Laivasilta Pier

Laivasilta Pier, a magnet for visitors from near and far, offers a blend of history and modernity. Transformed wooden salt warehouses now house charming restaurants, art exhibitions, and small shops, creating a unique historical ambiance.

Indulge in a delightful dining experience at Laivasilta’s restaurants, offering full meals or tempting snacks. Open from May 1st to the end of September, these establishments host events almost weekly, adding vibrancy to the lively atmosphere.

Throughout the year, Laivasilta hosts a myriad of events, including the Midsummer party, boating and rowing competitions, the renowned Small Ships’ Race, the enchanting Night of the Ancient Fires, and the festive Christmas market.

Today, Laivasilta serves as a guest harbor and is the home harbor for the packet yacht Ă–sterstjernan. Summer cruises to the sea fortress Svartholma depart from Laivasilta, while m/s J. L. Runeberg brings visitors from Helsinki in the summer.

The sea has played a significant role in shaping the history and trade of this port town, influencing the livelihoods of its residents. Since 1745, Laivasilta has held a license for importing and exporting goods, boasting 50 salt warehouses brimming with commodities like salt, tobacco, and spices. Explore the rich maritime history and contemporary charm of Laivasilta Pier.