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Welcome to Helsinki

January 16 to 21, 2022


We have missed you!

The northern capital of Helsinki is full of exciting surprises just waiting to be discovered. Our city welcomes you with open arms to enjoy its innovative urban culture and ever-present nature and sea

Preliminary program

Sunday 16.1.2022

11:05 AY042 from Soul to Helsinki
14:05 Arrival in Helsinki Airport
Check-in to Scandic Grand Central Helsinki
Welcome to Scandic Grand Central Helsinki
The hotel 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

Monday 17.1.2022

Breakfast at the hotel
09:15 Lobby call
Meet your Helsinki Partners host at the hotel lobby
09:15-09:45 Site visit
10:00-12:00 Design tour in Helsinki
Meet your My Helsinki guide at your hotel lobby for a guided tour of the city. 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!
12:00 Lunch at Lasipalatsi
13:30 Visit to Amos Rex
Amos Rex is a new type of museum, a space dedicated to art, that is easy to reach and a cool place to hang out; a protean space that can readily take on various forms, is open to experimentation and new forms of collaboration. The new museum, designed by architectural firm , connects to a functional style building from 1930's called Lasipalatsi. The old "Glass Palace" will retain its distinctive character while the adjacent Lasipalatsi square will undergo considerable modernization. In connection with the construction of the art museum, the protected building has been gently renovated to its original glory
15:30 Free time
Lobby Call
Site visit to Lapland Hotel Bulevardi
In the middle of Helsinki´s bustling life filled with joyous discussions, you can find the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi and their luxurious rooms and fresh ingredients from the North. On the boulevard, the hotel is surrounded by high-standing maples, buildings and parks that have witnessed the world much more than us. Lapland Hotel Bulevardi brings to the whole neighbourhood something new and special – our story straight from the North
Dinner at Restaurant Kultá
At the core of Kultá Kitchen & Bar, you can find the majestic and beautiful north at its best. The northern roots are valued so much that the purest ingredients such as game, reindeer, mushrooms, lichen and birch leaves are brought straight from Lapland. Moments lived in the honour of an easygoing and relaxed lifestyle culminate in dinner, where the main stars of the dishes are the modern and natural northern tastes. The northern winds can be reached not only through the surprise menu but also through Hike, a homage to the forests and fells of Lapland

Tuesday 18.1.2022

Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 Lobby call
Meet your host from Visit Espoo at the hotel lobby
09:00-15:00 Winter fun at the Nuuksio National Park
The peace and tranquility of a wilderness, right by the capital Helsinki? It´ s possible in Nuuksio National Park.
Today you leave the city´ s hustle and bustle for a while and revel in fresh air, nature, and silence. Nuuksio National Park with lovely lakes, valleys, marshes, and rocks forms a perfect setting outdoors. During the day you will hear more about the services available in the area and have a possibility to participate in some nice activities
15:00 Transfer to your hotel
Free time
18:00 Dinner hosted by your hotel representative


Wednesday 19.1.2022

MATKA 2022 Workshop Day

Breakfast at your hotel
07:30 Transfer to Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre
08:55 Matka 2022 Workshop Day Opening words
09:10-11:30 Meetings: 7 x 15 min meeting with 5 min break in between
11:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Meetings: 6 x 15 min meeting with 5 min break in between
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:30 Meetings: 6 x 15 min meeting with 5 min break in between
Transfer by bus to your hotel 
Dinner at the hotel

Thursday 20.1.2022

Matka Nordic Travel Trade Day

Breakfast at your hotel
08:15 Transfer by bus to Messukeskus
Please leave your luggage at the cloakroom
Cloacroom is free of charge for Buyers when you wear your Matka Workshop Day name badge
09:00 Matka Nordic Travel Trade Day
12:00 Lunch break
Coronavirus testing at Messukeskus
14:00 Transfer to Porvoo
Check-in at Hotel Haikko Manor and Spa
Hotel Haikko Manor provides sunny service, genuine manor house ambience, fantastic archipelago and pampering spa treatments for adult taste. Haikko Manor has also one of the best conference and banquets centre in Finland. Hotel Haikko Manor is located in the middle of a beautiful park by the sea, only half an hour's drive from Finland's capital Helsinki. The picturesque old town of Porvoo is located within five kilometers from Haikko

Friday 21.1.2022

Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 Check-out
City sightseeing and sight inspections in Porvoo
13:30 Transfer to Helsinki
Check-in at Helsinki Airport
17:30 AY041 from Helsinki to Soul



Sunday 16.1.2022
AY042 from Soul to Helsinki

Friday 21.1.2022
17:30 AY041 from Helsinki to Soul


Scandic Grand Central Helsinki

Hotel Haikko Manor & Spa

Follow the weather


Bring along

  • Comfortable outdoor clothing including hat and gloves
  • Swimming suit for sauna
  • Happy mood

Sustainable Travel Finland

Sustainable Travel Finland label will make it easier for travel trade and travellers to recognise a tourism company and destination that takes sustainability seriously. The label is only awarded for those companies and destinations that have undergone the entire Sustainable Travel Finland programme and fulfilled the criteria. The programme includes regular auditing and renewal of the label.

Since June 2020 it's been possible to achieve the Sustainable Travel Finland –label and the number of labeled companies is growing steadily. Find sustainable travel options at Visit Finland's Sustainable Travel Finland webpage.

Useful links

Sustainable Travel Finland label
Experience Sustainable Finland
Sustainable Finland Pledge

Contact us

Visit Finland South Korea

Jani Toivanen

Visit Finland

Anne Niska

Helsinki Partners

Aino Mellais

Visit Porvoo

Sari Myllynen