Relax and recharge in Finland

Credits: Daniel Eriksson


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Meet us in The Meetings Show. Discover the "Relax and recharge" incentive sample in the coast and archipelago region. Learn about new hotel openings and great meeting facilities on a brand new cruise ship.
Credits: Daniel Eriksson

We will be exhibiting at The Meetings Show and would love you to drop by and see us

This year, The Meetings Show will run as a hybrid event, taking place live at ExCeL London and virtually on 30 September – 1 October. Visit our stand TMSD243 and update your information on this Nordic country that is both a winter wonderland and a serene summer haven – and, according to the UN, the world’s happiest country – 4th year in a row!

Finland has a strong international reputation when it comes to organising corporate events and conferences. Finns are experienced event organisers, and all services are first class. In recent years, Finland has consistently ranked among top 20 congress destinations in the world.

On our stand you can also explore the opportunities of Finlandia Hall. It is a world-class event venue with a unique design and ambience of its own.

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To visit The Meetings Show, register here.

Credits: Lauri Rotko

Scandic Hamburger Börs reopening soon at iconic Turku landmark

Credits: Scandic Hotels

Scandic Hamburger Börs reopens in Turku after a two-year restauration. The refurbished hotel will feature the original Art Nouveau wing as well as a new annex that was added this year. Ideally located near Turku’s Market Square, the sophisticated new hotel will continue its tradition of providing unforgettable hotel and dining experiences as it has since 1894. Today, the classic Vanha Börs, which was completed in 1885, has been merged seamlessly with a new building that reflects the early 20th-century style of the other buildings on the square. The hotel with 272 rooms will open on November 1.

Unique banquet halls in Vanha Börs
Vanha Börs has hosted many dazzling soirées over the years and the party will continue in the hotel’s eight conference rooms and banquet halls equipped with modern technology. The original charm of the building has been retained since Scandic worked closely with The Finnish Heritage Agency to ensure that important historical details were preserved in the restauration including the wrought-iron balconies in the inner courtyard and the stunning works of glass art by Willy Bauer. The hotel also has a unique rooftop bar, Börs Katto, that offers a splendid view of the city.

Scandic Hamburger Börs website

Coast and Archipelago Relax & Recharge incentive sample is available

Coast and archipelago region in Finland is ideal for incentives especially from May until September. A breathtakingly beautiful and the world’s largest archipelago, with around 40.000 islands – a perfect area for various kinds of island hopping excursions. The laid-back islander lifestyle and a strong maritime culture are key characteristics of this fascinating area.

Lively coastal cities and towns, lighthouses, historical manors and stone churches, large national parks stretching over land and sea – coastal Finland in a nutshell. Wonderful incentive experiences include sailing, canoeing, biking and private cruises. Not to forget a trip to a lighthouse island with a fast RIB-boat. Food scene with local delicacies will flavor the trip.

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Credits: Jaakko Kivelä

Apukka Resort on the edge of the wilderness – Announces 9 million investment

Travel company in Rovaniemi, Apukka Resort, invests nine million euros in Lappish Kammi Suites and develops their service retaining their praised authentic and personal customer experience. The tourism businesses whole-heartedly believe in the growth of Lapland’s travel industry post-Covid. Apukka Resort’s investment includes 35 Lappish Kammi [hut] Suites, 15 Lappish Kammi Family Suites, a Kota restaurant and traditional saunas as well as an expansion of the current restaurant and reception. The first part of the investment project with 15–20 Kammi suites and five family suites will be ready for the winter season 2021–2022.

The suites are ecological Lappish luxury with an authentic kammi-feel. They fit in two to four people and the family suites fit in up to six people. The panorama windows give a unique chance to experience Lapland’s eight seasons; everything from the midnight sun, colorful Arctic autumn and Northern lights. Since nature is at the forefront, Apukka Resort has focused on sustainability from the very beginning. It can be seen in many varied actions like using wood as a building material and building the premises in harmony with the surrounding nature. Additionally, the new bigger suites with a kitchenette and family suites with a kitchen make longer stays possible which betters sustainability as well as health security.

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Credits: Apukka Resort

New Viking Glory to offer conferences with panoramic views of the world’s most beautiful archipelago

Viking Line’s new flagship, Viking Glory, to be launched in service in early 2022, will offer conference facilities in an unbeatable setting. The conference venue, which can accommodate nearly 400 conference guests, will offer panoramic views of the Baltic Sea from Deck 9. The modern conference premises provide space for inspiration and relaxation. 14 flexible rooms can be combined as needed. All rooms have LED screens. The auditorium has seating for 250 people and is equipped with floor-to-ceiling screens.
The conference rooms on Viking Glory have been named after lighthouses, islands and other sites in the waters plied by the vessel. Each space has its own history. Close to the conference venue are additional premises of various sizes that can be booked by groups. Specially designed programmes can be held here, with activities, entertainment and refreshments.

The shipping company Viking Line is now building Viking Glory, which will be one of the world’s most climate-smart vessels. Viking Glory will depart every morning from Turku, Finland and sail via Mariehamn to Stockholm, Sweden starting in early 2022. It will be possible for conference guests to choose from day cruises, scheduled sailings or a 24-hour voyage on board with opportunities to attend a conference, visit the spa, enjoy the finest food on the Baltic Sea and also shop.

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Credits: Viking Line

Haltia Lake Lodge opened in August 2021

Haltia Lake Lodge is a brand new ecological nature hotel in the doorsteps of Nuuksio National Park in Espoo. You can enjoy outdoor activities, nature and a high-quality lodging experience right next to the Finnish Nature Center Haltia. Lodge is located only 30 minutes from Helsinki center or airport. The hotel features 20 rooms, Forest Lounge & Bar and NOOX meeting room for 20. Lodge Glamping tents will also be available soon.

In addition to lodging, they provide the perfect outdoor experiences to make your stay both inspiring and invigorating. Catch, forage and cook your own food, using natural and local ingredients. See, feel and breath in the overwhelming richness and purity of Finland’s national treasures – vast forests and countless lakes, which you can explore by walking, mountain biking, skiing or kayaking.

Credits: Lassi Katajarinne

All of us in the Finnish business events industry want to make sure that event planners and participants who come to Finland can enjoy their trip safely.

FINENTRY digital service makes it easier to travel to Finland and manage the coronavirus testing that may be required for entry. By September 13, the vaccination rate in Finland was 82.8 %.

Finland Convention Bureau provides complimentary information, consultation and assistance to all event organizers and meeting planners.
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