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Jazz Dinner Cruise

Groovy archipelago dinner cruise! What better way to unwind than with the cool sounds of Jazz in the beautiful Helsinki archipelago while enjoying a delicious buffet dinner. Top jazz artists from Finland performing onboard the elegant restaurant boat M/S Aava.

The Many Faces of Finnish Forest

The history and the legends of Finnish forest industry are presented with a dash of humor, as well as national art treasures inspired by the forest nature at the Serlachius Museums. Forest’s culinary goods on the plate at Art Museum’s Restaurant Gösta and a short trip to the actual forest along with a good meal and sleep in the sylvan manor. The small town amid the beautiful forest and lake landscape offers its visitors a variety of possibilities to experience Finnish nature.

Relaxing Day of Silence and Art

The venue for this day is the most beautiful and relaxing surroundings around Lake Kemijärvi. Our day is a combination of a tranquil journey through contemplative and inspiring moments of meditation, silence and solitude as well as guided interactive moments of encountering art and the act of painting. Personal guidance is given by trained retreat counsellor and artist Pirkko Mäkelä-Haapalinna. The participants are encouraged to reflect their emotions and feelings through art and discussions. During the day, our participants are served an intimate lunch together with the artist.

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.

Island Safari in Beautiful Turku Archipelago

Join us for a boat trip through our unique archipelago. Experience the soothing atmosphere, breathe the fresh air and behold the open landscape. Go ashore on one of the skerries and explore its unique nature. Go for a swim in the sea and afterwards enjoy a delicious dinner in our pleasant restaurant.

Aulanko Nature Reserve

Aulanko has been a popular destination with visitors for more than a hundred years. The English-style park, which forms a part of the nature reserve, was constructed in 1883 – 1938, and its buildings and cultural history make it a nationally valuable site. Nowadays, there is a lot to see at the Aulanko Nature Reserve in addition to the beautiful scenery. The forest park of Aulanko, its sights, and the view from the scenic lookout tower of Aulangonvuori Hill over the national landscape attract more than 400 000 visitors every year. The area is best suited for day trips.

Pallas Yllästunturi National Park

Enjoy Europe's Cleanest Air in the Fells of Finnish Lapland
Trek from hilltop to hilltop through the arctic fells along Finland's first hiking trail. Here you can enjoy hiking or skiing through the wilds, but still find welcoming lodgings for comfortable overnight stays in historic Lappish villages. This part of Lapland has the freshest air in Europe. On dark nights look out for the amazing Northern Lights. Three Visitor Centres assist in the planning of the trip and direct the visitors to the best and the most beautiful destinations. The marked trail net offers a large scale to choose.

Design Walk

On a guided walk to Design District Helsinki you can learn how design became a lifestyle for Finns. We visit classic brands like Artek known of Alvar Aalto and Marimekko and dive deeply to the design quarter to meet the fresh faces of Finnish design.

A Romantic Night in the Granary

The buildings of the Luomajärvi Horse Inn perfectly reflect the building style of rural Finland in early 19th century. Each room is individually designed and decorated to emphasize the rustic spirit of the buildings and old Finnish culture. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a nice bottle of sparkling wine with delicious chocolate in soft candle light. Greet the next morning relaxed after a night in the log walls' shelter. To make your morning perfect, a tasty breakfast is served in your room.

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!

SantaPark Entrance Ticket

Come spend an unforgettable day at SantaPark, the home cavern of Santa Claus. Join the Elves in their magical world, take part at the funny Elf school, taste yummy cookies in Mrs Gingerbread’s Kitchen, feel the crispy touch of winter in the Ice Princess’ Ice Gallery, take a ride on the Magic Train, send your greetings from the post office, enjoy the incredible Magical Show – and of course Santa Claus is waiting for you in his office. Ticket valid for two consecutive days. Open: Christmas & summer seasons.

Champagne for the Tsar

This tour shows you everything that Emperor Alexander I of Russia saw and experienced on his visits to Turku. At the end of the tour you'll be treated to an imperial snack at Café Art, located on the bank of the Aura River. Tour participants receive the book "The Rulers of Turku" as a memento.

Sauna Experience at Långvik

A driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the resort, where you will be introduced to Finnish sauna tradition in your private sauna. Relax, enjoy the sea or the pools – and once you're ready, a Scandinavian-style gourmet dinner will be served at the Bistro. The exquisite rooms facing the nature feature comfortable beds, ensuring a rejuvenating sleep. Minimum of 2 persons. Including two-way airport transfers, one night's accommodation with breakfast in double room, private sauna with introduction and all relevant equipment. Reservation 24h in advance.

Seinäjoki Tango Festival

Welcome to the annual Tango Festival in Seinäjoki; dancing on the Tango Street with hundreds and hundreds of other lovers of tango, enjoying high-class dance performances, impressive music shows and the atmosphere of the long midsummer nights… a place like nowhere else! The package includes private accommodation, a one-week ticket to the festival and entry to a number of dance events.

Land of Kalevala

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet is making a huge investment in the Finland 100 celebrations with a blockbuster production focusing on Finland’s history – and future. The Land of Kalevala is a ballet spectacle by Kenneth Greve. Its story touches on milestone moments in Finnish history and culture with a bold combination of various art forms. The end result will be a playful, touching and slightly mad production that can only be the work of an outside observer.

Exhibition: North Star, Southern Cross

The main exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Finland covers themes such as navigation on dangerous seas, the life of seamen, maritime trade, and travelling. Winter navigation and ice are also covered to remind us of the wintry conditions of Finland and the huge change that icebreakers brought to Finnish seafaring. The exhibition presents items recovered from underwater wrecks like the St. Michel which sank in 1747. The magnificent 7.5-metre scale model, in turn, brings the passenger ship S/S Arcturus and its dramatic phases to life. Don’t forget to try out the activity points!

Siida Shop

Siida Shop is Siida's museum and nature shop. For visitors, it is an extension of the exhibitions. Here our guests can buy handicrafts and literature that celebrate Sámi culture and the Arctic, as well as souvenirs and postcards.

Mathildedal Hotel Ruukin Majatalo | Special Accommodation

Hotel Ruukin Majatalo, with just eight rooms, is an oasis of peace and gentle luxury. Each room is designed to breathe simplicity and industrial style, while maintaining every modern convenience. The hotel was previously an iron works, and the renovated building has kept much of its original character with high ceilings, wide windows, exposed brick work and stark décor. The rooms have simple furnishing, rainfall showers in private bathrooms and plenty of hidden luxury. The breakfast at Ruukin Majatalo is made with locally sourced ingredients and freshly baked traditional archipelago bread.

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.

Wellbeing in Nature – Short Trip to the Lakeside

Health4u Krapi organises short trips to beautiful country & lake side in the culturally rich Lake Tuusula area. Wellbeing. Fresh air. Culture. All in one. Short trips – 1 to 4 hours Your personal Health4u Guide will take you on a walking or cycling trip in the surroundings of Lake Tuusula. During the trip, we will stop by the lake in a beautiful location for some light breathing and yoga exercises. You will also learn some wellbeing tips that you can easily implement in your everyday life. Nordic walking trips also available.