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Winter Wonderland Fam trip to Lahti and Helsinki

Credits: Julia Kivelä

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Credits: Julia Kivelä

Monday, January 16, 2023 - Welcome to Finland

Individual arrivals in Helsinki 
Transfer to Lahti Region

Check in at Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone, Loft House

Whisky tasting in Teerenpeli Distillery Showroom (walking transfer). 
Teerenpeli Single Malt Whiskies are produced in Teerenpeli Distillery in Lahti using Finnish malt from local malting factory and gently peated malted barley. The water used is world´s purest Salpausselkä groundwater filtered through gravel that was layered together during the ice age.

Dinner in Restaurant Taivaanranta

Credits: Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone, Loft House

Tuesday, January 17 - Explore Lahti

Breakfast

9:15 Departure from the hotel

9:30 Visit to Isku Center / LUT University / LAB University of Applied Sciences
Isku Center is an environmentally friendly, modern and flexible business facility that houses two universities.

10:30 Visit to Mukkula Manor House
Mukkula Manor is presumably from the late 18th century, after which it has been expanded several times. The manor has several different styles, such as an empire type cross gable, a porch with columns and a rococo mansard roof. Nowadays the manor honours the old traditions but has also brought contemporary Finnish design into the hotel.

11:15 Visit to Sibelius Hall
Sibelius Hall is located by Lake Vesijärvi. It is a congress and concert centre that offers diverse services for business events. The venue was built in 2000 adjacent to an old factory building. The modern wooden architecture is combined with the old industrial history in the most interesting way.

12:15 Lunch at Kokka Bistro & Bar in Lahti harbour

13:30 Visit to Lahti Ski Jumping Tower
Known to the locals as Suurmäki, ”high hill" and "great hill”, the ski jumping tower is a must visit site for anyone who comes to Lahti.

14:15 Visit to Malski and MALVA
Malski is a brand new venue which houses event facilities, restaurants, a cafeteria, a bakery and a museum shop. MALVA is also a museum and full of art, design, posters and culture.

15:15 Coffee break
Free time and possibility to explore MALVA´s exhibitions by yourself

17:00 Transfer from the hotel to The Sport Institute of Finland, Vierumäki

17:30 Adventure Floating in the winter lake

19:00 Smoke Sauna and dinner
Kalliokammi features a genuine smoke sauna for 12 sauna bathers, a dressing room and a sturdy peat-roofed restaurant nestled in the nook of a rock.
Note: Bring your bathing suits for sauna. 

22:00 Back to the hotel

Credits: Jouni Korhonen

Wednesday, January 18 - Discover Helsinki and Party like a Finn

Breakfast and check out

Transfer to Helsinki

Check in at Scandic Grand Central Helsinki 

 

12:00 Lunch at Löyly 
Löyly is a unique public sauna and restaurant complex in Hernesaari district on the southern tip of Helsinki. 

14:00 Hot chocolate by the fireplace at Café Regatta 
Café Regatta is a traditional small red cottage by the sea. It was built in 1887 by the Paulig family as a storage space for their fishing nets.

15:00 Hotel Kämp: Site visit and afternoon champagne 
Hotel Kämp is a legendary luxury hotel at the heart of Helsinki. 

16:00 Back to the hotel for a change of clothes
 
17:00 Visit to Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus) 
Messukeskus is one of the largest venues in the Nordic countries. Security, sustainability and flexibility are embedded in all of the venue's operations.

17:30 "Party like a Finn" and dinner at Messukeskus

Cocktails at Ateljee Bar, a true Helsinki classic, located on the top floor of Solo Sokos Hotel Torni

Credits: Lauri Rotko / Helsinki Marketing

Thursday, January 19 - Highlights in Helsinki

7:00 For early birds: join our guide for an open air candle light swim at Allas Sea Pool - a sea spa and urban oasis in the heart of the city

Breakfast and check out

9:00 Site visit at the hotel meeting facilities 

10:00 Visit to Hotel Mestari 
Hotel Mestari, opened in 2022, is located at the heart of Helsinki, in the House of Master Builders founded by the Helsinki Master Builders Association. The original building was completed in 1932. 

11:00 Visit to Oodi, Helsinki Central Library
Oodi is a meeting place in the heart of Helsinki on the Kansalaistori Square. Oodi is a venue for events, a house of reading and a diverse urban experience. 

12:00 Little Finlandia: Taste of Finland, Chef Mika Jokela.
Site visit and lunch. Finlandia Hall, a masterpiece by the great Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, is the leading congress, event and entertainment venue in Finland. Little Finlandia, a new landmark, is a wooden building, designed in co-operation with architectural students at the Aalto University.

 

Transfer to the airport
Individual departures

Allas Sea Pool
Credits: Eetu Ahanen

Please note, the programme is subject to change. 

Credits: Kulttuurikuva ry