06.08.2018

Destination of the Month: Finnish nature at its best in Sauvo – Spend the night in a tree and enjoy some burgers!

We as a LikeFinland team visited a village called Karuna in Southwest Finland this summer, in July 2018.

In Karuna, we spent the night in a tent in a tree at Tentsile Experience Grelsböle and ate local, tasty meals at Tentsile as well as delicious burgers in Rantola Café.

The village Karuna is located in Sauvo municipality about 150 km from Helsinki City Center.

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We started the trip off by eating dinner outside in nature and spending the night in one of the tents of Tentsile Experience Grelsböle.

The delicacies served by the owner of Tentsile Experince Grelsböle Miia Juvankoski were full of Finnish flavors and included local ingredients and foods such as lingonberry jam and rhubarbs.

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Near to the tents there are beautiful sea views and a sauna. There are also nature paths for the hikers in the forests of Sauvo.

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On the second day of our trip we visited Rantola Café and B&B. Rantola Café is known for its burgers! Rantola Café's owner Anne Vuorio recommended us a burger called Raparger with rhubarb chutney!

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Anne told us about a Swiss family that enjoyed the quietness of the area while they were staying at Rantola B&B.

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Contact Information

Tentsile Experience Grelsböle (www) (Facebook)

Päisterpääntie 156 a

21590 Karuna

Finland

 

info(at)grelsbole.fi

+358 44 533 0701

 

Some of the accommodation options:

  • 120€/day (3 persons)
  • 80€/day (2 persons)

Read more about all the accommodation options on Tentsile Experience Grelsböle's website. (www)

 

Rantola Café and B&B (www) (Facebook) (Instagram)

Karunantie 1205

21590 Karuna

 

+358 40 738 8853

info(at)rantolanpuoti.fi

In summer Rantola Café offers fresh food and sweet delicacies. Rantola Bed & Breakfast is available all year round, and it can be found in a 1950s house that is located next to the sea and is surrounded by the Finnish countryside.

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Text: Johanna Hurtig, Henri Elo

We have chosen Tentsile Experience Grelsböle and Rantola Café and B&B as the Destination of the Month of August 2018. Tentsile Experience Grelsböle and Rantola Café and B&B are our Star Destinations and media customers.

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Our main website in Finnish is KivaaTekemista.fi.

23.07.2018

Tips for spending a memorable summer day in Suomenlinna

We as a LikeFinland team visited Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, which is located in the archipelago of Helsinki! We had planned to take part in a guided walking tour in English, and to visit some of the museums in Suomenlinna.

Suomenlinna is a historical sea fortress from the 1700s, and the islands of Suomenlinna are a beautiful part of Helsinki!

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It was a sunny summer day as we traveled across the sea by ferry. When we saw the church of Suomenlinna - which also works as a lighthouse - a few hundred meters away, we knew that we were close to our destination.

The HSL ferry trip took only 15 minutes from the Market Square over to the fortress islands! There is also a JT-line waterbus service available that takes visitors to Tykistölahti dock, which is slightly closer to the museums of Suomenlinna and the Suomenlinna Centre.

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When we stepped out of the ferry at the Main dock of Suomenlinna, we noticed that there was a cart filled with maps of Suomenlinna in multiple languages such as Japanese, French, German, and Chinese in front of the Tourist Information Point.

We walked for about 10 minutes until we arrived to the Suomenlinna Centre where the guided walking tour would start off.

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Suomenlinna Centre. Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

Suomenlinna Centre and Suomenlinna Museum (EN: www, RU: www

In the Suomenlinna Centre visitors are able to purchase tickets for the guided tours, buy souvenirs, have a coffee, and visit the Suomenlinna Museum that has an exhibition of the history of Suomenlinna.

In the museum there are several historical Suomenlinna artifacts. The descriptions are written also in English.

In the auditorium there is being screened a short film called Suomenlinna Experience about Suomenlinna’s history every half an hour. The audio commentary is available in multiple languages.

We visited the museum and were amazed by all the artifacts that have been found in the fortress area such as old cannon balls and a boat wreck from the 1700s!

In summer 2018 there is also an auditory photo exhibition about  the Finnish Civil War by Finnish artist Hanna Koikkalainen in the temporary exhibition room of the museum.

