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Creating Art Surrounded by Nature

How would you like an artist’s holiday on an amazingly beautiful island in northern Saimaa lake district, staying in a newly built, Karelian-style cottage in the midst of old trees that gives you space for thoughts, relaxation and reinvigoration? Get inspired by painting in water colours or making mosaic or environmental art – or try the Finnish national instrument, kantele, and let yourself be enchanted by its sounds against the background of light summer winds and or open fire in the winter.

Dine at Home

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.

Evening Cruise with Steamship Ukkopekka

During summer evenings Steamship Ukkopekka sails from Turku to the fascinating small island of Loistokari. There is everything you need for a wonderful evening: delicious dinner inspired by the Finnish archipelago with a variety of fish and barbecue specialties, along with live music and dancing on the pier. The ship is alive with an unforgettable atmosphere and happy people!

Gold Panning in Lemmenjoki

Lemmenjoki River is famous for gold panning. Now you can also try your luck in this fascinating activity. First we drive with the river boat to the gold claim where you will learn the secrets of gold panning and hear stories of Lappish gold history. During the trip you will hear traditional Sami joik singing and visit the Ravadas Falls, one of the more spectacular water falls in northern Lapland and enjoy camp lunch. After the trip there is a possibility to visit your guide’s reindeer farm and his mother’s felting atelier and learn some more of the Sami culture.

Local Handicraft Workshop in Lappish Home

We invite you to visit the handicraft workshop of the local artist Mrs. Irene Kangasniemi and her traditional Lappish log-built home! After the tour at the handicraft workshop, you get the chance to make your own souvenir made of reindeer antler. Using example articles, Irene and Ari Kangasniemi tell of traditions and the reindeer antler work currently being produced at Kangasniemi House. They also use other materials collected from Lapland’s nature for their handicraft.

Visit a Finnish Family

Have you ever walked the streets of a city and wandered what’s going on inside the homes? What does it look like? What do they talk about? What do they eat? We sure have – that is why Home Dining exists. We put together a network of selected homes. Single individuals, couples or families have all their own stories to tell. Experience wonderful moments, in our homes, over a meal and you will catch a glimpse of our everyday life. You can choose the type of family you want to visit by language spoken and food served. The “menus” come in three different main categories.

'Meet the Santa 365' Hotel Package

The 'Meet the Santa 365' hotel package includes 1 night accommodation in a standard room and a rich buffet breakfast at Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus in Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa Claus. The package also includes a bus transfer to/from the Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle, in where you can meet the Santa Claus himself.

'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!

Alvar Aalto and Design in Seinäjoki

One of the most famous Finns in the world is architect Alvar Aalto. Aalto’s clean and timeless form language can be seen in both in details and in composition of six buildings in Seinäjoki. Civil Guard and Lotta Svärd museum is the museum for voluntary national defense, designed by Alvar Aalto. Amfora Shop has a great variety of ceramic products representing modern Finnish design. Kaarakka House houses Finnish design and distinctive local handicrafts.

Celebrate Midsummer Eve

Experience the Finnish Midsummer! Midsummer in Finland is the time to celebrate our white nights and have fun! With us, you can be part of a real Finnish Midsummer. First you prepare yourself a bath whisk, which you will need later in the evening. Take part in the Midsummer Games with funny, less familiar events, suitable for all. Sauna is a true Finnish Midsummer experience. Later in the evening a bonfire is lit on the hotel beach. A Midsummer Night Dance completes the celebration.

Circus with the Stars

Cirque du Soleil trapeze artist, Pauliina Räsänen, and world champion acrobat, Slava Volkov, are offering a unique opportunity to spend an enthralling day participating in circus-art workshops. The program includes a circus-art workshop where participants will learn various circus disciplines such as the tightrope, the trapeze, acrobatics, as well as manipulation and juggling skills. No previous circus experience is required and exercises are designed according to capabilities. Groups will also pay a visit to the Kustavi Clay Workshop in the heart of the archipelago.

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.

Cosy Finnish Evening - Home Dinners

This is a specialty for everyone interested in the Finnish Lifestyle. Cosy Finland arranges you an invitation to a local home. During this, about 3-4h evening program you will enjoy a dinner with the host or the family. You will have a great opportunity ask anything & learn about Finnish Lifestyle.

Cosy Finnish Mölkky Evening

Mölkky is a Finnish game played with throwing pins. It is easy and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. During the Mölkky Evening you will learn to play the game with your local hosts. You are invited to their home to have a snack and beverages during the game evening. Most homes can host 1–4 guests, some up to ten. Bigger groups are divided to several locations. Mölkky is an outside game and can be replaced by indoors activity if the weather is poor. No special clothing is needed; comfort is key.

Custom Tour

Challenge us! Send us an e-mail and request for a tour customized for your liking. We have a lot of itineraries to combine on short notice in order to offer you an exclusive experience. If you have something specific in mind, it is best to give us 1 to 3 weeks to organise everything before your arrival. Waiting for you will be a tour that is guaranteed to surpass all of your expectations. Contact us and let’s cook up something cool together!

Day with a Local

Explore Helsinki with a local! A Local is your host and tour guide of the day (6 hours). You can choose what you would like to do or leave the planning to a Local. Your day is a combination of local life and highlights of Helsinki. Interaction with a Local is the key element. You will discuss about the topics you are interested in and there is enough time for taking photos and enjoying the atmosphere. You can meet the Local in the port or hotel lobby for your convenience.

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.

Excursion to Santa Claus Village and Santapark

The tour includes visiting Santa Claus Village and SantaPark. Santa Claus Village will be interesting for both children and adults. There you can send Christmas postcards to your friends, buy gifts and souvenirs. You will also have a chance to experience amazing reindeer and husky safaries and, afterwards, help yourself with a mug of hot glögi (mulled wine) at the Ice Bar. You will meet Santa Claus there and cross the Arctic Circle (don't forget to make a wish!). In SantaPark, under the ground, you will meet Santa's elves and immerse yourself into the atmosphere of a Christmas fairytale!

Field Trip for Beer Lovers

Field trip for Beer Lovers is an introductory tour to the most famous pubs in Turku. The tour begins at the Panimoravintola Koulu (an old school and brewery). How beer is produced, what ingredients are used and which sorts of beer are available are just some of the questions that will be answered at this stage of the tour. During your ‘studies’ you’ll taste four different types of beer. Your education will continue on foot over the river to the Uusi Apteekki. Set in an old pharmacy, this corner pub is brimming with character and a huge variety of potions!