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Lossiranta Gallery

Lossiranta Gallery is open during summer time in the garden of Lossiranta Lodge. Changing exhibitions and seasonal decorations which are available for everyone to see from the park avenue Aino Acktén puistotie. During Christmas season, we have traditional Christmas crèche on display.

Unique Alvar Aalto Experience on House Boat

Explore legendary architect Alvar Aalto's works from his earliest projects through to achievements later in his career. The work of the world-famous architect can be found extensively in the Jyväskylä region. Stay in a unique houseboat surrounded by the breathtaking lake and its nature, then sail to Lake Päijänne to explore impressive locations, such as an experimental home in Muuratsalo, a church in Muurame, the Alvar Aalto Museum, and the town hall in Säynätsalo, which is considered one of the most remarkable works in Alvar Aalto’s career.

An Evening with Salvador Dali

The Salvador Dali Private Dinner is an opportunity to enjoy dining at its most elegant. Hosted in the Dali exhibition space in Pargas, your private dining experience will take place in the midst of the artist's sculptures. Your evening starts with a glass of Perelada Brut Rose, the sparkling wine Dali served to his own guests. The food is prepared using Dali's recipes and the wines are mostly taken from the Dali Wine Book. The kitchen is manned by Rotisseur-Chef Kjell Gustafsson.

A Day at Sovero Art House in Eura

Sovero Art House offers visitors a chance to spend a day in an old wooden Villa from 1905. As our Guest, you may experience the atmosphere of the House and the owner's art collection. You also have a chance to paint on wood under Kaisa Sovero's guidance. The owner's permanent art exhibition is also on display at the House. The building is surrounded by an old garden and trees, so it is the perfect milieu to experience Finnish nature. The package includes a meal with coffee or tea.

Manor Tour in Wiurila

The museums offer a fascinating trip into the life of Wiurila. During the tour, you visit the Household Center designed by C. L. Engel, which includes the Wiurila Family Museum where unique articles from the main building are on display. You also get to see the Carriage Museum, the smithy and the carpenter's workshop. The museum is open Wed–Sun, 12–16 in June to August. No reservation is required. Guided tour available on Wednesdays at 9:30–10.30. Reservations by phone.

Löyly

Löyly, an urban oasis occupying a stretch of beautiful Helsinki waterfront, offers a warm welcome and many delights for locals and visitors alike. On a beautiful summer’s day, our terrace is the place to be and our saunas are available daily. While Löyly offers exceptional architecture in a unique location, it is our commitment to sustainable business and green construction that truly sets us apart. The environment has been our number one consideration throughout the project, informing everything from our choice of FSC certified building materials to our menu.

Day of Art & Nature in the Footsteps of The Serlachius

Recharge your soul, mind and heart in the Serlachius Museums & Art Town Mänttä. Touching moments with national art treasures, magnificent architecture, memorable lake views, fragrant Finnish forests, and culinary pleasures in one of the best museum restaurants in all Europe. Enjoy your day in Art Town Mänttä. Included: Entrance fees to the Serlachius Museums Gösta and Gustaf, bikes, Nordic walking poles and rowing boats (in summer), Art Menu meal (3 courses) at Restaurant Gösta, Serlachius shuttle bus Tampere – Mänttä – Tampere and local shuttle transfers in Mänttä.

Arctic Wild Food Dinner at Design House Idoli, Ivalo

Design dining! An Arctic wild food dinner is prepared in front of you in a unique milieu surrounded by the best Finnish design and selected pieces of art. After enjoying for a full 4-course gourmet dinner you will sit in a Lappish hut made of glass and enjoy a cup of coffee. The night sky looks amazing here with or without the northern lights.

Guided Art Tours by HKI Art Guide

The Guided Art Tours introduce visitors, both locals as well as travelers, into the world of contemporary art in Helsinki area. The tours make a personal, relaxed and fun way to get an insight into Helsinki's vibrant art scene. Each tour is especially curated by our HKI Art Guide team and the program is renewed every month. Which also means that the same visitors can re-take the tour several times a year. Our tours always bring something new.

Arctic Snow Hotel Evening with Snow Sauna

Our main destination is the Arctic snow hotel in Sinettä, a place built anew every year, complete with ice bar, ice sculptures, and even an ice chapel. This magnificent structure with walls of snow is built a little differently every year, with new ice art. The nearby Kota restaurant offers a salmon dinner before a visit to the famous snow sauna. Hear the ice walls bubble as you throw water on the sauna stones, a truly unique experience! Finally, we return to Rovaniemi with a short hike to the top of the Ounasvaara fell for a view of the city – and with luck, some Northern Lights!

Love Letter Bracelet Workshop

Make your own Love Letter Bracelet with the help of a goldsmith. You can choose a letter, a symbol or a short word and stamp it on a silver disc. Then a silk string is attached to the disc and the bracelet is tied to your wrist. You can also choose a silver chain for an extra fee. The workshop takes approximately one hour for a group of 5.

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.

Needle Felting

Learn Needle Felting with our expert Elena, a textile designer and felt maker from Finland. Our courses are suitable for all – no previous experience is necessary. You will definitely make something unique, relax, have fun, and eventually feast your eyes on something you made with your own hands. All our products are handmade to ensure the highest quality.

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.

Snowmobile Safari to Art Gallery

We start the safari in the morning. First we drive north by snowmobile through the Levi countryside to the village Pöntsö, where we eat a delicious Lappish lunch in the art gallery of Reijo Raekallio. After lunch, we enjoy his famous Lappish art and return to Levi. The trip takes about 6 – 8 hours.

Genuine Countryside, Art and Nature

Come and relax in the midst of beautiful Finnish countryside! Experience the sauna, swim in a lake, and enjoy the peace and quiet. Overnight in the historically valuable, rustic surroundings of the Vehkaniemi Estate, located in the village of Pohjaslahti. Day 1: Art Tour in Mänttä-Vilppula, including Serlachius Museum Gösta Day 2: Hiking in Helvetinjärvi National Park Both Serlachius Museum Gösta and Helvetinjärvi are some 30 kilometres from the Vehkaniemi Estate.

Guided Tour in the Manor

Svartå Manor is one of the most precious manor houses in Finland with a history of more than two hundred years. The wooden castle is embedded in one of the biggest private historical parks of Finland.

Snowmobile Safari to the Levi Ice Gallery

We will enjoy the scenery while snowmobiling around the Levi fell to Luvattumaa. The 10 000 square meter snow and ice structure contains a snow hotel, snow chapel, ice bar, and an ice and snow art gallery. After a coffee break in the ”kota” restaurant, we will drive back to Levi through the beautiful forest scenery. Driving distance 35 km. Duration about 2–3 hours.

Finnish Design Package

Helsinki is an ideal place to get to know Finnish design and architecture – and to buy Finnish design products. Located in the centre of Helsinki, Hotel Arthur is an ideal home base with easy reach to all the main sights, museums and shops. The package includes: accommodation for 2 persons in Hotel Arthur in an Art Nouveau room, buffet breakfast and a private sauna for 90 minutes.

Silence with Kantele

Discover the Finnish soulscape by crafting a kantele like Väinämöinen in the Finnish epic The Kalevala, and fall in love with this fascinating instrument in the peaceful milieu of a Karelian guesthouse. Then spend a day amidst the epic scenery of Karelia tuning your own kantele and learning from an expert the secrets of your five-stringed instrument. Learn to conjure up songs that will carry you away from your everyday life. The meditative power of the kantele is irresistible, and even a bigger can make beautiful sounds with it. Choose from one of five different guesthouses.