The visit to the Suomenlinna Museum costs 8 € per adult and 4 € per child.

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Guided tours in multiple languages (EN: www, RU: www)

The guided walking tour started at the Suomenlinna Centre, and all the participants gathered outside of the building in front of a big map for a brief introduction.

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Whenever we had a stop during the walking tour, our guide Alfons Rönnqvist  told us about the history of the surroundings. We were able to ask questions, and many did so! Sometimes the answers of the guide were quite funny but always factual.

The route of the guided tour depends partly on the guide, so the walking routes may be slightly different each time yet covering all main sights.

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The construction works of Suomenlinna started in the mid-1700s. We were told that the name of the fortress has changed over the years from Sveaborg to Viaborg - and finally to Suomenlinna in 1918. Nowadays there are around  800 inhabitants living in the fortress area as it is also a city district of the City of Helsinki - and over 1 million visitors per year!

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We walked along the rocky and gravel roads. We stopped to see places such as the founder Augustin Ehrensvärd’s (1710-1772) grave and Suomenlinna’s dry dock. The views of the sea were very beautiful in the south of the island!

The guide told us facts from the time Suomenlinna’s construction began all the way to the modern times.

According to one of the participants, the English spoken as well as the English words chosen were very easy to understand. There were participants from different countries.

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The HSL ferry traveling from Market Square of Helsinki to Suomenlinna and back frequently in the summer and during winter approx. once an hour. Here are some of the places we went by during the guided tour. Photos: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

The guided walking tours seem to be very popular! There are guided tours available also in Swedish, in Russian, in Chinese, and in Finnish. A guided tour costs 11 € per adult and 4 € per child.

The guided tours in English take place at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 2:30 PM every day from the 1st of June to the 31st of August 2018.

It is also possible to book guided tours and other program for a bigger group by reservation. (EN: www) (RU: www

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Ehrensvärd Museum. Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

Ehrensvärd Museum (EN: www, RU: www)

After the guided tour we visited the Ehrensvärd Museum. a visit to this museum is included in the tour ticket.

In the 1700s the building was first inhabited by the founder of Suomenlinna (Viaborg), Augustin Ehrensvärd, whose grave can be found next to the museum building. There are pieces of old Rococo furniture, portraits, miniature ships, and more historical objects on display!

One of the most interesting historical objects we saw, was a massive portrait of the King Gustav III of Sweden!

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Café Piper (EN: www, RU: www)

The 80-year-old Café Piper is located close to the amazing views of the sea. Enjoy a cup of coffee and some snacks or on weekdays a soup lunch before continuing the exploration in Suomenlinna!

Café Piper is open from 10:30 AM to 7 PM until the 12nd of August 2018. During rest of the year the café closes a little bit earlier.

Photos: The Cannon Sloop Diana Sailing Ship (Facebook)

The Cannon Sloop Diana Sailing Ship (EN: www, RU: www)

You can also participate in an exciting sea voyage that takes you back to the 1700s! The sailing trip is made very authentic by the crew that is wearing 1700s costumes and an old-style vessel Diana, which can be navigated by sailing, rowing, or using a motor. The vessel departs from Suomenlinna.

We as a LikeFinland team experienced the sea trip in summer 2016! (www

The trip mixed together theater and fun tasks such as rowing! You can book a private sea voyage or join a public sailing trip. Remember to take warm clothes with you because the wind at the sea may be a bit chilly!

The Cannon Sloop Diana was built in the Suomenlinna shipyard in the 2010s but it has been constructed by following the original 1700s plans and using traditional materials and methods.

Public sailing trips are available from the 27th of June to the 4th of August 2018 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 3:30 PM. (Also, on the 11th, 18th, an 25th of August).

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The guided walking tours in Suomenlinna, the Cannon Sloop Diana, the Suomenlinna Centre, the Suomenlinna Museum, the Ehrensvärd Museum, the Museum Shop and Café Piper are all services of the Ehrensvärd Society that was founded in 1921 to make the history of Suomenlinna known. Suomenlinna is located in the archipelago of Helsinki and can be accessed only by sea transport.

