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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.

Serlachius Museum Gustaf

The Serlachius Museums Gösta and Gustaf offer a contact point for the friends of high quality art and good stories. Gustaf Museum tells stories. In the former head office of the forest combine, curious and surprising exhibitions mix with the architecture and intensely dramatised and vivid history.

Traditional Archipelago Craftmaking

Use your own hands and creativity while learning about traditions and cultural history in the archipelago! Make traditional crafts yourself with the help of a local guide: dye yarn using different plants, full wool and tie ropes for different uses – these crafts have a long tradition in the archipelago. You might find these traditional methods not only useful, but also relaxing and rewarding. And what could be a better souvenir than something you have made with your own two hands?

Exhibition: North Star, Southern Cross

The main exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Finland covers themes such as navigation on dangerous seas, the life of seamen, maritime trade, and travelling. Winter navigation and ice are also covered to remind us of the wintry conditions of Finland and the huge change that icebreakers brought to Finnish seafaring. The exhibition presents items recovered from underwater wrecks like the St. Michel which sank in 1747. The magnificent 7.5-metre scale model, in turn, brings the passenger ship S/S Arcturus and its dramatic phases to life. Don’t forget to try out the activity points!

Ice Age Trail

The nature of Southern Karelia has been shaped by The Ice Age. This tour takes you to see boulders and kettles, ridges and pebbles. You will learn about the Ice Age and how it has formed the geography of Finland. The trail is located on the banks of the beautiful Lake Saimaa.

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.

Sustainable City Tour

Helsinki tour to see the major attractions and also neighbourhoods that the locals find interesting. We move around by trams and other vehicles of public transport that is the preferred all-year-option for Helsinki-dwellers. Price includes the 24 h ticket of Helsinki!

Rikalanmäki Heritage Trail

Rikalanmäki, on the western side of the Halikko River in Salo, is one of the most important ancient sites in Finland. It had already developed into an important trading site and marketplace in the Iron Age, as coastal waterways converged with inland trading routes. Today, a Heritage Trail tours the archaeological sites and the nearby Fort Hill. We offer Guided Tours of the Heritage Trail and our Traditional Building Technique Centre, combined with lectures, food and events at our restaurant.

Discovering Porvoo and its Surroundings by Bike (2–3 Hours)

We will meet at the tourism information desk under Mannerheim’s avenue bridge where we will rent bicycles and helmets (included in our price). Then we will visit the old city of Porvoo and learn about Finnish history and culture. Afterwards we head towards to a small island situated 2 km south of Porvoo. There we will stop and walk into the forest to reach a birdwatching tower. There we can see a natural reserve with protected birds and a beautiful view of Porvoo. We will continue our promenade via Porvoo's skiing resort Kokonniemi before reaching Hammars.

Lapland in miniature

The excursion starts with a visit to the village of Santa Claus where you can meet him and visit his post office. Next up is a visit to a Husky farm and a short excursion in Rovaniemi. Lastly a visit to a reindeer farm and dinner at the farm will take place. Welcome to experience Lapland in miniature.

Lunch Cruises

Enjoy the Archipelago's delicacies and beautiful views: take a cruise in the beautiful Archipelago and take in the surroundings. During the cruise, you can enjoy dishes made by our professional chef. A comprehensive and interesting route description is available in 10 different languages.

Fork in Hand, Culinary Walk in Helsinki

Fork in Hand is a culinary walk in Helsinki. Learn stories about Helsinki and Finnish food as you enjoy a meal on the go! From the largest food hall in the city to the smallest local deli; the market place and the market hall, raw food and local food... Meet local vendors and cafe owners and hear their tales. Make your own memories. They sure will be tasty!

A Journey in Time

This permanent exhibition timeline at the Craft Museum of Finland charts the most definitive phenomena in the history of crafts. The texts and images are only a tiny scratch on the surface of the interesting and diverse past of crafts. The journey starts from thousands of years back, the time before calendars or clocks, and moves towards our modern times.

Russula – a Culinary Treasure of Finnish Forests

The forests of Finland conceal a huge secret – a vast amount of different species of the genus russula. Many simply stomp on these incredible culinary treasures while looking for chanterelles. Come and join us for a weekend full of wonderful tastes and smells. The stars of the event are Finland's number one mushroom specialists Lasse Kosonen and Jarkko Korhonen – and of course Punkaharju's keenest mushroom hunter and the hostess of Hotel Punkaharju, Saimi Hoyer.

Lighthouse Island Tankar

Today, Tankar is one of Finland's most important lighthouse islands in terms of tourism. The lighthouse from 1889, the chapel from 1754 and the Sealing Museum are the most popular attractions on the island. You can also enjoy a delicious traditional salmon soup on the outdoor patio.

Finland's Most Beautiful Building

Guided tour in Finland’s most beautiful building – the art nouveau castle hotel Imatran Valtionhotelli. This beauty has experienced a lot – both in peace and war. You will hear unforgettable stories from the past of this hotel that was built when Finland still was part of Russia. Imatran Valtionhotelli was voted the most beautiful building in Finland in 2014.

Hop On – Hop Off Tour

The bus sightseeing tour, where you hop on and off as much as you like, takes you to the top sights of Helsinki, such as the Sibelius monument and the Rock Church. The route is carefully chosen with 15 stops along the route. The ticket is valid 24 h and entitles you to get a discount on attractions.

Gold and Culture Package

The Gold and Culture package includes accommodation with breakfast, entrance tickets to the Gold museum and Sami museum, evening sauna and free use of the hotel gym.

VIP Finnish Culture

Step into our VIP Culture tour taken place around Tampere Lakeland. The theme-based days offer you authentic experiences and different characteristics of Finnish culture. Immerse yourself into Finnish way of life. Walk through the charming story of Tampere. Discover the city’s “hidden treasures”. Enjoy the Finnish cuisine and Finnish design. Interact with locals and get an inside look into Finnish culture. Our wide selection of activities is designed with care and tailored for your convenience.