Exceptional event venues
Finland is a perfect location for first-class international conferences and corporate events. Helsinki is a flight hub with over 200 international flights arriving daily, and a central link between Asia, Europe and North America.
Finland boasts a variety of exceptional event venues that cater to all kinds of needs: from exotic venues hidden in the woods to urban congress halls with modern facilities for thousands of attendees. Here are some exceptional venues:
The Lighthouse of Bengtskär
Twenty-five kilometers southwest of Hanko, at the entrance of the Gulf of Finland, stands Scandinavias tallest lighthouse. Towering 52 meters above the sea, the lighthouse of Bengtskär is the archipelago`s most imposing and magnificent monument. This massive stone structure has witnessed many dramatic events in Finland`s history. For nine decades the lighthouse has provided a safe passage to the thousands of vessels which plie the waters of the Gulf. The island is the most southern inhabited place in Finland. The nearest village, Rosala, is situated 18 kilometers north of Bengtskär.
The lighthouse is open for conferences every day from May to September. The program might include transportation, a history presentation, accommodation in 6 rooms, a conference room with coffee/tea, breakfast, lunch, dinner and sauna. Suitable group size is 10-24 persons, minimum 6 persons and max 30 with extra beds. Booking a conference package, you book the whole third floor with hotel rooms and a conference room, closed to other visitors.
Löyly, an urban oasis
Löyly, an urban oasis occupying a stretch of beautiful Helsinki waterfront, offers a warm welcome and many delights for locals and visitors alike. On a beautiful summer’s day, our terrace is the place to be and our saunas are available daily. While Löyly offers exceptional architecture in a unique location, it is our commitment to sustainable business and green construction that truly sets us apart. The environment has been our number one consideration throughout the project, informing everything from our choice of FSC certified building materials to our menu.
The building of Olavinlinna, the castle of St. Olaf, began in 1475. The Danish-born founder of the castle, knight Erik Axelsson Tott, decided that a powerful fortification should be built to protect the strategically important Savo region.
The castle was supposed to repel Russian attacks from the east and to guarantee the control of the Savo region for the Swedish Crown. The history of Olavinlinna is a mixture of medieval arms clashing, cannons roaring and every-day chores inside the security of the castle’s thick walls.
The changes in the ownership of the castle left their mark on Olavinlinna: this can be seen in the varied architecture of the castle. These days the castle’s halls and rooms can be rented and used for all kinds of events.