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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.

Helsinki Highlights By Bikes

An entertaining guided bike tour to see the major attractions and vast green spaces we have in and around the centre of Helsinki. Helsinki has more than 1000km of biking lanes and it is comfortable to cycle here even if first time in town!

Visit at the Nuuksio Reindeer Park

Experience a touch of Northern magic at the Nuuksio reindeer park, which is Finland’s southernmost place where you can see and feed reindeer. The park is located 30km/30min from Helsinki city center and the airport. The reindeer park is open for groups by reservation. For public opening hours, please check our website.

Luxury Yacht - Archipelago Cruise to Åland Island

Wit the luxury yacht we will visit five different islands, including Ahvenanmaa island which is located in the autonomous region between Finland and Sweden. Each of the islands has unique wildlife, fascinating history and lots of stories to tell. There will be opportunities for cycling, kayaking, walking trips, swimming, birdwatching, picking wild berries & mushrooms, and shopping in independent boutiques. Guests will dine in the best restaurants on the archipelago, which specialise in local delicacies and fresh seafood. There's a visit to the world-famous Moominworld as well.

Hotel Stallbacken Wellbeing Package, 2 nights

Whether you're interested in wellbeing, staying active or good food, Hotel Stallbacken in the most beautiful archipelago, in Nagu has it all! At one time, Grännäs Storgård was Grännäs Rustholl. Later, Grännäs Varf, a shipyard that built sailing ships, also operated on the estate. The estate offers a photographic exhibition, and the hosts will gladly tell you more about the locality, its history and culture. We provide high-grade hotel and B&B accommodation in a peaceful and historic setting that is close to nature. You may rent rowing boats, bicycles, canoes and kayaks from us.

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.

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.

Old Wooden Towns Tour

Walking around Old Towns is like stepping into a fairy tale: the colourful wooden houses, decorative gates, cobblestone streets and beautiful public buildings create an atmosphere of the long-forgotten past. Old Finnish coastal towns host many lovely restaurants, cafés, shops and museums. Most of the buildings in these conservation areas date back to the 18th and 19th centuries, and strict regulations ensure that the areas will retain their history.

Special Tour and Discover Porvoo and its Surroundings (2-3 hours)

Discover the old city of Porvoo, Finnish history, culture, and walking in silent nature. Your host will tell you about the Finnish way of life while walking in the old streets and Finnish nature. The perfect way to spend some quality time during your holiday. You will enjoy every single minute of your tour! Learn and discover in 2 hours much more than you could imagine. The tour takes 2–3 hours and includes a stop in a typical café.

Alvar Aalto and Alma in Seinäjoki

Learn about Alvar Aalto's modern architecture & design with a private guide and stay in a Jugend style (Art Nouveau) hotel. Alvar Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer - an important figure of modern architecture. Seinäjoki cultural and administrative centre with six buildings belongs to his most remarkable achievements and is unique in the whole world. You'll stay at Hotel Alma which is built and furnished in rustic Jugend style as a recent extension to a historic restaurant building dating from 1909.

Ice Fishing – Traditional Finnish Experience

Want to enjoy the Finnish wintertime? Put some skates on, glide to our island, and enjoy the beautiful landscape as you sit by a hole in the ice and wait for the fish to come. Our guide will explain how you'll get the biggest fish of all times. Our Winter Café will also provide you with a hot chocolate to keep you warm. Total duration circa 4 hours.

Anti-Aircraft Defence Museum

The Anti-Aircraft Defence Museum showcases a globally unique and diverse collection of anti-aircraft systems from 1925 to the present day, including a MiG-3 fighter that was shot down in 1941. In addition to its extensive outdoor exhibition space, the museum has two large exhibition halls. The museum is located in Tuusula, a 30 minute drive from Helsinki. Other facilities include a museum shop and café.

Manor Tour in Wiurila

The museums offer a fascinating trip into the life of Wiurila. During the tour, you visit the Household Center designed by C. L. Engel, which includes the Wiurila Family Museum where unique articles from the main building are on display. You also get to see the Carriage Museum, the smithy and the carpenter's workshop. The museum is open Wed–Sun, 12–16 in June to August. No reservation is required. Guided tour available on Wednesdays at 9:30–10.30. Reservations by phone.

Midsummer –The Nightless Night

Get together with your friends and spend a unforgettable Summer holiday at Niittyniemi Cottages! This is the time of the year when the sun doesn’t go down at all. You will get an opportunity to experience an authentic and traditional Finnish midsummer with a blazing bonfire.

Guided Tours at EMMA

Deepen your art experience at EMMA with a guided tour. The Art Hour is an in-depth one-hour tour of selected works in the current exhibition of your choice. For a quicker visit, choose the Art Quarter, which gives an introduction to a changing single work in the current exhibition. The guide is available for questions and discussion afterwords. Reservations in advance. Bookings: info@emma.museum, +358 (0)9 8163 0493, Mon–Fri 9–16

Arctic Art Week

Every year in August, Kakslauttanen plays host to an event that attracts artists from all around the world. For a whole week, sculptors, painters and other artists seek inspiration from the Northern nature and allow their creativity to flourish. The works of art created during the week stay at Kakslauttanen for other visitors to discover.

Food & Fun Festival 2016

Our international guest chefs from different countries are challenged to create their own four-course menus during the festival at local restaurants. Bartenders and pastry chefs offer their own delicious recipies for food lovers in bars and cafes. The chefs are definitely allowed to bring some of own flavours, but locality, the Archipelago's ingredients, and freshness are the essence during the festival week. Also look out for bartenders creating their own cocktail menus, introducing great ideas and experiences to the Finnish cocktail scene!

Helsinki Highlights in 6 Hours

Spend a day enjoying interesting sights in Helsinki, also known as the Daughter of the Baltic Sea. Taste the local flair, travel like a local and use the opportunity to familiarise yourself with world famous brands like Marimekko fashion, Iittala glassware or the Moomins at their home! Your Helsinki experience includes airport transfers, a sightseeing tour by bus and a coffee break with traditional “korvapuusti” cinnamon buns. Daily departures throughout the year for 1-9 persons. Duration: 1 day.

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.