Finnish Design, Architecture and Handicraft in Seinäjoki
With this two days program you will discover Seinäjoki through its architecture, design and handicraft!
Lakeuden Risti church in Alvar Aalto center.
Lakeuden Risti church.
Amfora Shops ceramics.
A guided walking tour led by a local guide from Seinäjoki you will explore the Aalto Centre. This unique complex of six buildings is designed by world famous architect Alvar Aalto. The Aalto Centre includes Cross of the Plains Church, Parish Centre, City Hall, Municipal library, Government Office building and City Theatre. During the summer you can climb to the top of the 65-metre church tower. You will also see the architecturally spectacular Apila Library, designed by JKMM Architects. Explore local handicraft culture in Kaarakka House and make your own local craft. In Amfora Boutique you will see high quality ceramic products created by designer, ceramic artist Päivi Rintaniemi. You will enjoy unique lunch made with local and seasonal ingredients at the Uppala Manor.
- arrival at Seinäjoki
- guided walk at the Aalto Centre and Apila library in Seinäjoki
- the world’s largest collection of Aalto glassware
- make your own craft and shopping possibilities in Kaarakka House
- lunch at Uppala Manor
- Amfora Boutique
- departure from Seinäjoki by train or bus
Accommodation: not included. We recommend you to have accommodation in Hotel Alma which is located in the centre of Seinäjoki only walking distance from the railway station and Seinäjoki Aalto Center. Hotel-Restaurant Alma operates in the restored Railway House and offers stylish and atmospheric accommodation.
Duration: 2 days
Starting point / Location: Seinäjoki, South Ostrobothnia
Group size: min. 10 persons, larger groups available on request
Availability: all year around
Price: 125 € / person
Price includes: guided walk at the Aalto Centre in Seinäjoki, duration 90 min (EN, SE, DE, RU,JPN), visit to the Amfora (EN), presentation of the Kaarakka Handicrafts House with time for handicraft course (EN), lunch at Uppala Manor.
- transportation, the group should have their own charter bus for transfers between destinations during the trip
Program schedule depends on the arrival time of the guest.
We hold the right to make adjustments and ask you to kindly confirm the specific itinerary and pricing directly with the tour provider.
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Transportation not included, but can be arranged for extra charge. Price examples for groups minimum of 10 persons.