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EspooGuide Experience Espoo 2013


Great things to do in Espoo

Tip:

– every day of the year

Did you know that when all Sa nta’s work at th e Arctic Circle is done he unwind s in the breathta king surroundi ngs of Korpilampi, Espoo?

Explore the wilderness in Nuuksio just outside the hectic city life, find Santa at Korpilampi or cycle and stroll around the beautiful Rantaraitti coastal trail.

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Contents Espoo and Finland.................................... 3 Events in Espoo..........................................5 Maritime Espoo..........................................6 Nuuksio National Park.......................... 8 The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia .....12 Santa’s Cottage........................................ 13 Active holiday............................................ 14 Cycling in Espoo....................................... 16 Culture and Museums. ......................... 18 Sustainable tourism. ............................20 Mansions...................................................... 22 Family attractions ................................. 24 Eat well......................................................... 26 Sleep well.................................................... 28 Shopping. ....................................................30 Map ................................................................ 32 Map explanations...................................34 Contact information............................. 35 Cover photo: Joonas Vinnari

Culture and museums: For every sense – for every taste 18

ESPOO Founded Town since Population Sea shore Islands Lakes National Park Golf courses Cycling routes Skiing tracks

1458 1972 250 000 58 km 165 95 Nuuksio 8 600 km 200 km

Family attractions: In Espoo the whole family has fun! 24

Family

Nuuksio: Nuuksio – wilderness in the city 8

Accommodation: Sleep well

Hotels, cottages and other options

Call of the sea It’s easy to enjoy the sea in Espoo

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Culture

At the sea

HELLSTEN HOTEL APARTMENTS Helsinki Parliament • Helsinki Senate • Espoo reservations@hellstenhotels.fi • tel. 09-511 051

Events in Espoo: Moments of inspiration

Activities

Dive into Espoo’s fascinating world through our website at www.visitespoo.fi or visit one of the city’s tourist information points in Tapiola, Matinkylä, Leppävaara, Espoonlahti, Espoon keskus or Kalajärvi. Opening times and further information can be found on our website www.visitespoo.fi

Events

MORE ROOM

Admire art, history and design in Espoo’s many museums, enjoy mouth-watering food and eye catching views of the Espoo archipelago. By summer 2013, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia will open its doors just outside Nuuksio National Park. Haltia showcases Finnish nature and offers visitors unforgettable experiences.

FINLAND Independent since Population Total area Currency

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1917 5.4 million 338 436 sq.km Euro

SUOMI Venäjä Turku

Espoo Ruotsi

Tukholma

Maarianhamina

Helsinki Tallinna

Eesti

www.visitespoo.fi

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Great things to do in Espoo

Tip:

– every day of the year

Did you know that when all Sa nta’s work at th e Arctic Circle is done he unwind s in the breathta king surroundi ngs of Korpilampi, Espoo?

Explore the wilderness in Nuuksio just outside the hectic city life, find Santa at Korpilampi or cycle and stroll around the beautiful Rantaraitti coastal trail.

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Contents Espoo and Finland.................................... 3 Events in Espoo..........................................5 Maritime Espoo..........................................6 Nuuksio National Park.......................... 8 The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia .....12 Santa’s Cottage........................................ 13 Active holiday............................................ 14 Cycling in Espoo....................................... 16 Culture and Museums. ......................... 18 Sustainable tourism. ............................20 Mansions...................................................... 22 Family attractions ................................. 24 Eat well......................................................... 26 Sleep well.................................................... 28 Shopping. ....................................................30 Map ................................................................ 32 Map explanations...................................34 Contact information............................. 35 Cover photo: Joonas Vinnari

Culture and museums: For every sense – for every taste 18

ESPOO Founded Town since Population Sea shore Islands Lakes National Park Golf courses Cycling routes Skiing tracks

1458 1972 250 000 58 km 165 95 Nuuksio 8 600 km 200 km

Family attractions: In Espoo the whole family has fun! 24

Family

Nuuksio: Nuuksio – wilderness in the city 8

Accommodation: Sleep well

Hotels, cottages and other options

Call of the sea It’s easy to enjoy the sea in Espoo

4

Culture

At the sea

HELLSTEN HOTEL APARTMENTS Helsinki Parliament • Helsinki Senate • Espoo reservations@hellstenhotels.fi • tel. 09-511 051

Events in Espoo: Moments of inspiration

Activities

Dive into Espoo’s fascinating world through our website at www.visitespoo.fi or visit one of the city’s tourist information points in Tapiola, Matinkylä, Leppävaara, Espoonlahti, Espoon keskus or Kalajärvi. Opening times and further information can be found on our website www.visitespoo.fi

Events

MORE ROOM

Admire art, history and design in Espoo’s many museums, enjoy mouth-watering food and eye catching views of the Espoo archipelago. By summer 2013, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia will open its doors just outside Nuuksio National Park. Haltia showcases Finnish nature and offers visitors unforgettable experiences.

FINLAND Independent since Population Total area Currency

28

1917 5.4 million 338 436 sq.km Euro

SUOMI Venäjä Turku

Espoo Ruotsi

Tukholma

Maarianhamina

Helsinki Tallinna

Eesti

www.visitespoo.fi

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Events in Espoo

6.3.–9.6. Per Maning (Norway) – Photographs and Video Works, EMMA www.emma.museum I 10

Until 27.1. Jaume Plensa – In the Midst of Dreams, EMMA www.emma.museum I 10

22.3.2013–9.3.2014 Fantastic! Fantasy worlds in stories and toys, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä www.lelumuseohevosenkenka.fi

1.3. Emma-Gaala, Finnish music awards, Barona Areena www.baronaareena.com I 10

Enjoy Espoo’s myriad of events throughout 2013. April Jazz festival rhythms take over Espoo in April. Late May brings cyclists into the streets of Espoo when cycling event Giro d’Espoo takes place and in September it’s time for runners to fill the streets of Espoo during Rantamaraton. Performances for the Organ Night and Aria festival in Espoo Cathedral enhance the atmosphere of the light summer nights. Espoo Ciné International Film Festival brings all the finest stars to the silver screen in Tapiola and Leppävaara at the end of August.

Events

Until 27.1. No Smoke, no Dirt, no Work, EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art) www.emma.museum I 10

Until 10.3. Good Toys – Bad Toys, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä www.lelumuseohevosenkenka.fi I 10

Until 17.3. The World in a Box – Assemblage by Juhani Harri, EMMA www.emma.museum I 10 Until 31.3. Then and now - Espoo through young eyes, KAMU www.espoonkaupunginmuseo.fi I 10

6.3.–5.5. Bugs Bunny and Friends / Animation Drawings from the Warner Bros. Studios 1930–1960 www.emma.museum I 10

19.5. Giro d’Espoo -cycling event. 111 km, starting from Tapiola, Espoo. www.girodespoo.fi 6.6.–29.8. Organ Night & Aria Festival, Espoo Cathedral www.urkuyofestival.fi E 8 7.–8.6. Kivenlahti Rock Leppävaara www.kivenlahtirock.com I 7 7.–9.6. Volvo Suursaari Race, Espoo www.espoosuursaarirace.org H 11

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23.–24.3 WeeGee’s event for children, WeeGee Exhibition Centre www.weegee.fi I 10

12.6. Nice Run Espoo, Otaniemi 26.–27.7. Ropecon roleplaying convention, Otaniemi www.ropecon.fi J 9

21.4. Länsiväylä Run www.lansivaylajuoksu.fi

16.–25.8. Espoo Ciné International Film Festival, Espoo www.espoocine.fi I 10

24.–28.4. April Jazz Espoo -festival www.apriljazz.fi I 10

22.8. Night of Arts, WeeGee www.weegee.fi I 10

Until 12.5. Akseli’s Treasures -exhibition, Gallen-Kallela Museum www.gallen-kallela.fi J 8

