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Tell us what you would like to see in the land of Finlanders and get a chance to win a couple of days in Helsinki with a plethora of art galleries packaged for your convenience. Top-notch visual arts mix effortlessly with the gastronomic and cultural offerings of a vibrant, easy-going capital. There’s also time to visit one of the neighbouring islands and enjoy a summertime picnic. The prize includes 3 nights in a 4-star hotel and Museum Week Cards for two.

Experience Finnish culture on the Nordic Islands

Finland’s coast boasts the world’s largest archipelago. Old wooden towns, lighthouses, historical manors and stone churches, large national parks stretching over land and sea – this is coastal Finland in a nutshell.

The laid-back islander lifestyle and a strong maritime culture are key characteristics of this fascinating area. Finland’s capital, Helsinki, has also held onto its maritime charm. Museums, design districts, handicraft markets, small town events, cafes and village shops – Finnish coastal towns are especially lively in the summer months.

TOP 4 CULTURE TRIPS – WITH ONE CARD

We gathered a top 4 of cultural trips in the beautiful Archipelago. The new Museum Week Card is your entrance ticket to all these experiences, as it gives you access to 250 museums all around Finland.  Read more at www.museums.fi

Find your favourite and start planning a summer holiday in Finland!

Experience internationally acclaimed Finnish design in all its glory. Visit renowned classics, see contemporary hits and discover how design integrates with Finnish day-to-day life.

The route features many historical and significant stops, including impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Other highlights include modern rarities, the world’s only Moomin museum and the award-winning Serlachius Museum.

A couple of days in Helsinki with a plethora of art galleries packaged for your convenience. Top-notch visual arts mix effortlessly with the gastronomic and cultural offerings of a vibrant, easy-going capital. There’s also time to visit one of the neighbouring islands and enjoy a summertime picnic.

Finland turns 100 this year, and the centenary provides many fascinating opportunities to delve into the nation’s history. You can explore the cradle of Finnish culture along the beautiful Archipelago Trail and visit World Heritage Sites, traditional ironworks, quaint old towns and the homes of Finnish cultural icons. There is no better way to see and taste the treats of Archipelago life in the 21st century.

If you love sea air and sunshine, this is the tour for you. The route features several maritime museums, each providing a new perspective into the Archipelago’s history and nature. Balance out all the culture with some fresh air in the national parks, on or off terra firma. Try a novel activity, go island hopping and spend a night in a traditional cabin – or in a tree, if you wish. Everything is possible in the inimitable Archipelago.

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Competition rules

  1. The competition is arranged by Finpro – Visit Finland (later Visit Finland), P.O. Box 358, Porkkalankatu 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland, business ID 2725690-3.
  2.  The prize is 3 nights trip in Helsinki region, Finland. The trip includes flights, accommodation, Museum Week Card and transfers from the Helsinki airport to the hotel. The trip is for maximum 2 people sharing twin/double room and the transfer.Visit Finland holds the right to choose the hotel and the ground transfer service. Flights have to be a direct Finnair flight from one of the European airports to Helsinki. The hotel accommodation is in Standard Room, Visit Finland does not cover the costs of room upgrade.The prize has to be used latest by end of 31st August, 2018 . The trip must be booked by 30th November, 2017. Once booked, the booking cannot be changed. The prize is not valid during major congresses/events/public holidays etc. Please check the availability with the contact person.The value of the trip is approximately 2500 euros.
  3. The prize is non-transferable and cannot e claimed in cash.
  4. The winner of this competition is chosen by Visit Finland. Winner will be contacted directly by Visit Finland’s contact person.
  5. The winner will be chosen by 30th September, 2017. If the winner can’t be reached within 7 seven days of being notified about win, new winner will be chosen.
  6. Visit Finland reserves the right to announce the winner on VisitFinland.com site and social media channels.
  7. Visit Finland reserves the right to use the documentary material, like photos and videos, in their own channels such as social media and VisitFinland.com and campaign sites.
  8. The Materials can be used globally in all media for an unlimited time. The competitor accept this use of the materials and will give unlimited rights for the material forever.
  9. Visit Finland will take care of lottery tax.
  10. Any personal data relating to applicants will be used solely in accordance with current Finnish data protection legislation.
  11. The winners should arrange sufficient travel insurance coverage for themselves and their carry–along property at their own expense as well other traveling documents.The winner bear full risk of any damage or accidents that may be encountered by them during the trip and Visit Finland assume no liabilities.
  12. Visit Finland reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition or the rules without notice.
  13. Disclaimer: winner releases organizers and all companies and other partners that have taken part in the planning and execution of the competition from all responsibility regarding injury or damage caused or alleged to have been caused by taking part in the competition, or by receiving the prize or by taking advantage of the prize.
Helsinki Museum of Finnish Architecture www.mfa.fi Design Museum www.designmuseum.fi Design Museum Arabia www.designcentrehelsinki.com Kirkkonummi Hvitträsk Museum, home of national romantic style architects Gesellius, Lindgren and Saarinen. www.kansallismuseo.fi Fiskars Fiskars Ironworks Village www.fiskarsvillage.fi Fiskars Museum www.fiskarsvillage.fi Turku Sibelius Museum, devoted to music in a 1960’s brutalist building www.sibeliusmuseum.fi Rauma Historical wooden town centre of Old Rauma www.visitrauma.fi Recommended Stopover in Pori/Noormarkku (not included in Museum Week Card) Villa Mairea by Alvar Aalto www.villamairea.fi/ Alhström ironworks village www.ahlstrominruukit.fi Tampere/Mänttä New Moomin Museum (Opens in June) muumimuseo.fi Serlachius Museums www.serlachius.fi Riihimäki The Finnish Glass Museum www.suomenlasimuseo.fi Helsinki Ateneum Art Museum www.ateneum.fi Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma www.kiasma.fi Helsinki HAM Helsinki Art Museum www.hamhelsinki.fi Helsinki Amos Anderson Art Museum and the new Amos Rex Art Museum amosanderson.fi Helsinki Sinebrychoff Art Museum www.sinebrychoffintaidemuseo.fi Espoo EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, The WeeGee Exhibition Centre emma.museum Vantaa Vantaa Art Museum Artsi museum of street art and performance www.artsimuseo.com Turku Old Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum www.turku.fi Turku Castle and Cathedral www.turunlinna.fi Kemiönsaari Söderlångvik Manor Museum on Kimito Island amosanderson.fi Helsinki World Heritage Site Suomenlinna Fortress and Museum www.suomenlinna.fi Seurasaari Open-Air Museum www.kansallismuseo.fi National Museum of Finland www.kansallismuseo.fi Porvoo Old wooden town of Porvoo Home of the narional poet J.L. Runeberg www.porvoonmuseo.fi Verla, Kouvola World Heritage Site Verla Groundwood and Board Mill www.verla.fi Lake Tuusula Halosenniemi Museum (home of the artist Pekka Halonen) halosenniemi.fi Ainola Museum (home of the composer Jean Sibelius) ainola.fi Ahola (home of the author Juhani Aho) visitlaketuusula.fi Rauma Rauma Maritime Museum www.rmm.fi Ahvenanmaa Åland Maritime Museum and Museum Ship Pommern www.sjofartsmuseum.ax Kemiönsaari Sagalund, Museum of the Nordic Island’s cultural history www.sagalund.fi Nuuksio Haltia, the Finnish Nature Centre www.haltia.com Helsinki Luomus, The Finnish Museum of Natural History www.luomus.fi Kotka Maritime Centre Vellamo and Ice-breaker Tarmo www.merikeskusvellamo.fi