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Concerts at Tampere Hall

Find the best concerts and gigs at Tampere Hall! With over 300 concerts and cultural events yearly, we have the best selection of Finnish and international music from rock, pop, blues and jazz to ballet, opera and classical music by our resident Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. Opening in May 2017: the first Moomin Museum in the world opens its doors at the Tampere Hall, the largest congress and cultural hall in the Nordic countries.

Wild Food Dinner at Forest Manor ~ Authentic Taste & Feeling

Get to experience genuine Finnish flavours: we prepare rustic and tasty meals using pure Finnish and especially local ingredients. Abundant wild ingredients provided by nature are the best part of the Forest Manor’s cuisine. Wild herbs, berries, mushrooms and game from local forests and fish from the local lakes. That is the secret of the Forest Manor’s home-style cooking. The food at the Forest Manor is homemade from start to finish – and you can taste it.

Alvar Aalto Church – Guided Tour

The Church of the Three crosses in Imatra is a masterpiece of modern architecture by Alvar Aalto. This church was completed in 1957. It is said to be Aalto's most original church design. It is named after the three white crosses at the altar. The building consists of three consecutive halls which can be separated by sliding walls; this enables parts of the church to be used for parish activities during the week. The exterior of the church is white with a copper roofing. DOCOMOMO has listed the church as a significant example of modern architecture in Finland.

The Secret Life of Trees

Let the shaman drum lead you on a fascinating 8 km hike to the rock paintings of Värikallio, one of the most interesting sights in Hossa National Park. On the way, you will hear interesting stories about trees and old Finnish beliefs concerning nature. You will learn interesting things about the Language of Trees and forests in Finland – maybe you will even find your own Power Tree. Once halfway to the rock paintings, we will enjoy a break with Chaga mushroom tea and Finnish delicacies.

Flora Tours

Guided tours with small groups through South Karelia's wilderness and gardens. South Karelia is famous for its endemic species – among them flowers like the beautiful and very rare arctic violet (Pulsatilla Vernalis). It is also known as the lady of the snows, as it blossoms very early in the spring. It is highly endangered and you are not allowed to pick them. It is the county flower of South Karelia. Another Ice Age relic is the sand pink (Dianthus Arenarius) which blossoms in July. South Karelia has quite a many beautiful private gardens that are open for visitors, too.

Petkeljärvi National Park

Pine-clad esker ridges formed during the Ice Age rise over pristine blue lakes in this beautiful part of Finland's eastern borderlands, well worth a day trip or a longer stay. Don't miss the lively and picturesque old Karelian village of Möhkö near the park. The area's colourful history during World War II is also of interest.

Villa Ruhtinatar at Vuokatin Aateli

Ruhtinatar has an ideal location right by the Vuokatti slopes. Its grounds are surrounded by a natural park, and you can access the skiing tracks and slopes from the front step. The house and its surroundings are beautifully lit and the garden is enjoyable around the year. Ruhtinatar, a 170-square-metre villa, is an experience for up to 16 persons. The villa has 5 bedrooms, a spacious kitchen-living room, and an elegant sauna department with a jacuzzi. Its high-class facilities include a home theatre, six flat screen television sets with movie channels, and a Wi-Fi connection.

Leivonmäki National Park

Leivonmäki National Park's forests, lakes and marshes can be explored on family-friendly paths, including enticing duckboard trails. Enjoy a picnic in the delightful scenery of the lakeside or up on an esker ridge.

Relaxing Stay Among Nature

Our unique, Scandinavian design hotel is the very place for your relaxing getaway. Experience an authentic Finnish sauna and the beautiful nature of Lake Saimaa! Enjoy various scenic walking, cycling or skiing trails or book a fishing trip! Explore Finnish cuisine and try our local food specialties!

Golf in Lappeenranta and Imatra Region

Golf goes together with summer – no question about it! There are four golf courses within a 40 km radius in South Karelia, all offering golfers natural beauty, challenges and fun. The Etelä-Saimaa Golf course, on the shores of Lake Saimaa, has been praised as the most beautiful golf course in Finland, with good reason. The 18-hole course, spread out on the island of Tuosa, is a charmer thanks to its views and fairways alike. Holiday Club Golf Saimaa's new 18-hole course and driving range, completed for summer 2013, provide challenges and experiences of success for players of all skill levels.

Holiday Cottage, 1 Bedroom

This cosy cottage in eastern Lakeland is ideal for couples and families. The holiday cottage is located on the shore of Lake Orivesi in Kitee. It offers a peaceful setting surrounded by woods and lovely lake views. The cottage has its own lawn, sauna, rowing boat and child-friendly beach. The perfect spot to enjoy the beautiful Finnish countryside. Holiday Cottage with 1 bedroom, kitchen-livingroom, toilet, shower, sauna, and terrace.

Finland's Most Beautiful Building

Guided tour in Finland’s most beautiful building – the art nouveau castle hotel Imatran Valtionhotelli. This beauty has experienced a lot – both in peace and war. You will hear unforgettable stories from the past of this hotel that was built when Finland still was part of Russia. Imatran Valtionhotelli was voted the most beautiful building in Finland in 2014.

Villa Lakeview Golf Lahti

A fully equipped 250m² high-quality villa near the beach, golf and Lahti City. Accommodation for up to 10 persons. The villa is situated a mere 50 metres from the beach. In the summer, you can swim in the immediate vicinity of the villa. Terrace with grill and seating area. A high-quality, spacious holiday home near the city offers a comfortable setting for socialising, functions and physical activities. Peaceful location next to nature in Lahti.

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.

Lauha-Helvetti Nature Biking and Hiking Tour

This one week all-inclusive nature tour is especially designed for independent travellers who want to explore pristine nature, but also enjoy comfortable lodgings. The Lauha-Helvetti Nature Biking and Hiking Trail takes you through four national parks in Southern Finland. You are guided by a pre-programmed GPS device which acts as a map, compass and route description. A mobile phone is also included for emergencies, as well as a nature guide booklet with maps and points of interest along the route.

Huskytrekking Day Tour

A hiking tour that takes you out in the nature with lovely sled dogs. Although being on their summer holiday, the huskies are very eager to guide you through beautiful sceneries and uncrowded trails. Every hiker will get their own dog to get familiar with. As the huskies are very human-friendly, it won't take long to make friends with them. You will be provided with special huskytrekking gear; a shock-absorbing leash between you and the dog and a comfortable belt on your waist. When the dogs have their harnesses on we are ready to go and explore the nature!

Traditional Finnish Smoke Sauna Experience

There is nothing more Finnish than sauna. Experience traditional wood heated Smoke sauna and take a dip in the clean and clear water Lake Saimaa, fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe. Smoke sauna is traditionally heated up for 6 hours and therefore offers a gentle heat. Leave your everyday rush for a moment and let the time stand still just to enjoy the atmosphere. Throw water on the stove and let the steam refresh you! You will get sauna instructions on the spot.

VIP Family

Take your loved ones for a special holiday in Tampere Lakeland with our VIP Family tour. The tour is packed with fun, relaxation and exotic activities especially chosen for families. Discover the world's most unique museums. Enjoy Finnish nature activities. Explore traditions of Finnish family life. Make unforgettable memories in Tampere, the best family destination in Finland. Our wide selection of activities provided by professionals is designed with care and tailored for your convenience.