31.8. Espoo Day, get to know Espoo. www.espoo.fi 31.8. Nuuksio Classic Trail Marathon, starting from Nuuksio National Park www.nuuksioclassic.com A 4

18.5.–1.9. Bohemians, Gallen-Kallela Museum www.gallen-kallela.fi J 8

From 7.9. Tarvaspää 100 years, Gallen-Kallela Museum www.gallen-kallela.fi J 8 21.–22.9. Espoo Rantamaraton www.rantamaraton.fi 4.–6.10. Finlandia Trophy. Figure skating. Espoo, Barona Areena www.baronaareena.com I 10 15.–20.10. PianoEspoo Festival www.pianoespoo.fi

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Photo: Igor Väisänen

Tip:

e time for Midsummer is th and the ing nc da s’, ‘white night d the Fin . ht lig t magic of midnigh spoo.fi te isi w.v ww at s best tip

Concerts at the Espoo Cultural Centre and the Helsinki Music Centre. Tickets from Lippupiste. www.tapiolasinfonietta.fi

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map tile, see pages 32–33 Events applying for ”Ekokompassi event” -certificate www.visitespoo.fi

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Events in Espoo

6.3.–9.6. Per Maning (Norway) – Photographs and Video Works, EMMA www.emma.museum I 10

Until 27.1. Jaume Plensa – In the Midst of Dreams, EMMA www.emma.museum I 10

22.3.2013–9.3.2014 Fantastic! Fantasy worlds in stories and toys, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä www.lelumuseohevosenkenka.fi

1.3. Emma-Gaala, Finnish music awards, Barona Areena www.baronaareena.com I 10

Enjoy Espoo’s myriad of events throughout 2013. April Jazz festival rhythms take over Espoo in April. Late May brings cyclists into the streets of Espoo when cycling event Giro d’Espoo takes place and in September it’s time for runners to fill the streets of Espoo during Rantamaraton. Performances for the Organ Night and Aria festival in Espoo Cathedral enhance the atmosphere of the light summer nights. Espoo Ciné International Film Festival brings all the finest stars to the silver screen in Tapiola and Leppävaara at the end of August.

Events

Until 27.1. No Smoke, no Dirt, no Work, EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art) www.emma.museum I 10

Until 10.3. Good Toys – Bad Toys, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä www.lelumuseohevosenkenka.fi I 10

Until 17.3. The World in a Box – Assemblage by Juhani Harri, EMMA www.emma.museum I 10 Until 31.3. Then and now - Espoo through young eyes, KAMU www.espoonkaupunginmuseo.fi I 10

6.3.–5.5. Bugs Bunny and Friends / Animation Drawings from the Warner Bros. Studios 1930–1960 www.emma.museum I 10

19.5. Giro d’Espoo -cycling event. 111 km, starting from Tapiola, Espoo. www.girodespoo.fi 6.6.–29.8. Organ Night & Aria Festival, Espoo Cathedral www.urkuyofestival.fi E 8 7.–8.6. Kivenlahti Rock Leppävaara www.kivenlahtirock.com I 7 7.–9.6. Volvo Suursaari Race, Espoo www.espoosuursaarirace.org H 11

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23.–24.3 WeeGee’s event for children, WeeGee Exhibition Centre www.weegee.fi I 10

12.6. Nice Run Espoo, Otaniemi 26.–27.7. Ropecon roleplaying convention, Otaniemi www.ropecon.fi J 9

21.4. Länsiväylä Run www.lansivaylajuoksu.fi

16.–25.8. Espoo Ciné International Film Festival, Espoo www.espoocine.fi I 10

24.–28.4. April Jazz Espoo -festival www.apriljazz.fi I 10

22.8. Night of Arts, WeeGee www.weegee.fi I 10

Until 12.5. Akseli’s Treasures -exhibition, Gallen-Kallela Museum www.gallen-kallela.fi J 8

31.8. Espoo Day, get to know Espoo. www.espoo.fi 31.8. Nuuksio Classic Trail Marathon, starting from Nuuksio National Park www.nuuksioclassic.com A 4

18.5.–1.9. Bohemians, Gallen-Kallela Museum www.gallen-kallela.fi J 8

From 7.9. Tarvaspää 100 years, Gallen-Kallela Museum www.gallen-kallela.fi J 8 21.–22.9. Espoo Rantamaraton www.rantamaraton.fi 4.–6.10. Finlandia Trophy. Figure skating. Espoo, Barona Areena www.baronaareena.com I 10 15.–20.10. PianoEspoo Festival www.pianoespoo.fi

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EspooGuide

Photo: Igor Väisänen

Tip:

e time for Midsummer is th and the ing nc da s’, ‘white night d the Fin . ht lig t magic of midnigh spoo.fi te isi w.v ww at s best tip

Concerts at the Espoo Cultural Centre and the Helsinki Music Centre. Tickets from Lippupiste. www.tapiolasinfonietta.fi

I 10

map tile, see pages 32–33 Events applying for ”Ekokompassi event” -certificate www.visitespoo.fi

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Call of the sea

Guided Theme Cruises in the Espoo archipelago Enjoy summer on Veka-Line’s guided theme cruises in the unique archipelago of Espoo. During the cruise, the guide shares fascinating stories about the archipelago, its history and the prohibition era during the 1920’s. Take part and spend an unforgettable afternoon with your family and friends.

In addition to water sports, take a peaceful walk along the Rantaraitti coastal trail or sunbathe on the beach and play some beach volley. Hop on a cruise to the Espoo archipelago and feel the breezy atmosphere. Afterwards have dinner in a charming restaurant or on a terrace by the sea.

SAARISTOLIIKENTEEN REITIT JA PYSÄKIT WESTEND Island transportation Haukilahti routes and stops MATINKYL Ä Gäddvik

Tvijälp

Korkeasaari Högholm

MATTBY

Kivenlahti Stensvik

Nokkala Suomenoja Finno Vasikkasaari

Soukka

SOUKKA SÖKÖ

Iso Vasikkasaari Stora Kalvholmen

Suinonsalmi Svinösund

Suvisaaristo Sommaröarna Torra Lövö

Pentala

Recreational islands

Rantaraitti

Set off on one of the scheduled boats and get to know the gems of Espoo’s archipelago. In one day you can visit a couple of recreational islands. Bylandet, Gåsgrund, Knapperskär, Rövaren, Rövargrundet, Stora Herrö and Torra Lövö islands are equipped for campers. There are piers, shelters for cooking, toilets and wells for drinking water on these islands. Firewood is available and waste management is taken care of by the city of Espoo. On Iso Vasikkasaari Island there is a restaurant and a café open during summer time.

The Rantaraitti trail following the seashore is popular among walkers, runners and cyclists; the trail used for Rantamaraton runs from Laajalahti to Kivenlahti and is about 40 km. There are many beaches, marinas, restaurants and cafes along the way. Rantaraitti on your mobile at http://www.citynomadi.fi/en

All themes for Monday evening cruises and up-to-date cruise schedules will be published at www.visitespoo.fi during the Spring of 2013.

Excursions to Pentala Island 18.5. and 21.9. 12 am–4 pm Let the island nature work its charm; see the archipelago at its best when spring starts turning into summer and in September, glowing with autumn colours. It is a unique opportunity to see an exceptional sight; an island in the middle of a lake on an island. Warm clothing and a packed lunch are recommended. The cruises depart and arrive at Otaranta in Otaniemi.

Photo: Heikki Vahtola

At the sea

Let’s go swimming, fishing, sailing, paddling or diving! There’s maritime fun for everyone.

