Sipoo in Finland, from Europe region, is best know for Conference & Convention Centers. Discover best things to do in Sipoo with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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4.5 based on 16 reviews
Situated next to the sea in an historic industrial setting, Gumbostrand Konst & Form is a one-of-a-kind combination of art gallery, design shop, café-restaurant and inspiring corporate conference and event facilities - all under one roof. This unique art and event totality is located in a reverently restored 1950s Hartwall factory building in the Gumbostrand district of Sipoo, just a 30-minute trip from the Helsinki city centre. The old factory now embarks on a new exciting era, as the time-honoured Tegelhuset opens its doors to everyone with an interest in contemporary Nordic art, design and handicrafts, in addition to beautiful aesthetics and delicious food! Come and experience it for yourself - everyone is warmly welcome!
This beautiful gallery is located an half an hour drive from a Helsinki centre. Definately worth a visit, the drive is nice a easy and one sees the lovely surroundings of the gallery, Gumbostrand village by the sea. The gallery it self is spacious, light and good. Interesting art, a good museum shop for great handicrafts and a lovely restaurant. What else can you ask for a days outing.
4.5 based on 79 reviews
In Ainola you can learn about the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and his family in the setting of his home. Ainola is located at Lake Tuusula in Järvenpää. Welcome!
Entry fee €6 car parking free and well worth the cost. It was the wife's idea to visit before we dropped off our hire car at Vantaa airport and what a great decision it was too.
I admit to knowing little about the composer but I found his home to be very interesting although everything seems to be in the ground floor and it has three floors! It's a time capsule of Finnish life in the 30's and 40's.
It was also nice to stroll around the Gardens looking at the old buildings and the grave where he and his wife s buried.
Spent a very interesting and enjoyable hour here.
4.5 based on 330 reviews
Heureka's Exhibitions are interactive. The main exhibition has over 200 exhibits from many fields of science as well as a number of activity points.
Heureka is a great place to spend an interesting and an educative day regardless of your age: there are a lot of hands-on experiments you can try out yourself, changing Exhibitions and educative 3D films.
The Heureka shop has a nice selections of books, models, toys and games about science. The cafe is quite spacious and the lunch buffet there pretty good.
Depending on how much you wish to experiment and how deeply you want to pore into the Exhibitions, you should reserve 2 to 4 hours for the visit.
Pro tip: There is a big parking lot close by, but the science centre is also right by a train station (Tikkurila) so you can get there fast&easy from Helsinki city centre.
4.5 based on 46 reviews
The location of the house is marvellous on the shore of the lake. The house and its furnishings quite nicely tell the story of the artist and his family. The large collection of art by major Finnish painters of the time make it really worth visiting this museum.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
The Savijarvi manor is over 100 years old. It is in Sipoo a town surrounded by green trees. i describe it as a ranch but they consider themselves more than a traditional farm. The main business activities include a riding and carriage driving school. They, also, breed show horses and different kinds of activities.
It is a family business and the current matriarch informed us of the activities that go. A brief tour around the training facilities included a stroll the barn with a stable of big horses. They then opened their home to us for a sit down fixed menu hot lunch.
It was an enjoyable and informative visit.
4.5 based on 32 reviews
If one is interested in Finnish history this smallish museum. There you find information on history of Finnish women during war time.
Exhibition is nicely put and informative.
There is down stairs a cafe&restaurant where you eat deliciuos soups or have coffee with sweet bread.
There are other home museums of Finnish artists near by worth visiting, too.
