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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Willatar Workshops and Experiences

Visitors get to explore the Willatar workshop located in the idyllic 18th century courtyard in the heart of Porvoo Old Town. In addition there is an opportunity to relax by creating small handcrafts from recycled materials. Group visitations are on request, 4-10 people

Guided Tours

Finlandia Hall is a popular architectural sight in Helsinki and one of the most beautiful places to visit in the city. Tens of thousands of people visit Finlandia Hall every year, a masterpiece by the renowned Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, and worth a visit in its own right. Its combination of an all-embracing aesthetic vision, distinctive atmosphere, and functionality is unique. Our location in a park by the sea in the centre of Helsinki provides the final touch to a building that has no equal, either in Finland or anywhere else.

Gallery Veranda

Gallery Veranda is free to visit and open to all. The exhibitions are a great reason to stop at Finlandia Hall and enjoy our unique milieu and service. The gallery is open during Café Veranda’s opening hours. Exhibitions are managed by their organisers and works are sometimes available for purchase.

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 kantele and learning the secrets of your five-string instrument from an expert. 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 beginner can make beautiful sounds with it. Choose from one of five different guesthouses!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Test Your Skills as a Comic Book Artist!

Complete a short comic strip under the guidance of your instructor! You will get all the behind the scenes tips they can pack into a 3-hour workshop! Comics workshop is a fun and creative way to boost your day and break your limits! Previous experience is not needed!

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.

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.