June 6 to 12, 2022
21:40 AY 074 Flight from Tokyo
05:00 Arrival at Helsinki Airport
Meet your bus driver in arrival hall
Transfer by Åbergin Linja bus to Naantali (about 2 hours)
Check-in at Naantali Spa & Hotel
08:30 Transfer by bus to harbor in Naantali
09:00-10:30 Ukko-Pekka cruise from Naantali to Turku
10:30-12:30 City tour hosted by Visit Turku
13:00 Lunch at Naantali Spa & Hotel
14:00 Welcome! Visit Finland and Finnair - Highlights from Finland
15:00-16:30 Visit to Moomin World in Naantali
17:00 Get-together evening event at Naantalin Kaivohuone
Casual networking for both buyers and suppliers hosted by Visit Finland, Finnair, Visit Turku and Visit Naantali
20:00 Good night!
Midnight Sun Workshop at Radisson Blu Marina Palace
Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 Transportation from Naantali Spa & Hotel
09:45 Opening remarks: Visit Finland, Finnair, Visit Turku and Visit Naantali
10:00-12:30 Workshop meetings
12:30 Buffet lunch
13:30-16:30 Workshop meetings
16:45 Transportation to Naantali Spa & Hotel
19:00 Transportation from the hotel to Ruissalo
19:30 Dinner à la Archipelago at Ruissalon Telakka (Dress code: Casual)
21:00 Party Like a Finn - midsummer celebration (Do not forget your dancing shoes)
00:30 Good night! Transportation to Midnight Sun Event hotels
(first buses leave at 21:30 and run every 1 hour)
Breakfast at the hotel
11:15 Check-out, meet your Turku host Ms Anitta Bergbom from Visit Turku in hotel lobby
11:30 Transfer by bus to Turku
11:50 arriving to Kakolanmäki Hill
Kakola was the most famous prison in Finland until 2007. It was designed for long term confinement and all the worst criminals of the country were sent to Kakola for 150 years. During the tour you will get to know the Finnish penal system and hear stories about the infamous inmates and exciting breakouts. You also see pictures of Kakola´s past and future life. The National Board of Antiquities has named Kakolanmäki Hill one of Finland's most important Built Heritage sites. Completed in 1853, the prison building was built using granite taken from Kakolanmäki Hill itself
Hotel tour at Kakola Hotel, Ms. Iina Koskinen
Opened in Turku in September 2020, Hotel Kakola marks a new brighter chapter in the history of the county prison dating back to 1890. Up until 2007, the cross-shaped building's cells housed prisoners on remand and other detainees, and one of the wings was sectioned off to serve as a women's facility. The central prison next door was reserved for the country's most notorious criminals
On the Kakolanmäki Hill (one of the seven hills of Turku) are located;
Kakola Brewing Company, Restaurant Kakolanruusu, Kakolanmäki Hill Museum and Cafe Kakola and The Funicular
12:30 Lunch at Restaurant Nooa by River Aura
13:30 Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone tour, Ms. Henna Hurme
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
14:15 Visit at Finnish Design Shop Showroom – shopping time
ST X FDS - The new lunch restaurant by Sami Tallberg, an ambassador of Finnish wild food, is now open to customers. Situated next to Finnish Design Showroom, the restaurant serves seasonal food from Monday to Friday between 11 am and 2 pm. Enjoy a memorable lunch in a delightfully decorated settings
15:00 Transfer by bus to Tampere (about 2 hours)
17:30 Arrival in Tampere, check-in at Lapland Hotels Arena, address: Ratapihankatu 54
Meet your Tampere host Ms Mari Saloniemi (tel: +358 50 594 5951) in hotel lobby
18:30 Roof Walk Finlayson
A unique experience that showcases Tampere from a new perspective for both tourists and locals. Two different routes on top of the city include stunning sights and historical stories
20:00 Dinner at Restaurant Tampella
Breakfast at the hotel
08:45 Short morning walk to the Tampere Hall
09:00 Peace of mind with the Moomins
There's great wisdom to be found in Tove Jansson's books. A calming journey into the Moomin world offers a relaxing break from the busy pace of daily life, reminding us of the importance of mindfulness
Guided visit to the Moomin museum at Tampere Hall
The Tampere Hall is one of the Sustainable Travel Finland labelled service providers in Tampere. For years, Tampere Hall has actively worked to strengthen ecological thinking and operated as a green value pioneer in Finland. Environmental responsibility is one of the most important values guiding our activity. In 2014, Tampere Hall was the first conference centre in the Nordic countries to receive the Nordic Ecolabel
10:30 Transfer to Laukontori Harbor
11:00 Hopealinja - boat to
Mere 20 minutes by Hopealinja boat, in lake Pyhäjärvi lies Viikinsaari recreation island, a very much-loved summer paradise for locals.
