Jávri Lodge is to reopen on December 1st. The adults-only boutique lodge caters for just 26 guests and was once the retreat of Finland’s longest-serving president, Urho Kekkonen.
Finnair has announced that it will start flying non-stop from the UK to Kittilä, in Lapland, in addition to the previously announced new service to Ivalo. The new direct service will link London Gatwick and Kittilä once a week from December 12th until the end of March, 2018.
Situated half-way between the Finnish city of Turku and Swedish capital Stockholm, the Åland Islands are that rarest of travel curiosities - an undiscovered gem. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in for a visit to see just what it is that makes them so special.
Scandic Paasi is known for its excellent service and central location, with all the most popular sights in Helsinki just a short walk way. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in for the night to see what this one-of-a-kind hotel brings to the Finnish hospitality scene.
Hotel Katajanokka is a privately-owned lifestyle hotel, renovated with loving care in the historic premises of a former Helsinki county prison. Inside the red brick walls guests will find a magic world of contrasts – with serene comfort, stylish design and a hint of Nordic luxury. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in for the night.
Each year Matka Nordic Travel Fair presents approximately 1,000 exhibitors, representing 80 countries, to 70,000 visitors. They gather in Finland´s largest and most versatile congress centre, Messukeskus, to shape the future of Nordic travel. Here Eleanor Hawkins visits for Breaking Travel News to find out more.
This year marks the centenary of Finnish independence from Russia, on December 6th, 1917. With a year of celebrations now underway, Eleanor Hawkins here visits capital Helsinki to see how the occasion is being marked.
The Nature Days 2017 campaign - one of the most extensive Suomi Finland100 celebrations - has launched in Finland. The campaign encourages people to explore the great outdoors on four designated days throughout the year – February 4th, May 20th, June 17th and August 26th.
From June 2017, Moomins, the beloved Finnish icons created by Tove Jansson, will be on display at a dedicated museum in Tampere Hall. The only museum of its kind, Moominvalley Museum, will present the world of the Moomin books in a completely new way.
Travelport has signed a new marketing partnership with VisitFinland to promote its stopover programme targeting Asian travellers visiting Europe. Under the first stage of the agreement, VisitFinland will leverage Travelport’s digital media solutions to promote Finland a key stopover destination through an integrated digital media campaign.
The Finnish capital of Helsinki welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight from Doha, inaugurating the new daily service that will connect Helsinki to more than 150 destinations worldwide. Qatar Airways’ Airbus A320, which will operate the route, has a two-class configuration with 12 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.
Navigate Media Group has kicked off its newest campaign for Visit Finland. The campaign, called ‘Finland Blogsposure’, will run in February and showcase Finland as a winter destination by emphasising the breadth of options available for visitors at that time of year.