Pyhämaa in English



The Sacrification Church of Pyhämaa was built in 1642-1650. It’s one of the oldest still existing wooden churches in Finland. The inner walls are decorated with paintings from the 17th century. They illustrate biblical events. The New Church of Pyhämaa was built in 1804. Both churches are open to the public in summer:

Opening hours


  • The New Church of Pyhämaa: Sun, irregularly
  • The Sacrification Church of Pyhämaa: Wed at 6 pm (June-August)


Address: Kirkontaustantie 15, 23930 Pyhämaa

Old shipyard, guest harbor

Opening hours

  • Summertime Tue – Sat, 10 am – 4 pm
  • Occasionally on Sundays

Address: Pyhämaanranta 43, 23930 Pyhämaa

Laihonen’s croft

Opening hours

  • On Pyhämaa Day, other times on request

Address: Mäkitorpantie 23, 23930 Pyhämaa


Pyhämaa Day • Pyhämaan päivä •

  • At Laihonen’s croft
  • Work demonstrations, music, entertainment
  • Arranged by Pyhämaa heritage society
  • Free entrance

Wind on the Rock • Luodolla tulee •

  • Mainly at the Old Shipyard
  • Music, local food, games, exhibitions
  • Arranged by various local societies
  • Free entrance

Summer Evening on the Old Shipyard • Suviehto Telakarannas •

  • At the Old Shipyard
  • Music (local rock band), games, food
  • Free entrance

Pyhämaa Summer Theatre • Pyhämaan suviteatteri •

  • Address: Pyhämaantie 1076
  • In July

Pyhämaa is a charming community surrounded by sea on the Finnish West Coast. There are some 650 inhabitants living here. Pyhämaa consists of 250 islands full of greenery and animal life.

Pyhämaa is nowadays part of delightful Uusikaupunki town (pop. 16000). Owing to its exceptional location, its vigorous inhabitants and local associations Pyhämaa has preserved its originality, vitality and vigor. When heading to Pyhämaa by car you realize having arrived at the destination as you cannot continue any further: the sea surrounds you. In the North and East you find the Mannervesi Bay, in the South the Velhovesi Bay. In the West there’re wide open seas all the way to coast of Sweden. Watching the sun go down in the Western horizon is a sight not be missed.

Distances: Pyhämaa – Uusikaupunki 24 km (15 mi), Pyhämaa – Rauma 50 km (31 mi), Pyhämaa – Turku 90 km (56 mi) and Pyhämaa – Helsinki 260 km (160 mi.). The closest international airport is located in Turku. There are excellent ferry connections from Stockholm, Sweden to Turku and a daily bus service between Turku and Uusikaupunki. Please note that during the summer season the bus service between Uusikaupunki and Pyhämaa is quite limited.

Pyhämaa is not so far away – and it’s well worth visiting.

Local bus

Only on schooldays!!

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