We will enjoy lunch at the restaurant Viikinsaari and get an introduction of the island services
13:30 Boat back to town
14:00 Transfer to the hotel
14:45 It ´ s sauna time!
As the Sauna Capital, Tampere offers several possibilities to enjoy the Finnish sauna and to experience one of the key elements of Finnish sauna. Since making the choice might be difficult, we have made the choice for you.
Rauhaniemi sauna is one of the most popular saunas in Tampere. Just like Viikinsaari Island it is one of the most beloved places for Tampere people to spend their summer days (and evenings). We have now a great possibility to blend in with the locals and just enjoy!
17:00 Bus will take us back to the hotel
18:00 Transfer to Särkänniemi
18:30 Dinner at restaurant Näsinneula
Näsinneula is the landmark of Tampere. In the revolving restaurant you will be able to admire the changing views over the city and the lakes, while enjoying a tasty Finnish dinner.
Restaurant Näsinneula is part of Särkänniemi Adventure park, which received the Sustainable Travel Finland – certificate as the first amusement park in Finland.
Responsibility has been built into Särkänniemi's operations and laid in the bedrock of Särkänniemi
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out
08:30 Transfer by bus to Porvoo
11:30 apprx. Arrival in Porvoo at Rihkamakatu 4
Meet your Porvoo guide Ms Birgitta Palmqvist (tel + 358 400 690 225) outside Hotel Runo
Lunch in Restaurant Fryysarinranta
City walk in Porvoo
14:30 Hotel Runo site inspection and afternoon coffee
15:00 Departure to Helsinki by bus from Rihkamakatu 4
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. A green capital with amazing archipelago and vibrant urban feel gives you experiences far from ordinary as well as moments to recalibrate yourself! In Helsinki you don't need to choose – you can have it all.
16:15 Covid test in Aava Kamppi Medical centre, address: Annankatu 32
17:00 Check-in at Scandic Grand Central Helsinki
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
18:30 Lobby Call, meet your MyHelsinki host Makiko Lommi (tel: +358 40 766 1434) at the hotel lobby
19:00 Dinner at Brasserie Kämp
Brasserie Kämp's food philosophy is a combination of traditional French cuisine and Finnish food culture stemming from Kämp's history. The menu, built around changing seasons and harvest seasons, is updated regularly respecting the traditions of Brasserie. Brasserie Kämp's centuries old history and hand-picked specialities from previous chefs create a unique celebration of flavors
Breakfast at the hotel
10:00 Lobby Call, meet your MyHelsinki host Makiko Lommi (tel: +358 40 766 1434) at the hotel lobby
10:00 Helsinki Day City Tour
Helsinki, the Capital of Finland, was founded in 1550.
Every year on the 12th of June the city celebrates its birthday. On "Helsinki Day", the city center turns into one big festive center which offers its visitors plenty of activities such as street shows, music shows and so much more, have fun!
13:00 Lunch at Allas Sea Pool
Seagrill is a beach house & sea food restaurant on the second floor of Allas Sea Pool, with stunning sea views and city lights. A relaxing lunch in the gentle sunshine on the shores of the blurring Baltic Sea
14:30 Transfer to Helsinki Airport
15:30 Arrival at the airport
17:45 AY 073 to Tokyo
Thank you for visiting Finland!