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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.

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.

Arctic Art Week

Every year in August, Kakslauttanen plays host to an event that attracts artists from all around the world. For a whole week, sculptors, painters and other artists seek inspiration from the Northern nature and allow their creativity to flourish. The works of art created during the week stay at Kakslauttanen for other visitors to discover.

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.

Autumn Colors Photo Tour in Lapland

Full spectrum of colors, day and night! Nature is told to dress in autumn colors 10th Sept at 10am in the north. Northern lights are already seen during the nights. Get to the most picturesque locations Lapland can offer and end up observing and photographing the wildlife in Kuhmo. All this will be guided by landscape photographer Valentino Valkaj.

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 (2 courses) at Restaurant Gösta, Serlachius shuttle bus Tampere – Mänttä – Tampere and local shuttle transfers in Mänttä.

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.

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.

Folk Music Workshops

Want to try a Kantele Workshop or a Rune Singing Workshop – or both? The kantele is Finland's national instrument, and this workshop focusses on the 5-string version. Rather than seeking perfection, the idea is to enjoy making music together – no previous experience is required. Or learn about the Finnish rune singing tradition! The chapters, runes, of the Finnish national epic Kalevala were originally songs. This workshop is an introduction to Kalevala's rune singing and its varied forms.

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 summer we offer a guided tour in English on Wednesdays and Saturdays . Our tour of the Sibelius exhibition takes you on a journey through Finnish music and with the life of Finland’s national composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). We also tell the musical trends of Turku at that time, which of Sibelius’ friends lived in Turku, and why Turku hosts the only true Sibelius museum in Finland. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes, and it is included with your ticket.

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.

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.

Järvenpää Art Museum Guided Tour

Experience a guided tour depicting the life and art of painters Eero Järnefelt and Venny Soldan-Brofeldt. Or listen to the fascinating stories of the lake Tuusula artist community. We offer guided tours in English and Swedish. Tours in other languages may also be available when booking in advance.

Legendary Knives and Rogues of Härmä

Welcome to Alahärmä, the heartland of old-time rogues and ruffians, where you can get to know their history. Learn about traditional knife production at Iisakki Järvenpää Knife Factory. Knives have been made here since 1879 and are still produced using traditional methods, original tooling and genuine Finnish materials. Accommodation is provided in the midst of natural beauty and historic countryside at the exclusive Jääskä Holiday Homes on Lake Haarusjärvi. You can feel truly at ease on your terrace or by the lakeside, fishing or enjoying the warmth of the fire place.

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.

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.

Make Your Own Souvenir! Upcycling & Design Workshop

Make your stay in Helsinki unforgettable by getting a hands-on experience in Finnish upcycling & design. Participate in an inspiring eco-friendly handicraft workshop and create your own Helsinki design souvenir from recycled materials. It is a great way to relax your mind and boost your creativity at the same time. This activity is perfectly suited for individual travellers and couples as well as families with children. We also organize free workshops for underpriviledged and refugee children and their families. The workshop is available in English, German and Finnish. Feel good – do good!

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.