Otaniemi Otnäs TAPIOLA HA GALUND

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Gåsgrund Herrö

Rövargrundet Rövaren

Stora Herrö

Knapperskär

Kaparen

Midsummer bonfire 21.6. This traditional Finnish Midsummer Eve cruise starts from Mellsteninranta in Haukilahti. The route will first pass through some of the most beautiful parts of the Espoo archipelago, leading to a good vantage point for admiring the magnificent bonfires at Seurasaari. Refreshments and coffee are available on board.

Tip:

Fishing licences can be purchased fro m R-Kioski www.r-k ioski.fi

Prices: adults 25 euro, children (7–16 years) 15 euro

Prices: adults 25 euro, seniors 17 euro and children (7–16 years) 10 euro.

Please notice! Pre-booking is recommended, seating is limited. Further information and pre-booking: www.visitespoo.fi or Veka-Line +358 10 292 0990 www.visitespoo.fi

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Call of the sea

Guided Theme Cruises in the Espoo archipelago Enjoy summer on Veka-Line’s guided theme cruises in the unique archipelago of Espoo. During the cruise, the guide shares fascinating stories about the archipelago, its history and the prohibition era during the 1920’s. Take part and spend an unforgettable afternoon with your family and friends.

In addition to water sports, take a peaceful walk along the Rantaraitti coastal trail or sunbathe on the beach and play some beach volley. Hop on a cruise to the Espoo archipelago and feel the breezy atmosphere. Afterwards have dinner in a charming restaurant or on a terrace by the sea.

SAARISTOLIIKENTEEN REITIT JA PYSÄKIT WESTEND Island transportation Haukilahti routes and stops MATINKYL Ä Gäddvik

Tvijälp

Korkeasaari Högholm

MATTBY

Kivenlahti Stensvik

Nokkala Suomenoja Finno Vasikkasaari

Soukka

SOUKKA SÖKÖ

Iso Vasikkasaari Stora Kalvholmen

Suinonsalmi Svinösund

Suvisaaristo Sommaröarna Torra Lövö

Pentala

Recreational islands

Rantaraitti

Set off on one of the scheduled boats and get to know the gems of Espoo’s archipelago. In one day you can visit a couple of recreational islands. Bylandet, Gåsgrund, Knapperskär, Rövaren, Rövargrundet, Stora Herrö and Torra Lövö islands are equipped for campers. There are piers, shelters for cooking, toilets and wells for drinking water on these islands. Firewood is available and waste management is taken care of by the city of Espoo. On Iso Vasikkasaari Island there is a restaurant and a café open during summer time.

The Rantaraitti trail following the seashore is popular among walkers, runners and cyclists; the trail used for Rantamaraton runs from Laajalahti to Kivenlahti and is about 40 km. There are many beaches, marinas, restaurants and cafes along the way. Rantaraitti on your mobile at http://www.citynomadi.fi/en

All themes for Monday evening cruises and up-to-date cruise schedules will be published at www.visitespoo.fi during the Spring of 2013.

Excursions to Pentala Island 18.5. and 21.9. 12 am–4 pm Let the island nature work its charm; see the archipelago at its best when spring starts turning into summer and in September, glowing with autumn colours. It is a unique opportunity to see an exceptional sight; an island in the middle of a lake on an island. Warm clothing and a packed lunch are recommended. The cruises depart and arrive at Otaranta in Otaniemi.

Photo: Heikki Vahtola

At the sea

Let’s go swimming, fishing, sailing, paddling or diving! There’s maritime fun for everyone.

Otaniemi Otnäs TAPIOLA HA GALUND

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EspooGuide

Gåsgrund Herrö

Rövargrundet Rövaren

Stora Herrö

Knapperskär

Kaparen

Midsummer bonfire 21.6. This traditional Finnish Midsummer Eve cruise starts from Mellsteninranta in Haukilahti. The route will first pass through some of the most beautiful parts of the Espoo archipelago, leading to a good vantage point for admiring the magnificent bonfires at Seurasaari. Refreshments and coffee are available on board.

Tip:

Fishing licences can be purchased fro m R-Kioski www.r-k ioski.fi

Prices: adults 25 euro, children (7–16 years) 15 euro

Prices: adults 25 euro, seniors 17 euro and children (7–16 years) 10 euro.

Please notice! Pre-booking is recommended, seating is limited. Further information and pre-booking: www.visitespoo.fi or Veka-Line +358 10 292 0990 www.visitespoo.fi

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The Guide Hut Haukanpesä and Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut are open daily throughout summer. To the wilderness by bus? Certainly! Buses no. 85, 85A and 85K leave from Espoo Centre. In summer the bus route 85A goes all the way to Kattila in Nuuksio. In winter the end of the line is Nuuksionpää. Espoo Centre is easily reached by train. Timetables and maps: www.hsl.fi , www.vr.fi

Nuuksio National Park is far away from the hectic city life but still next door. Choose your own way to relax; walk on marked trails, visit the new Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (p.12), cycle, fish, pick berries and mushrooms, swim, snowshoe, geocache, horseback ride, ski or sleep in a lean-to shelter.

Car parks in Nuuksio Car parks are located close to The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, in Haukkalampi (main information point, East), Högbacka (North), Kattila (North), Siikaniemi (South), and near Elohovi (West). www.luontoon.fi/nuuksio

There are almost 30 kilometres of hiking trails near Haukkalampi, Kattila and Siikajärvi lakes. In May 2013, brand new hiking trails will be opened near the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia including an accessible route with a close by viewpoint. Nuuksio is ideal for a one or two day hike, with pitches for camping and shelters for cooking readily available.

The telephone number for Nuuksio National Park Customer Service is +358 20 564 4790.

EXPLORE NUUKSIO The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia Nuuksiontie 84 B3 NEW Tel. +358 40 163 6200 www.haltia.com Haltia is the flagship of Finnish national parks and will be opened in May 2013. Natura Viva Tel. +358 10 292 4030 www.naturaviva.fi Programme service company specialized in canoeing. Solvalla Sports Institute Nuuksiontie 82 B3 Tel. +358 9 867 8430 www.solvalla.fi Solvalla Sports Institute provides restaurant, sauna and accommodation services, versatile exercise opportunities, equipment rental and covered barbeque area.

FOR GROUPS Elämystorppa Tel. +358 20 743 2140 www.elämystorppa.fi Versatile nature activities and games in Nuuksio.

Eventure Tel. +358 400 320 855 www.eventure.fi Adventures and experiences for groups. Funtime Tel. +358 400 314 059 www.funtime.fi Programme services such as The myths of the Finnish forests -tour and Noux Games. Green Window Tel. +358 40 750 6001 www.greenwindow.fi Nature programme service company in Nuuksio National Park. Accommodation and on-site meeting facilities Honkalintu Tel. +358 50 330 8077 www.honkalintu.fi Specialized in nature activities and fly-fishing. Visits to the Santa’s Cottage: www.santascottage.fi Moose Activities Tel. +358 40 558 1350, www.moose.fi Nature activities such as hiking, canoeing and snowshoe adventures. Sea & Mountain Adventures Tel. +358 9 595 550, www.sma.fi Versatile meeting-, adventure- and programme service facilities. Exotic “Inipi Spa” -teepee spa and dinner.

Tip:

’s rights at Check everyman nt.fi/ www.environme everymansright

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EspooGuide

Photo: Heikki Vahtola

Activities

Nuuksio – Wilderness in the city

Transportation to Nuuksio

www.visitespoo.fi

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The Guide Hut Haukanpesä and Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut are open daily throughout summer. To the wilderness by bus? Certainly! Buses no. 85, 85A and 85K leave from Espoo Centre. In summer the bus route 85A goes all the way to Kattila in Nuuksio. In winter the end of the line is Nuuksionpää. Espoo Centre is easily reached by train. Timetables and maps: www.hsl.fi , www.vr.fi

Nuuksio National Park is far away from the hectic city life but still next door. Choose your own way to relax; walk on marked trails, visit the new Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (p.12), cycle, fish, pick berries and mushrooms, swim, snowshoe, geocache, horseback ride, ski or sleep in a lean-to shelter.

