Created from an old fisherman’s farmstead, this unique, tar-scented oasis is a recreational attraction only 30 minutes from Turku. With hot tubs right on the shores of the archipelago sea, the largest underground smoke sauna in the world, and freshly caught fish grilled on an open fire, Herrankukkaro is truly a special place!
The glowing storm lanterns next to the lapping sea add to the atmosphere throughout the year. Herrankukkaro is suitable for holding a conference, recreational event or festive occasion, for anything from ten to a couple hundred people. Accommodation is in the red ochre fisherman’s cabins or even in a luxury, human-sized bird box! The venue is only suitable for groups, so get together a larger party and make a reservation.
Want to find something courageously reckless for your group of friends or colleagues? An active day at the adventure amusement park Flowpark is not only fun but a great challenge for a stag party, hen do or team building day. Raise the atmosphere by playfully competing high up off the ground. Show off your skills and encourage others to embrace the experience.
There are many courses to choose from, making it great for diverse groups with different abilities. With a good bunch of friends, the experience is guaranteed to be hilarious, whether an experienced climber or not. However, be prepared – the following day your hands will be sore from climbing and your cheeks from laughing.
Linnasmäki Conference Hotel is more than just a place to stay, it’s an inexpensive place to organise family celebrations or events for your group or company. Having recently had the technology refurbished, the auditorium can host over 200 people, with the acoustics suitable even for the Cantores Minores choir.
At Linnasmäki, you’ll find 200 beds, sauna, swimming pool and laundry, all under the same roof. Central Turku is only four kilometres away, and there’s plenty of free parking on the grounds. In the woods you can visit the “linnasmäki” or rocky, Iron Age embankments, which give the hotel its name.
Approximately 20 minutes away from Turku (and about one and half hours from Helsinki), you’ll discover an archipelago villa built for a noble family at the end of the 1800’s, which now operates as a conference and festive party venue.
Villa Wolax’s facilities are suitable for celebrations or meetings of up to 120 people. The chef’s archipelago delights are sure to fill every stomach, and in the saunas, up to 60 people can enjoy the relaxing steam at the same time. From the sauna you can hop directly to the sea or the Jacuzzi. Together, the villa, beach, sauna and catering offer a great package, all year round.
5Soling sailing in the archipelago
Get your team entered in a sailing race; previous experience is not required.
Sometime in the mid 60’s, the Norwegian Jan Linge designed a sailboat, which became a legend. Soling was given its own Olympic class from 1972 until 2000, and with good reason. In these classic vessels, both the speed and the heart rate quickly rise.
New builds now come with the modern North Sails, and there are six boats so equipped. One boat can accommodate a crew of five, so even bigger groups can get in the water. Your conquest of the archipelago begins here!
6Kunstenniemi Course and Camp Centre
Just a short moment from Naantali and you’re in Kunstenniemi Course and Camp Centre surrounded by the beautiful archipelago. Enjoy the open sea from the old scout hut of Eräkämppä or Kunstenkari log cabin, all in you own peace and quiet. The parish’s inexpensive seaside cottages are open to all groups, with the smallest facility able to sleep 24 guests.
Kunstenniemi’s seaside environment includes enchanting grand oak trees and a beach sauna, perfect for any conference or festive occasion. There are plenty of things to do, from nature trails to kayaking and from volleyball to yard games.