Smooth everyday life

According to research, people in Pori are the happiest in Finland - the quality of life in Pori is so incomparable. There are plenty of options. Everything you need for everyday life and special occasions can be found within less than 20 minutes from the heart of the city center. Here, you don’t have to waste time sitting in traffic jams. Instead, we can offer you more time and more space.


Every once in a while it is good for everyone to relax in nature and reset their thoughts. What better way to do it than in the unique landscapes of Kirjurinluoto, Pori Forest or Yyteri - one of the best sandy beaches in Europe *.

The parks in the Pori city center are part of the National Urban Park network. The Pori National Urban Park is a combination of urban nature and a built-up cultural environment that serves as a living room for city dwellers. Nature is literally close in Pori.

Few can say that both the sea and the river can be found in their hometown. In Pori, we have them both, close by. By the sea, you can find everything from international business and traditional Finnish summer cottages to the most excellent outdoor and bird watching opportunities. The Kokemäenjoki estuary and the Yyteri shoal are the most diverse birding destinations in our country.

*) 10 of the best beaches in Europe for families 


More than 300 miles of cycle path. Hardly any hills. Great routes and short distances in the city center make cycling a superior mdde of transport– it’s just ten minutes from the market square to the airport. You don’t need your own car to get around Pori, unless you turn into sugar when it rains. And not necessarily even then, because you can get there by bus as well.


In Pori, you have space and time, parks and waterways, but also events and cultural attractions. We have an internationally acclaimed art museum, dance artists, theater, museums, music and filmmaking. Things are tinted by the Pori attitude, Where corners are not cut and there is room for opposites. Even common sense can sometimes be frozen here, but  the people of Pori have a warm heart.