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Glimpse of the Arctic - Huskies in Nuuksio National Park

Meet the huskies of Nuuksio National Park in peaceful nature surroundings. Take turns in dog sled riding on a short but a safe track pulled by our people-loving Siberian huskies. While you ride, your friends can enjoy watching your experience. Depending on track and weather, you can also drive yourself. Enter 'Kota', the traditional Sami tent and hear the stories of the Arctic reliving the experience by an open fire. A hot drink is included. We'll use dog sleds or dog carts.

Lemin Särä

Särä is a delicious lamb dish that follows a 1000 year old tradition. Slow baking guarantees a delicious taste experience. In a genuine Lemi way, Särä is enjoyed slowly, and you can have as many servings as you like. Restaurant Säräpirtti is located in Lemi, a half an hour’s drive from Lappeenranta, and managed by the second generation of the Hietaranta Family. It is the only restaurant in Finland specialising in a single dish. We cook Särä throughout the year and serve it with "Eat all you can" principle. A traditional Särä meal consists of Särä, home-made rieska bread and beer.

Helsinki Half-Day City Excursion

A 3-4 hour sightseeing tour by foot in central Helsinki. Visit the the major architectural, cultural and historical sights of the Finnish capital with a local guide, and learn about the past and present of the country.

Live Like a Local

Enjoy Finnish life like the locals do. Taste Finnish food as a guest of a local host, feel the purity of Finnish nature in Nuuksio National Park and take the opportunity to familiarize yourself with world famous Finnish brands like Marimekko fashion, Iittala glassware and the Moomins. This tour includes accommodation in downtown Helsinki, a Helsinki Card for 48 hours, some meals, a coffee break with traditional cinnamon buns and of course free time to explore the city! Duration: 4 days / 3 nights.

Narrative SMAKU Walk in Old Porvoo

Enjoy tasty food in historic setting! SMAKU is a joint creation of the restaurants of Porvoo providing visitors with food portions in a journey of tastes adventure. Four individual style restaurants provide small special Smaku portions of their own choice. The Ingredients of each portion are locally produced whenever possible and of seasonal choice. A guide will tell us narrative tales about the restaurants, Finnish culinary culture and of the history of Porvoo

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.

Sightseeing Cruise on M/S Ieva

A sightseeing tour onboard M/S Ieva from the Savonlinna harbour to the beautiful Lake Saimaa. Duration: one hour. During the tour, you will pass the Olavinlinna castle and other Savonlinna sights. Available languages: Finnish, English, German and Russian.

Delicious Dinner

Enjoy some creamy smoked reindeer soup with fresh bread and garlic-olive-tomato-hazelnut spread for starters, followed by peppered fillet steak, creamy cognac sauce and potato wedges for main course. Créme Brûlèe dessert.

The Aalto Route application

Alvar Aalto’s (1898–1976) career as an architect and designer in Finland and abroad was exceptionally diverse and extensive. The Aalto Route follows in his footsteps, from classicism to modernism and from brick architecture to monumentalism. The route offers an insight into the cityscape and architecture of Jyväskylä.

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.

Hokuo Zakka Tour – 北欧雑貨ツアー

This tour takes you to all the best places in Helsinki for shopping Finnish brands. First we hit the Marimekko Outlet, where you're sure to find your favorite prints at a reasonable price. We then visit a fleamarket with a wide selection of vintage Arabia items, and a couple of lovely design shops.

Walk in the Shadow of Architecture

Explore on foot the signature buildings of Turku’s modern architecture and other fascinating structures. Architect Alvar Aalto resided in Turku between 1927 and 1933. During this time Turku played a significant role in the emergence of new architecture and furniture design. On this tour a guide introduces you to the exterior of three transitional works of Aalto’s functionalism: the Maalaistentalo, the Turun Sanomat as well as a standard apartment building. The tour presents another functionalist, Erik Bryggmann. Hotel Hospits, Atrium and Student Union buildings are examples of his work.

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.

Flora Tours

Guided tours with small groups through South Karelia's wilderness and gardens. South Karelia is famous for its endemic species – among them flowers like the beautiful and very rare arctic violet (Pulsatilla Vernalis). It is also known as the lady of the snows, as it blossoms very early in the spring. It is highly endangered and you are not allowed to pick them. It is the county flower of South Karelia. Another Ice Age relic is the sand pink (Dianthus Arenarius) which blossoms in July. South Karelia has quite a many beautiful private gardens that are open for visitors, too.

Lossiranta Gallery

Lossiranta Gallery is open during summer time in the garden of Lossiranta Lodge. Changing exhibitions and seasonal decorations which are available for everyone to see from the park avenue Aino Acktén puistotie. During Christmas season, we have traditional Christmas crèche on display.

Sleepyhead Festival in Naantali

The unique Sleepyhead Festival is the jolliest festival of the year for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy shopping at the Sleepyhead Market and a variety of other events. Festivities begin on 26th July at Naantali Ice Rink where the Sleepyhead cheese and wine festival takes place. On 27th July, Sleepyhead day, the Official Sleepyhead of the Year is thrown into the sea at 7 am sharp. The fun lasts from dawn till dusk all over town. This is a must-experience in Naantali!

A Typical Day at a Finnish Lake with a Visit to the Old Paper Factory in Verla

Departure from Porvoo at 9:00, stops at various locations, (Rutumi’s Manor, antique shops, etc.) and a Finnish lunch. Arrival in our little paradise, where we spend a typical Finnish day and relax. Afternoon visit to the museum of Verla. A little drink by the lake, preparing a “bastu kvast”… Sauna preparations, BBQ for dinner. Sauna by the lake and relaxation activities. Possibility to stay late in the evening and then return to Porvoo.

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 kantele and learning the secrets of your five-string instrument from an expert. 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 beginner can make beautiful sounds with it. Choose from one of five different guesthouses!