Our objective is to develop an assortment of services that will attract visitors for different reasons at different times to enjoy what Finland has got to offer and package them in the format of one, two or more days with clear themes and prices that are easy to understand and highlights the value both to tour operators and travel agencies as well as the visitors.
- Summer and winter activities we integrate with culture as well as a healthy life style
- Culture and nature are center themes in all offerings
- We build on our strong Sauna culture and combine it with local cuisine and the tranquility of our nature
- Our forests and our natural elements of snow and water both at our coasts but also our lakes, rivers and spring will be an essential part of our offerings
We will differentiate our winter activities from those of our neighboring countries
- Experience living and functioning under winter conditions
- Trying different winter sports and learning about ice and snow
- Combining our famous northern lights with the authentic small villages, our indigenous sami people and their life styles
- Finnish christmas traditions available for all cultures and ages
We will also differentiate our summer activities from those of our neighboring countries
- Hiking and biking on trails throughout the country experiencing the white nights
- Family friendly activities of swimming, boating , canoeing and picking wild berries and mushrooms
- Expose our visitors to the diverse fauna and flora and our clean water
We can tailor make trips depending on the visitors demands and interest and we guarantee that the friendly service and implementation meets expectations of visitors.
TOP-10 IN HELSINKI
1. USPENSKY CATHEDRAL
Uspensky Cathedral was completed in 1868 and is the larges orthodox church in Western Europe. With its golden cupolas and red bricks is one of the clearest symbols of the Russian impact on Finnish history.
2. HELSINKI CATHEDRAL
Helsinki Cathedral is one of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions. Was completed in 1852. continous exhibitions and concerts are held in the crypt.
3. MARKET QUARTER
Welcome to Market Quarter, lies between Senate Square and the Market Square. Located in the new and old town. The region’s historical buildings were administration spaces for more than 40 years, and now they are being renovated and will be open for the city residents.
4. PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Finland’s 200-seat parliament gathers in a 1920s building, a representative of classicism stately building. Parliament building facades is a red granite from Kalvola. The main facade includes 14 columns with Corinthian basis.
5. THE SIBELIUS MONUMENT
Sibelius Park is where the world-famous composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) monument is loacted, Sibelius monument was unveiled on September 7, 1967.
6. TEMPPELIAUKIO CHURCH
The church was designed by architects and brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and was completed and opened in 1969. The church is built directly into solid rock, the walls are created naturally by the rock. Temppeliaukio church is one of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions.
7. SEURASAARI OPEN-AIR MUSEUM
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum presents Finnish housing, work and ways of life in past centuries. The museum houses representing different provinces of typical buildings and construction groups in the late 1600s to the 1900s. Guides lead visitors to the museum.
8. SUOMENLINNA MARITIME FORTRESS
Suomenlinna is one of the world’s largest sea fortresses. Classified as a unesco World Heritage. Built in 18th century by the Swedes and is one of Finland’s most popular attractions. Fortress, museums and different events is a memorable experience for vistitor of all ages.
9. ESPLAND PARK
Esplanad serves as a promenade in the center of Helsinki for tourists and city residents. The park and the Espa Stage host a wide range of events. During the summer season there is Marimekko Fashion Show and Jazz concert.
10. OLD MARKET HALL
Helsinki Old Market Hall has been serving customers since 1889. Selections of manly local food such as cheeses, fish, seafood, meats, vegetables, fruits and cakes can be found in dozen small ”stalls” as well as spices, coffees and teas. Hall Merchants also handle special orders if necessary.
THE MAGIC OF LAPLAND
THE ARTIC CIRCLE AND SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE
Meet Santa Claus and cross the magical Arctic Circle . Tell a friend , send a post card from with a special arctic cricle stamp, shop in the numerous gift stores and enjoy many experiences with different programs around Santa village!
Santa Claus declared Rovaniemi as his home City. He tells how this this closely guirded secret was revealed and spread throughout the world. To preserve the secrets of Christmas the elfs build a meeting place for guest visting from near and far.
Santa Claus spends time in the Santa Claus Village every day of the year, taking care of his life mission; Childrens well-being, keeping a list of well-behaved adults, as well as keeping up the Christmas Spirit of love and good will news.
DOG AND REINDEER SLEDDING
Experience the traditional dog and reindeer sledding, feel the snow beneath the wooden sleigh and see the ancient forest in the Arctic. After the safari get to hear about life with reindeers from the reindeer herder. Enjoy a hot cup of beverage around the campfire.
