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Wild Food and Culinaristic Cooking in Finland

In Finland animals, berries, mushrooms and wild herbs have a special taste gained from the Taiga forest and midnight sun. We will explore the pure Finnish culinary tastes and cook fantastic meals from wild nature ingredients with chefs. There are differents themes for cooking every day; fish, forest fruits, game animals and birds. We will make trips to forage the fruits of the forest, catch the fish, see the game animals and watch the birds. In the evenings we will have courses to cook the food we catched in the historical iron work area, famous from Alvar Aalto design.

Romance of Old Times Spa Atmosphere at Restaurant Merisali

Enjoy the romance of old times spa atmosphere at restaurant Merisali, on the shores of Naantali’s old town, close to Moomin World. The large summer terrace opens up to great views of the guest harbor and the summer residence of the President of Finland. The buffet table has fresh salads, fish, meat and an abundance of delicacies on offer. On the weekends you can enjoy live entertainment (Mar-Sep)

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.

Late Autumn Mushrooms and their Preservation

Autumn and the mushroom season are not yet over. This year’s last mushroom weekend concentrates on the species of late autumn and the secrets of mushroom preservation. The specialist of the weekend, Arja Hopsu-Neuvonen from the Martha Organization, is known as the Queen of Mushroom Pickles. The hostess of Hotel Punkaharju, Saimi Hoyer, is naturally joining us as well. Late autumn mushrooms, especially funnel chanterelles, will be the main focus of our mushroom hunting trips.

Restaurant Demo's Innovative Menu

Demo’s kitchen is crystallized each day our daily menu. Instead of à la carte choices our guests can enjoy a well-thought set of the best dishes our cooks innovate daily. In case of any culinary restrictions, please contact us in advance and we’ll surprise you with a tailor made experience.

Cooking on Open Fire

Cooking on the open fire is always a nice experience. Together we will prepare a 3-course Lappish dinner with local ingredients. You have a chance to hear memorable stories while the food is cooking. Once everything is ready, we will enjoy a tasty dinner and take in the incomparable atmosphere.

Gluten-Free Holiday in Lapland with Winter Activity Package

A private 4-day visit to a guesthouse in the Savukoski wilderness region, where the reindeer outnumber people by ten to one. Your host family will take you out on River Kemijoki to try out winter sports and snowmobiling as well as a visit to a local reindeer farm. They will prepare delicious gluten-free meals for you – unless you wish otherwise. Return tickets to a night train from the Helsinki airport included.

Arctic Wild Food Dinner at Design House Idoli, Ivalo

Design dining! An Arctic wild food dinner is prepared in front of you in a unique milieu surrounded by the best Finnish design and selected pieces of art. After enjoying for a full 4-course gourmet dinner you will sit in a Lappish hut made of glass and enjoy a cup of coffee. The night sky looks amazing here with or without the northern lights.

Tasting Tampere

Get to know Tampere by tasting the local food and drinks, excellent beers, fascinating gins, delicious sausages and cheese, original local food at its best. The guided walking tour in the city center is full of nice surprises, relaxed atmosphere, joy, wonderful flavors and excellent experiences to remember. Enjoy the taste of Tampere!

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.

Lunch or Dinner at the SnowRestaurant

Enjoy a lunch or dinner by the ice tables in the spectacular surroundings of the SnowRestaurant. Take in the snow-built, ice-adorned restaurant-milieu, steaming hot meals and delicious drinks. Have you ever had a drink from a cup made of ice? Altogether a winter experience not to be missed!

SATOA Goes Wild, Kuopio Food Festival

SATOA Goes Wild is an international food festival, where restaurants offer authentic cuisine of North Savo with a twist of wilderness. SATOA goes Wild is an event where a map guides you through the tasty streets of Kuopio. You'll get locally produced wild food spiced up with local arts.

VIP Finnish Culture

Step into our VIP Culture tour taken place around Tampere Lakeland. The theme-based days offer you authentic experiences and different characteristics of Finnish culture. Immerse yourself into Finnish way of life. Walk through the charming story of Tampere. Discover the city’s “hidden treasures”. Enjoy the Finnish cuisine and Finnish design. Interact with locals and get an inside look into Finnish culture. Our wide selection of activities is designed with care and tailored for your convenience.

Café Veranda

The spacious, bright, modern, and stylish design of Café Veranda – together with its location in the centre of Helsinki – provides a perfect setting for a coffee or snack with friends or colleagues. The café is located at street level. Its glass walls reflect the changing seasons perfectly and help create an inspiring setting. Excellent Wi-Fi and a wide range of newspapers and magazines are also available.

Traditional Lappish Evening

Your guide will come and pick you up from the reception. After a 30-minute drive, you will find yourself at a wilderness cabin next to a calm, beautiful lake. You will experience a traditional Finnish evening which includes a sauna, swimming in the lake or ice swimming (wintertime) and a delicious dinner cooked by the open fire. If you are lucky, you might even see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky on winter nights.

Idyllic B&B and Great Restaurant in the Beautiful Countryside of Southern Finland

Cronin's Café & Guesthouse is an idyllic B&B with 6 comfortable rooms and a great summer bistro & bar with an authentic Irish-Finnish atmosphere. Drop in for a dinner or just for a coffee and cake. Or book a room and let the Cronin family be your hosts for a couple of days. You are always most welcome! Our summer terrace lets you enjoy refreshments whilst watching beautiful sunsets over the lakeside scenery. The B&B is open all year round, the restaurant is open 5 days a week in the summer months (in winter for groups with advace booking).

Dinner in the Shaman's Way

Do you hear the ravens' gurgling croaks, the hoot-whoo of a Boreal Owl – foreseeing the arrival of the Shaman…? The Shaman tells you about the magical atmosphere of Lapland, - and lastly endows the travelers with good luck dedicating them with the magic circle of Lapland. When the Shaman disappears, the kota's owner – the master of stories - takes his place and narrates his birthplace in its colorful past and present, whilst preparing your meal. Shaman's reindeer stew or the one and only menu

Evening Snack and Pancakes

Would you like to enjoy some peace and quiet? Just listen to the sounds of silence, sit by the bonfire and look at the sunset or see the stars in the sky? Maybe even get a glimpse of the Northern Lights, if you're lucky. If that sounds appealing, this activity is for you! Enjoy a traditional Finnish outdoor snack and cook some pancakes on the open fire! Suitable for all ages.

Café Tour in Naantali

Naantali is famous for its many picturesque coffee houses and our town is known as a paradise for coffee and tea enthusiasts. This new and exciting café tour is a brilliant way to explore Finnish café culture. Take a moment to enjoy sweet or savoury treats with your hot cup of coffee. Three delicious cafés are included in the Café Tour. Buy your ticket at Visit Naantali's office in the old town of Naantali!