Car parks in Nuuksio Car parks are located close to The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, in Haukkalampi (main information point, East), Högbacka (North), Kattila (North), Siikaniemi (South), and near Elohovi (West). www.luontoon.fi/nuuksio

There are almost 30 kilometres of hiking trails near Haukkalampi, Kattila and Siikajärvi lakes. In May 2013, brand new hiking trails will be opened near the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia including an accessible route with a close by viewpoint. Nuuksio is ideal for a one or two day hike, with pitches for camping and shelters for cooking readily available.

The telephone number for Nuuksio National Park Customer Service is +358 20 564 4790.

EXPLORE NUUKSIO The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia Nuuksiontie 84 B3 NEW Tel. +358 40 163 6200 www.haltia.com Haltia is the flagship of Finnish national parks and will be opened in May 2013. Natura Viva Tel. +358 10 292 4030 www.naturaviva.fi Programme service company specialized in canoeing. Solvalla Sports Institute Nuuksiontie 82 B3 Tel. +358 9 867 8430 www.solvalla.fi Solvalla Sports Institute provides restaurant, sauna and accommodation services, versatile exercise opportunities, equipment rental and covered barbeque area.

FOR GROUPS Elämystorppa Tel. +358 20 743 2140 www.elämystorppa.fi Versatile nature activities and games in Nuuksio.

Eventure Tel. +358 400 320 855 www.eventure.fi Adventures and experiences for groups. Funtime Tel. +358 400 314 059 www.funtime.fi Programme services such as The myths of the Finnish forests -tour and Noux Games. Green Window Tel. +358 40 750 6001 www.greenwindow.fi Nature programme service company in Nuuksio National Park. Accommodation and on-site meeting facilities Honkalintu Tel. +358 50 330 8077 www.honkalintu.fi Specialized in nature activities and fly-fishing. Visits to the Santa’s Cottage: www.santascottage.fi Moose Activities Tel. +358 40 558 1350, www.moose.fi Nature activities such as hiking, canoeing and snowshoe adventures. Sea & Mountain Adventures Tel. +358 9 595 550, www.sma.fi Versatile meeting-, adventure- and programme service facilities. Exotic “Inipi Spa” -teepee spa and dinner.

Tip:

’s rights at Check everyman nt.fi/ www.environme everymansright

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EspooGuide

Photo: Heikki Vahtola

Activities

Nuuksio – Wilderness in the city

Transportation to Nuuksio

www.visitespoo.fi

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Punarinnankierros 2,4 km Iso-Parikas Ollila

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Haukankierros 3,7 km

Nahkiaispolku 2,0 km

Korpinkierros 7,2 km

Kaarniaispolku 2,7 km

Klassarinkierros 3,9 km

Päivättärenpolku 1,4 km

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Haukankierros 3,7 km

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Visit Santa’s Cottage in Korpilampi!

In 2013, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia will be the flagship of Finnish national parks presenting the entire spectrum of Finland’s natural environment. At Haltia’s exhibitions you can experience the dazzling beauty of Finland’s national parks as well as familiarise yourself with the green areas and recreational options available in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The beautiful scenery of Nuuksio and Lake Nuuksion Pitkäjärvi, as well as excellent hiking grounds, await hikers. Haltia’s restaurant serves delicious meals and it’s shop offers small hiking items, souvenirs and gifts.

Everyone knows Santa Claus, the white-bearded old man coming from Korvatunturi. Have you ever stopped to wonder what Santa Claus does during his holiday season? Once his work at the Arctic Circle is finished, Santa Claus relaxes in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings at the lake in Korpilampi, Espoo. The white-bearded man warmly welcomes you to his hideaway cottage, unlike any other.

The centre’s architecture embodies renowned aspects of Finnish design and introduces innovative solutions by exploiting solar energy and utilizing thermal energy from the ground. The building will be made entirely of wood, including its load-bearing structures and its varied facades. Haltia will be opened in May 2013.

Tip:

Give your wish lis t to Santa at his Cottage in Ko rpilampi, Espoo! www.santascotta ge.fi

Santa Claus also has an authentic smoke sauna – the heart of Finnish tradition. In the summertime you may spot Santa rowing his wooden boat on the calm waters. Rowing on the pond is, in fact, Santa’s favorite activity. Once you’ve experienced all nature’s wonders and met Santa himself, you get to enjoy warm beverages and Finnish grilled goodies. Before you leave, you can purchase presents for your dearest ones from Santa’s gift shop. NEW

Further information: www.haltia.com

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Photo: Markku Janhonen

NEW

Illustration of Haltia: Arkkitehtitoimisto Lahdelma & Mahlamäki

New in Espoo

Experience the touch of real nature in Haltia

www.visitespoo.fi

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Visit Santa’s Cottage in Korpilampi!

In 2013, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia will be the flagship of Finnish national parks presenting the entire spectrum of Finland’s natural environment. At Haltia’s exhibitions you can experience the dazzling beauty of Finland’s national parks as well as familiarise yourself with the green areas and recreational options available in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The beautiful scenery of Nuuksio and Lake Nuuksion Pitkäjärvi, as well as excellent hiking grounds, await hikers. Haltia’s restaurant serves delicious meals and it’s shop offers small hiking items, souvenirs and gifts.

Everyone knows Santa Claus, the white-bearded old man coming from Korvatunturi. Have you ever stopped to wonder what Santa Claus does during his holiday season? Once his work at the Arctic Circle is finished, Santa Claus relaxes in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings at the lake in Korpilampi, Espoo. The white-bearded man warmly welcomes you to his hideaway cottage, unlike any other.

The centre’s architecture embodies renowned aspects of Finnish design and introduces innovative solutions by exploiting solar energy and utilizing thermal energy from the ground. The building will be made entirely of wood, including its load-bearing structures and its varied facades. Haltia will be opened in May 2013.

Tip:

Give your wish lis t to Santa at his Cottage in Ko rpilampi, Espoo! www.santascotta ge.fi

Santa Claus also has an authentic smoke sauna – the heart of Finnish tradition. In the summertime you may spot Santa rowing his wooden boat on the calm waters. Rowing on the pond is, in fact, Santa’s favorite activity. Once you’ve experienced all nature’s wonders and met Santa himself, you get to enjoy warm beverages and Finnish grilled goodies. Before you leave, you can purchase presents for your dearest ones from Santa’s gift shop. NEW

Further information: www.haltia.com

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Photo: Markku Janhonen

NEW

Illustration of Haltia: Arkkitehtitoimisto Lahdelma & Mahlamäki

New in Espoo

Experience the touch of real nature in Haltia

www.visitespoo.fi

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Active in Espoo

OUTDOORS Oittaa Recreation Centre Kunnarlantie 33–39 E6 Tel. +358 40 519 8390 www.oittaa.fi Oittaa Recreation Centre is located by Lake Bodom in Oittaa. Café, saunas, beach for swimming, nature trail, exercise tracks and maintained skiing tracks. Equipment rental offering: canoes, bikes and skis. Solvalla Sports Institute Nuuksiontie 82 B3 Tel. +358 9 867 8430 www.folkhalsan.fi/solvalla Canoe and kayak rental, indoor sports hall and gym. In winter ski slope Swinghill and cross-country skiing. Also fitness testing.

Register for a course and try something new like skike (trail blading) or play a nice round of golf. And take the kids out for a round of minigolf, for a walk in nature or swimming.

Natura Viva Tel. +358 10 292 4030 www.naturaviva.fi Go kayaking! Kayak and canoe rental, courses for beginners and intermediate paddlers, guided paddling, day trips and paddling for groups and enterprises.

