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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.

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.

Fork in Hand, Culinary Walk in Helsinki

Fork in Hand is a culinary walk in Helsinki. Learn stories about Helsinki and Finnish food as you enjoy a meal on the go! From the largest food hall in the city to the smallest local deli; the market place and the market hall, raw food and local food... Meet local vendors and cafe owners and hear their tales. Make your own memories. They sure will be tasty!

From Guesthouse to Guesthouse Finnish Cuisine

Finnish cuisine is known for generally combining traditional country fare and haute cuisine with contemporary continental style cooking. Fish and meat play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes from the western part of the country, while the dishes from the eastern part, for example Karelia, have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms. During this tour you learn more about Finnish cuisine and also get to know the Finnish culture and locals. The delicious food is local and lot of the products are organic!

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.

Silent Moments at a Karelian Guesthouse

Take a break from day-to-day life to simply be and peacefully listen to your surroundings and yourself. A two-day stop in a quiet and charming guesthouse is an opportunity for rest, spending time outdoors, guided light exercise, delicious local food, relaxation for mind and body, and for actively listening to the sounds of silence.

Wild Food Master Class

Learn to cook wild food! Get on a wild food master class in middle of a Finnish forest, where pure berries, mushrooms and herbs depending on the season are next to you. Saturday night dinner will be prepared together using the ingredients you found from nature.

3-Course Dinner at the Ice Restaurant

Have a warming shot from an ice glass, a chat with a multicultural crowd of visitors or a delicious 3-course dinner in a truly extraordinary environment. Snow Village’s magnificent Snow Restaurant with its own ice bar is something you have to experience to believe.

An Evening at Pettu-Eerikki

An evening at Pettu-Eerikki includes our finest á la carte dining, a guided tour to one of Finland's most expansive private historical collections and the unique atmosphere of our candlelit torture chamber. Includes: * Three course á la carte dining * Guided tour of the premises and the historical collection * Warm drinks in the candlelit torture chamber Booking min. 3 days before the event. The guided tour is available in English. Suitable for individuals and for groups of up to nine persons.

An Evening with Salvador Dali

The Salvador Dali Private Dinner is an opportunity to enjoy dining at its most elegant. Hosted in the Dali exhibition space in Pargas, your private dining experience will take place in the midst of the artist's sculptures. Your evening starts with a glass of Perelada Brut Rose, the sparkling wine Dali served to his own guests. The food is prepared using Dali's recipes and the wines are mostly taken from the Dali Wine Book. The kitchen is manned by Rotisseur-Chef Kjell Gustafsson.

Arboretum with Woodland Garden, Café, Garden Centre and Wine Estate

Arboretum Mustila was founded in 1902 as a test site for exotic trees. Today it remains a unique area of introduced trees and horticultural plants in Europe. Nearly 100 conifer species, more than 200 broad-leaved tree species and numerous shrubs, vines, bulbs and perennials have been planted in the arboretum, covering 120 hectares. What makes Mustila unique are the large, naturally developing stands that support most of the trees. Visitors can also enjoy our cafés, a Garden Centre, Wine Estate, and sheltered trails in the wild exotic forest.

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.

Art Cocktails

What does art taste like? Experience a versatile and multisensory setting of contemporary art that excites and sweeps you away, all while in conversation with others. Get inspired by a tour of the exhibition, and assemble visual works of food art which are savoured as soon as the art has been immortalised. This Art Workshop deepens the exhibition experience and awakens your own expression. Eating together is a social event that is also a familiar, easy and fun way to make art. Book a unique visit to the art museum for your group!

Atmospheric Hotel and High-Class Restaurant

This hotel is in UNESCO-listed Old Rauma, 10 minutes' walk from the Valtakatu shopping street. All rooms offer a flat-screen TV, electric kettle and designer furniture. Wi-Fi and parking free of charge. Set in a 1930s Functionalist building, Hotel Vanha’s rooms are individually decorated. They feature furniture by Eileen Gray and Yrjö Kukkapuro. Minibar and private bathroom are standard. Guests can enjoy Finnish specialities at Restaurant Kalatori, where local produce is used extensively. We also host a summer terrace at Vanha Hotel Rauma.

Bar & Kitchen

Korjaamo bar & kitchen is a laid-back bistro and bar. Our completely redesigned bar & kitchen is managed by chef Juha Ala-Korpula and restaurant manager Sebastian von Schoultz. The kitchen offers warm lunch during weekdays, dinner in the evenings and a tasty brunch in the weekends. In the summer, juicy bbq treats are served from our charcoal grill.

Bar Lilla e

Lilla e. is a concept, where well-known standards are challenged and where cocktails meet creativity. Pekka, Turo and Jarkko have created a cocktail bar where "normal" is unknown and just "good" is not enough. Cocktails meet all your senses and take you on an exploration around the world.

Beautiful Atmosphere, Fresh Food & Quality Wines

Restaurant Roux is located in the center of Lahti, near the Town Hall. The tasteful and stylish interior of an old pharmacy honours tradition and guarantees a pleasant visit. Inspired by the seasons, head chef and co-owner Sami Häkkinen creates Finnish and Nordic à la carte dishes with local ingredients. The menus are updated several times a year according to season, complete with wine recommendations. The facilities can easily accommodate larger groups. Reservations recommended.

Bistro K5 Levi

Bistro K5 is a cosy and inviting restaurant at Hotel K5 Levi. Bistro K5 serves brekafast and dinner for hotel guests, but offers also a sophisticated À la Carte menu with Lappish and international flavours and a Bistro Bar menu with plenty of options from pasta to burgers with affordable prices.