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Arboretum with Woodland Garden, Café, Garden Centre and Wine Estate

Arboretum Mustila was founded in 1902 as a test site for exotic trees. Today it remains a unique area of introduced trees and horticultural plants in Europe. Nearly 100 conifer species, more than 200 broad-leaved tree species and numerous shrubs, vines, bulbs and perennials have been planted in the arboretum, covering 120 hectares. What makes Mustila unique are the large, naturally developing stands that support most of the trees. Visitors can also enjoy our cafés, a Garden Centre, Wine Estate, and sheltered trails in the wild exotic forest.

Bus & Boat

Bus & Boat combination. Enjoy Helsinki with Historical Sightseeing Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off bus. We show you the best sights in the city and you will hear the true Story of Helsinki. You can hop on and off as much as you please. During the boat trip, you will see the unique Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, our beautiful archipelago and the highlights of the city. A traditional archipelago buffet is also available onboard. Guided in 10 languages.

Culture Coffee at Manor Ylhän Kartano

Manor restaurant Ylhän Kartano is a picturesque place to visit, just few steps from Spa Hotel Päiväkumpu. It is standing in between grand old apple trees that provide fresh apples to Päiväkumpu's kitchen every autumn. The building's history is interesting, and the place breathes old times charm and stories from visits through years. The package includes coffee or tea with a pastry in our idyllic salon, where the café's ladies greet you with a smile.

3-Day Stopover in Helsinki

In 2017, Finland celebrates 100 years of independence, making this the perfect time to explore the country. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is compact and close to nature, sea, islands and forests. This tour gives you a chance to plan your own Helsinki experience: accommodation in a downtown hotel and free travel on public transportation is included, as well as a 3-day Helsinki Card, which allows you to visit the top attractions of the city. Duration: 3 days / 2 nights.

A Shortcut

Spend an exciting day as a reindeer herder in Nuorgam, Northern Finland. Your native Sámi guide will take you to check his reindeer stock somewhere in the Arctic wilderness – only he knows where. You will experience herding and feeding the reindeer by snowmobile and sled. Enjoy local delicacies by the fire and let your mind rest in the quiet. Unwind and breathe the cleanest air in the world. Welcome to the northernmost part of the European Union!

Magical Christmas Time – One Night

Welcome to the Tertti Manor, a functioning farm house and boutique hotel, where you can enjoy the spirit of Christmas traditions! Our one-night ”Magical Christmas Time” package includes accommodation in a double room, a welcoming drink of mulled wine, dinner at the grand Christmas buffet and a luxurious breakfast.

Shop Like a Local

If you are curious about where the local people shop for their daily life, join our guide on a shopping tour by car. We will browse around in the supermarket to spot the typical Finnish grocery products, take a peek into a huge flee market to search for possible treasures and go see what locals need to buy for their hobbies – hunting, fishing, snowmobiling. Maybe you’ll even find some souvenirs!
 The selection of shops visited can vary according to the interests of the participants.

Viking Restaurant Harald

Whether you are looking for a quiet, romantic dinner or a big feast served on medieval swords and shields, Viking Restaurant Harald offers diners great Nordic- inspired food in a quirky setting. Drawing inspiration from mystical Viking times, the restaurant allows diners a unique way to switch off and dive into the world of Vikings.

Dinner in the Shaman's Way

Do you hear the ravens' gurgling croaks, the hoot-whoo of a Boreal Owl – foreseeing the arrival of the Shaman…? The Shaman tells you about the magical atmosphere of Lapland, - and lastly endows the travelers with good luck dedicating them with the magic circle of Lapland. When the Shaman disappears, the kota's owner – the master of stories - takes his place and narrates his birthplace in its colorful past and present, whilst preparing your meal. Shaman's reindeer stew or the one and only menu

Helsinki–Porvoo Private Sightseeing, 5 Hours

Experience the highlights of Helsinki, the culturally and historically significant Haikko Manor and Porvoo's unique Old Town with the comfort of your own chauffeur and our high-end vehicle. Your chauffeur leads you thru Helsinki to Haikko Manor and Porvoo in five hours. We make sure you get to see all the major attractions.

Guided Tour in the Manor

Svartå Manor is one of the most precious manor houses in Finland with a history of more than two hundred years. The wooden castle is embedded in one of the biggest private historical parks of Finland.

