HELSINKI & LAKELAND
Start your Finnish adventure in the seaside capital of Helsinki. In its historic streets, you’ll find a stunning art and design culture amid its boutiques and thriving galleries. You’ll take it in alongside an expert guide who will show you its highlights—such as the Ateneum Art Museum, the gardens at Tavlipuutarha—while you wander its elegant lanes.
From the coast, you can look out across Helsinki’s archipelago—the world’s largest, and also the country’s sunniest region. Glide into the sea on a kayak and explore the islands, strolling along sandy beaches, eating fresh seafood at island restaurants, and slipping into the archipelago pace of life.
On to Lakeland next, Europe’s largest lake district—a vast wilderness of still water, quiet forests, and fabulous Finnish restaurants. This landscape—natural, clean, serene—is a touchstone for the Finnish identity. Explore it in all its aspects: hike the trails, wild swim in its lakes, and navigate a canoe to stunning viewpoints.
Come evening, enjoy a stunning dining experience at Tertti Manor—you’ll tour the kitchen gardens, and discover the planting and cultivating techniques of this restaurant/farm, before relishing the flavorsome results.