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'Small Finland' in Helsinki

Do you want to see the whole of Finland, having spent just a couple of hours on your trip at the same time? Not only is this possible, but you won’t even need to leave the boundaries of Helsinki. Just a 15-minute drive from the city center, and you’ll find yourself in a completely different world. It seems that time has stood still here – there is no traffic noise, no city hustle. Discover the history of Helsinki and Finland with us!

Restaurant Saaristo on Klippan Island

Scandinavian tastes and magnificent sea views – Helsinki´s Balcony to the sea. The best view of Helsinki opens upon arrival by boat: it is a view of white, fresh city full of expectations. Restaurant Saaristo, located on the Klippan island in front of South Harbour, offers the same view and atmosphere for your enjoyment. Saaristo’s white Art Nouveau style villa, built in 1898, is one of Helsinki’s most imposing and traditional restaurants. Historical milieu as well as central and beautiful location by the sea offer unique surroundings for an unforgettable event.

The Secret of Antlers - Workshop

We will be happy to tell you about our traditions and, particularly, about reindeer antler work! After our performance, everyone will have an opportunity to make his/her own souvenir from a reindeer antler. Visitors will also be able to familiarize themselves with a Lappish log-built home. Did you know reindeer antler is not only a raw material for Lappish utility and decorative pieces but also an ecological material since the reindeer sheds its antlers annually? After visiting us, you will not only know about antler handling but will also experience Finnish hospitability!

Pets Fair

Every kind of pets including dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, terrarium animals, rats, mice, aquarium fish ect. are on display at the event.

Snow Village by Car in Ylläs

Visit the must see attraction of Ylläs; the Snow Village in Lainio! We take you there comfortably and quickly with a car, no fuss! At the Snow Village you see the magnificent ice sculptures. Something very extraordinary is the restaurant and the chapel built with snow and ice. After the tour, we enjoy a cup of hot drink and delicious bun in the warm and cozy log restaurant. Then we are ready to head back to your accommodation, just in time for dinner!

Russian Restaurant Saslik in Helsinki

Culinary trip to Czarist time - experiences for all senses. Saslik, one of the most legendary restaurant in Finland, has honorably cherished the food tradition and the atmosphere of the Czarist era since 1972. In over 40 years Saslik has grown from a restaurant to a landmark. Uniquely decorated milieu together with Czarist hospitality and food culture offer unforgettable experiences for all senses.

Food Helsinki? Hel Yeah!

Helsinki's food culture is the most interesting one in the Nordic countries thanks to its unique location between East and West. Now for the first time local food information and tips have been compiled in a single visually attractive theme brochure “Food Helsinki? HEL YEAH!”. Published by Visit Helsinki, the new pocket-sized brochure “Food Helsinki? HEL YEAH!” presents Helsinki’s food culture and current trends with tips and special themes. The brochure features a map that encourages readers to discover the city independently through the theme of food.

Legendary Knives and Rogues of Härmä

Welcome to Alahärmä, the heartland of old-time rogues and ruffians, where you can get to know their history. Learn about traditional knife production at Iisakki Järvenpää Knife Factory. Knives have been made here since 1879 and are still produced using traditional methods, original tooling and genuine Finnish materials. Accommodation is provided in the midst of natural beauty and historic countryside at the exclusive Jääskä Holiday Homes on Lake Haarusjärvi. You can feel truly at ease on your terrace or by the lakeside, fishing or enjoying the warmth of the fire place.

Slavic Restaurant Bystro

Step into Bystro! The incredible tastes of slavic kitchen together with an edgy vodka bar welcome you to Russia in the middle of Helsinki city centre. The extraordinary ambience of Bystro invites you to enjoy Russian – Caucasian treats: fine selection of roe and caviar, spicy meat casseroles – and best blinis Finland has to offer. Bystro’s rugged bar offers a wide selection of vodkas, Russian beers, tea and house cocktails. Welcome to the heart of slavic kitchen!

Restaurant Sipuli

A conservatory, bar, banquet hall and cabinet rooms under the same roof. Restaurant Sipuli, built in an old red-brick harbour storehouse, is an exceptionally versatile restaurant. Sipuli is not one of the most popular venues in Helsinki by accident. It's the place for creating your kind of event.

Raseborg Castle Ruin

Rasebord Castle was the administrative of Western Uusimaa in the Middle Ages. The history of this royal castle includes thousands of stories with themes ranging from a spellbinding tale of love and the shipwreck of a treasure ship to the collapse of beer cellars and the end of the castle's era of glory.

Best Of Rovaniemi

Are you curious to see what hidden gems there are in the surroundings of Rovaniemi city? Let us take you around by car to see those places where locals like to take their friends and family. Get to know your guide and the local lifestyle while we chat away about life in Lapland and make stops for photos. Visit the highest point of Rovaniemi, photogenic landscapes, locals' favourite spots for a picnic, hiking and days off, gorgeous natural formations and ancient natural sights.

Katajanokka Casino

The nearly century-old building serves as both à la carte restaurant and an event and conference venue. Just imagine having your event in the Merisali hall or the chandelier-lit Kenraalisali hall by the glorious sea view or choose a cabinet room best suited for your party.

GoExpo Fair

The largest sports and outdoor event in Finland. GoExpo - seven events at the same time! This fair combination is a dream-come-true for active, sporty people.

Wintry weekend in Rovaniemi

Spend a wintry weekend in Rovaniemi! Visit a reindeer farm, try snowmobiling, meet Santa Claus and enjoy Lappish 3-course dinner in Igloo Restaurant!

Visit in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Verla

During a visit to the UNESCO Heritage Site Verla Groundwood and Board Mill museum you can relive early history of the forest industry and life in a small village: the original mill buildings and machinery with the 19th century methods, the patrons residence, the surrounding area and the idyllic worker's cottages as well as the Verla rapids and its power plants. In summer, the village workshops and boutiques are a further attraction. Demonstrations are given on special craft days. There are also exhibitions and a new history walk - a short route with information in the mill area.

Harmooni Menu

Restaurant Harmooni is situated in a historical building near the Jyväskylä railway station. The traditional Harmooni Menu is a symphony of taste, with updated classics reminiscent of the history of Halosen Harmoonitehdas (the old organ factory), enlivened by the Halonen family’s roots in Savonia.

Excursion to Fiskars Village

Founded in 1649, Fiskars started in a small village about 1/2-1 hours west of Helsinki. In the 1980s, Fiskars began to move operations out of Fiskars Village to streamline production and make use of more modern facilities. Later on, Fiskars wanted to keep the traditions of the village and buildings alive by searching for new inhabitants and bringing craftsmen, designers and artists to fill the vacant historic buildings. Under the slogan ‘A Living Ironworks Village’ this project was a huge success and the result is the Fiskars Village of today. Excursion: 4h incl. guiding service, transfer.