Urban life meets nature - Fam trip to Helsinki

Credits: Julia Kivelä


Welcome to Helsinki!

This fam trip will showcase Helsinki as a destination for business events. By invitation only, October 10-13, 2024.
Credits: Julia Kivelä

Helsinki is a city where urban life meets with nature

Finnair, Finland Convention Bureau and Helsinki Convention Bureau have the pleasure of inviting you to a fam trip to be held in Helsinki. Join us to explore the possibilities of the Finnish capital and discover what the city can offer to your future events.

Awarded with "City of Design" status by UNESCO, Helsinki is a modern city that offers functional design, unique gastronomy, and maritime appeal. The human-size city is filled with lively urban events all year round, and still, the peaceful archipelago and green forests are only a stone’s throw away.

Helsinki is also renowned as one of the most sustainable destinations globally, currently ranked 4th in the GDS Index. These are just some reasons why Helsinki is an attractive destination for business events.

Preliminary program

Credits : Lauri Rotko / Helsinki Marketing
Lapland Hotels Bulevardi
Credits: Lapland Hotels Bulevardi
Oodi Library
Credits: Jussi Hellsten / Helsinki Partners

Thursday, October 10, 2024 - Welcome to the happiest country in the world

Individual arrivals with Finnair

Meet your local hosts at Helsinki Airport. Meeting point: Arrivals Hall (first floor), Helsinki Airport

Transfer to Helsinki city centre

Check-in at Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 

Optional program for possible early arrivals

Welcome dinner

Friday, October 11 - Explore the compact city and visit some of its versatile venues and hotels


Helsinki is truly a city of design and architecture. You can experience this yourself while strolling the streets of the design district and the city center. Stunning buildings and stylish designs surround you wherever you go. Helsinki is a globally unique art nouveau city with an astonishing 600 art nouveau buildings, and of course, the new wooden architecture is also something not to be missed. One great example of the city’s wooden buildings is Oodi, Helsinki's awarded Central Library, and a living meeting place in the city center. Oodi is a venue for events, a house of reading, and a diverse urban experience. You’ll also see gems like the beautiful neo-classical Central Railway Station, the Senate Square, and the Old Market Hall dating from 1889. 


During the city tour, there will be various stops to visit impressive event venues and attractive  hotels for business events, and you’ll also meet with selected local partners and suppliers. Site visits will include at least the venues Little Finlandia and Paasitorni, and the hotels Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia, Scandic Grand Central, NH Collection Helsinki Grand Hansa, Hotel Kämp, and Solo Sokos Hotel Pier 4.

Dinner at restaurant Nokka, one of Helsinki’s high-class restaurants embracing sustainable cuisine. Nokka was honored with a Michelin Green Star in May 2024.

Saturday, October 12 - Discover the nature activities


Helsinki is the destination to combine modern, urban activities with nature. Did you know, that Finland has one of the largest archipelagos in the World? In Helsinki alone, there are more than 300 islands, one of them being a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Suomenlinna sea fortress. You can also find two large national parks just a short ride from the city center. The national parks offer a great selection of outdoor activities, such as e-bikes, hiking, forest yoga, canoeing, and snowshoeing… plenty to choose from depending on the season. In October, nature blooms in red and yellow autumnal colors, and it’s a perfect season to enjoy the clean and fresh air and feel the positive effects of nature on your well-being. The nature activity will be determined later closer to the fam trip dates. 


In the afternoon you’ll have some free time to explore Helsinki, or to relax in your cozy hotel room.

Farewell dinner will be served at the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi’s restaurant Kultá

Sunday, October 13 - Thank you and see you again

Breakfast and check-out

Transfer to Porvoo, a charming little city, 35 min drive from Helsinki.
The old town of Porvoo consists of fairytale like wooden houses, lovely cafés and small, local boutiques and galleries.

After the guided walk we will head to the Haikko Manor & Spa for a site visit and lunch.

Transfer to Helsinki Airport 

Individual departures by Finnair

Please note, the programme is subject to change. 

Your local hosts

Ines Antti-Poika
Head of Business Events

Karoliina Ala-Opas
Senior Advisor, Business Events 

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