Keski-Espoo Swimming Pool Kaivomestarinniitty 2 E8 Tel. +358 9 8164 3469

Espoo Golf Club Mynttiläntie 1 C8 Tel. +358 0 8190 3444

Tapiola Swimming Pool Kirkkopolku 3 I 10 Tel. +358 9 8165 3503

Gumböle Golf GG Gumbölentie 20 C7 Tel. +358 9 887 4250

Serena Water Amusement Park Tornimäentie 10 G2 Tel. +358 9 887 0550 The largest waterpark in the Nordic Countries (p. 25). Beaches with life-guards: Mellsten, Haukilahti Kivenlahti Klobben, Soukka Matinkylä Oittaa Suinonsalmi, Hanikka Laaksolahti

Löfkulla Golf Lehtimäentie 2 E8 Tel. +358 400 774 377 Master Golf Club MGC Bodominkuja 7 E5 Tel. +358 9 849 2300 Suur-Helsingin Golf SHG • Luukki, Klockarsintie. Tel. +358 9 4393 7116 • Lakisto, Rinnekodintie 29. Tel. +358 9 4393 7111 In addition: Halligolf/ Golfbalance (indoor) Kylävainiontie 20 Tel. +358 40 750 2441 Albergagolf (Range) Säterinpuistontie 4 Tel. +358 9 512 1122

GOLF Play a nice round of golf! In summer 2013 there will be 8 qualified golf courses in Espoo.

More information: www.visitespoo.fi, www.golf.fi

Tapiola Golf Opening during summer 2013 Tel. +358 9 4250 0750

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Photo: Heikki Vahtola

Activities

Pack your hiking shoes, tennis rackets and swimwear or rent a pair of cross-country skis. In Espoo you can pursue your favourite hobbies on your holiday.

Espoo Ringside Golf ERG Nurmikartanontie 5 F4 Tel. +358 9 849 4940

SWIMMING

Villa Elfvikin luontotalo The Nature House Villa Elfvik Elfvikintie 4, Laajalahti, Espoo puh. (09) 8165 4400 www.espoo.fi/villaelfvik www.visitespoo.fi

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Active in Espoo

OUTDOORS Oittaa Recreation Centre Kunnarlantie 33–39 E6 Tel. +358 40 519 8390 www.oittaa.fi Oittaa Recreation Centre is located by Lake Bodom in Oittaa. Café, saunas, beach for swimming, nature trail, exercise tracks and maintained skiing tracks. Equipment rental offering: canoes, bikes and skis. Solvalla Sports Institute Nuuksiontie 82 B3 Tel. +358 9 867 8430 www.folkhalsan.fi/solvalla Canoe and kayak rental, indoor sports hall and gym. In winter ski slope Swinghill and cross-country skiing. Also fitness testing.

Register for a course and try something new like skike (trail blading) or play a nice round of golf. And take the kids out for a round of minigolf, for a walk in nature or swimming.

Natura Viva Tel. +358 10 292 4030 www.naturaviva.fi Go kayaking! Kayak and canoe rental, courses for beginners and intermediate paddlers, guided paddling, day trips and paddling for groups and enterprises.

Keski-Espoo Swimming Pool Kaivomestarinniitty 2 E8 Tel. +358 9 8164 3469

Espoo Golf Club Mynttiläntie 1 C8 Tel. +358 0 8190 3444

Tapiola Swimming Pool Kirkkopolku 3 I 10 Tel. +358 9 8165 3503

Gumböle Golf GG Gumbölentie 20 C7 Tel. +358 9 887 4250

Serena Water Amusement Park Tornimäentie 10 G2 Tel. +358 9 887 0550 The largest waterpark in the Nordic Countries (p. 25). Beaches with life-guards: Mellsten, Haukilahti Kivenlahti Klobben, Soukka Matinkylä Oittaa Suinonsalmi, Hanikka Laaksolahti

Löfkulla Golf Lehtimäentie 2 E8 Tel. +358 400 774 377 Master Golf Club MGC Bodominkuja 7 E5 Tel. +358 9 849 2300 Suur-Helsingin Golf SHG • Luukki, Klockarsintie. Tel. +358 9 4393 7116 • Lakisto, Rinnekodintie 29. Tel. +358 9 4393 7111 In addition: Halligolf/ Golfbalance (indoor) Kylävainiontie 20 Tel. +358 40 750 2441 Albergagolf (Range) Säterinpuistontie 4 Tel. +358 9 512 1122

GOLF Play a nice round of golf! In summer 2013 there will be 8 qualified golf courses in Espoo.

More information: www.visitespoo.fi, www.golf.fi

Tapiola Golf Opening during summer 2013 Tel. +358 9 4250 0750

Tip:

n about More informatio rseback ho g, hin fis at riding and skiing www.visitespoo.fi

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Photo: Heikki Vahtola

Activities

Pack your hiking shoes, tennis rackets and swimwear or rent a pair of cross-country skis. In Espoo you can pursue your favourite hobbies on your holiday.

Espoo Ringside Golf ERG Nurmikartanontie 5 F4 Tel. +358 9 849 4940

SWIMMING

Villa Elfvikin luontotalo The Nature House Villa Elfvik Elfvikintie 4, Laajalahti, Espoo puh. (09) 8165 4400 www.espoo.fi/villaelfvik www.visitespoo.fi

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Cycle and Enjoy

Bike rental companies Why not start your cycling trip from one of these rental companies around Espoo: The Oittaa Recreation Centre Kunnarlantie 33–39 E6 Tel. +358 40 519 8390

Hop on your bike and go out cycling. Cycling offers an excellent way to get to know Espoo, its seashore and other sights. There are many interesting cycling routes around Espoo which all have different characteristics varying from short city routes with landmark sights to more challenging ones along the forest trails. After experiencing the suggested routes, find your own favorites and let us know. Follow the routes and find cycling tips in Sports Tracker! For routes and news about cycling in Espoo, log on to www.visitespoo.fi

Explore the different cycling routes in Espoo: Visit Espoo Culture Culture sights and architecture. Length: 7,2 km.

Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden (Hertz bicycles) Tapionaukio 3 I10 Tel. +358 20 1234 616

Visit Espoo Seaside Beautiful views, beaches and a possibility to hop on a cruise boat by the route. Length: 9 km.

Many hotels have bicycles for their customers, remember to ask the hotel reception.

Visit Espoo Nature Enchanting nature in Espoo. Length: 17,5 km.

Hertz Keilaniemi Keilaranta 17 J10 Tel. +358 20 555 2355 Gamebike Nelikkotie 2 G11 Tel. +358 9 455 4166

Activities

Cycling routes

Espoontorin pyörä Kamreerintie 7 E8 Tel. +358 9 859 3008

Visit Espoo Workout More challenging route around the historical Kuninkaantie and beautiful Rantaraitti by the sea. Length: 53 km. Visit Espoo Goes Helsinki Cycle from Espoo to Helsinki and back! Length: 20 km.

Mountain biking TOP 3 Mountain Bike locations Nuuksio: Trails available for mountain biking, although cycling is not permitted on all routes. Oittaa: Start your day by renting a bike from Oittaa Recreation Centre and try out Route 2000. Oittaa also offers many biking and skiing trails. Espoo Central Park: In the heart of Espoo great settings for many sports including mountain biking.

Tip:

19.5. Time for th e second Giro d’Espoo cy cling event in the streets of Espoo. Challenge yourse lf with the 111 km course, fu rther informatio n www.girodespoo.fi

Vietä rentouttava loma keskellä pääkaupunkiseutua!

Varaa lomasi nyt!

