In Rauma, history meets the present, and today, Rauma is a lively and friendly industrial and cultural city with around 40,000 residents.  Almost 600-years-old city with its own distinctive dialect combines a unique vibrant environment and high-level services for residents, hence life is safe and relaxed in Rauma.


Maritime, forestry, and services – are the key industries of Rauma. Entrepreneurship is also on the rise and the city’s business services assist aspiring entrepreneurs in setting up new businesses. 

Rauma is a versatile college town with nearly 2 550 graduate students and full-time researchers and teachers 170 of them. There are university degrees for many tastes and needs as well as research and development units to accelerate the competitiveness of both business and public sectors.


The city of Rauma is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Old Rauma town and a Bronze Age Burial – Sammallahdenmäki. A walk around in Old Rauma is a time-traveling to the largest unified wooden town in the Nordic countries. A visit to Sammallahdenmäki will open up a rich history and culture of Finland.

The archipelago of Rauma is the heart of the Bothnian Sea National Park, which is Finland’s largest protected area of the Baltic Sea. The combination of the sea, nature, and culture attracts visitors from all around the world.

Find out more about Rauma:

The city of Rauma – City’s web-page in English
Visit Rauma – City’s tourist guide

Boats at Syväraumanlahti Marina