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Aurora Tours

"The smaller the group, the bigger the experience, as listening to the woods is better in silence." You can pick from a range of tour times, from 3 to 6 hours. So just send us an email and we can tailor a tour to your needs! Our groups are never larger than 8 people per tour, so you can truly experience the beauty of Aurora hunting. Your tour guide will also teach you about the authenticity of Lapland and the nature that surrounds you.

Walk in the Shadow of Architecture

Explore on foot the signature buildings of Turku’s modern architecture and other fascinating structures. Architect Alvar Aalto resided in Turku between 1927 and 1933. During this time Turku played a significant role in the emergence of new architecture and furniture design. On this tour a guide introduces you to the exterior of three transitional works of Aalto’s functionalism: the Maalaistentalo, the Turun Sanomat as well as a standard apartment building. The tour presents another functionalist, Erik Bryggmann. Hotel Hospits, Atrium and Student Union buildings are examples of his work.

The Ultimate Explorer

Nothing beats this unique journey with Sámi reindeer herders when the reindeer migrate to their summer pastures. The trip starts from and finishes in Finland, but you will explore the Arctic beauty of Norway, live with the Sámi in their traditional tents and be a part of the host Sámi family. This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Due to herding traditions, it is only available in April. Small groups only.

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!

'Rug rag of memories' -weaving retreat

Weaving retreat is a combination of a holiday spent close to nature and weaving on looms. Relax and enjoy slow crafting and precious me-time away from tight schedules and pressure of social achievement. This holiday is for you, if you need a retreat in a pristine and nurturing environment. Relax by exercising, or doing nothing at all in the tranquil archipelago. You will live, cook and enjoy the sauna in a spacious lakeside cottage. You will weave, using the looms, your very own unique rag rug – an authentic form of Finnish textile work.

Samiland Exhibition

The Samiland exhibition explores the Sami peoples' thousands of years of history, culture and mythology. Visit the indoor exhibition to find out about the differences between the Skolt Sami and the Mountain Sami as well as about the traditional occupations and ancient mythical characters of the Sami people. The outdoor exhibition will teach you more about traditional Sami buildings and reindeer herding.

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.

Rye Bread Workshop: Dive into Finnish Food Culture

Finnish rye bread is made with love and unhurried enjoyment. The enchanting smell of freshly baked bread will turn any day into a celebration. The bread is baked with a sourdough starter that’s more than 100 years old, passed from generation to generation to this day. Rye bread can also be baked in a conventional electric oven, but it takes unhurried time and patience. We’ll take breaks from baking by going outside for coffee. Now, are you ready to take your first bite?

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.

Live Like a Real Finn: Wash Some Rugs!

Finns definitely have their original habits and quirks. They like hot saunas, have summer cottages far away from other people and still like to wash their rugs in rivers or the sea. Try it yourself: visit a pier and wash a rag rug with a brush! The session includes brushes, environmentally friendly soaps and rugs that need some scrubbing. While it's a memorable experience in itself, you can also keep all the objects used as souvenirs. You may also donate the clean rug to charity. Duration: 2 hours.

Taste of Finnish Nature

First, you must build a fire without matches. Only then can you begin preparing a Finnish creamy salmon or vegetable soup cooked over an open fire. This is a hands-on tour set in the beauty of the Finnish countryside, a unique twist on your standard holiday meal. Highlights: -Build a fire the traditional way (without matches or lighters!) -Cook traditional Finnish soup on open fire from pure local ingredients -Relax in the silence of nature

Campfire Night

Well sheltered from the wind, we stay by the fire in a traditional Lappish “Kota” hut, grilling Finnish sausages and enjoying hot drinks. You will hear stories of Finnish nature and life on the shores of the Bothnian Bay. The hut is located just next to the gigantic SnowCastle.

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.

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.

Local Guide in Helsinki

No routine tours, only what you like! Wouldn't it be great to always have a local friend who has similar interests, ready to protect you from unnecessary hassles and mistakes, and also save you money? Experience the city like a local and hire a local guide!

Moomin and the Magician’s Hat

Kenneth Greve’s choreography to music by Tuomas Kantelinen is based on the novel ’Finn Family Moomintroll’ by Tove Jansson. Moomin and the Magician’s Hat transports viewers to Moomin Valley, where the appearance of a strange hat causes confusion. Characters already seen in the earlier Moomin ballet are now joined by Little My and the Groke.

4-Day Mini Roadtrip to the Heart of Real Finland

Is it really possible to discover Finland in only 4 days? Yes, it is – with the My Finland travel agency organising your 4-day trip, in step with nature’s rhythm and the Finnish lifestyle. In only 4 days you can discover the many faces of Finland, from city and small town to lakeside country life – a complete change of scenery! Small group bookings (no more than 8 people), a group you can create yourself for a truly unique experience.

Let’s party – Cosy Bring Your Own Wine

Grab your favourite bottle of wine and visit a Finnish home! Red or white, it’s up to you. We will organize a host who prepares a Finnish meal for you and introduces their choice of wine as well. While you enjoy the dinner and wine, you have a great opportunity to learn about everyday life in Finland and our unique culture.

Authentic Life Stories by River Kymijoki

Come and relax in the restful landscape and fresh nature of Kymenlaakso in South-East Finland. A complete, fully guided travel package of 3 days includes transportation, tasty local food, outdoor activities and an introduction to Finnish art. The journey invites you to enjoy berry picking and Nordic walking or snowshoeing during various seasons of the year. Dive into stories of salmon, enjoy art at a home gallery and sleep well in cosy accommodation near River Kymijoki and the Gulf of Finland.

Siida Shop

Siida Shop is Siida's museum and nature shop. For visitors, it is an extension of the exhibitions. Here our guests can buy handicrafts and literature that celebrate Sámi culture and the Arctic, as well as souvenirs and postcards.