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Experience true Lappish hospitality! We are happy to invite you to our home for dinner. Come and discover the local life and hear amazing stories about Lapland, while a delicious home cooked three course meal is served.

Sleepyhead Festival in Naantali

The unique Sleepyhead Festival is the jolliest festival of the year for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy shopping at the Sleepyhead Market and a variety of other events. Festivities begin on 26th July at Naantali Ice Rink where the Sleepyhead cheese and wine festival takes place. On 27th July, Sleepyhead day, the Official Sleepyhead of the Year is thrown into the sea at 7 am sharp. The fun lasts from dawn till dusk all over town. This is a must-experience in Naantali!

Mysterious Turku

This walking tour will take you to places you are unlikely to discover by yourself — even with a map and a healthy dose of curiosity. With a guide, you can experience the Turku that hides beyond the postcards, tourist advertisements and traditional history. You will hear stories about the tunnels, cellars and underground treasures which lay beneath the town of Turku, in the shadowy lanes off the beaten track.

Viking Restaurant Harald

Whether you are looking for a quiet, romantic dinner or a big feast served on medieval swords and shields, Viking Restaurant Harald offers diners great Nordic- inspired food in a quirky setting. Drawing inspiration from mystical Viking times, the restaurant allows diners a unique way to switch off and dive into the world of Vikings.

Cosy Day

This is your chance to try local life instead of being a tourist. You will spend four hours with your private local host. You will be shown around in their neighborhoods and introduced to their favorite places. Delve into the Finnish lifestyle and peek inside a real local home.

Stundars Open Air Museum

Stundars is one of Finland's largest open air museums, an Ostrobothnian handicraft village and a very popular attraction south of Vaasa. During summer, you can walk around the museum village and run into "villagers" from 1917. You can participate in their chores or just have a chat with the farmer's wife, the school master or whomever you happen to meet during your stroll.

Kamome Shokudo Tour – かもめ食堂ツアー

This Japanese guided tour takes you to the main shooting sites of the movie ”Kamome Shokudo”. First we enjoy a walk and a coffee break by the campfire in the forest at the Nuuksio National Park. Shopping time at the Arabia Factory Shop and a Finnish lunch at Cafe Suomi are also included.

Snowmobile Safari to the Levi Ice Gallery

We will enjoy the scenery while snowmobiling around the Levi fell to Luvattumaa. The 10 000 square meter snow and ice structure contains a snow hotel, snow chapel, ice bar, and an ice and snow art gallery. After a coffee break in the ”kota” restaurant, we will drive back to Levi through the beautiful forest scenery. Driving distance 35 km. Duration about 2–3 hours.

Lemin Särä

Särä is a delicious lamb dish that follows a 1000 year old tradition. Slow baking guarantees a delicious taste experience. In a genuine Lemi way, Särä is enjoyed slowly, and you can have as many servings as you like. Restaurant Säräpirtti is located in Lemi, a half an hour’s drive from Lappeenranta, and managed by the second generation of the Hietaranta Family. It is the only restaurant in Finland specialising in a single dish. We cook Särä throughout the year and serve it with "Eat all you can" principle. A traditional Särä meal consists of Särä, home-made rieska bread and beer.

Historical Helsinki Sightseeing

Enjoy the most extensive Sightseeing Cruise in Helsinki! With this tour, you can see the best of Helsinki from the sea: numerous islands, beautiful shores of old city districts, famous historical buildings, churches, icebreakers, harbours, villas, saunas and the zoo. Historical Helsinki is available only on Royal Line's vessels. You can also enjoy the traditional archipelago buffet onboard. Interesting commentary available in 10 languages.

Touch – Contemporary Finnish and International Art Exhibition

"Touch" is the title of the new Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection Exhibition. The collection is on permanent display at EMMA, showcasing hundreds of works of art by Finnish and international artists dating from the early 1900s to the present. The overarching theme of the collection is humanity, a choice to which the collection naturally lends itself. The human being, identity, our physicality and interaction with the surrounding world have been central in contemporary art for the past decades.

Turku Music Festival

Explore the Turku Music Festival, one of the oldest music festivals in Finland! The versatile city festival provides top class music for a wide range of tastes, including major orchestral concerts, chamber music, recitals, jazz and concerts for children. Since its foundation in 1960, the annual festival has provided high quality events every August. Each year the festival gathers leading Finnish and international artists such as Jonas Kaufmann, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, Rolando Villazón, Donna Leon, Seoul Philharmonic and Elīna Garanča.

Museum of Natural History in Pori

The Ark Nature Centre (Museum of Natural History) is a part of Satakunta Museum. The museum's permanent exhibition highlights the wetlands of the region, with a focus on the Satakunta coast and the Kokemäenjoki delta area. The exhibition uses miniature scale to show the influence of human culture on Satakunta, as well as its nature, raised bogs and outer archipelago.

Half-Day Visit and River Cruise in Porvoo (5–6 hours)

Discover the old city of Porvoo, Finnish history, culture, and walking in silent nature. Lunch in a typical restaurant, then we continue our visit along the river and in the empire part of the city. In the afternoon we will visit nice spots with beautiful views. Possibility to rent bicycles to see more places outside the town. River cruise on historical Porvoo River also included.

Village Life, Tradition and Nature in Mathildedal (3 days)

This packeage is for those who enjoy peaceful walks in the woods, beautiful scenery and idyllic villages. Birdsong, campfires and calm included. The package includes 2 nights in a double room at Ruukin Majatalo, breakfast included. Day 1: Nature day in Teijo National Park: a hiking map, kindling for campfire, and lunch box included. Enjoy a refreshing Finnish sauna (1 h) and swimming. Day 2: Experience idyllic village life — live and love like locals. Visit an alpaca mill, the local brewery, bakery, and coffee rostery. Enjoy coffee and cakes at the Café Kyläkonttori.

Champagne for the Tsar

This tour shows you everything that Emperor Alexander I of Russia saw and experienced on his visits to Turku. At the end of the tour you'll be treated to an imperial snack at Café Art, located on the bank of the Aura River. Tour participants receive the book "The Rulers of Turku" as a memento.

Study the Forest

Study the Forest is a three-hour excursion through family-owned forests. You will learn how traditional forest management, tourism and volunteerism can go hand-in-hand. We will tailor the excursion according to your interests and wishes. Coffee and snacks by a campfire are included.

Culture Pass

One ticket, three attractions. The Culture Pass is a handy way to experience the most interesting attractions in Rovaniemi! With the pass, you can learn about the history of Lapland and Arctic research in Arktikum, get to know northern contemporary art at the Korundi House of Culture and familiarize yourself with the many meanings of northern forests at Science Centre Pilke. The Culture Pass is personal and valid for seven days.

Local Lapland – Experience Everyday Life with a Finnish Family

Mummola is a Finnish word for a place where your grandparents live. Mummola Travels is a dairy farm that is home to a young family of four generations. We welcome guests to see our home, everyday life, and family activities. We would like our guests to experience Mummola and Lapland like they were our friends visiting us. We are open around the year and welcome the guests with the best that every season has to offer. Live like a local for few days and experience magical Lapland and Mummola with us!