For contacting and for more information visit the Ehrensvärd Society’s website! (EN: www, RU: www

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Text: Johanna Hurtig

The Ehrensvärd Society (incl. the guided walking tours, the Ehrensvärd Museum, the Suomenlinna Museum, Café Piper, the Museum Shop, The Cannon Sloop Diana, and the Suomenlinna Centre) is one of our Star Destinations and media customers.

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Our main website in Finnish is KivaaTekemista.fi.

11.07.2018

Treetop Adventure Huippu has renewed the climbing courses in Espoo

We as a LikeFinland team, which this time included one adult and two children, had a fun summer day at Treetop Adventure Huippu in Leppävaara, Espoo - 15 km from Helsinki city center!

In Finland there are dozens of treetop adventure parks but they are all different from each other! At Treetop Adventure Huippu it is possible to arrange business events, children’s birthdays, and bachelor or bachelorette parties.

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Instructors, Sami and Abbe, told us that Treetop Adventure Huippu has renewed the green, blue, and black courses this year to come up to the adventurers' expectations. The different colors represent the different degrees of difficulty: the green course is the easiest and the black course is the most challenging. There are also blue and red courses available in the middle.

One of the new features this year is that the starting instruction will soon be on video. It is important to listen to the instruction carefully before starting the climbing!

To climb at Huippu doesn't require any previous experience.

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The harnesses are checked carefully by the instructors for safety. Treetop Adventure Huippu has been constructed and operates according to the European standards.

At Huippu there are nets, tunnels, bridges, and tightropes. Some of the courses take the adventurers between 20 and 60 feet above the ground!

We started the adventure at the green course, which is the easiest one. Four of the courses start from the main tower, another green one from the other tower nearby, and then there are green and blue courses at the upper part of the park. To get there, you can walk up the wooden stairs in the terrain.

The green course and the blue course are suitable for adventurers over 120 cm (3 feet, 11 inches) tall, whereas the red course and the black course are designed for 140 cm (4 feet, 7 inches) and taller.

There is also a course for small children, with the height of 100-120 cm, near the customer service building of Huippu.

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One of Eetu's favorites was a course called Lovetar and the wire rope. Photo: LikeFinland.com 

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Aada's, 10, favorite course was a blue one called Tapiotar and the Half Pipe net. Photo: LikeFinland.com

As an adult, I enjoyed the Tarzan jump the most. It is a free fall jump. Remember to take hold of the net so that you won't be left hanging in the middle! If you don’t catch the net in time, there is no need to worry, because according to instructor Nana, there are ways to get out of that tricky situation!

I also went for the black course which is the most challenging one. Climbing at Huippu is very good exercise!

When the adventure was over, we bought some ice cream from Huippu’s kiosk and headed to Sello Shopping Mall in Espoo to have something to eat.

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Finally, do you know what the Finnish word “Huippu” means?

It means of course the top of the hill! :)

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Contact information and location

Treetop Adventure Huippu 

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Veräjäpellonkuja 17, Espoo (check the map)

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One of our Star Destinations, Treetop Adventure Huippu, is located in Espoo, 12-15 km from Helsinki city center and 20-23 km from Helsinki Airport.

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Text: Henri Elo, Johanna Hurtig

Treetop Adventure Huippu is one of our Star Destinations and media customers.

LikeFinland.com is a nationwide leisure time media and search servie of Finnish destinations. You an like us on Facebook (@LikeFinland) or follow us on Twitter (@LikeFinland) and on Instagram (@likefinland_kivaatekemista).

Our website in Finnish is KivaaTekemista.fi.

21.06.2018

Destination of the Month: The renewing City of Hyvinkää and the fascinating Finnish Railway Museum

Hyvinkää is a city that has been in the process of renewing its services for the local inhabitants as well as for the tourists. It is located approx. 55 km from Helsinki city center, and it is easy to travel there either by car, by train or by bus.

We as a LikeFinland team visited multiple destinations in Hyvinkää that included museums such as The Finnish Railway Museum, a shopping center called Willa, and an entertainment center called Sveitsi, including a renovated Hotel Sveitsi. Sveitsi is also a traditional and beautiful hiking and outdoor activity area!

All in all, Hyvinkää is a city worth visiting all year round.

