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Stockholm & Turku Archipelago Fam Trip

September 25 to 30, 2023


Please note that changes to the program are possible.


Monday to Wednesday, September 25th to 27th

Educational trip Stockholm & Stockholm Archipelago | Team Visit Stockholm

Wednesday, September 27th

18:30 Meet your Visit Finland representative Ms Sanna Tuononen in Viking Line terminal in Stockholm (Stadsgården), delivery of tickets
18:45 Boarding Viking Glory
Meet your Viking Line representative at the lobby
19:00 Meeting in conference centre, deck 9 (with luggage), Viking Line presentation and ship inspection
19:45 Check-in to cabins
20:00 Viking Glory departs from Stockholm to Turku
20:00 Dinner in Fyren – Baltic Sea's first rotating private dining room with panoramic view to the sea and archipelago

Thursday, September 28th

Finnish time
06:30 Buffet breakfast in buffet restaurant deck 10
07:35 Arrival to Turku, check-out and disembarkation
Meet your Visit Turku Archipelago host in the arrival's hall. Bus transfer to the hotel.
08:00 Breakfast & hotel inspection at Radisson Blu Marina Palace, located by the Aura Riverbanks
Meet Viia Suomi, Sales Manager, S Group Hotels, Corporate Sales Turku
The Finnish city of Turku is often called "the little Paris" for its beautiful river, restaurants, cafés and stylish boutiques. Enjoy lovely views of the Aurajoki River when you stay at the Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel in Turku city center. We're within walking distance of Market Square, the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, and Turku City Theater. In addition to its prime location overlooking the boats on the river, our Turku hotel offers 184 stylish rooms and suites with a range of high-end, comfortable amenities, including sumptuous sleeping experience and free high-speed Wi-Fi.
With bus to Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone for leaving the luggage in the storage room of the hotel until we check-in later in the afternoon.
10:00 Guided tour in Turku with Magni Mundi, along the riverbanks, including visits at Turku Cathedral & Luostarinmäki. Tour partly done by foot. (NB: If weather permits)
13:00 Lunch at Restaurant Oobu (afterwards, short walk from the restaurant to the nearby hotel)
The archipelago is back in town. Restaurant OOBU serves fresh archipelago dishes in the middle of Turku, in the traditional Bassi house. Fish, lamb and vegetables in various forms, honouring traditions, while making use of the newest kitchen know-how. Goodies that nourish the soul as well as the body.
14:30 Hotel inspection at Scandic Hamburger Börs 
Meet your host Hanni Tuominen, Event Coordinator Team Leader
Short walk from the hotel to the nearby café
15:30 Afternoon Tea the Finnish way at cosy Café Qwensel 
Since 2011, entrepreneur, restaurateur and vocational teacher Kaisa Takala has been operating a cafe located in the pharmacy museum courtyard, in the heart of Turku city. Kaisa's business, Nanna's Co, aims to create exceptional customer experiences by providing first class customer service and high-quality handmade treats including sweet and savory pies, donuts, juice, coffee and tea (the latter ones served in lovely old pots).​​
Approx. 16:30 Check-in at Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone
Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone is an elegant and lively boutique hotel in the centre of Turku. A classic that's full of surprises, brought from the 1920s into the modern age. The work of interior designer Jaakko Puro as well as the vibrant 1920s can be seen throughout our hotel. Each room is unique in size and decor. Get ready for a stay in our atmospheric hotel that will please the senses.
A bit of free time, time to change clothes or just relax.
18:00 Lobby call
With bus to Kakolanmäki Hill
18:15 Beer tasting at micro brewery Kakola Brewing Company, which is housed in the old prison facilities
With bus to the restaurant
19:30 Welcome dinner at Smör
The head chef of Smör, Mikko Pakola, states that maximizing taste and minimizing wastage is the basis and gist of everything that is done in the kitchen. Therefore, all raw materials are equally important and should end up on the plate. For its customers, Smör desires to offer an all-encompassing experience: something to spark up conversation, to be remembered, and eventually, something that makes you come back time and again.
After dinner we have a short walk to the hotel. Sleep well & see you tomorrow!
Overnight stay at Seurahuone

Friday, September 29th

Breakfast at the hotel
Please note! You will need outdoor clothing and a swimming suit later today. Please bring them with you. 
09:00 Lobby call
Meet your local host at the lobby
Short walk to the Market Hall
09:10 Visit & small tasting tour at the Market Hall 
The Turku Market Hall was opened to public in the centre of Turku in 1896 and it is the second oldest in Finland. The hall is designed by architect and professor Gustaf Nyström and the roof structure and the wooden parts of the shops along the corridors are original. The shops in the market hall range from the oldest ones in Turku to brand new. They offer a wide selection of delicacies, but also the building itself is worth visiting. It is a gem of Finnish building tradition and in the highest protection class as a highly valuable cultural historical site.
10:00 Bus transfer to Naantali 
Transfer time approx. 30 minutes
10:30 Visit to the charming neighbouring town Naantali 
Meet your host from Visit Naantali
Short walk & coffee break in the old town & guest harbour area
With bus to the spa hotel
12:00 Hotel inspection & lunch at Naantali Spa Hotel
Meet Marianne Hildén, Head of International & Leisure Sales, Sunborn Hotels & Restaurants
With bus towards Kuusisto
Visit at Villa Wolax on Kuusisto island including the following programme:
Welcome drinks & site inspection of the place
16:00 Guided sea kayaking with Aavameri
17:30 Finnish sauna experience by the sea
19:30 Dinner
Approx. 21:30 Transfer back to city centre & the hotel
Thank you for today & sleep tight!
Overnight stay at Seurahuone

Saturday, September 30th

Breakfast at the hotel
Check out
08:30 Bus departure towards 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.
Meet your French speaking MyHelsinki host Pascal Marie (tel. +358 40 758 5329) by the Olympic Stadium
 Helsinki sightseeing
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!
The tour includes visits to Temppeliaukio Church and Oodi Central Library
13:15 Lunch at Savotta restaurant
Savotta is a Finnish restaurant which offers genuine Finnish food and atmosphere, just off the Senate Square in the heart of Helsinki. The name Savotta means a logging site. Therefore the interior decoration and dishes has got inspiration of the Finnish forests and thousands of lakes, with a dash of Finnish nostalgy from the past decades and logging traditions. Savotta's kitchen cherishes the Finnish food tradition. We use only Finnish ingredients from the pristine forests and lakes and from carefully selected small suppliers.
14:45 Transfer to Helsinki Airport
17:45 AF1071 to Paris

A warm thank you for your visit ! Safe travels back home and hope to see you soon again!

Thank you for visiting Finland!


Monday September 25th
AF1062 16:10 Paris-Stockholm

Saturday September 30th
AF1071 17:45 Helsinki-Paris



Haymarket by Scandic

Viking Line
Viking Line

Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone

Follow the weather


Bring along

  • Comfortable outdoor clothing
    (including good walking shoes)
  • 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

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Contact us

Visit Finland France

Sanna Tuononen

+33 648201719
Visit Sweden representative

Geraldine Charollais

+33 6 87 35 19 96



Visit Turku Archipelago

Joonas Äkäslompolo