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Sibelius Finland Experience

An authentic and entertaining 1-hour cultural experience. Quality live music performances of Sibelius’s compositions – Finlandia, Spruce, Romance, Rondino and Valse Triste – with great talent on the violin and grand piano. Curated visual show with illustrations of Finnish nature on screen. Guests will receive a Sibelius Finland Experience gift CD and booklet especially designed and produced for the occasion. The experience includes a non-alcoholic festive drink with flavours from Finland served and enjoyed with the musicians.

Experience Clean Nature with Us

We want to offer our guests overall wellbeing from dawn till dusk in a genuine country milieu. Gorgeous nature, the peace and tranquillity of the countryside as well as the healing impact of the forest are found here. The farmstead is situated in the authentic Finnish countryside in the middle of fields and forests on the banks of the lake Iso-Roine (Big Roine). Swimming and taking a sauna, home made organic food, activities for each and everyone regardless of what shape you are in. All this builds up to a comfort holiday in addition to exquisite experiences from Finland.

Midnight Sun Experience

Our evening begins with a relaxing cruise on a traditional long riverboat along River Kemijoki, which is surrounded by beautiful summer scenery. A local-style evening meal will be prepared by your guide in the midst of nature. Before midnight, you’ll be driven to the top of Ounasvaara Fell to admire the fascinating midnight sun and the tranquil surroundings. Then we raise a toast to the magical white nights of Lapland with a glass of sparkling wine. Afterwards we will take you back to your hotel.

Helsinki, Porvoo & Rural Life – Day Trip

A 6-hour tour of Helsinki's highlights and a Porvoo Old Town day excursion, with trained and experienced driver to accompany you to all major sights, including the Helsinki Cathedral, Church in the Rock, Porvoo Cathedral, and Old Town. Return transportation included, available year-round.

Järvenpää Art Museum

Experience the golden age of Finnish art at its birthplace. At the Järvenpää Art Museum, you can see the works of two significant Finnish painters, Eero Järnefelt and Venny Soldan-Brofeldt. Both belonged to the community of artists which lived in the Lake Tuusula region at the turn of the 20th century. Many of the works of Eero Järnefelt and Venny Soldan-Brofeldt were painted in the immediate vicinity of the present-day museum. The museum also hosts exhibits by contemporary artists and a museum shop. The museum is easily accessible and is a short walk from the Järvenpää railway station.

Halosenniemi Museum

The national-romantic log studio of painter Pekka Halonen was built at the turn of the 20th century on the shores of Lake Tuusula. Pekka Halonen was one of the most beloved artists of the Golden Era of Finnish art, and he was part of the versatile artist community of Lake Tuusula. Halosenniemi is now an art museum and features the works of Halonen and other exhibitions showcasing works of his contemporaries and later generations. The museum is open year-round.

Gold Panning in Lemmenjoki

Lemmenjoki River is famous for gold panning. Now you can also try your luck in this fascinating activity. First we drive with the river boat to the gold claim where you will learn the secrets of gold panning and hear stories of Lappish gold history. During the trip you will hear traditional Sami joik singing and visit the Ravadas Falls, one of the more spectacular water falls in northern Lapland and enjoy camp lunch. After the trip there is a possibility to visit your guide’s reindeer farm and his mother’s felting atelier and learn some more of the Sami culture.

Helsinki City Pass

Cover all the most important attractions with one ticket! The Helsinki City Pass includes a comprehensive selection of attractions to experience. You can hop on and off as much as you please, take a sightseeing cruise in the beautiful archipelago and explore the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. Visit museums, get discounts for food and souvenirs. Enjoy your stay in Helsinki and save money!

Kummakivi Boulder

The Ice Age that prevailed in Northern Europe some 11 000 years ago has significantly affected Finland's geography. The retreating ice sheet ploughed out an assortment of rocks, both big and small. One of the strangest is the Kummakivi boulder in Ruokolahti, Finland. This balancing giant lies on a convex bedrock surface with a very small footprint, but so firmly that it cannot be rocked with human force. Kummakivi ("the strange stone") has been protected since 1962. This boulder is on every tourist's must-see-list in South Karelia!

Kuhmo Culture Celebrates Winter

Kuhmo is worth a cultural visit even in the middle of the darkest and coldest time of the year. Kuhmo Culture Celebrates Winter is a joint arena for Kuhmo organizers and artists, some internationally-acclaimed, and a showcase for some of the best Kuhmo culture: diverse music, theatre, exhibitions, and literature. Kuhmo Culture Celebrates Winter is organised annually in January.

Lapland Winter Experience

We teach you to listen to the winds that blow – it can be an essential observation tool. You can touch the soil – feel the softness of the moss, the hardness of the rocks. Close your eyes and let go to pick up scents from different plants and the fresh snow. Breathe deeply, the fresh air is pure and healing. Our aim is to relax, to see and embrace the beauty of the nature around us. Experience food grilled on a camp fire at Vaattunki and a hike around the area, while a guide tells you about the local animals and plant life.

Kieppi Museum of Natural History

Kieppi, the Kokkola Museum of Natural History is an excellent place for a visit. The museum has three eminent collections that are based on persistence and co-operation: Veikko Salkio's Natural History Collection, Viljo Nissinen's Mineral Collection and Armas Järvelä's Butterfly Collection. Photos by Joni Virtanen.

Guided Tours in the Craft Museum of Finland

Deepen your experience in the Craft Museum of Finland with a guided tour. The hour-long tailored tour will provide insightful experiences in the permanent exhibitions “Craft – a Touch of Life” and “Dressed in Pride” or in one of the temporary exhibitions. Reservations in advance.

Kainuu Orienteering Week (Competition Categories)

The Kainuu Orienteering Week's competition categories include four competition days. 1st stage (Sunday), rest day (Monday), 2nd stage (Tuesday), rest day (Wednesday), 3rd stage (Thursday) and 4th stage (Friday). The competition categories are diveded into the following groups: Men/Boys (H/D) 8–95 years, Women/Girls (H/D) 8–95 years. Groups H/D 16–21 also include Elite categories for professionals. Prizes for stage winners and overall winners. Category H/D21E has money prizes.

Wild Food and Culinaristic Cooking in Finland

In Finland animals, berries, mushrooms and wild herbs have a special taste gained from the Taiga forest and midnight sun. We will explore the pure Finnish culinary tastes and cook fantastic meals from wild nature ingredients with chefs. There are differents themes for cooking every day; fish, forest fruits, game animals and birds. We will make trips to forage the fruits of the forest, catch the fish, see the game animals and watch the birds. In the evenings we will have courses to cook the food we catched in the historical iron work area, famous from Alvar Aalto design.

Cosy Finnish Evening - Home Dinners

This is a specialty for everyone interested in the Finnish Lifestyle. Cosy Finland arranges you an invitation to a local home. During this, about 3-4h evening program you will enjoy a dinner with the host or the family. You will have a great opportunity ask anything & learn about Finnish Lifestyle.

Design Walk

On a guided walk to Design District Helsinki you can learn how design became a lifestyle for Finns. We visit classic brands like Artek known of Alvar Aalto and Marimekko and dive deeply to the design quarter to meet the fresh faces of Finnish design.

Local Guide in Helsinki

No routine tours, only what you like! Wouldn't it be great to always have a local friend who has similar interests, ready to protect you from unnecessary hassles and mistakes, and also save you money? Experience the city like a local and hire a local guide!