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Archipelago Bed & Brekfast with Great Bistro Food and Outdoor Services

Sleep well under Martha's spell! You can't miss Martha's Inn on the Archipelago Trail. It's easy to find us, and you can reach us by most means of transport — not trains and jetplanes, unfortunately. The beach, the Guest Harbour and all the local sevices are within a walking distance from us. However, the central location does not mean a noisy neighborhood! We would rather describe our place as a harmonic and peaceful Inn.

The Beautiful Canal Route

On the sightseeing cruise you will get to see the most beautiful shorelines in Helsinki and many fabulous sights, including the historic Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, the Zoo on Korkeasaari Island, the fleet of icebreakers and Degerö Canal. Along the way you will also hear about Helsinki’s history.

Ice Spa and a Tepee 'Kota' Sauna with Hot Tubs in Nuuksio

Water +4 degrees, starlit sky, surrounding forest covered in snow. The Spa guests wear immersion suits when floating in a forest pond (hole in the ice). After floating you can relax your body and soul in a wood heated sauna and hot tubs inside a Lappish tepee ”kota” sauna.

Meet Santa Claus and Sailor Elves in Santa's Seaside Office

Kemi is the official port of Santa Claus and Santa's Seaside Office is located in Kemi's beautiful inner harbour. Every sailor needs to know how to tie strong knots or rescue Santa in distress. Join the Elves' Sailor Course, learn the useful skills and earn the diploma. Send bottle post to Santa. Cozy, traditional building by the sea is an excellent place to enjoy a hot coffee with pastry and get unique Santa's souvenirs to take back home.

Bed and Breakfast by the Sea

Villa Merihelmi is located in the southern corner of Kimito Island in the beautiful archipelago. We have six individually decorated rooms. Two of them accommodate up to six persons. The building is from the 1920s and built in the local style. We are located in the heart of the Taalintehdas center. You can take day tours to the Bengtskär lighthouse, Rosala Viking Center or Öro. The best beaches and many events are also nearby. Our family is happy to help you in any way!

A Typical Day at a Finnish Lake with a Visit to the Old Paper Factory in Verla

Departure from Porvoo at 9:00, stops at various locations, (Rutumi’s Manor, antique shops, etc.) and a Finnish lunch. Arrival in our little paradise, where we spend a typical Finnish day and relax. Afternoon visit to the museum of Verla. A little drink by the lake, preparing a “bastu kvast”… Sauna preparations, BBQ for dinner. Sauna by the lake and relaxation activities. Possibility to stay late in the evening and then return to Porvoo.

Pellas Marina - Archipelago experience

Take a break in Lappo. Accomodate comfortably in Pellas Marina, and give yourself time to catch up and relax. We belive the best way to do this is to spend time in the nature. Every season has its own charm. Lappo has a 5 km footpath that guides you if you want to experience the great beauty of nature without worrying about getting lost. But in Lappo a road that leads you back to Pellas is never too far away. And don't worry; if Pellas Marina is occupied please contact us to hear about other alternatives.

Helsinki by Bus&Boat

Combine two beautiful sightseeing experiences and enjoy the best of Helsinki on land and at sea.The package includes the Beautiful Canal Route cruise and Hop On Hop Off bus sightseeing tour with an open top bus.

Café Tour in Naantali

Naantali is famous for its many picturesque coffee houses and our town is known as a paradise for coffee and tea enthusiasts. This new and exciting café tour is a brilliant way to explore Finnish café culture. Take a moment to enjoy sweet or savoury treats with your hot cup of coffee. Three delicious cafés are included in the Café Tour. Buy your ticket at Visit Naantali's office in the old town of Naantali!

Lake Oulunjärvi Manor Cruise Package on Steamship Kouta

Steamship Kouta is the oldest inland steam cruise ship in the world. It was built in 1920 and served as a passenger ship between Sotkamo and Kajaani from 1921 to 1936. For the next 30 years, it pulled logs on Lake Oulunjärvi. In 1975 the ship was restored as a passenger ship and has been in operation since 1985. Use this unique opportunity to stay in a historic Manor House and take a cruise on the historic steamship with a bottle of sparkling wine in the beautiful Kainuu region!

