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Tuorla Observatory
Väisäläntie 20
FIN-21500 Piikkiö
Finland

Tel: +358-2-2744244
Fax: +358-2-2433767


How to get to Tuorla Observatory

The observatory is between Kaarina and Piikkiö (phone book map page 25 coordinates V9). The turnoff is off the main Turku-Helsinki road to the right (when driving towards Helsinki). Drive about 50 metres and take the first turn left. The observatory is about 300 m up the hill.

Bus

Take any bus from Turku (except Express buses) going to Piikkiö, Paimio, Salo, Kemiö, or Taalintehdas. Buses leave from the main bus station (apart from 111 and 116 which leave from the marketplace), from opposite the cathedral, or from any other stop along Uudenmaankatu. Ask for a ticket to "Tuorlan observatorio". It will cost you a few euros and takes about 25 minutes.

Car

Drive along Uudenmaankatu (old road to Helsinki, number 110). The observatory tower can be seen sticking up from the forest quite clearly from the road. You'll see signs like "Varsinais-Suomen maaseutuoppilaitos", "Tuorlan observatorio", "Tuorlantie", "Tuorlan Puoti & Kahvila Hostel", and a sign with the international youth hostel symbol. The trip takes about 20 minutes from the centre of Turku. Parking is available.