Culture of Tornio

Tornion Palloveikot, or just ToPV, has become Finnish bandy champions several times. They play their home matches in Haparanda, which was the venue for games at the 2001 Bandy World Championships.

Teemu Tainio, footballer was born in Tornio.

*Twin City Festivals Northern town athmosphere and top artists mainly from Finland and Sweden.

*Kalott Jazz & Blues  A yearly jazz and blues festival.

*Rajasoitto Folk music, folk dance and accordion festival.

*Peräpohjola Historical Market  A market event that takes us to the 1800's.

*White fish festival and Kukkolafästit  Old traditions and culture are cherished on both sides of Kukkola village.

*Diggiloo A music event in Haparanda with top Swedish artists.

*Midnight Sun Golf Marathon Four days and three nights of golfing; an exiciting competition between teams

*National Sauna Day Enjoy sauna, music and good company at Kukkolankoski.

*Art Bazaar  An art event that was first organised in 1991 at Aine Art Museum. Artists from both Finland and Sweden.

*New Year Celebrations The new year is celebrated on the border with double fireworks