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Finland Citybreak and Nature

June 8 to 14, 2023


AGENT FAM TRIP FOR ICARION, BY INVITATION ONLY

Please note that changes to the program are possible.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 

Thursday, June 8th

Flight to Helsinki
15:25 Finnair flight AY1662 arrives at Helsinki Airport
15:45 Meet your Åbergin Linja Oy bus driver at Helsinki Airport arrival hall with a sign "Icarion Visit Finland"
Åbergin Linja is a family owned company in Espoo - Southern Finland. The service offering includes: airport, hotel and conference transfers, shuttle buses and sightseeing. The fleet consists of more than 20 versatile vehicles for your group to choose from.
Åbergin Linja invests in environmentally friendly busses and has a "Sustainable Travel Finland" label.
Transfer to Helsinki
Welcome to Helsinki! 
Awarded with ‘City of Design’ status by UNESCO, Helsinki is a modern city that offers functional design, unique gastronomy, and maritime appeal. The capital of Finland is filled with lively events all year round, but the peaceful archipelago and green forests are only a stone’s throw away and can be easily reached by the efficient public transportation system.
around 17:00 Scandic Park Helsinki site inspection, meet Ms Eeva Dahl, Sales Team Leader (tel:+358 40 745 0039)  at the hotel lobby
A relaxed hotel right next to Helsinki city centre and close to excellent transport connections. Convenient parking facilities, an indoor pool on the top floor and a cozy restaurant ensure a successful visit. From here you can experience city sights even by foot.
around 18:00
Transfer to Helsinki City
Check-in to Hotel Haven.  
Hotel Haven is an elegant and stylish boutique hotel by the South Harbour and the Market Square in Helsinki. Hotel Haven's 137 comfortable and spacious hotel rooms, its versatile meeting facilities, the bar, the three high-class restaurants and a gym provide luxurious experiences for any and all tastes 
19:00 Lobby call
Walk to Hotel Lilla Roberts.  
19:15 Meet Ms Dzenita Korhonen, Kämp Collection Hotels - Strawberry Finland at the hotel lobby
Site inspection at Hotel Lilla Roberts
Hotel Lilla Roberts offers an elegant environment - a simultaneous dichotomy of the modern, and rich with history. In the hotel's stylish lobby you can sense the times gone by, and be charmed by the wonderful history of the building. The hotel is located between Helsinki's busiest business district and the most prestigious residential area, making it the perfect home for you whether travelling for business, pleasure... or why not both? 
20:00 Dinner at Krog Roba hosted by Kämp Collection Hotels - Strawberry Finland
Walk back to Hotel Haven  

Friday, June 9th

Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 Transfer by Åbergin Linja Oy bus to West Harbour Terminal 2 
Access to the ship in Helsinki begins 40 minutes before departure and ends 20 min before the marked departure time.
10:30 Departure to Tallinn
Day in Tallinn arranged by Visit Estonia and Visit Tallinn
12:30 Arrival in Tallinn
Meet your Spanish speaking tourguide at ferry terminal
13:00-14:30 Walking tour in the old town
14:30-16:00 Lunch in Lee Restaurant courtyard in old town
16:00-18:00 Walking tour continues in the old town and Rotermann district
Walk back to D terminal/ferry harbour by 18:30
19:30 Departure to Helsinki
21:30 Arrival in Helsinki West Terminal
Walk to tram stop
Tram number 7 to Senate Square
A short walk to Hotel Haven
 

Saturday, June 10th

Breakfast at the hotel
Check-out (leave your luggage at the hotel luggage room)
10:00 Lobby call, meet your MyHelsinki host Amparo Espana Llopis (tel: +358 50 4418 910) MyHelsinki.fi – your local guide for the secrets of Helsinki  
Helsinki City Sightseeing Tour by bus. Driver Arto Väisänen (tel: +358 50 521 6814)
The tour focuses on the fresh and surprising character of Helsinki. During the tour you will be introduced to the main attractions of Helsinki as well as to some of the hot spots of the local design scene and explore different types of urban phenomena and venues. You will also discover a few delicious secrets of Helsinki’s food culture. Explore and be inspired! 
12:30 Lunch at Story Vanha Kauppahalli
Restaurant Story is an unbeatable combination of beautiful and lively premises, top chefs and confectioners, professionals in wine and service & love for the craft and fresh ingredients. Story is a good friend always here for you from breakfast till late dinner.

13:45 Walk back to the hotel to pick up your luggage
13:50
 Transfer by Åbergin Linja Oy bus to Helsinki Airport
Check-in at Helsinki Airport
16:00 Departure to Rovaniemi with AY0535
17:15 Arrival in Rovaniemi Airport
Transfer to Ruka-Kuusamo (ca. 2,5h)
The driver will wait you at the airport with a sign "Icarion FAM trip, Ruka-Kuusamo"
20:00 Check-in at MastonAitio cottages
MastonAitio cottages are a nature lover's peaceful place. Cottage-like Lapland atmosphere at the elegant Masto area is surrounded by nature. The semi-detached houses feature a private sauna, fireplace and terrace. MastonAitio cottages are located on the east side of Ruka, right next to the slope area of Ruka Ski Resort. The door code will be delivered to you on arrival. The group will have in total 7 apartments in use, 1-2 people per apartment. Everyone will have their own bedroom.
There will be breakfast items waiting for you in the cottages.
20:30 Transfer
20:45 Dinner and Ruka-Kuusamo area presentation at Kaltiokivi restaurant
Ruka-Kuusamo area representative Anna-Riitta Sulander will give you a short presentation about Ruka-Kuusamo.
22:15 Transfer to accommodation 

