Archipelago culture and marine scenery
Kuva: Sakari Kiuru

Stop by a historical smith’s workshop, the homes of sawmill industry workers and museums conveying the stories of life in the archipelago!
 
A trip to the marine surroundings of Sarvisalo and Rönnäs will introduce visitors to life in the archipelago in the 19th and 20th centuries. Along the way, visitors will learn about basic occupations of the islanders, such as fishing, while also showcasing special regional characteristics.
 
The Härkäpää village forge, which is protected by the Building Protection Act, is a prime example of a historical carpenter’s workshop. The Sarvisalo Museum highlights the history of the island and the islander life. Life on the islands is also highlighted by the Archipelago museum, which describes many maritime themes and regional occupations in great detail.  The trip will also take visitors into the heart of our industrial history: The Isnäs Steam Engine Museum and its cultural historical buildings contain 1940s saw machines, late 19th century working class homes and not to mention a magnificent steam engine!
 
Enjoy the fresh sea breeze and travel back in time to the archipelago of yesterday!
 
The cycling route is approximately 21 kilometres long.



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Destinations

Härpe Village Smithy
A typical village smith’s forge with the workshop and tools in the original building, one of the oldest buildings in Sarvisalo, protected by the Building Protection Act.

Sarvisalo Local Museum
Life and means of livelihood from the 19th and 20th centuries on the island of Sarvisalo, presented through collections of artefacts and photographs in an archipelago museum located next to the village house.

Isnäs Steam Engine Museum
The power plant interior of a sawmill that operated in 1897–1995 and a unique steam engine still in operating condition in Isnäs, an industrial area of cultural-historical and national significance.

Archipelago Museum
A special museum that comprehensively showcases the culture and various means of livelihood in the archipelago, including boats and boat building.