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Finland – the UNdiscovered gem

Finland is a Nordic country with an edge: it’s the home of sauna, Santa Claus and crafty design. Its unique cultural characteristics along with beautiful, untouched nature make it an unconventional holiday destination.

This page provides travel professionals with information and materials to help their customers plan holidays to and in Finland, see the current trade news below. Visit Finland runs two types of campaigns: image campaigns and tactical campaigns. Read more about Visit Finland campaigns here.

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Trade News

Keep up to date with our work and the latest changes in the Finnish tourism industry.

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The Lapland Culture Calendar is now online!

June 18, 2015
Lapland Culture Calendar is a great tool for catching the essentials of Lapland’s cultural life throughout the year and all over the region, from Rovaniemi to Inari Saariselkä and from Ruka to Levi. Lapland Culture Calendar helps travelers figure out what type of events and attractions there are in Lapland, and tour operators have a new […]
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Culinary Experience Finland

June 11, 2015
Finland has a pure nature and produce rich flavours that ground from four seasons, great soil, forest and pure water. Culinary Experience Finland is a tasting and luncheon event that presents the culinary of Finland and gives an overview for the food interested visitors to Finland. During the visit the visitors learn about Finnish regional specialities, […]
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From Munich to Kittilä in winter with Lufthansa

May 15, 2015
In winter, Lufthansa customers will have the opportunity to fly from Munich non-stop to the largest and best-known winter sports centre Levi in Finland for the first time. From 19 December 2015, Lufthansa will be taking off every Saturday on course for Kittilä, and thus to the nearby ski resort Levi. Until 26 March 2016, […]
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Juha Kankkunen Driving Academy and Rukan Salonki Join Forces

May 4, 2015
Juha Kankkunen Driving Academy and Rukan Salonki Chalets have signed a sales co-operation agreement. From 1.5.2015 onward Rukan Salonki will exclusively handle the sales operations of Juha Kankkunen Driving Academy programmes. Rukan Salonki Chalets offer Juha Kankkunen Driving Academy clients an all-inclusive service. From one address, they can book all the services needed for a […]
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Floating panoramic restaurant Meripaviljonki opened in Helsinki

April 15, 2015
Modern and light Meripaviljonki has unique panoramic views over Eläintarhanlahti Bay that change with the seasons. Marko Helenius, Kitchen Manager at Graniittiravintolat Oy, heads up Meripaviljonki’s kitchen, which focuses on fish and shellfish. The light and airy feel of the restaurant’s décor has been taken into account in the raw materials. Meripaviljonki completes the services […]
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Sibelius Finland Experience 2015

April 13, 2015
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) is Finland ‘s national composer, and his works depict Finland, its history and the Finnish identity and its key elements. Sibelius is the most famous Finn in the world. Sibelius Finland Experience is an authentic experience through which everyone might be able to understand more about what Finland and being Finnish is. […]
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New IHG Hotel Indigo in Helsinki opened

April 1, 2015
Hotel Indigo Helsinki – Boulevard is a boutique hotel located on Bulevardi 26, one of the most stylish, historically rich and well-located streets in Helsinki. The hotel offers altogether 120 rooms decorated in Scandinavian style to its quality-conscious guests in an area where two opposite worlds of design come together. The elegant Esplanadi opens up […]
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Sibelius & Friends Anniversary Day Tour with Nordic Menu

March 10, 2015
We challenge guests to learn about “Finnishness”!! The brand new Sibelius 150 year Anniversary tour is launched!  Leaving Helsinki during the early afternoon, guests are welcomed to visit the homes and museums of 3 prominent artists, known for their contribution to the Finnish National Identity over 100 years ago.  Tour can be tailored to meet […]
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Luxury Action launches “Hollywood Experience”

March 4, 2015
Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland – March 4th 2015 – Lapland-based, high-end travel company Luxury Action announced today the immediate availability of its new offering, The Hollywood Experience, bringing its high-end travel concept — and the dreams of its customers — to reality. The Hollywood Experience is a unique and unforgettable vacation that enables Luxury Action’s discerning […]
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Visit Finland – Press Release

February 26, 2015
Visit Finland – Press Release 04.02.2015 Finnscope In 2014 Visit Finland launched Finngenerator. Developed especially for mobile devices, the application makes it possible for anyone to “find out their inner Finn” by generating their new Finnish name at VisitFinland.com website. Finngenerator is both personal and easy to use and that is why it is so […]
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New Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän

