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Loviisa (Swedish: Lovisa) is a town and municipality in Uusimaa on the Finnish south coast.
By carLoviisa is situated next to highway 7 (E18) about halfway between Helsinki and the Russian border at Vaalimaa (90 km to both of them) and is an easy side trip.
By busBus is the only form of public transportation to Loviisa. There are direct buses from Helsinki, and you can also take one of the buses from Helsinki to Kotka or Hamina and get off in Loviisa.
The points of interest in the town are accessible by foot, if you want to go further out you will need a car.
Loviisa fortressaddress: UngernintieBuilt in 1748 by the Swedes.
Svartholma fortressBuilt around the same time as Loviisa fortress on Svartholm Island. In the summer there is a ferry from Laivasilta a few hundred meters south of the town center, ferry tickets cost €15 for a roundtrip.
Loviisa churchThe road to Loviisa from the west seems to lead right into the red tile church that is a one of the most visible landmarks of the town.
Lovisa nuclear power plantFinland's oldest nuclear power plant is located on Hästholmen island, 15km southeast of the town center. Visits need to be pre-arranged but you can always look at the plant from a distance.
address: Ruukintie 11AThe old ironworks of Strömfors (Swedish)/ Ruotsinpyhtää (Finnish) is today a museum.
phone: +358 19 50561address: Brandensteininkatu 17