Half Day Excursion to Fiskars Village

Tour Number

Activity Level

345782


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Shopping, Other

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Finnish (fluent), Swedish (advanced)

Artisans, Designers and Artists have their workshops in beautiful surroundings at Fiskars


Fiskars Co-operative of Artisans, Designers and Artists has more than a 100 members whose work represents most areas of the arts, crafts and design. The largest professional groups are artists, cabinetmakers, ceramicists, and industrial designers.
The beautiful setting and surrounding countryside is a unique environment and the old buildings offer opportunities that appeal in particular to crafts people, designers and artists.
The annual exhibitions, which are now among the biggest events in Finland, receive a lot of media attention and visitors, and these days the annual Fiskars exhibition attracts some 25, 000 visitors.

Fiskars Iron Works were founded 1646. Today, Fiskars Corporation is an international company whose operations are consumer-centered and grow through strong specialist brands. Fiskars' consumer products for the home, garden, and outdoors are renowned for their functionality and cutting-edge design.

This is the birthplace of the orange handle scissors.

Itinerary

We start from Helsinki. The drive from Helsinki is 1 hour 15 min.
There are several boutiques, studios and workshops at Fiskars Village.
Start 09:30 (or later)
Fiskars 10:45-13:15
Art galeries, artists' studios, designers' boutigues.
Time for lunch.
Back in Helsinki 15:00

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or cruise ship port or any agreed location.
Pick-up from airport is possible but will take 30 min more time.

End location: To be agreed

Duration: 5 hours 30 min.

Suggestions between 5 and 6 hours

Transportation

Nice minivan with a driver

What’s Included

Me as your guide, my English is fluent, nice minivan with A/C and with a driver.
A glassblower's demonstration at his glass studio.
The price is per tour, this is a private excursion for you only.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 EUR - There's no ATM at the village, but the shops accept credit cards.

What’s Extra

Please bring your own bottles of water.

Restrictions

I do not drive when I'm guiding, there is always a minivan or car with a driver (included in the price)

Contact this Guide

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Message Maarit L.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/Fiskars-Arts-Village

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