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The Age of Agriculture – The Story of Farming in Finland

Have you ever seen the first Finnish tractor or sat in a cabin of a modern combine harvester? Have you been inside a real windmill or wondered how cream is separated from milk? The Age of Agriculture exhibition allows just that and much more. The exhibition is a journey through three thousand years of farming in Finland. The age of agriculture is one of labour, cultivated species, domesticated animals, arable fields, burn-cleared swidden plots and pastures; it is a landscape.

Life as a Reindeer Herder

Experience the life of a Sámi reindeer herder. Your journey starts at herder's home, where you snuggle into the snowmobile's sledge and join the herder to feed his reindeer in the forest. You may help feed the reindeer or just enjoy their company. Take a seat among the reindeer and enjoy a fresh coffee, brewed on the open fire. The feeding station offers an excellent opportunity to both observe and photograph the reindeer in the nature. The program lasts 2–3 hours, depending on the reindeer's location. Reservations on the previous evening at the latest.

Cleantech Finland Showroom

The Cleantech Finland Showroom features developing and progressive low-impact and energy-efficient technology solutions and services that reduce the burden on the environment. No entry fee.

Viking Village Tour

The entrance fee to the Viking Centre includes a guide map for the village and all exhibitions. For a richer experience you can book a guide for the tour, and we will also teach you how to throw a Viking axe!

Guided Tours for Individual Travellers in Salo, Teijo and Kemiönsaari

Enjoy nature, the countryside, shing, mansions, ironworks or saunas. Pick your favourite from the guided tours and join us for various activities, different for each weekday. The activities are aimed at people travelling on their own, with a friend, with their family or in small groups. Sign up directly to the entrepreneurs min. 24 hours before the starting time. Sometimes advance booking is required to make sure we have enough equipment.

Prehistorical Rock Paintings

Experience authentic countryside atmosphere in the guidance of the manor's owners. Your program includes Nordic walking, visiting ancient rock paintings, fresh air, and a surprise dinner with entertainment. Our location is far from the masses, yet only two-and-a-half hours from Helsinki. You will stay comfortably in our new Villas with a view to the lake.

FINLAND’S BIG YEAR 2017 - On the birth places of independency

This guided tour located allows you to learn about the Finland’s history and experience the authentic battle sites of the 1939-1940 Winter War and the most important destinations in Suomussalmi and Kuhmo. The package includes hotel accommodation, full board, and a wide range of excursions in line with the programme, sightseeing and the entrance fees to destinations of special military historic interest.

The Great Coastal Road Exhibition

This exhibition at the Museum of Kymenlaakso tells about the Great Coastal Road and its builders and travellers. Today the road is a part of the European Road E18. People have been making their way on this road since the Middle Ages. The modest riding trail was made wider as it was used by armies, state officials, and common people alike. In the 20th century, cars replaced horses and new times favoured straight roads. Eventually, the road was transformed into a modern motorway. The venue also houses a colourful play area for children and small exhibitions with local themes.

UNESCO World Heritage Site Sammallahdenmäki

This unique area reflects the religious beliefs and burial practices of a community in Western Finland in the Scandinavian Bronze Age and early Iron Age (1500–50 BCE). Spanning less than a kilometre, the area feartures 36 burial cairns of different shapes and sizes. The largest and most famous cairn in the area is called Kirkonlattia (Church Floor). Sammallahdenmäki is a Bronze Age burial site that was included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1999. It was the first archaeological site in Finland to make the list.

Gold Prospectors Summer Holiday

Learn the secrets of gold prospecting with a professional guide, pan your own gold nuggets and stay in an authentic gold prospectors cabin. This package includes 2 nights stay in a gold prospectors cabin with breakfast, 2 days pass for guided gold panning in the Gold Village & entrance to the Goldmuseum.

Guided Tours

Finlandia Hall is a popular architectural sight in Helsinki and one of the most beautiful places to visit in the city. Tens of thousands of people visit Finlandia Hall every year, a masterpiece by the renowned Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, and worth a visit in its own right. Its combination of an all-embracing aesthetic vision, distinctive atmosphere, and functionality is unique. Our location in a park by the sea in the centre of Helsinki provides the final touch to a building that has no equal, either in Finland or anywhere else.

Explore the Secrets of Örö Island

The fortress island of Örö has been a part of Finnish military history from the times of Russian tsars. The island was closed off from the public until 2015 and only restricted entry was possible. Örö has around 20 km of hiking and nature trails. The island is home to many rare plants and has the largest variety of butterflies in all of Finland. The hotel and restaurant are renovated in protected old buildings. You can rent kayaks and bicycles on the island. Come and explore the fortress island!

Pielinen Museum

Take a journey back in time and discover North Karelian history at the Pielinen Museum – the second-largest open-air museum in Finland. The museum consists of the main building and an extensive outdoor area, which includes three farmhouses from different centuries, mills, forest workers' log cabins and timber floating machinery. The Pielinen Museum is located in beautiful surroundings by the river, near the town center. You can tour around the museum area either at your own pace or with a guide.

Helsinki Winter World

Experience Lapland's wonderful winter in the city of Helsinki! Snow attractions and activities are available in any weather: igloos, ice sculptures, ice bar, toboggan hill, kick-sledding and tandem skiing. Everything is built inside a huge sports hall using snow and ice. Our weather forecast of the day is always -3 degrees Celsius, no wind, steady weather conditions. Open for individual visits from May to August, husky rides on request.

Our Life – Guided Tour at Kellokas

Culture has always been tied to the area's natural environment and the possibilities it provides. Hear the story of the villages on the fells on this guided tour through the exhibition Our Life – Meän Elämää. The Väylä River has been a travel route, a vein that connects the entire area, and that has helped the area's diverse culture develop into something extraordinary. Language is held in great regard and there is a good deal of support to keep it alive. Guided tours should be booked in advance from the visitor centre.

Convent Church – Past and Present Tour

The Naantali Church was built between 1460 and 1480 as a church for the Catholic Brigittine convent. Now, this only remaining part of the convent is the largest medieval building in Finland, excluding the Turku Cathedral. The Church is known for its portraits of Christ painted in connection to the consecration crosses. Permission to build the convent was given on the 23rd of August 1443. This is considered to be the founding date of both the convent and the town of Naantali. The most recent renovation of the church took place in 2011–2012.

Gold and Culture Package

The Gold and Culture package includes accommodation with breakfast, entrance tickets to the Gold museum and Sami museum, evening sauna and free use of the hotel gym.

Willatar Workshops and Experiences

Visitors get to explore the Willatar workshop located in the idyllic 18th century courtyard in the heart of Porvoo Old Town. In addition there is an opportunity to relax by creating small handcrafts from recycled materials. Group visitations are on request, 4-10 people