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Traditional Finnish Kyyrölä Pottery and Factory Shop

The Kyyrölä pottery is a centre for crafts and design, with vast, century-old traditions of manufacturing decorative and household wares. All our products are handmade. Our factory shop provides individualistic ceramics for a present or table-ware in everyday use. All our dishes are durable: oven,microwave, and dishwasher safe. Kyyrölän Savi is Finland's oldest traditional pottery workshop. Special offers for stopover travelers. Mention code STOPOVER FINLAND at the register or use in online store.

Salpalinja History and Bunkers – Guided Tour

Salpalinjan Hovi is located on top of the Salpalinja defense line that was built in the 1940s to protect Finland from the Soviet Union. You can find two underground machine gun bunkers and an enormous three-story lodging-cave very close to the hotel, borrowed into the rock. According to different sources, the cave was supposed to accommodate 60 to 100 soldiers. While staying at Salpalinjan Hovi, you can explore these remarkable sites of Finnish war history with an expert guide.

Sauna, Sibelius and Sisu Package

Finland is famous abroad for 3 S-words which are 'Sauna', 'Sibelius' and 'Sisu'. You can get acquainted with all of them when staying at Hotel Arthur. This package includes accommodation in Hotel Arthur, breakfast, Sisu pastilles, private sauna, Sibelius Finland Experience Concert and a glass of sparkling wine.

Gallen-Kallela Museum Visit

The beautiful surroundings and unique architecture of the Gallen-Kallela Museum provide a fine setting for a museum visit. The museum’s temporary exhibitions present the art and life of Gallen-Kallela and his contemporaries and present-day works of contemporary art.

Finnish Sauna

It's the Finnish innovation that the whole world knows. And now it's your chance to experience this uniquely Finnish activity! Enjoy spending time with your family and friends, as the heat of the sauna eases tired muscles and cleanses your skin. When spending time in a sauna, you should always listen to your body and do as you feel best. There is no such thing as "the right way" to bathe in the sauna, so don't be scared! For the first time, you could stay in for just a few minutes, depending on the temperature, and if you want to cool down, you can go outside – maybe even roll in the snow.

Field Trip for Beer Lovers

Field trip for Beer Lovers is an introductory tour to the most famous pubs in Turku. The tour begins at the Panimoravintola Koulu (an old school and brewery). How beer is produced, what ingredients are used and which sorts of beer are available are just some of the questions that will be answered at this stage of the tour. During your ‘studies’ you’ll taste four different types of beer. Your education will continue on foot over the river to the Uusi Apteekki. Set in an old pharmacy, this corner pub is brimming with character and a huge variety of potions!

Neristan, the Old Town of Kokkola

Near the Kokkola city centre lies one of our country’s most extensively preserved historical areas of wooden houses. The town plan is from the 1650s. It consists of 12 blocks with hundreds of wooden houses and outbuildings. The oldest are from the 17th century.

Walking Tour with Lady Starck

Lady Starck, the captain's wife takes us on a walking tour through the 19th century town with wooden houses and tells about the town's maritime history as well of the families and houses of her acquaintances and neighbours.

Palander House

Palander House presents the lifestyle of a bourgeois Hämeenlinna family 100 years ago. The museum showcases a variety of room ensembles, ranging from the elegant drawing room to the servants’ kitchen. The museum is located in the north-east corner of the city centre in an area with lots of period houses. Admission fee includes a guided tour which start every 30 minutes.

Enjoy Nature in Punkaharju – Rental Equipment

Punkaharju’s wonderful nature enables diverse activities. We have equipment for fishing, boat trips, paddle boarding, skiing, skating, cycling and canoeing. The beautiful lake scenery and fantastic countryside will provide unforgettable memories. Puruvesipolku is a new hiking trail through typical Finnish landscapes shaped by the Ice Age. The scenery varies from forests and lakes to agricultural countryside. More information and map at http://puruvesi.eu/en/

Wooden Boat Safari to Linnansaari National Park

Enjoy a charming cruise on wooden boats to Linnansaari National Park and Kaarnetsaari Island. The island has a beautiful wooden chapel and a 1.2 km nature path. You also have a chance to watch a film about the endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal. Later we'll cook some pancakes and sausages by the open fire.

