseborgsslott.fi

Metsähallitus Customer Service

Outdoor Etiquette

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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