Sunday, June 11th

Breakfast in the apartment (self prepared)
09:45 Transfer
10:00 Electric Bicycles Tour in the Wilderness with E-north Safaris
Electric Bicycles Tour is an experience designed for couples and families, on a high-end electric bicycle through the forests of the Ruka area. The route goes primarily on dirt roads. The maximum slope is 10%. Thanks to the electrical assistance of an e-bike, anyone can participate in this tour.
12:30 Transfer to lunch
12:45 Lunch at Pizzeria Ruka
Walk-through in Ruka Village area
Ruka Village is the heart of the area with restaurants, shops and other services. You have the possibility to visit shops and a local grocery store, if needed.
14:15 Transfer to accommodation
Free time
16:15 Transfer to sauna experience, please take your swim suit with you
17:00 Traditional Finnish smoke sauna and dinner at Isokenkäisten Klubi
The gentle warmth of our Seven Star Smoke Sauna leaves you with an ever-lasting memory. Bathing in a traditional smoke sauna, having a peat moss treatment to your skin and dipping into the lake while surrounded by the tranquil nature. The experience will leave a wonderful, relaxed feeling to the entire body and mind. After the sauna you will get to enjoy a Lappish dinner that consists of the clean flavors of the Arctic nature, such as reindeer, game, fish, forest berries and wild mushrooms seasoned with wild herbs. Special diets will be noted.
21:00 Return to accommodation 

Monday, June 12th

Breakfast in the apartment (self prepared)
09:00 Transfer
10:00 Canoe trip in Oulanka National Park with E-north Safaris
Discover the tranquil beauty of Oulanka National Park. Paddle in a native Lappish-style canoe across the Oulanka River. Our guides will tell you about the local history of the native Lapps, as well as the wildlife and plants seen along the way.
13:00 Soup lunch in the wilderness
14:00 Transfer to Salla
15:00 Visit to Salla Wilderness Park
Reindeer feeding and coffee in a hut
Inspection of Salla Wilderness Park
Inspection of Salla Wilderness Lodges & PAN village
17:30 Inspection of Sallatunturin Tuvat
18:00 Dinner at Restaurant Kiela (Sallatunturin Tuvat)
20:00 Return to accommodation in Ruka-Kuusamo

Tuesday, June 13th

Breakfast in the apartment (self prepared)
08:30 Transfer
08:45 Ski-Inn site inspection tour
10:15 Husky hiking, company visit
11:15 Transfer to accommodation
Free time
13:00 Transfer
13:15 Scandic Rukahovi site inspection
14:00 Soup lunch at Kaltiokivi restaurant
15:00 Transfer
15:30 River Rafting with Stella Polaris.  
River rafting is undoubtedly one of the star activities of adventure experiences in Finland. Enjoy the natural spectacle that the river offers you and put your skills to the test. An adventure through the waters of the Kitka River will make your vacation an unforgettable experience. The guides will take care of you for the whole excursion and will teach you everything you need to know. You will be equipped with waterproofed clothing, lifejackets and a helmet.
Please take spare clothing with you, just in case you get water under your waterproofed outfit.
18:30 Transfer
19:30 Reindeer farm visit and dinner at Kujala Reindeer Farm
Kujala Reindeer Farm is one of the oldest and biggest reindeer farms in Kuusamo. We offer reindeer adventures all year round and sell high-quality reindeer products, art and handicrafts made on the spot. The new reindeer center with farm shop is open during farm visits and on order. By visiting our authentic farm, you support also local culture and our ancient livelihood!
21:30 Transfer to accommodation 

Wednesday, June 14th

Breakfast in the apartment
Check-out
09:45 Transfer to Rovaniemi (about 2,5 h drive)
Arrival at Rovaniemi Airport 
14:15 Departure to Helsinki by Finnair AY0534
15:30 Arrival at Helsinki Airport
16:40 Departure to Madrid by Finnair AY1661

Thank you for visiting Finland!

Flights

Thursday June 8th
15:25 Arrival in Helsinki with Finnair flight AY1662

Saturday June 10th
16:00 Departure to Rovaniemi with AY0535

Wednesday June 14th 
14:15 Departure to Helsinki with Finnair flight AY0534
15:40 Departure to Madrid with Finnair flight AY1661

Accommodation

Helsinki
8.-10.6.2023
Hotel Haven

Ruka
10.-14.6.2023
MastonAitio Cottages

Follow the weather

Helsinki
Kuusamo 
Salla


Bring along

  • Comfortable and weatherproof outdoor clothing
    (including good walking shoes, hat and gloves)
  • Swimming suit for Sauna
  • Happy mood

Sustainable Travel Finland

To help the travel professionals to make more sustainable choices when creating travel itineraries to Finland, Visit Finland has developed the Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) programme. The programme is designed for tourism companies and destinations in Finland to systematically adapt sustainable practices. Companies and destinations that undergo the entire programme are recognized with the Sustainable Travel Finland label. The label is a definitive symbol of commitment towards sustainable practices and principles.

Useful links

Sustainable Travel Finland label
Sustainable Travel Tips

Contact us

Visit Finland Spain

David Campano

+34 634 718 855
Visit Finland Helsinki

Heli Saari

contact

partners

Helsinki Partners

Inke Wäinölä

Ruka-Kuusamo

Anna-Riitta Sulander

+358 40 727 4222
Ruka-Kuusamo host

Jesse Sandström

+358 50 3408093
Salla area

Paula Aspholm

+358 400 159 022