Turku is one of the New York Times’ 52 favourite places to experience in 2021. The city was chosen from over 2000 reader proposals as the only Finnish city to be included. The list was compiled from the readers ’suggestions requested by the magazine. Turku received a strong commendation from Avanti Chajed, an American who originally came to study in Turku.
In addition to Turku, only two other Nordic places were on the NYT list, the Laugavegur hiking trail in Iceland and the Svalbard archipelago in Norway.