The Life and Art of Pekka Halonen

Pekka Halonen

Pekka Halonen was a painter of Finnish landscapes and people who would go on to become one of the more notable painters in the world of Finnish Art. This Post provides what’s probably the most detailed information you’ll find on Pekka Halonen in English (there’s not much….) as well as … Continue reading

Katinen Manor House Hotel & Restaurant (Katisten Kartano) – Hämeenlinna

Katinen Manor House Hotel Hämeenlinna

Katinen Manor House Hotel & Restaurant is in Hämeenlinna (Southern Finland), only 3 kms from the Hämeenlinna city centre and surrounded by 850 hectares of land and forest belonging to the Manor. The Manor is only an hour’s drive from Helsinki or from Tampere and is a great place for a … Continue reading

Finnish Manor House Hotels – Haikko Manor – Porvoo

Finnish Manor House Hotels

Historic and attractive old Manor Houses are scattered across Finland, mostly in the southern regions. Quite a few of these are now operating as museums, restaurants or hotels. There are quite a number of Finnish Manor House Hotels, although for the non-Finn they can be a little hard to track down. … Continue reading

Söderkulla Manor Restaurant – Dining in a historic Finnish Manor House

Söderkulla manor

Formerly a landed estate, today Söderkulla Manor Restaurant welcomes its guests by offering them Finnish and international delicacies. Söderkulla’s kitchen specialises in meals made of fresh Finnish ingredients of good quality and served with carefully selected wines. The emphasis is on traditional Finnish food with an international influence. The Manor features a … Continue reading

Örö – visit an Island Coastal Artillery Fortress in the Archipelago

Örö

If you’re aiming to visit Bengtskär, Hanko or the southern archipelago, it’s well worth checking to see if you can visit Örö – an island coastal artillery fortress in the archipelago that offers up some unique scenery and wildlife as well as the interesting military and cultural history. Örö is still … Continue reading

Bengtskär Lighthouse Hotel – a uniquely Finnish experience

The Bengtskär lighthouse

Visiting Bengtskär lighthouse is one of those especially Finnish experiences that are worth the effort. It’s a working lighthouse far out to sea on a small islet in the Baltic Sea where you can stay as a guest. Bengtskär is the tallest lighthouse in Scandinavia and is an impressive national landmark … Continue reading