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A ferry stop on Houtskär, next to a traditional wooden building.
Photo: Visit Pargas

Situated between Korpo and Iniö on the Archipelago Trail, Houtskär consists of roughly 700 islets. Rich with culture and tradition, Houtskär is renowned for its unique dialect and picture-perfect villages. The area is also celebrated for its remarkably varied landscapes; some islets have lush forests, while others further out to sea are bare and barren. The wildlife and plants found on Houtskär are equally diverse; there is even an orchid that grows here that is rarely seen east of Åland. Houtskär has an array of restaurants, accommodation, and activities as well as ferry and bus connections to and from Turku and Pargas.

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