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For many decades Hyvinkää was known for its wool mill that was closed down in the 1990s. In this building there is now a little museum Valvilla that is about the mill and its 100-year-old history. Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

Hyvinkää is a perfect place especially for a mini-vacation because it literally has every fun indoor and outdoor activity you could wish for as well as a spacious and remodeled hotel.

We noticed that you don’t have to go that far away from Helsinki to find the peacefulness of nature and fun things to do!

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Sveitsi – a nature filled area with all kinds of all-year-round activities and services! (www)

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First on the list was Hotel Sveitsi. We followed the road to the middle of the forest by car and we were surprised by the massive size of the entertaiment center and the hotel next to it. The parking lot was packed with cars!

As a newly renovated Hotel Sveitsi, in the woods of Hyvinkää, the hotel opened its doors in October 2017 by a new owner and is now a popular place to hold meetings and other business occasions or the stay in as a regular tourist.

Every decorative detail is thought through! The pine cone as a decorative feature throughout the hotel is a quite cute one!

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Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

We enjoyed lunch at the restaurant TILA in hotel Sveitsi. The huge windows in the main dining room offered a beautiful view of the forest.

There are no other houses nearby and it feels like you are much farther away from Helsinki city center than only about 60 km away! The wooden blocks form a big artistic number nine on the ceiling. This art piece is an original one from the 1970s when the hotel building was built.

Read more about Hotel Sveitsi here.

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Hotel Manager Sari Repo walked us through the hotel. Everything is newly renovated! There were business events hold that day inside and outside in the many rooms of the hotel. Photos: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

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These photos include just a few of the many activities you can participate in at the entertainment center right next to Hotel Sveitsi! Maija Virtanen (in photo) is one of the instructors in SuperPark. Photos: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

Next to Hotel Sveitsi in Hyvinkää there is located a new entertainment center which includes the movie theater BioRex, the cafe Kulma Deli, an indoor activity park called SuperPark for children, public indoor and outdoor Sveitsi Swimming Pools, and much more! Hotel Sveitsi is connected to the entertainment center by an indoor tunnel which must be nice especially during the winter.

That is not all there is to it! The surrounding forest area is also filled with many activities to choose from.

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In the spring 2016 an adventure park called SeikkailuSveitsi was opened for business in the forests of Hyvinkää (www). There are also many a golf courses available (www).

The many hiking trails are marked by bright blue information boards so you cannot get lost while enjoying the Finnish nature! Take a long hike by starting at the Helsinki central park and walk all the way to Hyvinkää following the hiking trails or go for a shorter walk just by enjoying the nature in the area of Sveitsi.

In the wintertime there are lighted and maintained ski trails in the Sveitsinpuisto park area!

VisitHyvinkää’s website describes the Usmi forests as a little Lapland. When we saw the amazing view from the big windows of Hotel Sveitsi, we can totally agree on that! It really feels like you’re in Lapland.

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The Finnish Railway Museum – the exhibition includes historical artifacts such as Russian royal carriages! (EN: www, RU: www)

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Museum director Taina Rantala (on the right) and her colleague Inka Alén welcomed us to the museum and we got to know the history of Finnish railways both inside the exhibition halls and in the historical garden area. Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

After visiting Hotel Sveitsi and the Sveitsi area we entered the Finnish Railway Museum closer to Hyvinkää city center. Most of the museum buildings are from the 1870s and some are newer.

The exhibition which we were guided through by museum educator Inka Alén was very interesting! The amount of railway related historical artifacts was remarkable because there were many kinds of railway engines and carriages from the 1860s to the late 1900s on display in the museum.

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On the left the blue Russian royal carriage and on the right the exhibition hall. A few railway engines are still usable! Photos: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

One of the most interesting historical items that we saw in the museum was the Russian royal carriages, which were used by the Emperors of Russia in the late 1800s whenever they decided to visit Finland with his family members and servants.

Inka Alén told us that these carriages were the only Russian royal ones in the whole world that survived from the time of Russian dominion in Finland!

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Jaakko Tuominen (on the right) and Tomi as the driver of the miniature park train. Kuva: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

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The miniature park railway goes around the garden where is also situated the old station building from the 1870s. Photos: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

We took a fun ride on the miniature park train that goes around the garden next to the museum building! In one of the red barracks in the garden there is a little display of different kinds of smaller historical artifacts such as railway related posters, signs, and a miniature railway engine. During the summer there is also a cafe.

