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Meet celebrating Finland at IBTM Barcelona!

 

Find out about Finland’s high class services in stunning natural surroundings at our stand E05

We warmly welcome you to visit our stand E05 for an update on a fantastic Nordic country that is both a winter wonderland and a serene summer haven. Finland is ideal for corporate events and conferences: In the home of functional design, high class services are a provided and the four seasons offer varying natural beauty throughout the year.

Please read more about our exhibiting partners at IBTM Barcelona and feel free to make appointments.

Get to know our IBTM stand partners

 

Welcome to our 100th birthday party!

This year Finland turns 100 years old. The centenary of independence is celebrated all year long throughout Finland and also beyond Finland’s borders. The centenary’s theme is ‘Together’. You are most welcome to celebrate with us and join the party held at IBTM at our stand E05 on Wednesday 29th November at 18.00–19.00. At the party, you will also have the opportunity to win a luxury break in Finland!

 

Experience Food from Finland, naturally

Innovative

Innovative use of natural ingredients in the Nordic cuisine and a laid-back atmosphere are what our food culture is all about. Right now Finland has one of the most vibrant food scenes in Europe. We also have a number of food events and festivals just waiting for your visit! When it comes to ingredients and recipes, each region has its own delicious character. We are passionate about our food and we know how to celebrate it.

Pure

Finland is a haven of clean and naturally nutrient rich food. The long summer days and cool temperatures enhance the aromas and pigments in wild berries. In addition to Finland’s northern location, the real benefits of the Finnish wild berry are clean soil, clean air and clean water. The unique aroma and the beautiful colours are produced by flavonoids and other polyphenols. Finns scour their vast forests for these delicious treasures along with tasty mushrooms and fresh wild herbs.

Authentically local

There is an exciting renaissance in craft brewing and distilling around the world and Finns are making a name for themselves with their own local brands. Small batch artisanal breweries and distilleries are a natural compliment to the Slow Food Movement, which aims to preserve regional culinary traditions. Having never lost its connection to the past or its pioneering spirit, Finland is well positioned to produce unique products that evoke both nostalgia and a sense of adventure.

Have a look at some of the options for discovering the gems of Finnish cuisine:

Bistros in Helsinki 

Turku for foodies 

Wellbeing from the forest 

Micro breweries and distilleries 

Hungry for Finland - the national food tourism competition has found its winner: the classic menu Matka by Olo Creative Kitchen is the best food tourism product in Finland in 2017.

The menu Matka illustrates the childhood memories of the restaurateur and chef Jari Vesivala with a focus on seasonal local ingredients. The modernization of traditional dishes and methods, as well as interesting stories, play a central role in the menu. http://olo-ravintola.fi/en/creative-kitchen/

Mushroom and Herb Weekend provided by Hotel Punkaharju http://hotellipunkaharju.fi/en/

In Fiskars village, the Three Producers, a guided tour with artisan drink producers: Fiskars Brewery, Kuura Cider and Ägräs Distillery https://www.fiskarsvillage.fi/en/food_and_drink

Skördefesten, Åland Harvest Festival
http://www.skordefest.ax/english-info/

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Classic Helsinki central railway station building turned into a hotel

In 2020, Scandic Hotels will open a new hotel in the historical building that houses the Helsinki Central Railway Station. It was designed by renowed architect Eliel Saarinen and built between 1909 and 1919. The hotel will open with 483 rooms, conference facilities for up to 900 people and a stunning restaurant that accommodates 420 people. This will splendidly complement the hotel provision in Helsinki, and respond to the solid growth in work and leisure time travel to Finland. This hotel will be one of Scandic’s largest.

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Spahotel Sveitsi re-opened in October

The Spahotel Sveitsi is well known for its conference and guest experience traditions. The hotel is renewed and re-opened for guests, offering 182 comfortable rooms and extensive modern meeting facilities for up to 185 guests. The hotel is located in the South of Finland in Hyvinkää, right next to various activity sites such as an indoor activity park, a movie theatre, multiple sport halls and well-being program providers. The hotel is surrounded by stunning Finnish nature with hiking tracks starting by the hotel. During the warm summer months you can spend the day around the hotel swimming, riding and golfing. Winter time then offers a full range of snow activities!

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New glass igloos, houses and villas offer spectacular views

Experience the northern lights, midnight sun, autumn colors and winter polar night! New arctic view rooms with big windows or a glass roof offer an opportunity to experience Lapland's magical nature while enjoying the comforts of a hotel room.

The first luxurious glass igloos by Santa's Hotel Santa Claus were opened last year at the Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Finland. By December 2017 there will be altogether 71 igloos. Glass igloos are intended for year-round use.

At this moment, the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel provides 32 Arctic TreeHouse Suites and five Arctic Glass Houses. Each of the suites and houses are peacefully located in the pure forest. 26 suites more will be built the following season offering an exclusive combination of local tradition, Lappish heritage and modern Scandinavian design.

The brand new Glass Villas are part of Ruka Safaris’ Iisakki Village surroundings. The area is located in the peaceful nature by the beautiful lake Rukajärvi, in the region of Ruka-Kuusamo. First 10 villas will be ready this autumn.

Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel

Iisakki Glass Village

Lapland Hotels to open a new hotel in Helsinki in spring 2018

Lapland’s leading travel company, Lapland Hotels Ltd, is opening its third urban hotel. Lapland Hotel Bulevardi will be ready to receive its first guests at Bulevardi 28 in the heart of Helsinki in the spring of 2018. The hotel will feature 182 larger-than-average hotel rooms decorated in accordance with the themes of nature and northern mystique. The private saunas included in over one hundred rooms are a new feature in the urban hotel genre, bringing a touch of Nordic well-being. Restaurant services will play a large role in the new hotel, with inspiration taken from the pure ingredients of Lapland, prepared to an uncompromisingly high standard.

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Presidential spirit added alongside the renewal of Sokos Hotel Presidentti in Helsinki

Located in the center of Helsinki, this iconic hotel with nearly 500 rooms is entering a completely new era. All hotel rooms and corridors on each floor, as well as the lobby, dining restaurant, conference facilities and auditorium are being thoroughly renovated. The hotel has 15 conference rooms and the auditorium, seating 370, was renovated last autumn.

The hotel is functioning normally during the renovation project. The renewal will be completed in autumn 2018.

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Finlandia Hall and Tampere Hall started using solar energy

Last year, solar panels were installed on the roof of congress and event centre Finlandia Hall. Finlandia Hall is among the first event centres in Europe to utilise solar energy for the energy needed in the premises. The decision to install solar panels is in line with Finlandia Hall’s long-term strategy to invest in energy efficiency and environmentally friendly actions.

Finlandia Hall (pdf)

A 48.76-kWp solar power plant with 184 solar panels was built on the roof of Tampere Hall's extension in the summer. Making use of solar power is the natural next step in Tampere Hall's tradition of sustainable solutions. "Tampere Hall is committed to being a pioneer in environmental issues. Building the solar power plant is an important step along this path: We want to make the future greener and our business more sustainable", explains Tampere Hall's Managing Director Paulina Ahokas.

Tampere Hall

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