HOTELLI

LOMA SIIKARANTA Haukilahti

Photo: Joni Viitanen

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NARUPORTINTIE 68, 02860 ESPOO | PUHELIN (09) 867 971 MYYNTI@SIIKARANTA.FI | WWW.HOTELLISIIKARANTA.FI

NAUTI NUUKSIOSTA www.visitespoo.fi

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Cycle and Enjoy

Bike rental companies Why not start your cycling trip from one of these rental companies around Espoo: The Oittaa Recreation Centre Kunnarlantie 33–39 E6 Tel. +358 40 519 8390

Hop on your bike and go out cycling. Cycling offers an excellent way to get to know Espoo, its seashore and other sights. There are many interesting cycling routes around Espoo which all have different characteristics varying from short city routes with landmark sights to more challenging ones along the forest trails. After experiencing the suggested routes, find your own favorites and let us know. Follow the routes and find cycling tips in Sports Tracker! For routes and news about cycling in Espoo, log on to www.visitespoo.fi

Explore the different cycling routes in Espoo: Visit Espoo Culture Culture sights and architecture. Length: 7,2 km.

Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden (Hertz bicycles) Tapionaukio 3 I10 Tel. +358 20 1234 616

Visit Espoo Seaside Beautiful views, beaches and a possibility to hop on a cruise boat by the route. Length: 9 km.

Many hotels have bicycles for their customers, remember to ask the hotel reception.

Visit Espoo Nature Enchanting nature in Espoo. Length: 17,5 km.

Hertz Keilaniemi Keilaranta 17 J10 Tel. +358 20 555 2355 Gamebike Nelikkotie 2 G11 Tel. +358 9 455 4166

Activities

Cycling routes

Espoontorin pyörä Kamreerintie 7 E8 Tel. +358 9 859 3008

Visit Espoo Workout More challenging route around the historical Kuninkaantie and beautiful Rantaraitti by the sea. Length: 53 km. Visit Espoo Goes Helsinki Cycle from Espoo to Helsinki and back! Length: 20 km.

Mountain biking TOP 3 Mountain Bike locations Nuuksio: Trails available for mountain biking, although cycling is not permitted on all routes. Oittaa: Start your day by renting a bike from Oittaa Recreation Centre and try out Route 2000. Oittaa also offers many biking and skiing trails. Espoo Central Park: In the heart of Espoo great settings for many sports including mountain biking.

Tip:

19.5. Time for th e second Giro d’Espoo cy cling event in the streets of Espoo. Challenge yourse lf with the 111 km course, fu rther informatio n www.girodespoo.fi

Vietä rentouttava loma keskellä pääkaupunkiseutua!

Varaa lomasi nyt!

HOTELLI

LOMA SIIKARANTA Haukilahti

Photo: Joni Viitanen

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Hotelli Siikarannan ainutlaatuinen sijainti Espoon Nuuksion kansallispuiston upeissa maisemissa tarjoaa unohtumattoman yhdistelmän luonnon rauhaa ja aktiviteetteja.

EspooGuide

NARUPORTINTIE 68, 02860 ESPOO | PUHELIN (09) 867 971 MYYNTI@SIIKARANTA.FI | WWW.HOTELLISIIKARANTA.FI

NAUTI NUUKSIOSTA www.visitespoo.fi

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Cultural life

EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art Contact information: see The WeeGee Exhibition Centre www.emma.museum The WeeGee Exhibition Centre Ahertajantie 5 I 10 Tel. +358 9 816 31818 www.weegee.fi Five museums, one gallery, famous artists and fascinating Finnish and international exhibitions. The WeeGee Exhibition Centre suits the entire family and is conveniently located within a 15 minute drive from Helsinki City Centre. • EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art • KAMU – Espoo City Museum • Finnish Toy Museum • The Finnish Museum of Horology • The Helinä Rautavaara Museum • Gallery AARNI

Culture

Drop into one of the most popular museums in Finland, the magnificent art exhibitions at EMMA and The WeeGee Exhibition Centre. Take a walk through one of the most interesting architectural areas in Espoo, Otaniemi, where one can admire the master pieces by Alvar Aalto. Continue to Tapiola – “The Garden City” – where top architecture meets everyday life. Tapiola showcases the work of several famous Finnish architects like Viljo Revell, Kaija and Heikki Sirén and Aarno Ruusuvuori.

The Gallen-Kallela Museum Gallen-Kallelan tie 27 J8 Tel. +358 9 849 2340 www.gallen-kallela.fi The castle-like home and studio of the beloved artist of the turn of the century Golden Age of Finnish art, providing changing exhibitions. CaféTarvaspää.

Espoo Cultural Centre Kulttuuriaukio 2 I 10 Tel. +358 9 816 5051 www.espoo.fi/kulttuurikeskus The main scene for performing arts and cultural life in Espoo. Glims Farmstead Museum Glimsintie 1 E8 Tel. +358 9 863 2979 www.espoonkaupunginmuseo.fi Glims Farmstead Museum is an old farm dating back to the 18th century. The permanent exhibition consists of the former farmstead of Glims. Recommended for families with children. Museum shop and Café Glims. Barona Areena Top-class Finnish ice hockey as well as events and concerts. Urheilupuistontie 3 I 10 Tel. +358 600 55 01 22 www.baronaareena.com

THEATRES Espoo City Theatre Revontulihalli, Revontulentie 8 A I 10 www.espoonteatteri.fi Tickets: Tel. +358 9 439 3388 or www.lippu.fi Espoo City Theatre stages visiting productions from abroad and all around Finland.

Fallåker Teater Fallåker 18 Tel. +358 9 884 5611 www.fallaker.fi Finns sommarteater Tel. +358 9 8678 8450 In Kauklahti, north of Kehä III. Summer theatre performing in Swedish. Children’s Theatre Hevosenkenkä Tel. +358 9 439 1220 Juhannusmäki 2 www.hevosenkenka.fi Theatre Hyökyvuori (only summer) Merivirta 12 Tel. +358 400 260 710

CHURCHES Espoo Cathedral Kirkkopuisto 5 E8 Medieval grey stone church dating back to the 15th century. Tel. +358 9 8050 3600 Tapiola Church Kirkkopolku 6, Tapiola I 10 Tel. +358 9 8050 4460 Ascetic and sacral church designed by architect Aarno Ruusuvuori in 1965. Otaniemi chapel Jämeräntaival 8 J9 Tel. +358 9 8050 4902

MAGICAL MOMENTS at Espoo Cultural Centre

Festivals in 2013:

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Photo: EMMAn kuvapankki

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seums in There are 14 mu tion at ma or inf Espoo, more www.visitespoo.fi.

24.4.-28.4. April Jazz 16.8.-25.8. Espoo Ciné 30.9.-6.10. Art Tickling - arts festival for children 15.10.-20.10. PianoEspoo See the program for spring season: http://english.espoo.fi/culturalcentre Espoo Cultural Centre, Kulttuuriaukio 2, Tapiola, Espoo tel. +358 9 8165051 |http://english.espoo.fi/culturalcentre www.visitespoo.fi

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Cultural life

EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art Contact information: see The WeeGee Exhibition Centre www.emma.museum The WeeGee Exhibition Centre Ahertajantie 5 I 10 Tel. +358 9 816 31818 www.weegee.fi Five museums, one gallery, famous artists and fascinating Finnish and international exhibitions. The WeeGee Exhibition Centre suits the entire family and is conveniently located within a 15 minute drive from Helsinki City Centre. • EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art • KAMU – Espoo City Museum • Finnish Toy Museum • The Finnish Museum of Horology • The Helinä Rautavaara Museum • Gallery AARNI

Culture

Drop into one of the most popular museums in Finland, the magnificent art exhibitions at EMMA and The WeeGee Exhibition Centre. Take a walk through one of the most interesting architectural areas in Espoo, Otaniemi, where one can admire the master pieces by Alvar Aalto. Continue to Tapiola – “The Garden City” – where top architecture meets everyday life. Tapiola showcases the work of several famous Finnish architects like Viljo Revell, Kaija and Heikki Sirén and Aarno Ruusuvuori.