Silence with Kantele

Discover the Finnish soulscape by crafting a kantele like Väinämöinen in the Finnish epic The Kalevala, and fall in love with this fascinating instrument in the peaceful milieu of a Karelian guesthouse. Then spend a day amidst the epic scenery of Karelia tuning your own kantele and learning from an expert the secrets of your five-stringed instrument. Learn to conjure up songs that will carry you away from your everyday life. The meditative power of the kantele is irresistible, and even a bigger can make beautiful sounds with it. Choose from one of five different guesthouses.

Autumn Colors Photo Tour in Lapland

Full spectrum of colors, day and night! Nature is told to dress in autumn colors 10th Sept at 10am in the north. Northern lights are already seen during the nights. Get to the most picturesque locations Lapland can offer and end up observing and photographing the wildlife in Kuhmo. All this will be guided by landscape photographer Valentino Valkaj.

Nature Experience

Enjoy a guided walking tour in the centre of Kristiinankaupunki as well as a guided tour along a nature trail in the vicinity of the city centre. Afterwards you will enjoy a lunch at the "Local Cave" restaurant and have a chance to visit the Wolf Cave on Susivuori. Objects found in the cave have brought about speculations that it could have been inhabited in the Paleolithic Era, 120 000 to 130 000 years ago. These objects would be the only known Neanderthal artifacts in the Nordic countries. In the afternoon, you can visit Storholmen Island and its nature trail.

Overnight in Hotel Krapi & Bicycle Tour Around Beautiful Lake Tuusulanjärvi

What better than a bike tour? A bicycle path of 25 kilometres circles the lake. Along the way, you'll find much to see and do; museums (such as the Artist Homes Halosenniemi, Ahola and Ainola), cafés, restaurants, wonderful shops, the Sarvikallio recreational area, disc golf and beaches. Lend a bike & take a picnic basket along from the hotel. After the tour, you can bathe the dust off in the hotel's sauna and have dinner at one of the summer restaurants. Spend the night at Hotel Krapi and enjoy a rich buffet breakfast. A perfect mini vacation!

Fazer Visitor Centre

Fazer is a 125-year old, international, family-owned business offering quality bakery, confectionery, biscuit and grain products as well as food and café services. The new Fazer visitor center is a result of Finnish design and houses an exhibition, a Fazer Café and a shop. It also offers meeting and event services from cooking classes to children’s birthday parties and weekend brunches. The well-known Fazer produce, long history, corporate responsibility and innovations give food for many an interesting story. These stories are told during the 1-hour guided tours.

Authentic Life Stories by River Kymijoki

Come and relax in the restful landscape and fresh nature of Kymenlaakso in South-East Finland. A complete, fully guided travel package of 3 days includes transportation, tasty local food, outdoor activities and an introduction to Finnish art. The journey invites you to enjoy berry picking and Nordic walking or snowshoeing during various seasons of the year. Dive into stories of salmon, enjoy art at a home gallery and sleep well in cosy accommodation near River Kymijoki and the Gulf of Finland.

Restaurant På Kroken

På Kroken is a seafood restaurant situated in the harbour of Hangonkylä. The cosy family restaurant offers everything from a tasty archipelago buffet with a unique selection of the local and traditional archipelago delicacies to fresh lobster and the famed pepper steak of Kroken. In the menu there are for example different archipelago dishes and even some dishes with a taste of the Mediterranean. Come and enjoy good food with a good wine inside the restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the harbour and the sea. An own smokehouse and the own seafood import guarantees the freshness of the food

Meidän Festivaali – Our Festival

The landscapes of Lake Tuusula near Helsinki form the crucible of the Finnish cultural world. Pekka Kuusisto is a well-known violinist, whose award-winning Our Festival seeks new perspectives on musical encounters and concert practices, with an emphasis on giving the audience an experience that cannot be found elsewhere. Our Festival takes place in July at various locations in the landscapes of Lake Tuusula, only half an hour’s drive north of Finland’s capital, Helsinki. The programme will be announced later in the spring.

UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Rauma

Old Rauma is an extensive, uniformly wooden district dating back to the Middle Ages. Old Rauma is a living town district, where historical heritage lives on in perfect harmony with modern commerce and local residents. You’ll find an ample range of high-quality cafés, restaurants and charming little boutiques. The idyllic ambience is complemented by museums, lovely gardens, the marketplace and the impressive medieval Church of the Holy Cross.