Summer in Mathildedal

The village of Mathildedal is located in the vicinity of Teijo National Park, a short drive from the Helsinki metropolitan area and Turku, by the clean waters of Lake Matilda and the sea. Mathildedal is the perfect weekend destination; indulge yourself, visit the boutiques, enjoy nature and stay in idyllic accommodation. The cheerful and lively village hosts concerts, concerts, art exhibitions, theatre, events and a wide range of celebrations throughout the year.

The charming 19th-century pottery landscape hides a modern village community, many of whose 130 inhabitants are entrepreneurs. In summer, the population multiplies with the arrival of leisure residents. Old mill buildings, warm service and lush green surroundings offer experiences, peace and rustic beauty for all the senses!



The first alpacas in Sin came from Chile in 2004. Initially, the wool was sent to England for spinning, as the Finnish spinning mills at the time were not sufficiently capable of processing the fine alpaca fibre. 

This is where the idea was born - having my own small sweeper also made possible a long-standing dream of working together with Leena! Even today, the Ruuk spinning mill is the only spinning mill in Finland that processes alpaca wool in its pure state.


Restaurants and cafés



Distances and accessibility

Mathidedal was allowed to establish a pottery at the same time as the neighbouring villages, but the pottery in Mathildedal only started in 1852. The name Hummeldal was changed to Mathildedal after the name of the owner's wife. 

After the break-up of the group of factories in 1978, the Mathildedal foundry ceased industrial activity. The village became the recreational centre of its owner, Meri-Teijo Oy, with a marina and other facilities. 

The old pottery buildings and the harbour area with its factory buildings are reminders of the former activities. 


Experiences are made to be found and life is made to be enjoyed. Below you'll find the best tips on what the region has to offer, from dining to shopping.


Find the Mathildedal accommodation that's right for you. Be sure to book early - summer is the most popular time to visit the pot village.


Mathildedal is made for day trips. Enjoy the village atmosphere, sit down for a picnic or head to Teijo National Park.


A village full of food experiences.


Artesan products, wonderful souvenirs.


Get inspired, choose a ready-made package and make your holiday perfect.


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