4.5 based on 130 reviews
The Finnish Aviation Museum is a national special aviation museum located close to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
Obviously you need to be at least a bit tech or aviation fan in order to appreciate this museum. I took my hubby here for 1hr flight simulation experience. The simulator is used for training pilots, so it's the real deal. Watched from the scenes the simulator flights and it was mesmerizing even so! If you decide to book the simulator, museum is incl to the price. There is also cafeteria in case you stay longer ;)
4.5 based on 21 reviews
Villa Kokkonen is a historic building designed by world-famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in 1967. The house is situated on top of the hill sloping down towards Lake Tuusula which is one of the most well-known areas in the cultural history of Finland. To have almost 10 000 square meters in the site really gives our visitors a marvelous possibility to study, reflect and/or just purely enjoy Alvar Aalto's architecture from every possible angle, from near and far. During our guided walking tours we allow our visitors to take exterior photos of the house and photos of the garden to serve their private, professional or commercial interests. Alvar Aalto's masterpieces include private houses such as Villa Mairea (Noormarkku), Aalto House (Helsinki) and Villa Kokkonen. Designed originally for music, Villa Kokkonen has been a wonderful architectural and cultural attraction since June 2009. Pianist Elina Viitaila and opera singer Antti A. Pesonen keep on working day and night as Villa Kokkonen's hosts, guides, artists and entrepreneurs. They were chosen as The Cultural Persons of the Year 2014 in the City of Järvenpää. Alvar Aalto's Villa Kokkonen is open for individual visitors and groups by reservation throughout the year. In addition to that, the attraction arranges - especially in June,July and August 2016 - several regular guided tours which are open to the public.
A visit to Villa Kokkonen, designed by legendary Finnish modernist architect Alvar Aalto for his friend, composer Joonas Kokkonen in 1969, was one of the highlights of our 2-week trip to Finland! This modernist gem in the woods is about a 45-minute drive north of Helsinki and for the past 5 years has been managed by a delightful and talented musical couple who live in it -- Elina (piano) and Antti (opera). First our party of three had an informative one-hour tour of the lovely house and grounds by Antti. Following the tour, Elina and Antti demonstrated the beauty and acoustic perfection of the music room (which Aalto specifically designed for his friend's music) by giving us a 20-minute performance. It was both acoustically marvelous and magical! After the concert, we enjoyed coffee and cake prepared by Elina, looking out over Lake Tuusula from the Villa Kokkonen living room. There is also a lovely gift shop on the premises, with books and products about and designed by Aalto, along with handicrafts designed by Elina.
We recommend that a trip to Villa Kokkonen be combined with a visit to nearby Ainola, the home of Jean Sibelius, as well as to Hvitträsk, the early 20th century studio home of another legendary Finnish architect, Eliel Saarinen. All could be easily done in one day. Note that tours of Villa Kokkonen need to be advance arranged by appointment, but Elina and Antti were very responsive to our request with a few hours.
Villa Kokkonen is NOT to be missed by any fan of modern/mid-century architecture and music. Highly recommend!
4 based on 14 reviews
This station was built in 1858 for 1862 completed Helsinki-Hämeenlinna line. A famous Swedish architect Carl Albert Edelfelt designed the station building as all other stations on this line: Helsinki, Tikkurila, Järvenpää, Hyvinkää, Riihimäki, Turenki ja Hämeenlinna.
In 1999, the station building was moved about 25 meters away from the rails in connection with the construction and upgrading of the track. Now there was heavy construction again going on around the station building. Hopefully they don't destroy it.
4 based on 87 reviews
Sitting in the Kuusijärvi smoke sauna, it felt like a cross between a community meeting and the witches scene in Roman Polanski's Macbeth. I would say is really worth a visit for a traveller that wants a local and traditional experience. You need to remember your bathers, as the smoke sauna is gender mixed. You can hire towels and eat in the cafe. We visited when it was -21 degrees, and it was still refreshingly nice to dip in the lake.
Things to remember: Most signs will be in Finnish, so learn the words for change room, electric sauna and smoke sauna before you go if you're nervous about asking strangers (I'm like this). If you're visiting in winter, ask about footwear when you pay so you don't damage your feet from walking over the ice to the lake. Take your own shampoo and soap to wash off the soot afterwards. If you use the electric sauna, you can be naked, or stay in your bathers; try to remember in the change room to tear off some paper from the roll to sit on before you enter the electric sauna.
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