There is also an old station building from 1873 still standing next to the railway which is not anymore in use by the passenger trains. The railway used to take passengers from all classes of the society to Hanko which is the most southern place in Finland.

The Finnish Railway Museum is an interesting but also a fun museum for the whole family to visit because there are many things also for the kids to participate in! There is also a playroom.

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Willa – One of the biggest shopping centers in Finland! (www)

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Johanna Niemelä and Tomi Kristian Ruhanen from the shopping center Willa. The bright blue color of VisitHyvinkää can also be found on the hiking trails’ information boards! Photos: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

We also visited the shopping center Willa and the info desk of VisitHyvinkää to ask some questions!

The shopping center called Willa is one of the biggest shopping centers in Southern Finland. Actually, it is the 8th biggest shopping center in Finland! With many shops, restaurants, and other services (about 100 in total) this shopping center has everything you need for a perfect shopping trip. It is located right next to the railway station, eastside of the rails. Visit easily by train from Helsinki!

VisitHyvinkää has listed different kinds of services including cafes, restaurants, and shops in Hyvinkää on VisitHyvinkaa.fi's website. (www)

Willa is a quite new shopping center and it was built in 2012. Because of that the architectural style is very modern and fresh. Johanna Niemelä and Tomi Kristian Ruhanen, guides at the info desk told us more about Willa. They confirmed us that Willa has all the services a regular customer can possibly need. According to Johanna and Tomi, Willa has been visited by tourists all the way from America and also from other countries such as the UK this year alone.

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VisitHyvinkää contact information

Website (www)

Phone: 0400 269 831

Email: visit@hyvinkää.fi

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One of our Star Destinations, Hyvinkää, is a city located in Southern Finland about 60 km from Helsinki city center and about 50 km from Helsinki Airport.

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The Finnish Railway Museum tickets

Adults 9 €

Children (7 17-year-old): 4 €

Children (under 7-year-old): free

Students/seniors/unemployed: 6 €

Family ticket: 18 €

The museum accepts Museum Card

*Guided tours for all age groups can be booked at the museum or call +358 4086 25241.

 

The Finnish Railway Museum opening times

1st of June – 31st of August: Everyday 10 AM – 5 PM

1st of September – 31st of May: Tue-Fri 12 PM – 3 PM, Sat-Sun 12 PM – 5 PM

Check the special opening times on The Finnish Railway Museum’s website. (www

 

The Finnish Railway Museum’s contact information

Hyvinkäänkatu 9

05800 HYVINKÄÄ

Phone: +358 40 862 5241

E-mail: info@rautatiemuseo.fi

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One of our Star Destinations, The Finnish Railway Museum, is located in Hyvinkää 55 60 km from Helsinki city center and 50 km from Helsinki airport.

For contacting and for more information visit The Finnish Railway Museum’s website. (www

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Text: Johanna Hurtig

We have chosen Hyvinkää and The Finnish Railway Museum as the Destination of the Month of June 2018. VisitHyvinkää and The Finnish Railway Museum are our Star Destinations and media customers.

LikeFinland.com is a nationwide leisure time media and search service of Finnish destinations. You can like us on Facebook (@LikeFinland) or follow us on Twitter (@LikeFinland) and on Instagram (@likefinland_kivaatekemista).

Our website in Finnish is KivaaTekemista.fi.

11.06.2018

Restaurant Kuninkaan Lohet offers lunch, corporate event planning, party services, and outdoor activities by the gorgeous River Vantaa

We as a LikeFinland team visited Restaurant Kuninkaan Lohet by the river of Vantaa near Helsinki Airport this spring 2018! There are two historical buildings that are used for providing lunch at restaurant and party services as well as space for corporate occasions such as meetings and team building days in this gorgeous area.

Also foreign tourists are welcome to explore Finnish specialities such as nature experiences, authentic Finnish food, and sauna!

In May 2018 it was once again a busy day at the old factory building called Vanha Viilatehdas (Old File Factory) and at the old yellow wooden manor called Kuninkaan Kartano (King’s Manor). That day there were held many business meetings and the lunch was enjoyed by a lot of Finnish people and also by international guests. We explored the surroundings and got to know the area!

