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Finland – the discovered 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 aboutVisit Finland campaigns here.

For more information about collaboration between the Finnish Tourist Board, Finnish travel professionals and you, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’ll be delighted to help you.

Visit Finland is represented in the following countries: Austria, Benelux, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and CIS, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA. Please contact your local Visit Finland representative for further information about marketing activities and Finland as a tourist country.

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


Welcome to Matka Workshop Day on Wednesday 14th of January, 2015!

October 31, 2014
The Finnish Fair Corporation invites you to apply to the upcoming Matka Workshop Day on Wednesday 14th of January, 2015 including two parallel events, the MEET FINLAND WORKSHOP and the GLOBAL WORKSHOP in connection with the Nordic Travel Fair MATKA 2015. Both of these events brings together travel trade professionals around the world and enables […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lapland Hotels buys Ylläs Saaga

October 16, 2014
Lapland Hotels buys Ylläs Saaga hotel and restaurant business operations from Holiday Club Resorts Oy. Ylläs Saaga will be transferred to the proprietorship of Lapland Hotels on 1st November 2014 and at the same time the name of the hotel will change to Lapland Hotel Saaga. There are 84 rooms, four restaurants, spa and beauty […]

Happy Guide Helsinki tastes the autumn

October 13, 2014
Helsinki has been picking up fast as one of the culinary destinations of the world and for good reason, our location and influences being originally between East and West. Happy Guide Helsinki has launched a new Words & Veggies food tour! On Words & Veggies the visitors will learn about the Finnish organic and vegetarian food culture and pick up […]

Sibelius Finland Experience 2015

October 6, 2014
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. […]

Private Skies

September 22, 2014
Private Skies is a broker firm for private aviation services that offers versatile and reliable transportation solutions with expertise. Our team of aviation and customer service professionals will help design cost-effective and timesaving aviation solutions to cater to each of our customer’s individual needs. With Private Skies, a wide range of private aviation services is […]

Visit Finland Starts Autumn Image Campaign

September 11, 2014
Press release 3 September, 2014 Visit Finland will start Autumn Image Campaign on 1 September following the successful spring campaign which Finngenerator gained popularity. The campaign is held in Japan for three years started last spring. The autumn image campaign focuses on “healing” introducing what one can experience to feel silence and beautiful nature in […]

Icehot encounters – stepping into the winter adventure in Finland

September 11, 2014
Press release, 03.09.2014 As a continuation of the 3-year extensive promotional program in China, Visit Finland is now launching an autumn campaign following the successful “The magic of the midnight sun” spring campaign. Tourism from China to Finland has been increasing rapidly in recent years. During 2013 Chinese visitors’ total overnight stays in Finland reached […]

Product Manual Outdoors Finland

July 14, 2014
We have published three new product manuals: hiking, canoeing and cycling manuals. They contain the best routes and areas for cycling, hiking or canoeing in Finland. Read more about the product manuals. General Information Cycling Hiking Canoeing

Finnish Lakeland ready-made travel packages

June 2, 2014
14.000 islands, 120 lakes, Western Europe’s fastest growing forests, wild berries – countless possibilities for outdoor activities. Mikkeli region offers loads of opportunities. Yet relatively unknown, travellers are introduced with pure natural sights that haven’t been populated by large tourist concentrations; everything one sees on a journey is genuine. Packages for groups and individuals, cultural […]

Meripaviljonki restaurant will open in April 2015

May 6, 2014
The beginning of 2015 will see the completion of a unique floating restaurant, Meripaviljonki (Sea Pavilion) on Eläintarhalahti. The new restaurant will be located in front of Graniittilinna restaurant and connected to Paasitorni congress centre. Meripaviljonki will open to customers on 8 April 2015. The floating restaurant Meripaviljonki is an excellent addition to the full […]

Home Dining – Visit a Finnish family

April 14, 2014
Home Dining is not a restaurant but a concept where you can meet a local family at their home. Get to know how Finns typically live, taste some of our food and enjoy a relaxed moment in our living room. The families live in different parts of Finland, but mainly in Helsinki area. You can […]

Why not visit Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre while waiting for the flight?

April 10, 2014
Finland’s arctic nature and Finnish design on display at Helsinki Airport At Helsinki Airport, Finavia has opened a new exhibition with Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre. Luonnos presents the arctic nature and examples of modern Finnish design inspired by it. The exhibition is part of Finnavia’s efforts to further improve the service at Helsinki […]

Wild Nordic brings you back to nature

March 13, 2014
Wild Nordic has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of Finnish nature and we are confident that we can bring you the holiday of a lifetime. We offer wilderness accommodation, tailor-made courses and a choice of exciting activities and experiences that are only possible amidst Finland’s truly untamed wilderness. These days, most of us lead thoroughly urban […]

Reindeers in Nuuksio near Helsinki – really?

January 22, 2014
Yes, that is true! Reindeers have come a long 1300 km way from the northern Finland to the southern Finland. They have own private place in the fenced forest area in the Nuuksio National Park where also our cozy Lappish Tepee restaurant “White Reindeer” is located. The reindeer area is only 1,1 km from the […]

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Arto Asikainen

Regional Manager, Russia, CIS

Jyrki Oksanen

Visit Finland Representative Austria, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland

Riitta Balza

Visit Finland Representative UK

Sanna Tuononen

Visit Finland Representative France

Visit Finland Italy

Jukka-Paco Halonen

Visit Finland Representative Spain

Danye Liu

Visit Finland Representative China: Beijing & Chongqing

David Wu

Visit Finland Representative China: Shanghai

Andrew Leung

Visit Finland Representative China: Hong Kong & Southern China

Shigeyoshi Noto

Visit Finland Representative Japan

Helena Niskanen

Visit Finland Representative USA

Anne Lind

Director, Trade Relations

Ulla Mäkelä

Coordinator, Trade Relations

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