Winter Wonderland Fam trip to Lahti and Helsinki

Credits: Julia Kivelä

Credits: Julia Kivelä

Monday, January 16, 2023 - Welcome to Finland

Individual arrivals in Helsinki
Meeting point: Arrivals Hall (first floor), Helsinki Airport
Transfer to Lahti Region

Check in at Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone, Loft House

18:20 Meet at the hotel lobby for walking transfer

18:30 Whisky tasting in Teerenpeli Distillery Showroom 
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 at Restaurant Taivaanranta

Credits: Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone, Loft House

Tuesday, January 17 - Explore Lahti


9:15 Meet at the hotel lobby for transfer

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.

12:00 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, Kahiwa Coffee 

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 Valkjärvi by Naturescape

19:00 Smoke sauna and possibility to try ice swimming
Note: Bring your bathing suits for sauna

20:00 Dinner at Kalliokammi
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.

22:00 Transfer to the hotel

Credits: Jouni Korhonen

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

Breakfast and check out

9:30 Transfer to Helsinki

Check in at Scandic Grand Central Helsinki 


12:00 Lunch and tour of Löyly 
Löyly - an urban oasis occupying a stretch of beautiful Helsinki waterfront, offers a warm welcome and many delights for locals and visitors alike. On a beautiful summer’s day, the terrace is the place to be, and the saunas are available daily.

14:00 Visit to Paasitorni Congress Centre & Meripaviljonki Restaurant
Paasitorni houses nearly 30 characterful and adaptable meeting and event spaces for 8–800 participants, complemented by five individual restaurants and 170 hotel rooms with their own stories to tell. The carefully restored prestigious building, supplemented with new wings, provides an inspiring and memorable setting for events of all kinds.

15:00 Hotel Kämp: Site visit and afternoon champagne 
Hotel Kämp is a hotel for cosmopolitan, quality-conscious, fashionable, cultivated, demanding customers. Staying here has nothing to do with age or occupation: it is all about lifestyle – at Hotel Kämp, the customer always expects to receive the very best.

Some time to change and get ready for the evening 

16:30 Meet at the hotel lobby
17:00 Visit to Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus) 
Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019. It is Finland’s most advanced exhibition and congress centre with versatile premises, dedicated staff and high-class  conference  services including advanced technology. Messukeskus is the perfect venue for large and small  congresses, corporate events, meetings  and gala dinners. 

17:30 "Party like a Finn" at Messukeskus

19:00 Dinner at Restaurant Savotta 

Credits: Lauri Rotko / Helsinki Marketing

Thursday, January 19 - Highlights in Helsinki

Breakfast and check out

9:00 Site visit at the Scandic Grand Central meeting facilities 
A unique hotel offering first-class experiences in the best location in the centre of Helsinki. The decor of timeless elegance and the classic style of the beautiful Art Nouveau building, combined with the hotel’s relaxed atmosphere, guarantee a pleasant stay.
Scandic Grand Central Helsinki is located in the stunning historic building designed by the famous Eliel Saarinen at the Central Railway Station, where old-fashioned charm meets modern style in an inspirational way.

10:00 Site visit and tour to Radisson Blu Royal
A luminous presence in the Kamppi district of Helsinki, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel welcomes guests to the bustling city center. With the sophisticated Nordic room design, the newly renovated guest rooms and luxurious suites feature timeless décor and provide haven of tranquility.

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. 
Weather in Lahti 
Weather in Helsinki
Helsinki: Think Sustainably 

Credits: Kulttuurikuva ry