Ice Age Trail

The nature of Southern Karelia has been shaped by The Ice Age. This tour takes you to see boulders and kettles, ridges and pebbles. You will learn about the Ice Age and how it has formed the geography of Finland. The trail is located on the banks of the beautiful Lake Saimaa.

Snowshoe Hiking

We invite you on a guided snowshoe tour in the wilderness of Lake Silmäsjärvi. Experience the beauty of the pristine scenery. During our tour, we stop at an eagle's nest, explore tracks of wild animals, look for various birds such as black grouses, willow grouses and wood grouses, and so much more! Finnish Lapland is an amazing place to experience the natural wonders of the Arctic.

Experience Workshop: a Small Art Textile with Natural Materials

In this workshop, we weave a small art textile into a prepared ribbon warp using different kinds of straws, twigs, and branches. We begin with a trip to the nature surrounding the Loikansaari estate to collect materials, after which we can already start weaving in the cosy main room of the farmhouse. If the weather is good, the entire workshop can be held outside. You will have a chance to take a look at the wonderful products of the Manor Boutique and do some shopping as well.

Savonlinna Opera Festival tickets

Opera and concert tickets for the performances July 8 - August 6, 2016. Operas: Otello, Don Giovanni, Falstaff, Macbeth, From the House of the Dead, La bohème, Norma, tickets €53,50 - €183,50. Concerts: Savonlinna Hall on July 9 and 30, Kerimäki Church on July 24 and Olavinlinna Castle on July 17.

SAUNATOUR - Day as a Finn

Spend a day as a Finn and learn what it is like to live in the Arctic areas. The morning starts with a excursion in the Land of National Parks. Afternoon is hosted by Pohjola Family, the 11th generation of Pohjolan Pirtti-Farm Estate. While we bake traditional flat bread and sweet buns we learn about the life of families living in the area throughout the centuries. The day ends with an Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience in one of the SAUNATOUR saunas. Our sauna guide tells about why sauna is so important to Finns and shows you how to enjoy the Finnish sauna.

Aurora Hunting at the Arctic Circle

Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon related to solar winds, so we can't switch on this stunning light show, no matter how much we would like to, but we can provide the ultimate circumstances to learn and hopefully see them live during this trip. Enjoy a spectacular view over treetops in the unique suites of Arctic TreeHouse Hotel. Personal Aurora Alarm Realtime system will keep you informed via SMS when Auroras are visible during your stay in Rovaniemi. You can also visit a Lappish handicraft workshop.

Restaurant Sarrit

The cozy Café/Restaurant Sarrit offers visitors a rest during their visit to the exhibitions. The restaurant's delicacies provide a taste of the clean ingredients of the North. The salty and sweet pastries are always fresh: they are baked daily at the restaurant.

A Guided Canoeing Tour in Kolovesi National Park

Join our professional guide on a one day adventure in a canoeing paradise: Kolovesi national park. Motorboats are not allowed in Kolovesi, and this makes canoeing a pleasure in the silent and wilderness like surroundings. The guide will ensure a safe and informative visit to Kolovesi even for beginners. During the safari we will make a small break in Ukonvuori hill to explore the 5000 years old rock paintings. Canoeing in the silence of Kolovesi is an unforgettable experience. The rare Saimaa seal lives in Kolovesi area, and if we are lucky we might see it during the day.

All but Mushroom Hunting Is Vain

The first mushroom weekend at Hotel Punkaharju in September 2016 was a mind-blowing experience. The mushroom hunting trips to Punkaharju forests were a success: a new species of lactarius was found as well as some matsutake, royalty of mushrooms. As last year, a mushroom hunting trip to the beautiful Finnish nature will take place with the mushroom specialists Tea von Bonsdorff and Jarkko Korhonen along with the keenest mushroom hunter in Punkaharju, Saimi Hoyer.