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Magic of the Finnish Woods

Experience the Finnish wilderness and northern mythologies during our walking trip into the woods of Nuuksio National Park. Listen to stories from The Kalevala, the Finnish national epic, and learn about the power of the shamans and nature spirits. Find out myths and facts about the bear, the king of the woods and the national animal of Finland. Visit the Bear-Hut, where you will meet a very convincing brown bear. Learn the traditions of ancient Finns and enjoy the beauty of Finnish nature. After the trip, you can enjoy traditional Finnish food grilled on the campfire.


Magic of Pentik - Guided Tour in Pentik Culture Centre

The idea for Pentik Ltd first emerged in 1971, inspired by Anu Pentik’s enthusiasm for ceramics and leather crafts. Starting from the family’s basement and nursery room, the company took on a fascinating history to become an international chain for interior design. During this guided tour we will visit the whole Culture Centre; Anu Pentik Gallery, Countryside Memories Museum, Old Ceramics Exhibition, International Coffee Cup Museum and Pentik Home Museum. You will get a deeper understanding and hear fascinating stories about Pentik, art, ceramics & local culture, history and nature!

Gold Prospectors Summer Holiday

Learn the secrets of gold prospecting with a professional guide, pan your own gold nuggets and stay in an authentic gold prospectors cabin. This package includes 2 nights stay in a gold prospectors cabin with breakfast, 2 days pass for guided gold panning in the Gold Village & entrance to the Goldmuseum.

Guided Tour Through Turku Castle

Join a guided tour through the medieval parts of the Turku Castle! Learn the fascinating history and best stories of this historical monument, where kings and queens dwelt and politicians plotted wars amidst everyday life.

Lappish Evening in the Wilderness Hut

Experience the Finnish culture through an authentic evening full of traditional activities and food. Together we start heating up the sauna and prepare a delicious fire-glazed salmon dinner on open fire. It takes about 1 hour for the sauna to heat up. You can also play fun outdoor games and put your fish catching skills to the test! Then you can relax in a hot sauna and take a dip in the refreshing water of a wilderness lake. Afterwards we will enjoy our dinner while savoring the gorgeous nature.

Cycling Holiday in Southwest Finland – Self-Guided 9 Days / 8 Nights

9-day self-guided cycling holiday in Southwest Finland will bring you from Salo to Kimitoön, passing Teijo National Park and lovely countryside all the way south out to the Archipelago National Park. You cycle along small countryside roads, forest paths and scenic cycle routes. Besides the beautiful and varying nature and scenery, there is much to see and experience along the route; small, lively villages with culturohistorical ironworks buildings, mills, red ochre houses, and the majestic Bengtskär lighthouse. Enjoy the calm atmosphere – and of course the Finnish sauna!

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.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Suomenlinna

The best way to get to know the fortress is to visit the Suomenlinna Museum which tells the story of Suomenlinna. After that your guide will take you through the fortress to see its walls, cannons, tunnels and dry dock. After a fresh walk around the fortress you can finish your visit with a warm cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll.

Dressed with Pride

Dressed with Pride is a permanent exhibition at the Craft Museum of Finland and presents traditional outfits from different parts of Finland in various eras. The exhibition draws attention to the remarkable level of detail in the costumes: flax and wool fabrics, pewter brooches, colourful stripe patterns on skirts, headgear and pockets. The exhibition is curated by the National Costume Centre of Finland, which works as part of the Craft Museum of Finland.

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.

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!

Löyly

Löyly, an urban oasis occupying a stretch of beautiful Helsinki waterfront, offers a warm welcome and many delights for locals and visitors alike. On a beautiful summer’s day, our terrace is the place to be and our saunas are available daily. While Löyly offers exceptional architecture in a unique location, it is our commitment to sustainable business and green construction that truly sets us apart. The environment has been our number one consideration throughout the project, informing everything from our choice of FSC certified building materials to our menu.

Himos Catering Service by Moose Manor

We cater the cottages in the Himos ski resort area. Good food, the best service! From the hightlights of your life to get-togethers of any reason – we'll cater your parties! HimosCatering provides catering services around Himos ski resort and Jämsä city area. We'll serve you lunch and dinner, we'll make your breakfast ready for the next morning. We'll even go grocery shopping for you! Need a night snack or a five o'clock tea?

Nature Experience

Enjoy a guided walking tour in the centre of Kristiinankaupunki as well as a guided tour along a nature trail in the vicinity of the city centre. Afterwards you will enjoy a lunch at the "Local Cave" restaurant and have a chance to visit the Wolf Cave on Susivuori. Objects found in the cave have brought about speculations that it could have been inhabited in the Paleolithic Era, 120 000 to 130 000 years ago. These objects would be the only known Neanderthal artifacts in the Nordic countries. In the afternoon, you can visit Storholmen Island and its nature trail.

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.

Food Walk in Turku

A walking tour to sample all of the River Aura's finest delicacies. This food walk is sure to leave a good taste in your mouth! Spend a day in Turku experiencing new delightful tastes and enjoying the river front. The Turku Food Walk card will lead you straight to the heart of Turku’s restaurant culture. The route along the banks of the River Aura will take you to genuinely local restaurants that offer the most delicious tastes in Turku. The tour is not guided, but the card includes a map which provides an easy navigation of the route along the River Aura.

Lemmenjoki Gold Rush Autumn Hike

A remote guided one-week autumn hike in the largest and northernmost national park in Finland. Full board, accommodation in tents on tour, and in a log cabin at the beginning and end. The tour highlights include an overnight gold mine visit with a panning possibility and a sauna, visit to the Morgan-Viibus fell, an introduction to the Sámi way of life and reindeer husbandry with genuine Sámi people. You will also receive an introduction to the survival skills needed in Finland. Transport from and to the Ivalo airport are included.

Folk Music Workshops

Want to try a Kantele Workshop or a Rune Singing Workshop – or both? The kantele is Finland's national instrument, and this workshop focusses on the 5-string version. Rather than seeking perfection, the idea is to enjoy making music together – no previous experience is required. Or learn about the Finnish rune singing tradition! The chapters, runes, of the Finnish national epic Kalevala were originally songs. This workshop is an introduction to Kalevala's rune singing and its varied forms.

The Many Faces of Finnish Forest

The history and the legends of Finnish forest industry are presented with a dash of humor, as well as national art treasures inspired by the forest nature at the Serlachius Museums. Forest’s culinary goods on the plate at Art Museum’s Restaurant Gösta and a short trip to the actual forest along with a good meal and sleep in the sylvan manor. The small town amid the beautiful forest and lake landscape offers its visitors a variety of possibilities to experience Finnish nature.

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.