The Gallen-Kallela Museum Gallen-Kallelan tie 27 J8 Tel. +358 9 849 2340 www.gallen-kallela.fi The castle-like home and studio of the beloved artist of the turn of the century Golden Age of Finnish art, providing changing exhibitions. CaféTarvaspää.

Espoo Cultural Centre Kulttuuriaukio 2 I 10 Tel. +358 9 816 5051 www.espoo.fi/kulttuurikeskus The main scene for performing arts and cultural life in Espoo. Glims Farmstead Museum Glimsintie 1 E8 Tel. +358 9 863 2979 www.espoonkaupunginmuseo.fi Glims Farmstead Museum is an old farm dating back to the 18th century. The permanent exhibition consists of the former farmstead of Glims. Recommended for families with children. Museum shop and Café Glims. Barona Areena Top-class Finnish ice hockey as well as events and concerts. Urheilupuistontie 3 I 10 Tel. +358 600 55 01 22 www.baronaareena.com

THEATRES Espoo City Theatre Revontulihalli, Revontulentie 8 A I 10 www.espoonteatteri.fi Tickets: Tel. +358 9 439 3388 or www.lippu.fi Espoo City Theatre stages visiting productions from abroad and all around Finland.

Fallåker Teater Fallåker 18 Tel. +358 9 884 5611 www.fallaker.fi Finns sommarteater Tel. +358 9 8678 8450 In Kauklahti, north of Kehä III. Summer theatre performing in Swedish. Children’s Theatre Hevosenkenkä Tel. +358 9 439 1220 Juhannusmäki 2 www.hevosenkenka.fi Theatre Hyökyvuori (only summer) Merivirta 12 Tel. +358 400 260 710

CHURCHES Espoo Cathedral Kirkkopuisto 5 E8 Medieval grey stone church dating back to the 15th century. Tel. +358 9 8050 3600 Tapiola Church Kirkkopolku 6, Tapiola I 10 Tel. +358 9 8050 4460 Ascetic and sacral church designed by architect Aarno Ruusuvuori in 1965. Otaniemi chapel Jämeräntaival 8 J9 Tel. +358 9 8050 4902

MAGICAL MOMENTS at Espoo Cultural Centre

Festivals in 2013:

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Photo: EMMAn kuvapankki

Tip:

seums in There are 14 mu tion at ma or inf Espoo, more www.visitespoo.fi.

24.4.-28.4. April Jazz 16.8.-25.8. Espoo Ciné 30.9.-6.10. Art Tickling - arts festival for children 15.10.-20.10. PianoEspoo See the program for spring season: http://english.espoo.fi/culturalcentre Espoo Cultural Centre, Kulttuuriaukio 2, Tapiola, Espoo tel. +358 9 8165051 |http://english.espoo.fi/culturalcentre www.visitespoo.fi

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Culture

Sustainable Espoo

Enjoy locally produced food at EspooMenu -restaurants, save natural resources by cycling around Espoo and have a good night’s sleep in one of Espoo’s environmentally certified hotels. In Espoo, many travel companies have been forerunners in sustainable tourism for years now. In 2004 Scandic Espoo was the second Finnish hotel to receive The Swan eco-label and Dipoli Congress Centre was Finland’s first WWF Green Office certified meeting place. Opening in 2013, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia in Nuuksio has been designed to require as little energy as possible as it is heated and cooled by energy from the sun and the earth. Additionally, the first Finnish eco-label in the events industry, EcoCompass also certifies events in Espoo in 2013.

Sleep ecologically

EcoCompass events

Hotel GLO Espoo Sello

April Jazz

Radisson BLU Hotel Espoo

Espoon Ranta­maraton 21.–22.9.

Scandic Espoo Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden

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EspooMenu Restaurants Restaurant Alberga Restaurant Base Restaurant Finns Restaurant Henricus

WKND festival

Restaurant Johannes

Aalto University (beginning of term)

Sodexo Dipoli

Restaurant Kaisankoti Espoo Catering


Culture

Sustainable Espoo

Enjoy locally produced food at EspooMenu -restaurants, save natural resources by cycling around Espoo and have a good night’s sleep in one of Espoo’s environmentally certified hotels. In Espoo, many travel companies have been forerunners in sustainable tourism for years now. In 2004 Scandic Espoo was the second Finnish hotel to receive The Swan eco-label and Dipoli Congress Centre was Finland’s first WWF Green Office certified meeting place. Opening in 2013, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia in Nuuksio has been designed to require as little energy as possible as it is heated and cooled by energy from the sun and the earth. Additionally, the first Finnish eco-label in the events industry, EcoCompass also certifies events in Espoo in 2013.

Sleep ecologically

EcoCompass events

Hotel GLO Espoo Sello

April Jazz

Radisson BLU Hotel Espoo

Espoon Ranta­maraton 21.–22.9.

Scandic Espoo Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden

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EspooMenu Restaurants Restaurant Alberga Restaurant Base Restaurant Finns Restaurant Henricus

WKND festival

Restaurant Johannes

Aalto University (beginning of term)

Sodexo Dipoli

Restaurant Kaisankoti Espoo Catering


Manor Houses

Manors Bastvik Manor D11 Vanha Saunalahdentie 20 Tel. +358 44 355 3420 Bastvik Manor is the oldest known estate in the Saunalahti area.

Step back in history – explore tempting mansions, take it easy in comfortable Manor House Kaisankoti or admire beautiful gardens in Espoo. One can say Espoo is a city full of mansions – today, two hundred year old manor houses and villas are functioning as museums and as cosy cafes.

There is a coffee shop next to the historical manor, open on the first weekend of every month from 10am to 5pm.

NEXT Bodom Manor F7 Bodominkuja 7 Tel. +358 9 8492 3070 www.nexthotels.fi NEXT Restaurant Bodom Manor is a splendid manor dating back to 1797. Located on the shore of Lake Bodom, the restaurant functions also as Master Golf’s Club House.

Manor Spa Kaisankoti E4 Bodomintie 37 Tel. +358 9 887 191 www.kaisankoti.fi A cosy historical manor house with modern spa facilities and premises for business or family events, surrounded by a beautiful nature, also offering recreational sports and spa treatments

Villa Dalby E6 Kunnarlantie 41 Tel. +358 9 315 5370 www.folkhalsan.fi/dalby Villa Dalby is a cosy Jugend style villa furnished in early 20th century style located by Lake Bodom. Villa Dalby is suitable for meetings, representation dinners and family celebrations. Accommodation available for meeting guests. Villa Pentry G12 Nuottarinne 2 Tel. +358 9 888 6794 Villa Pentry is a charming restaurant in a verdant mansion milieu by the sea in Nuottaniemi. Photos: Joni Viitanen

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Karhusaari Art Centre, Sinebrychoff Mansion J11 Karhusaarenpiha 5 A Tel. +358 50 566 6479 The historical Sinebrychoff mansion is located by the sea, next to Länsiväylä highway. Available for rent for events, meetings and celebrations. A boat pier.

Manor Espoon Kartano C9 Kuninkaankartanontie 31 Tel. +358 9 256 7968 www.espoonkartano.fi Espoon Kartano is an historical king’s manor, dating back to the 18th century. It is possible to organise private events in the manor.

Manor Espoon kartano

Träskanda Manor

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Sinebrychoff Mansion

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Manor Houses

Manors Bastvik Manor D11 Vanha Saunalahdentie 20 Tel. +358 44 355 3420 Bastvik Manor is the oldest known estate in the Saunalahti area.

Step back in history – explore tempting mansions, take it easy in comfortable Manor House Kaisankoti or admire beautiful gardens in Espoo. One can say Espoo is a city full of mansions – today, two hundred year old manor houses and villas are functioning as museums and as cosy cafes.

There is a coffee shop next to the historical manor, open on the first weekend of every month from 10am to 5pm.

