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Go Green-Finland’s Natural Beauty And Architecture

Helsinki, Finland

Go Green-Finland’s Natural Beauty And Architecture


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Become immersed in Helsinki’s ground-breaking, eco-friendly architecture as a prelude to hiking through a national park. While driving through the lively capital, you will pass a collection of notable landmarks such as the Parliament House, National Museum and Finlandia Hall, a masterpiece that acclaimed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto designed. Still, few buildings are as striking as the Helsinki Central Library. Known as the Oodi, which means “ode,” in Finnish, the library offers much more than books. For instance, there are meeting spaces, music studios, restaurants and 3-D printers, all available to the general public. As you tour the Oodi, the guide will point its unusual aspects and describe the building’s energy efficiencies. You will understand why Finns are so passionate about preserving their natural resources when you see Nuuksio National Park. A wonderland of green forests, serene lakes and rugged crags, it makes an ideal setting for your hike and snack around the campfire.

• See Helsinki’s architectural landmarks on a panoramic drive around the capital .
• Tour the extraordinary Oodi library while the guide describes its energy efficiencies.
• Share the reverence that Finns have for nature on a leisurely hike through a national park .

• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 2 ½ hours of walking, some of it over cobblestone surfaces. The sights on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable, flat walking shoes, light clothing and a hat are recommended. The Library is spread out on 3 floors. There are elevators stairs and escalators guests may use. Escalators are the mainly used method of reaching the other floors.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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