February 10, 2015
Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän is all about unforgettable holidays in Finland. Järvisydän is located on the shore of the great Lake Saimaa in eastern Lakeland region. Read about the new hotel, which will be completed in April-May 2015.  Spa Resort Jarvisydan
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Santa’s Hotels expands to Kilpisjärvi

February 5, 2015
The Lappish owned Santa’s Hotels chain now expands to Kilpisjärvi in Saanatunturi fell highlands. Walls of Kilpis holiday destination, with 22 modern and well equipped holiday apartments, is located in the so-called ‘arm of Finland’ in Kilpisjärvi, Lapland, very close to the Norwegian border. The closest airport on the Finnish side of the border is […]
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Arctic Light Hotel opens in Rovaniemi

January 19, 2015
The Arctic Light Hotel will be a brand new contemporary boutique hotel situated in the heart of Lapland-Rovaniemi. The 1950’s building and former City Hall of Rovaniemi is currently a residential building and will be reconverted into a beautifully designed boutique hotel to be opened during the winter season of 2015. The hotel will have […]
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Frozen Hell – Winter War tour in Finland 2015

November 27, 2014
“No one expected that one of the targets of the Red Army’s major offensive on 30.11.1939 would be the rural municipality of Suomussalmi in Kainuu. This district was singled out due to one geographical fact: the shortest route to Oulu passed through Suomussalmi and it would split Finland in two. In Suomussalmi there was fierce […]
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Santa’s Hotels is building igloos in Luosto for year-round use

November 25, 2014
The Lappish Santa’s Hotels expands its activities to the Luosto resort. At the turn of the year Santa’s Hotel Aurora will see the completion of ten completely new hotel rooms with glass ceilings and walls. To be constructed in the immediate vicinity of the hotel, these landscape rooms are Santa’s Hotels’ answer to the growing […]
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Finland’s tallest hotel can now be found in Tampere

November 20, 2014
The 88-meter Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere was opened in mid-October. The “tower hotel” of Tampere is currently the second tallest building in Finland and Tampere right after the Näsinneula Observation Tower. The hotel is located on the Ratapihankatu street in the immediate vicinity of the Railway Station. The 140-year-old locomotive garages have been nicely […]
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In the footsteps of Jean Sibelius

October 23, 2014
On the themed day trips and walking tours, organized by Lahti Region Ltd. during the Sibelius Festival 2015, you’ll see places and scenery that inspired Sibelius’s works and are part of Finnish culture. For FIT’s we have also a special four – day package. Read more: In the footsteps of Jean Sibelius day trips and […]
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Lapland offline in Torassieppi – Digital Detox

October 22, 2014
Torassieppi will take a new approach on life and turn Lapland Offline! People live busy life’s surrounded with laptop’s, phones and Ipads. This winter we will have people sitting around the campfire and talking to each other, not having to update their facebook status. Wifi is turned off and we allow no mobile devices. It […]
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Outdoors Finland – portal of Southern Finland

October 20, 2014
Official Outdoors Finland -portal takes you straight to the nature. Outdoors Finland -portal guides you to the best hiking, cycling and canoeing trails in Southern Finland. Here you can find the trails and important services around the trails. The portal covers Southern Finland, but in the future it will expand to cover the whole Finland. […]

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Arto Asikainen

Director, Trade Relations, Visit Finland Representative Russia, CIS


arto.asikainen@visitfinland.com


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Jyrki Oksanen

Visit Finland Representative Austria, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland


jyrki.oksanen@visitfinland.com


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Riitta Balza

Visit Finland Representative UK


riitta.balza@visitfinland.com


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Sanna Tuononen

Visit Finland Representative France and Italy


sanna.tuononen@visitfinland.com


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Danye Liu

Visit Finland Representative China: Beijing & Chongqing


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David Wu

Visit Finland Representative China: Shanghai


vf.sha@visitfinland.com


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Andrew Leung

Visit Finland Representative China: Hong Kong & Southern China


visitfinland.hk@gmail.com


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Shigeyoshi Noto

Visit Finland Representative Japan


s-noto@ra2.so-net.ne.jp


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Helena Niskanen

Visit Finland Representative USA


helena.niskanen@visitfinland.com


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Ulla Mäkelä

Coordinator, Trade Relations


ulla.makela@visitfinland.com

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