Highlights of South-coast Finland, 30.6-5.7.2016

TOUR OPERATOR FAM TRIP BY INVITATION ONLY

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

THURSDAY 30 JUNE

Evening flights from home destinations to Helsinki Airport, Finland
Personal arrivals to the hotel
19:00 Meeting in the hotel lobby with Ms. Anu Koski and Ms. Heli Saari, Visit Finland. Transfer to the pier.
19:20 Boat transfer to the restaurant departs
19:30 Joint welcome dinner in Restaurant Saaristo
Overnight in Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki.

 

FRIDAY 1 JULY

7:30-8:30 Check-out and breakfast, departing from Helsinki
9:30-10:30 Site visit in Mustion Linna, guided walk and coffee break.
11.-12:30 Site visit and in Fiskars iron work village
12:30-14:00 Raseborg Castle ruins, lunch at The Castle Guard’s Lodge (locally produced food).
14:30-16:00 Guided walk in Tammisaari Old town, coffee break at Café Gamla stan, Tammisaari archipelago national park´s Visitor Center.
16:00-17:00 Hotel inspections and check in.
17:00-18:00 Boat trip to the Sommarö archipelago village starts from North Harbour (m/s Myggen). The visit is hosted by Ms. Erja Hiltunen. Return to Tammisaari after the visit with the group´s bus.
19:00-21:00 Dinner at Summer restaurant Knipan buildt in the beginning of 1900 on poles in the sea.
Overnight stays in Hotel Sea Front, Tammisaari city hotel and Alapiha

 

SATURDAY 2 JULY

8:00 Checking out, departing to Hanko
8:30-10:15 Breakfast and inspection in Hotel Regatta
10:15-10:45 Guided walk in Hanko
11:00-12:30 Cruise to Bengtskär lighthouse with M/S Summersea
12:30 Arrival at the Bengtskär Lighthouse Island from Hanko
Twenty-five kilometers southwest of Hanko, at the entrance of the Gulf of Finland stands Scandinavias tallest lighthouse. Towering 52 meters above the sea, the lighthouse of Bengtskär is the archipelago`s most imposing and magnificient monument. Paula, the lighthouse keeper, wishes us welcome, and we get a guided tour on Bengtskär. We get served an archipelago lunch and have time to explore the lighthouse and the island.
15:00 Ferry from Bengtskär Lighthouse Island to Rosala Island
15:45 Arrival at the Rosala Viking Center
The Viking past and Iron Age of the archipelago comes to life in Rosala Viking Centre. Here you get an insight in what a Viking village looked like. We will try some thousand-year-old Viking age leisure activities like throwing axes.
17:15 Viking dinner
After the activities, we are invited to a Viking sacrificial feast, in the Chieftain Hall with a Viking dinner served. A beer tasting of the new local Rosala Viking Beer is arranged.
19:00 Ferry to Kasnäs

19:30 Kasnäs Archipelago Spa
The Kasnäs Archipelago Spa wishes us welcome and tells us about the location.

 

SUNDAY 3 JULY

08:00-09:30 Breakfast is served and the Archipelago Spa swimming facilities are yours to use! Breakfast, bathing facilities available, and checkout.
09:45 Sailing Yacht Eugenia
The beautiful sailing yacht Eugenia will take us north along the strait between Högsåra and Kasnäs and head towards the Söderlångvik manor. We will set sails together and enjoy the great views.
13:00 Söderlångvik Manor
A visit to Söderlångvik, formerly the summer home for a late known Finnish mecenate, Amos Andersson, now a museum, restaurant, beautiful garden and one of Finland’s largest apple gardens. We get a tasty lunch and are told about the surroundings by the estate manager.
15:30 Depature to Storfinnhova Forest Village.
16:00 Storfinnhova Forest Village
We get to see the tree hut accommodation and Finland’s best underground smoke sauna.
16:30 Departure towards Mathildedal
17:00 Arrival to Mathildedal ironworks village.
Mathildedal is one of the three Teijo area ironworks villages. It offers all the elements of an idyllic environment: Wooden houses painted with traditional red paint, buildings of the ironwork, history, culture, nature and of course the living village itself.
19:00 Guided walking tour in the village. Site visits at the local bakery and alpaca farm.
21:00 Archipelago supper with beer tasting at Marina restaurant by the seashore hosted by the local entrepreneurs.
22:30 Overnight in Mathildedal village
Hotel Ruukin Majatalo is a small exclusive hotel by the sea
Mathilda’s Marina is new marina right by the seaside
Pensionat Mathildedal offers cosy B&B accommodation in a friendly atmosphere

 

MONDAY 4 JULY

8:00-9:30 Breakfast prepared with local products. Checking out and departing from Mathildedal
9:45-13:00 Teijo National Park and Teijo Nature Center. Introduction to the National Park and its activities as well as Finnish nature. Walk to the lake and sauna. Presentation of outdoor activities. Lunch made from local products in National Park.
In Teijo National Park you can experience the Finnish nature in miniscale: lakes, forests, marshes, steams and sea. No wonder it is also called as a gateway to Finnish nature and to the archipelago. Visitors – 80 000 annually – come all the year round. Teijo National Park offers nature-lovers many different kinds of ourdoor experiences like canoeing, fishing, Finnish sauna experience and wild swimming, hiking, berry and mushroom picking etc.
13:00 Departure from the National Park. On the way we pass Meri-Teijo Golf resort, Meri-Teijo Ski & Summer action Resort.
13:30-14:30 Visit to Kirjakkala Ironmill village
Kirjakkala is one of the three ironworks villages and was established in 1600s. It tells you the story of Finnish industrialization. The environment has been preserved as a like for more than 300 years. Some buildings are still there but has  a new use of today.  Nowadays Kirjakkala offers idyllic B&B accommodation, typical Finnish sauna experience by the lake and other outdoor activities in the National Park.
14:30 Afternoon coffee and preparation for the workshop
15:00-17:00 Product development workshop
17:00-18:30 Drive to Kirkkonummi. Checking in to Långvik Congress and Wellness hotel
19:00 Dinner and overnight stay

 

TUESDAY 5 JULY

7:00-8:30 Breakfast, checking out and departure to Helsinki
9.30 Arrival in Helsinki Central Railway station. Meeting with guide Anssi Tapola from Happy Guide Helsinki
9:30-11:15 Guided Nordic walking tour in Helsinki
Get ready to discover Helsinki by Nordic walking!
Helsinki is surrounded by the sea in South, the shoreline is over 100 km long, and by forests in the North. In the capital of Finland you can feel the cultural beat and feel the nature and enjoy the sea breeze. During your guided Helsinki tour you’ll see some of the main attractions and find out how green Helsinki really is!
11:15-11:45 Visit to Löyly design sauna
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, their terrace is the place to be and the saunas are available daily.
11:45-12:45 Lunch at Löyly
13:00-13:45 Visit to Hernesaarenranta restaurant
13:45-14:15 Transfer to the airport

 

 

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