Finland partners in IBTM Barcelona 2016



Arctic Incentives by Lapland Safaris is specialized in creating and marketing services for MICE-segment. We are part of the Lapland Safaris concern, which has over 30 years of experience and expertise on business-oriented travel services. Our clients want to offer their employees, customers and affiliates only the best and surprise them positively. We help our clients accomplishing these goals. The quality of our services is guaranteed by well-trained and multilingual guides, high-quality affiliates and the personal responsibility carried by project managers.





Next Travel Ltd. is a DMC handling incoming traffic to Finland. The company was established in 1990 and has during the years received a respective and high professional status within our business. Our specialities are organizing meetings, conferences, tailor- made incentives leisure programmes and shore excursions for groups and FIT’s. We are proud to be the Destimation member in Finland and also part of several larger Travel families such as GLOBAL DMC’s and AFTA. We also enjoy great friendship with our professional Sales and Marketing representatives from United Kingdom, Germany, Benelux and the USA. If you are in need of a fast and an effective DMC in Finland, we hope to hear from you.




The Travel Experience is an award-winning privately-owned DMC based in Helsinki, established in 1998. We handle a variety of incentive, conference, and corporate groups of the highest level all over Finland, providing professional, innovative and memorable programmes to suit the particular needs and budget of each group. If you are looking for team-building activities, elegant venues for Gala Dinners, or just Pure Fun, Finland has something to offer, with no shortage of WOW FACTOR elements. In winter you can surprise your guests starting directly from the airport on snowmobiles. Stay in a Snow Castle, crush through the frozen Baltic Sea on an ice breaker, and take your own husky team across the snow-covered Lappish wilderness. In Summer, the country transforms into the Land of the Midnight Sun, when the dynamic capital of Helsinki can be enjoyed night and day. Take a midnight cruise through its archipelago, rent your own sauna island and enjoy action-packed events in the surrounding National Park.


Lapland Experiences



Technical Visits

Hotel Chains


Santa’s Hotels

Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus offers high quality accommodation, restaurants and conference services at the heart of Rovaniemi. Explore the atmosphere close to Santa’s workplace and experience exotic Lapland and the Arctic Circle in a modern urban environment. Visiting Rovaniemi is a must to meet Santa Claus! We are making it easy for you here in Hotel Santa Claus. We offer you a package that includes accommodation, breakfast and a ride to the Santa Claus Village, where you can meet Santa Claus Himself. Get familiar with the nothern culture in Arktikum, learn about forests in the science center Pilke and wake your inner artist in Korundi! Experience main atractions in one entry fee!





Scandic is the unrivalled market leader in the Nordics with nearly 230 hotels. Every day, our 14,000 team members work with one single goal in mind, to make our guests welcome to stay with us or meet with friends or for work . As the Nordic region´s most sustainable hotel chain we´re always focused on the environment, social responsibility and accessibility. We are specialist in meeting and conferences and together with our trained team members and have developed a meeting concept that will allow your meetings to be inspirational and professional yet fill you with energy. Alongside our focus on commitment and results, sustainability is a key feature of your meetings with us – from eco-labelled meeting materials and Scandic’s own filtered water to our environmental work where we care for the community.


Scandic Park Hotel

Scandic Marina Congress Center

Scandic video




Sokos Hotels operates in Finland, Estonia, Russia. Sokos Hotels is the largest and best-known provider of hotel and restaurants services in Finland. Sokos Hotels is the leading Finnish hotel chain with 53 first class hotels in Finland, Estonia and Russia. All the hotels are located in the heart of the city or in a holiday destination- close to events and attractions. Our hotels also feature the best restaurants, lounges and night spots in town.





Finlandia Hall in Helsinki is the leading congress and event centre in Finland. It is ideal for conferences and exhibitions, as well as for business events and festive occasions. Finlandia Hall has hosted numerous international congresses and political summits over the years. There’s simply no other conference venue like it in Finland! The largest auditorium in the building is the statuesque Finlandia Hall, which is a magnificent and spacious hall for 1,700 people. State-of-the-art sound and light engineering as well as the widely versatile stage make it the perfect venue for various events. The building also has 25 other halls and lots of smaller rooms. If the entire space is used, you can organise an event and catering for as many as 6,500 people.


Finlandia Hall video

Finlandia Hall presentation




Helsinki Congress Centre Paasitorni is a full service venue in the city of Helsinki. A fantastic venue – conference premises, dining and accommodation all under one roof. Paasitorni offers exceptionally versatile setting for conferences and dinners – with accommodation. Paasitorni has almost 30 different conference rooms from 8 to 800 people, five unique restaurants and a story hotel Scandic Paasi with 170 hotel rooms. A unique floating restaurant opened April 2015 for up to 200 people.