NORTHERN LIGHTS (AURORA BOREALIS)
The Northern Lights are the spectacle color show in the sky. The phenomenon name is derived from an old belief, where the fox runs trough frosty mountains snow drifts, waving his tail so that the sparks thrown out into the night sky.
The northern lights are actually created by charged particles released from the sun that enter and collied with Earth’s atmosphere. The collision of energy particles changes and the energy released is seen as light phenomenon in the sky. The Northern Lights occur at an altitude of about 100 kilometers.
This phenomenon is common in the polar regions. The closer the poles are, the more Northern Lights will appear. This is because the particles of the solar wind and atmospheric interaction is the most severe in the vicinity of the magnetic poles. In the northern hemisphere, auroras known as the aurora borealis, southern aurora australis.
Spending a night in the Snow Hotel, surrounded by beautifully illuminated ice art, enjoying the frost and sauna, truly a night to remember. Love, fun and good food. Welcome!
ARTIC CIRCLE IGLOOS
The glass-roofed igloo feels like sleeping under the open sky, but the inside is warm and sweet like a hotel. Iglukylä is located in the pine trees framing square, far enough from the city lights, so the conditions for observing the stars and the Northern Light are ideal. Have a good night’s sleep as the Aurora Alarm searches the skies for you: once the Aurora Alarm has woken you up, all you need to do is open your eyes, look at the night sky and enjoy the sight of spectacular light work in the sky from the comfort of your bed.
SUMMER IN LAPLAND
HIKING, BIKING, KAYAKING AND RAFTING
Finlands 39 National parks offers and provide the visitors with unforgettable moments, best sceneries and hiking facilities for nature walks and hikes.
Visitors can admire the stunning scenery hiking short nature routs with children and friends. Enjoying the campfire site or watch the stars in almost complete silence.
The national parks are extensive nature conservation areas with the crucial task of ensuring biodiversity and giving people the opportunity to relax and enjoy nature. The parks have marked hiking routes, nature trails and campfire sites. Visitors can also stay overnight in the national parks at designated camping sites or shelters and huts.
Finlands untouched forests offer plenty of opportunities for visitors to hike in vast wilderness areas and truly enjoy the greatness of the nature.
There is seperate summer and winter trails for hiking, waterhiking and biking . Some of the routes are short and easy for all types of visitors and nature-lovers.
However, some routes are very long and demanding, and their passage requires a good shape and skilled map readers.
Finland offers a diverse and changing sceneries for both culture and nature enthusiasts.
The routes have been divided into Euro-Velo routes, national routes and regional routes. The Eurovelo routes are part of the European cycle route network (www.eurovelo.com), and they pass through the whole of Europe. Covering thousands of kilometres, the routes have been designed for all cycling tourists.
The national cycling routes, together with the Eurovelo routes, constitute the most important Finnish cycling route network. The routes are designed to avoid busy roads where possible and to run along public roads as well as in municipal street and cycling networks. Designated cycling routes make up approximately 15 percent of all routes. Suitable for both long and short cycling journeys, the total length of the route network is over 8,000 kilometres. The national routes have been marked in the Touring GT and Cycling GT maps as well as in the Fillariopas cycling guides. In the terrain, the routes have been signposted with brown signs and route numbers.
Regional routes are primarily maintained by the municipalities. The level of route signposting varies. Some regional routes are hiking routes that are better suited for a touring or mountain bike.
Canoeing in the sea, river, whitewater rapids or lake – get close to nature and feel it with all your senses. Moving water level opens an interesting perspective on the landscape.
Canoeing is suitable for almost everyone: young and old, experienced and beginners.
Finland the land of thousands of lakes and Baltic Sea and rivers offer a great environment for nature-lovers.
Experience a unique way of viewing the nature by canoeing or kayaking. They can also pass locations where boats cant. Silently moving and paddling if lucky one may get close to the birds, or even watch seal relaxing on the cliff.
This classic white water rafting thrill is a popular summer activities. Exciting, fun and suitable for beginners as well as experienced!
A comfortable rubber raft. Harsh acceleration and speed. Adrenaline rush, the incredible feeling of freedom. Experience a change between calm, peace and back into the foams.
White water rafting can be practiced during the melt water from May until October. An easy way to learn the sport is to participate in our weekly classes There are safe guided white water rafting packages, suitable family packages and extreme rafting. .