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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Guided Tour at the SnowCastle

Guided tour in the gigantic SnowCastle will lead you to a world of professional ice and snow building. Discover how we make the Castle, what its venues are, and what you can do inside the snowy walls.

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.

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!

Traditional Archipelago Craftmaking

Use your own hands and creativity while learning about traditions and cultural history in the archipelago! Make traditional crafts yourself with the help of a local guide: dye yarn using different plants, full wool and tie ropes for different uses – these crafts have a long tradition in the archipelago. You might find these traditional methods not only useful, but also relaxing and rewarding. And what could be a better souvenir than something you have made with your own two hands?

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.

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.

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!

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!