Old Wooden Towns of Southern Finland

Released 4.1.2017

Raseborg is a place where the sea and the land, the town and the countryside, the old and the young meet. At the same time, Raseborg is a calm small town and a dynamic centre for activities. The charm of old wooden town Hanko is always unique and invididual. Outside of the summer season Hanko is captivating and special. Fiskars if famous for it’s old and charming atmoshphere of ironworks.

Old Wooden Towns of Southern Finland is one example of MeetFinland 2017 pre and post tours.

Programme     

Saturday  21.1.2017

Day trip to Raseborg (Mustio, Fiskars, Tammisaari) and Hanko

 

09.00     Pick-up at Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum bus stop in Helsinki city centre.            

Departure from Helsinki to Raseborg  you'll  find  Raseborg. Close, but yet so different. A mixture of spectacular nature and archipelago, historical  ironworks  and  castles, and last  but  not  least,  a  tempting  variety  of culture, design and artesan food. Find out more on http://www.visitraseborg.com/en/)

10:00      Svartå Manor: a wooden castle in one of the biggest private historical parks of Finland. White Guide-awarded restaurant and suitable for conferences. Hotel inspection and guided tour in the manor. The tour takes 1 hour.

http://www.mustionlinna.fi/en/ 

11:30        Fiskars Village: the award-winning ironworks village – a versatile mix of past and present with design shops, arts, restaurants, cafés, culture and events. Meet the entrepreneurs from Fiskars in the White Hall. Lunch. The visit takes around 2 hours.   http://www.fiskarsvillage.fi/en/home     

14:00              Tammisaari (Ekenäs in Swedish)

A charming, small town on the coast of Raseborg with a picturesque wooden Old Town. (http://www.visitraseborg.com/en/sights/culture-history/ekenas)

A short, guided tour in the Old Town, EKTA museum and the exhibition of the   

famous Finnish painter, Helene Schjerfbeck (1862 – 1946). 

Coffee break (2h) 

16:30              Arrival  in  Hanko, a  very special  small  town  by  the Baltic  Sea

A  paradise with charming  atmosphere, colorful  events, enticing restaurants and relaxing closeness to the sea, this historical spa town has given good reason to speak of  the Hamptons of Finland, or the Finnish Riviera. Outside of the summer season Hanko is captivating and special. The outer archipelago is a raw mixture of beauty, silence, intense experiences of autumn storms, creative small town calm, and above all, space for your own thoughts.

www.hanko.fi/tourism 

Presentation, Hotel Regatta and Regatta Resorts Spa, CEO Mr. Christian Beckman.

Hotel Regatta is a modern boutique hotel in Hanko’s premier location. Originally constructed under famous Finnish architect Lars Sonck in 1898, the hotel was completely renovated in 2013. Today it serves guests with family style hospitalit in a superb setting.www.hotelregatta.fi and www.regattaresorts.fi

 

18:00              Dinner, Restaurant Origo, www.restaurant-origo.com

This charming and unique restaurant is located in the Eastern Harbour in Hanko. A delicious seasonal menu created by fresh, locally grown ingredients combined with numerous candles guarantee an unforgettable experience. 

19:30                 Departure to Helsinki

Arriving to Helsinki around 21.00 o’clock.

Your bus will come to the same pick-up stop as in the morning: Kiasma  

Contemporary Art Museum bus stop.

 

There are no additional transfer arranged to your accommodation from the bus

stop. Helsinki public transportation system is available (metro, bus lines and trams).

The nearest taxi station is when crossing the Mannerheimintie Street, Lasipalatsi

Building. Also there is a big taxi station next to the Railway Station, 150 metres from

Kiasma.

 

Please bring warm clothin

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