ST OLAV WATERWAY

Welcome Pilgrim/hiker! Here you will find all necessary information for your journey to the island of Nötö, situated in Nauvo in the archipelago of Turku, Finland!

ST OLAV´S PATH

WHY THE ISLAND OF NÖTÖ?

The island of Nötö, one of Nauvo´s idyllic islands, is situated in the heart of the Finnish Archipelago National park. On the island you will find different services, such as accommodation, shop and café/restaurant (the island´s old school). Earlier the island inhabited over 280 people, and even though that was several hundred years ago, the island´s village life and nature is incredibly well preserved. On a guided tour through the island, one of the locals will tell you all about the island´s wooden chapel (inaugurated year 1757), and why the church was of such importance for the population of the island and the surrounding islands. Today weddings and somewhat frequent services are held at the chapel. On the guided tour you will even get to hear about the old “klockarsten”-stone and its´ several smooth cavities, which when hit on emits different metallic tones. These tones are very similar to those of church bells.

There are ongoing plans on creating a culture trail through the island of Nötö. Along the trail, you could then on your own read about all of the attractions and about the island’s fascinating history!
Read more about Nötö´s attractions and services here.

EVENTS & THE LIFE ON NÖTÖ

READ THEIR STORIES FROM NÖTÖ

No cars on the island, just nature, quietness, wind, sent of flowers! Young, jolly and super staff! Very excellent summer cafe on the island, serving home made cakes and lovely lunches.

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No cars on the island, just nature, quietness, wind, sent of flowers! Young, jolly and super staff! Very excellent summer cafe on the island, serving home made cakes and lovely lunches.

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FALL IN LOVE WITH NÖTÖ

FALL IN LOVE WITH NÖTÖ

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY TO NÖTÖ

Use the interactive map below to plan your journey to the island of Nötö in the Finnish archipelago of Turku!

TIP: choose or type in your current location – the map will calculate the closest route to Nötö for you. You can even click/press on any attraction to view more information about them, or to print your own map!

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GUIDED TOUR ON NÖTÖ

We offer guided tours around the island where we walk through the old well-preserved village landscape. We will visit different charming places and valuable buildings, like the island’s former school, the old wooden chapel from the 1750´s, the mill, and the countess Maria Sofia de la Gardie’s memory cross on the neighbouring island of Eurholmen. We will also visit the moss covered building foundations of the village Mattsby. We will end the tour with a visit to the islands convenience store Nötöboden.

There are ongoing plans on creating a culture trail through the island of Nötö. Along the trail, you could then on your own read about all of the attractions and about the island’s fascinating history!

WHERE CAN I PLAN THE REST OF MY JOURNEY?

This page is intended only for the planning of your journey to the Finnish island of Nötö in Nauvo, Archipelago of Turku. In order to find further information, tips, and tools for planning the rest of your journey, you will have to visit the official homepage of S:t Olav Waterway pilgrim route.