Snow activities and venues with outdoor experiences

Credits: Aurora Village Ivalo


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Peep inside a glass hut by the sea, choose your favourite snow activity for your next winter incentive, visit some special venues with outdoor activities and natural attractions nearby – and meet us at IBTM World to learn more about Finland.
Credits: Aurora Village Ivalo

Meet us at IBTM World 2022

Visit our stand H65 at IBTM (November 29 - December 1) 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 – 5th 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 the TOP 20 congress destinations in the world.

On our stand you can explore what Finland has to offer to your next business event. 
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Credits: Juho Kuva

New Solo Sokos Hotel Pier 4 to open in Katajanokka, Helsinki in summer 2024

Solo Sokos Hotel Pier 4 will be located in a new building named Katajanokan Laituri. In addition to a hotel, it will house the new head office of Stora Enso, conference facilities and café and restaurant facilities open to the public on the street level and rooftop terrace. The hotel will have 164 rooms. The rooms will overlook the Baltic Sea, the Katajanokka area or the hotel courtyard with a Finnish meadow. The proximity to nature and the natural materials used throughout the hotel create a unique atmosphere that speaks to all senses.

Read more about hotel.

Credits: Sokos Hotels

Ideas for winter incentives with snow activities

Would you like to enter a true winter wonderland? Enjoy snowshoe-walking, kick sledding or skiing. Encountering with husky dogs and reindeer will make you smile. For the adrenaline driven there are plenty of wonderful driving experiences with snowmobiles, winter rally, snow or ice karting. If you are lucky, you can also witness one of the greatest natural phenomenon: northern lights.

Read more about snow activities

Credits: Pyhä

A unique accommodation opened under the stars in Helsinki

In October 2022, Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa introduced a unique IGLUX concept – quality accommodation in a full-service hotel close to nature, but still only a short distance from the city centre. There are now six IGLUX rooms on the hotel’s 40-metre pier, each with panoramic windows that give wonderful views of Laajalahti Bay.

Each IGLUX room has its own patio with steps to the water for a convenient dip in the sea. The double beds in IGLUX rooms guarantee a good night’s sleep at any time of year, with easily controllable air conditioning and electric heating. Each of the rooms also has a water point and an eco-friendly composting toilet.

The IGLUX experience package includes a Deluxe room at Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa, a generous breakfast and the use of the hotel’s sauna and swimming pool. The hotel’s popular Meritorppa restaurant is just a few steps away.

Credits: Hilton Kalastajatorppa

Venues with outdoor experiences and natural attractions nearby

Finland offers a variety of special venues for business events. When you’re looking for a venue that has a special atmosphere, Finland is sure to have a venue that suits your event’s needs: from centrally located, purpose-built conference centers to secluded resorts for a selected few. We have listed some venues with outdoor experiences and natural attractions nearby – and some surrounded by the sea. Would you like to organize your next event on a private island?

Read more about the special venues

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