Welcome to the Porkkala Parenthesis
How about spending a day touring an area that offers something for everyone: fascinating landmarks, good food, idyllic unspoiled countryside, opportunities to go canoeing or kayaking, fishing or hiking through the forest? All of them combined with exciting local history? You're in the right place!
"Porkkala Parenthesis" is the name given to the leasing of the Porkkala region to the Soviet Union from 1944-1956. Since 1999, with help from the EU, the Porkkala Parenthesis association has been supporting the establishment of a network of tourist entrepreneurs. Now consisting of more than 50 companies, services provided by the network range all the way from overnight accommodation to the chance to get close to nature, and every member company offers something special. Porkkala Parenthesis has become a high-quality tourist brand, and work to further extend the concept continues - the fact that visitors can now choose from a selection of 15 different tour packages is just one example.
Details of current offerings can always be found on the Porkkala Parenthesis website, and we are also featured on major tourist portals such as Visit Finland. The Porkkala Parenthesis association was a prime mover in establishing the Porkkala Travel sales organisation, and the products on offer can also be ordered using this channel.