Explore modern meeting facilities of Messukeskus Helsinki! Messukeskus Helsinki is Finland’s largest venue, situated close to Helsinki’s city centre. Our modern facilities include the latest AV services such as a digital signage system with over 100 screens, led-walls in your chosen colour and new supersize screens. If you want to make your congress guests happy during programme breaks, try our delicious, newly renovated restaurant world with over 20 restaurants to choose from!


Messukeskus Helsinki presentation

Messukeskus Helsinki presentation

Virtual Tour in Messukeskus Helsinki

Explore Messukeskus video





Finland’s reputation as a congress and incentive destination is internationally acclaimed. The country magically blends exciting adventures in untouched nature with modern high class services. Finland is an event destination with a difference. In Finland you can truly satisfy the explorer within you. Step ashore on your own island or enter an untouched winter wonderland. Enjoy both action-packed thrills and soothing silence in one of the purest natural settings in the world. Finland is the fresh alternative. The compact size of Finnish cities makes it easy to explore them on foot. These small metropolises are all the more attractive because they are tidy and safe. In Finland you can also rest assured that matters will be handled fluently and efficiently. The representatives of the Finnish meeting industry are professional, innovative and creative. We can guide you in finding the most appropriate venue and partners for your venture. Our services cover the whole country from Helsinki to Lapland.




Friendly. Northern. Functional. Human scale. Easy to reach. Helsinki is all these and much, much more! Helsinki is a modern European cultural city whose urban cosmopolitan lifestyle exists in perfect harmony with nature. Surrounded by the sea and its own exotic archipelago, the city offers visitors an endless number of possibilities. Helsinki is a rich mix, where exotic east meets Scandinavian simplicity.The Helsinki metropolitan area offers about 12,000 hotel rooms in around 80 locations. All major conference venues are located within the city centre and can easily be reached by foot or by public transport. In addition to excellent services and infrastructure, the strengths and know-how in Helsinki are based on research, business and innovation. UIA ranks Helsinki as the 18th most popular congress destination in the world.


Helsinki Convention Support Package

Helsinki Meetings Industry Highlights

Helsinki Creating Fresh Ideas video



Icebreaker Sampo, the only passenger icebreaker in the world, has been the subject of dozens inspiring television documentaries and hundreds of interesting newspaper and magazine articles in Europe, America and Asia. The 4-hour cruise is full of experiences. Guided tour will lead you to the icebreaker form the command bridge down to the engine room. Inside the pleasant interior of the ship, one can dine or even enjoy a cocktail party in a warm comfortable atmosphere. From the deck one can watch the crashing of the ice. When the ship stops in the middle of the endless field of ice, one can come on to the ice to walk around and admire the vast, spacious scenery. A favorite experience for many has been to swim in the ice cold water in a special, thermally insulated suit.

The SnowCastle of Kemi will be built yearly right in the centre of the City of Kemi. The first SnowCastle was built in 1996. The temperature in all of the covered areas of the SnowCastle remains always about – 5 degrees Celsius regardless of how cold it gets outside! Every January we construct a SnowHotel (incl. 3 suites, 4 superior rooms, 12 double/single rooms, 2 groups rooms for 5 persons), a SnowRestaurant (250 seats), and a SnowChapel (30 seats) within white snowy walls. Our newest accommondation and safari alternative – warm and cosy Olokolo nest (13dbl/sgl) offer a view of the open sky. 2016 we are building our 21sth SnowCastle. The season starts with the SnowCastle Exhibition, CastleLounge and our newest venue, Seaside Lodge, which will offer a beautiful view to the sea, equipped with Finnish Sauna and outdoor Kota-venue – perfect for private occasions around the year! The theme of the SnowCastle varies yearly. The theme of the 21st year is “Castle in a Castle”.



Tampere Convention Bureau

Tampere has made a name for itself as a major Nordic congress destination, particularly since the inauguration of Tampere Hall two decades ago. The city’s excellent infrastructure and services meet the needs of even the most demanding congress organiser. Tampere is a lively university town. For international congress delegates it offers an innovative academic environment and numerous interesting research centres and laboratories to visit.

Tampere is a beautiful, green city between two lakes, offering an array of leisure activities, such as Nordic walking, lake cruises, original sauna experiences, swimming in the fresh water lakes. The city centre is nicely compact: all major hotels, restaurants and shops are within a convenient walking distance of each other.


Tampere Marketing Material

Tampere video