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The River Vantaa. Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

The birds were singing and the springlike nature was at its finest as we walked along the clear forest path that left us amazed by the beauty of the Finnish nature. Mika Turunen, who started as a CEO of Kuninkaan Lohet a year ago in 2017, spoke highly of the area. Mika said that this Kuninkaan Lohet destination combines all the different features of the Finnish nature and countryside – the fields, country roads, shores, cliffs, and the list goes on.

A fun fact is that in the Stone Age the waterline of the sea was in this area but as of now the landscape is amazingly diverse! From the river you are able to even catch salmon by fishing.

The path through the forest was perfect in length because it took us only about 20–30 minutes to get back to Old File Factory. But if you really want to, you can follow the country roads all the way to the central park of Helsinki city – by hiking or by mountain bike for example!

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Old File Factory by the River Vantaa. Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

The starting point of the popularity of the area goes a long way back to the Middle Age. The manufacturing was active back then because of the possibilities the rapid water was able to offer.

Because of the manufacturing, this area was the entertainment center back in the day, Mika Turunen said.

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Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

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Mika Turunen tells us that the factory building was left without any use after the 1950s, and because of that, it was turning into a ruin. Only 18 years ago the potential of the building and of the whole area was noticed again. Kuninkaan Lohet team decided to renovate the Old File Factory by replacing most of its walls and other features.

Not all of the walls were torn down but left in place to function as decorative features. Now the white Old File Factory as well as the wooden building King’s Manor are great places to hold business meetings, corporate events or even to throw different kinds of parties from weddings and graduation parties to birthdays and bachelor parties – or feel the Finnish peace and happiness for the foreigners.

– The terrace is for certain the most gorgeous one in Vantaa, Sales Manager Mervi Repo said about Old File Factory’s terrace next to the rapid water. And for sure it is!

The File Factory summer lunch is served Monday to Friday between June 4th – August 10th 2018.

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King's Manor. Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

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Mika Turunen (on left) and Mervi Repo. Photo: LikeFinland.com

The yellow wooden manor is a little bit younger in age than the old file factory building. Originally King's Manor was a school from the early 1900s to 1970s. From the year 2006 the building has been used as a restaurant. There is also a sauna area in the second floor both in the King's Manor and the Old File Factory!

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King's Manor. Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

After the tour we enjoyed lunch at King's Manor. During the summer months the lunch is served in Old File Factory. You can enjoy the river view from the terrace at lunchtime! For 15 € anyone can enjoy a full lunch which includes a salad buffet, the soup of the day, a main course buffet, a dessert, and a selection of breads.

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Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

Take your staff or your clients to enjoy the outdoor activities! Groups of at least 5–6 people can participate activities such as canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, and cooking courses. The newest activity in the summer of 2018 is SUP Boarding in the River Vantaa! SUP boarding is suitable for everybody, and Kuninkaan Lohet offers you an instructor along with a board and a paddle.

– The SUP boarding experience is one of a kind in Southern Finland, Mika Turunen says.

Read more about all the activities here.

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Helsinki Airport is only 15 minutes away! Photo: Johanna Hurtig/LikeFinland.com

Helsinki Airport is closer than you might think! The Jumbo Shopping Center is only 10 minutes away and there are plenty of accommodations nearby.

To sum up, Restaurant Kuninkaan Lohet and the surrounding area is the place to visit if you want to experience the diversity of the Finnish nature all at once in 20–30 minutes, eat great food, take part in the activities, and do all this in good company that may consist of your friends, colleagues, or business partners near Helsinki Airport and Helsinki city center!

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One of our Star Destinations, Restaurant Kuninkaan Lohet, is located in Vantaa by the River Vantaa about 15 minutes from Helsinki Airport and 40 minutes from Helsinki city center. Restaurant Kuninkaan Lohet offers services for arranging different kinds of events for groups of 2–500 people, provides different kinds of activities for groups, and serves lunch from Monday to Friday most of the year in Kuninkaan Kartano (King’s Manor) and during the summer months in Vanha Viilatehdas (Old File Factory).

For contacting and for more information visit Kuninkaan Lohet's website here

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Text: Johanna Hurtig

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