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Wilderness Week Hosted by Huskies

A week of spending time with huskies, exploring nature, or just relaxing and enjoying the peace and quietness. The choice is yours, as you are the only guests at this small husky farm. This farm of about 25 dogs is located on a lake shore and surrounded by taiga forests. It offers a great opportunity to experience the wilderness lifestyle: hiking in nature, canoeing or rowing on a lake, fishing, picking berries, mushrooms & herbs, cooking, chopping firewood and heating up sauna etc. You can also take part in daily tasks with huskies and go hiking with them.

Habitare Fair

Finland’s leading event for furniture and interior decoration and design,since 1970. In conjunction will be held The ValoLight lighting event, high-quality audio and image fair HifiExpo, Antiikki antique fair and ArtHelsinki contemporary art fair.

Restaurant Origo

Origo is located in Hanko. Origo was the first of the many restaurants operating today in the Eastern Harbour warehouses. Since 2001, the restaurant has been owned and operated by a local couple Joanna and Jan Westerling. Entering Origo, the guests can't miss the seafood buffet in the middle of the dining room. On our menu there is always, of course, also the traditional creamy salmon soup and Origo’s famous pepper steak. In addition, we offer each season's tastiest local offerings, such as asparagus, wild mushrooms, berries, fish, sheep, birds and venison.

Santa's Secret Forest Joulukka

The elves welcome you to step into a fairytale, to have a magical private meeting with Santa Claus and learn the secrets of Christmas. The elves invite you to spend unforgettable moments in Santa’s secret forest Joulukka, where you will discover the secrets of the real elves, visit a top-secret Christmas Command center and whisper your Christmas wishes to Santa Claus during your exclusive private meeting. You can take as many pictures with new magical friends as you wish and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere all around Joulukka.

Evening Vesper in Naantali

The evening vesper is played from the Naantali church tower every evening at 8 pm from 1 June to 31 August. As eight o'clock nears in the old town harbour, a traditional drummer, Trumputtaja, plays a beat dating back to the 19th century, asking everyone to quiet down for the evening vesper. This beautiful and soulful tune is played in three directions; to the president, to the town and to the sea.

The Children's Fair

THE place to be for families and future parents. Families come to the expo to spend some quality time together and to see the latest children's products and services. Also getting the latest information on parenting is important for the visitors. Joy and laughter fill the exhibition hall together with an exhilarating programme.

Restaurant Casino

BEST WESTERN Spahotel Casino restaurants and terrace offer a lovely view on the changing scenery to the lake Saimaa and the city centre. Restaurants Amanda, Casino and Lanson terrace are proud to serve fresh and unique tastes based on local and Scandinavian flavours.

Restaurant Savu

210 year old log storehouse by the sea! Savu has a beautiful location on the Tervasaari Island, just walking distance away from Helsinki Market Square. Road connection from street Pohjoisranta leads to the island so it’s possible to bring the guests by car/bus to the island. The red log storehouse, built in 1805 for storing tar barrels, creates a unique milieu for Restaurant Savu. In the old days households were counted based on the number of smoke (=savu) plumes you could see rising from a village - so the restaurant is the only "savu" on the island.

Restaurant Nokka

On the banks of Katajanokka you will feast on food with a story. At Nokka, we even know the name of the cep picker. The entire restaurant experience starts with the clean and high-quality ingredients hand-picked by Chef Ari Ruoho. Welcome to Nokka, the pinnacle of flavour.

Lifeseeing Helsinki – Stop Over Tour

​Our 2-hour Helsinki stop-over tour starts at the main railway station – our guide will meet you at the Finnair airport bus stop. Discover much more than just the iconic landmarks of the city with us! We will show you areas off the beaten track and give you wonderful insights into life in Finland’s capital. Get to know the soul of this vibrant city and discover secret spots!

Alvar Aalto in Kauttua

The package includes a guided tour in architectually famous Terrace House, designed by Alvar Aalto. Lunch or dinner in Kauttua Club and accommodation for one night is also included. Some of Artek's furniture in the Terrace House are also for sale.

The Journey Menu

Our classic The Journey Menu is filled with wonderful Scandinavian flavours that you can enjoy with time. We serve all our portions and wines with a story. Welcome!

'Family time' – Fun Adventures at the Niittyniemi Cottages

Do something different with your family and take a trip to Merikarvia's clean nature. Here you can find many activities while exploring the surrounding nature. You can recognize countless species of plants and birds, collect and taste berries, fish and make food on a campfire, for example. While staying on Niittyniemi Cottages, you can also take care of the farm's sheep and cats!

The Story of the Lotta – Always Demand the Most from Yourself

The Lotta Museum’s main exhibition ”The Story of the Lotta – Always Demand the Most from Yourself” is an experimental exhibit based on the personal experiences of Lottas. Visitors are taken along on a Lotta posting across the country, guided by the stories of Lottas who served in medical duties and administration. Produced with multimedia techniques, the story is combined with photographs from the same posting. Together, these two narratives – the original voice and the photographs – form the unique and moving story of the Lotta.

Motorcycle Show

Motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, riding gear, spare parts and much more! At the largest motorcycle show in the Nordic countries, you can find the newest items of the season, nostalgic old bikes, the most stylish customised choppers and a hefty dose of fast-paced programming.

Day Tour in Sipoo, Nuuksio and Porvoo

We have daily departures from Helsinki for this tour. The package includes coffee & pulla (a bun), exploring the Sipoo national park, a lunch, visit to Porvoo old town and Haltia (the Finnish nature centre), and sauna & swimming in Nuuksio.

Sightseeing in Nuuksio National Park and Lunch at Café Brunnsdal

Departure at 11.00 from the airport or from your hotel with a classy BMW limousine. The car will take you on a sightseeing trip through Finnish nature, where you can experience the colourful and fresh surroundings Finland has to offer right outside Helsinki. The route goes through Nuuksio National Park and other interesting sights. We will stop for a tasty lunch at Café Brunnsdal in Espoo. The restaurant is in a cosy old house in Kauklahti and serves fresh food made with local ingredients.

Ahlström Voyage

The extensive Ahlström Voyage exhibition tells the history of Ahlström from the year 1851 and illustrates the present day of the Ahlström companies. The exhibition presents the architecture of the Noormarkku Works, the development of the area into its present form, and its residents and trades.

The International Boat Show

Finland's most popular boating fair – the Helsinki International Boat Show – has grown to be one of the biggest events of its kind in the Nordic countries.