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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 Excursion to Lainio Snow Village

We will take a bus to the Lainio Snow Village and get to know the village, snow hotel, snow bar and ice sculptures. You will learn how this magnificent castle was built. After the tour, we will have time to enjoy hot drinks in the cozy log bar at the castle. Duration about 2.5 hours.

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!

SantaPark

Have fun with the elves! Experience: undercrossing of the Arctic Circle and meet Ice Princess in her Ice Gallery. At the Elves Post Office find weird machinery, that works with children’s kind thoughts. Drive the Fairytale Train as many times as you want, visit Santa Claus in his office, learn useful skills in the Elf School and decorate gingerbread cookies in Mrs. Gingerbread’s Bakery. SantaPark Café offers lunch in winter and mouthwatering delicacies, while the elves present their dance show at the main stage.

Visit the Maritime Museum

Whether you're a salty sea-dog or confirmed landlubber a visit makes for a great day out. In the museum's galleries there's plenty to see, with family-friendly interactive stations also a plenty to do. Moored beside the museum is the four-masted barque Pommern, one of the world's last merchant sailing ships, just waiting to be explored from deck to hold.

Guided Tour at Serlachius Museum Gösta

We get acquainted with the Art Museum Gösta, Museum of the Year 2015 in Finland. Art Museum Gösta's exhibitions cover two buildings: the classics of the Golden Age of Finnish art from the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation's collections will be on show at Joenniemi manor, the former private residence of Gösta Serlachius. The internationally renowned pavilion, an example of modern wood construction, showcases top contemporary art.

Järvenpää Art Museum

Experience the golden age of Finnish art at its birthplace. At the Järvenpää Art Museum, you can see the works of two significant Finnish painters, Eero Järnefelt and Venny Soldan-Brofeldt. Both belonged to the community of artists which lived in the Lake Tuusula region at the turn of the 20th century. Many of the works of Eero Järnefelt and Venny Soldan-Brofeldt were painted in the immediate vicinity of the present-day museum. The museum also hosts exhibits by contemporary artists and a museum shop. The museum is easily accessible and is a short walk from the Järvenpää railway station.

Magic of Pentik - Guided Tour in Pentik Culture Centre

The idea for Pentik Ltd first emerged in 1971, inspired by Anu Pentik’s enthusiasm for ceramics and leather crafts. Starting from the family’s basement and nursery room, the company took on a fascinating history to become an international chain for interior design. During this guided tour we will visit the whole Culture Centre; Anu Pentik Gallery, Countryside Memories Museum, Old Ceramics Exhibition, International Coffee Cup Museum and Pentik Home Museum. You will get a deeper understanding and hear fascinating stories about Pentik, art, ceramics & local culture, history and nature!

Discovering Porvoo and its Surroundings by Bike (2–3 Hours)

We will meet at the tourism information desk under Mannerheim’s avenue bridge where we will rent bicycles and helmets (included in our price). Then we will visit the old city of Porvoo and learn about Finnish history and culture. Afterwards we head towards to a small island situated 2 km south of Porvoo. There we will stop and walk into the forest to reach a birdwatching tower. There we can see a natural reserve with protected birds and a beautiful view of Porvoo. We will continue our promenade via Porvoo's skiing resort Kokonniemi before reaching Hammars.

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

Visit Ainola – Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius

Ainola was the home of composer Jean Sibelius and his family from 1904 onwards. Visitors can still experience the silence that the composer considered indispensable for his work. The timber-built villa was designed by the famous Finnish architect Lars Sonck. Away from the hustle and bustle of the nation's capital, the villa gave Sibelius the necessary peace and quiet for his creative endeavours, while other artistic families living in the neighbourhood provided a lively social circle. Today, Ainola is an authentic home museum and open to the public during the summer.

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.

Visit the Rauma Maritime Museum!

The Rauma Maritime Museum offers you an in-depth view of the maritime cultural heritage in Rauma, the third-oldest town in Finland, to which the sea and seafaring have always been vitally important. The museum offers experiences for children as well. In most museums, touching is not allowed – the Maritime Museum encourages children to learn by playing and touching artifacts that are marked with red dots. The navigation simulator Jenny is also a visitor favourite. Guided museum tours in English are available – please book ahead!

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.

Heureka – The Finnish Science Centre

At Heureka, visitors learn about science and technology in an exciting and fun hands-on environment. In addition to the main exhibition, the centre presents temporary exhibitions on various topics. Heureka Classics Main Exhibition Area: Science on a Sphere, About a Coin, Intelligent City, Under Cover, The Wind in the Bowels + Planetarium films, Rat Basketball, Science Shows and much more!

Daytime cruises on an original steamship Ukkopekka

World’s last romantic invention, authentic steamship S/S Ukkopekka sails silently and lightly as a feather through Airisto and by its thousands of islands. The journey takes you from Turku to the idyllic monastery town of Naantali. One of this nostalgic steamers' specialties includes a famous lunch buffet.

Santa Claus Office

Meet Santa Claus in person and spend your own unforgettable moment with him. Santa Claus Office is open every day of the year, entrance is free of charge. Your meeting is photographed and filmed by a professional photographer-elf. Photos, video and a variety of souvenirs are available at the Santa Claus Office Shop. For over three decades Santa Claus has met visitors in Santa Claus Office at the Arctic Circle. Santa Claus Office is located in Santa Claus Village with good transport links. It wouldn't be Lapland without him!

UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Rauma

Old Rauma is an extensive, uniformly wooden district dating back to the Middle Ages. Old Rauma is a living town district, where historical heritage lives on in perfect harmony with modern commerce and local residents. You’ll find an ample range of high-quality cafés, restaurants and charming little boutiques. The idyllic ambience is complemented by museums, lovely gardens, the marketplace and the impressive medieval Church of the Holy Cross.