Tour of Old Pargas

The Old Town of Pargas is a historic center, a traditional place of commerce, old wooden houses and narrow streets. The Old Town, which is built around the medieval church, forms a valuable cultural landscape. Narrow passageways and tightly built wooden houses form a unique urban environment. A 2-hour extensive tour of the old town gives visitors first hand access to some of the small 19th century cottages and homes.

Kayaking in the Finnish Archipelago

The most natural and ecological way of experiencing the Finnish archipelago is to explore it by kayak. Without any noise or emissions interfering with the environment, a visitor can come as close to nature and wildlife as possible. The Kayak expedition by Villa Apollo consists of a brief training in paddling technique, a 3–4 hour paddling tour, kayaks with other equipment required and, on request, a guide paddling with the group the whole time.

World Heritage Cruise to Valsörarna

We offer boat trips amongst the small rocky islands of the Kvarken Archipelago and World Heritage Cruises to Valsörarna. The boat sets out from Svedjehamn, Björköby and there is a guided tour along the nature trail when you reach Valsörarna. Coffee and sandwiches are served on the island.

A Night in the Romantic Lakeland

Stay a night at the Tertti Manor, a functional farmhouse and boutique hotel in the Lakeland. After arrival, take a peaceful walk and enjoy the scents of the herb garden. Our chef will prepare a picnic box for your evening trip to the lake with a small rowboat. You can enjoy your picnic in the forest, on the beach, in the garden or even on the lake. Your morning starts with an abundant manor breakfast. The price includes accommodation in a double room, a berry drink, picnic box, use of rowboat, breakfast, and taxes.

Trail of Sands in Yyteri

Trail of Sands ('Santojen Lenkki' in Finnish) offers you the best parts of the unique dunes of Yyteri. Enjoy the amazing scenery opening up to the sea, spot typical plants that grow in the dunes and sit down on the sand at Munakarin särkkä to have a break. In the forest dominated by pine and lichen, it is nice and peaceful. Finally, ascend on top of the dune Keisarinpankki, where the nature is surprisingly lush and the view over the beach and sea impressive. The sands of Yyteri are definitely worth seeing and experiencing!

One-Day Waterbus Trip to Örö Island

A waterbus trip from Korpoström to the Örö fortress island is a special experience. Before becoming part of the Archipelago National Park, Örö served as pasture for cattle as well as a military zone for a hundred years – first as a fortress of the Baltic Sea defence chain under the Russian Tsar's rule and later as a base for Finland's coastal artillery. Around 60 houses from various periods are preserved on Örö, alongside the fortifications built during the Russian reign. Guided tour and lunch included.

Autumn Treasures in Finland

This day trip will take you to the beautiful forest of Västerby in Raseborg. The heritage forest has very diverse terrain and a nature trail where you can admire the beautiful Finnish flora and fauna and pick berries and mushrooms. There are a few places for a swim, some potholes and also excellent spots for camping. During the tour, we will sit by the campfire and enjoy a lunch consisting of products from the Finnish forest and listen to the sounds of nature.

Archipelago Weekend Hideaway

Spend two nights on the island of Nagu, the port to the Archipelago trail, at a charming little B&B situated in the countryside village of Gyttja. Take bicycle rides on the small local roads, perhaps visit the seaside village of Kirjainen, or even the main village of Nagu, where you can find many restaurants, shopping huts and the hustle and bustle of the guest harbor in summer time. After a day of activities, you can relax at Västergård B&B's outdoor jacuzzi and garden sauna, and enjoy a delicious warm meal.

Discovering Porvoo and its Surroundings by Bike (2–3 Hours)

We will meet at the tourism information desk under Mannerheim’s avenue bridge where we will rent bicycles and helmets (included in our price). Then we will visit the old city of Porvoo and learn about Finnish history and culture. Afterwards we head towards to a small island situated 2 km south of Porvoo. There we will stop and walk into the forest to reach a birdwatching tower. There we can see a natural reserve with protected birds and a beautiful view of Porvoo. We will continue our promenade via Porvoo's skiing resort Kokonniemi before reaching Hammars.

Kayaking

Experience the Archipelago Sea National Park in a kayak! We arrange guided kayak tours from Korpoström to Konungsskär that include an introduction to kayaking and a lunch break on Konungsskär. The tour starts from the Visitors Centre situated in the UNESCO Archipelago Sea Biosphere Reserve, right at the edge of the unique Archipelago Sea National Park and the historic strait of Korpoström. Size of group 6–10 people. Fee includes all equipment.