NEXT Bodom Manor F7 Bodominkuja 7 Tel. +358 9 8492 3070 www.nexthotels.fi NEXT Restaurant Bodom Manor is a splendid manor dating back to 1797. Located on the shore of Lake Bodom, the restaurant functions also as Master Golf’s Club House.

Manor Spa Kaisankoti E4 Bodomintie 37 Tel. +358 9 887 191 www.kaisankoti.fi A cosy historical manor house with modern spa facilities and premises for business or family events, surrounded by a beautiful nature, also offering recreational sports and spa treatments

Villa Dalby E6 Kunnarlantie 41 Tel. +358 9 315 5370 www.folkhalsan.fi/dalby Villa Dalby is a cosy Jugend style villa furnished in early 20th century style located by Lake Bodom. Villa Dalby is suitable for meetings, representation dinners and family celebrations. Accommodation available for meeting guests. Villa Pentry G12 Nuottarinne 2 Tel. +358 9 888 6794 Villa Pentry is a charming restaurant in a verdant mansion milieu by the sea in Nuottaniemi. Photos: Joni Viitanen

Culture

Karhusaari Art Centre, Sinebrychoff Mansion J11 Karhusaarenpiha 5 A Tel. +358 50 566 6479 The historical Sinebrychoff mansion is located by the sea, next to Länsiväylä highway. Available for rent for events, meetings and celebrations. A boat pier.

Manor Espoon Kartano C9 Kuninkaankartanontie 31 Tel. +358 9 256 7968 www.espoonkartano.fi Espoon Kartano is an historical king’s manor, dating back to the 18th century. It is possible to organise private events in the manor.

Manor Espoon kartano

Träskanda Manor

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Sinebrychoff Mansion

Alberga Manor www.visitespoo.fi

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Fun for families

Water Amusement Park Serena Tornimäentie 10 G2 Tel. +358 9 887 0550 www.serena.fi Feel the tropical heat and enjoy massaging jacuzzis and waterfalls. Complete your relaxation by visiting the cave sauna. If you like more action, try the Wild Stream and Black Hole slides. In the summer the Liane tower in the open air water park is a “must”. In the winter visit SerenaSki’s slalom slopes.

Explore the nature trails, visit Santa’s Cottage, go bouncing on a trampoline, find your way out of a labyrinth, see a flying carpet and be the king of the Ball Cannon Arena. Ride water slides, while mom and dad relax themselves under massaging waterfalls or in the bosom of a jacuzzi. Espoo is fun for the entire family!

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Serena Ski Tornimäentie 10 G2 Tel. +358 9 8870 5521 www.serenaski.fi During winter time Serena slopes are open for skiing and snowboarding. - 5 slopes and kid’s slope - slopes between 300–400 m - 2 streets - 2 free lifts for kids - ski school - equipment rental - Ski Shop - downhill ice skating track (winter 2013)

HUIMALA Family Entertainment Center Juvankartanontie 15 G5 Tel. +358 20 794 0790 www.huimala.fi A reasonable portion of running wild and exercising briskly keeps you cheerful and rosy-cheeked. That’s what HUIMALA is for – just for a change and because it cheers up the entire family. Villa Elfvik Nature House Elfvikintie 4 I9 Tel. +358 9 8165 4400 www.espoo.fi/villaelfvik The Nature House offers many activities for families with children. A short nature trail and a bird-watching tower are also accessible by prams. Café Satakieli is open on weekends and holidays when the Nature House is open. No entrance fee. Espoo Car Museum Open May–August Bodomintie 35 E4 Tel. +358 9 855 7178 The largest, oldest and most versatile vehicle museum in Finland with more than 100 cars, over 30 motorbikes and 50 mopeds.

HopLop Espoo Esport Ratiopharm Arena Koivu-Mankkaan tie 5 H10 Tel. +358 9 5024 7075 www.hoplop.fi Indoor adventure park for children and like-minded adults. Angry Birds playground Landbacka park, Suurpellon puistokatu 18 G9 www.visitespoo.fi One of the first Angry Birds playgrounds in Finland for public use.

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Fun for families

Water Amusement Park Serena Tornimäentie 10 G2 Tel. +358 9 887 0550 www.serena.fi Feel the tropical heat and enjoy massaging jacuzzis and waterfalls. Complete your relaxation by visiting the cave sauna. If you like more action, try the Wild Stream and Black Hole slides. In the summer the Liane tower in the open air water park is a “must”. In the winter visit SerenaSki’s slalom slopes.

Explore the nature trails, visit Santa’s Cottage, go bouncing on a trampoline, find your way out of a labyrinth, see a flying carpet and be the king of the Ball Cannon Arena. Ride water slides, while mom and dad relax themselves under massaging waterfalls or in the bosom of a jacuzzi. Espoo is fun for the entire family!

family

Serena Ski Tornimäentie 10 G2 Tel. +358 9 8870 5521 www.serenaski.fi During winter time Serena slopes are open for skiing and snowboarding. - 5 slopes and kid’s slope - slopes between 300–400 m - 2 streets - 2 free lifts for kids - ski school - equipment rental - Ski Shop - downhill ice skating track (winter 2013)

HUIMALA Family Entertainment Center Juvankartanontie 15 G5 Tel. +358 20 794 0790 www.huimala.fi A reasonable portion of running wild and exercising briskly keeps you cheerful and rosy-cheeked. That’s what HUIMALA is for – just for a change and because it cheers up the entire family. Villa Elfvik Nature House Elfvikintie 4 I9 Tel. +358 9 8165 4400 www.espoo.fi/villaelfvik The Nature House offers many activities for families with children. A short nature trail and a bird-watching tower are also accessible by prams. Café Satakieli is open on weekends and holidays when the Nature House is open. No entrance fee. Espoo Car Museum Open May–August Bodomintie 35 E4 Tel. +358 9 855 7178 The largest, oldest and most versatile vehicle museum in Finland with more than 100 cars, over 30 motorbikes and 50 mopeds.

HopLop Espoo Esport Ratiopharm Arena Koivu-Mankkaan tie 5 H10 Tel. +358 9 5024 7075 www.hoplop.fi Indoor adventure park for children and like-minded adults. Angry Birds playground Landbacka park, Suurpellon puistokatu 18 G9 www.visitespoo.fi One of the first Angry Birds playgrounds in Finland for public use.

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Treats for all tastes

Restaurant Kilim Turkish-style kitchen Mäntyviita 2 Tel. +358 9 464 656, www.kilim.fi Restaurant Korpilampi Korpilammentie 5 Tel. +358 9 613 8411 Restaurant Mida Hotel Kuninkaantie, Lakelankatu 1 Tel. +28 10 540 7500 Restaurant Ranta Italian-style kitchen Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo Otaranta 2 Tel. +358 20 123 800

Restaurants

How about a scrumptious dinner in a manor house or delicacies of Nordic cuisine by the sea? Sample local tastes of an EspooMenu. In good company the evening will turn into night before you notice.

Restaurant Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden Tapionaukio 3 Tel. +358 20 123 4800 Restaurant Tapiontori Tapiontori 1 Tel. +358 9 455 4011

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More restaura nts and all the hottest tips for nightlife in Es poo at www.visitesp oo.fi

MANOR RESTAURANTS

SCENIC RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS

Haukilahti Pavilion Mellstenintie 12 Tel. +358 10 841 9190

Carlito’s Leppävaarankatu 1 Tel. +358 9 5840 9603

Manor Restaurant Kaisankoti Bodomintie 37 Tel. +358 9 887 191

Panorama restaurant Haikaranpesä Haukilahti water tower Hauenkallio 3 Tel. +358 9 452 4254

Colonial Bar & Kitchen Nihtisillantie 1 Tel. +358 9 43 520

NEXT Restaurant Bodom Manor Summer restaurant Bodominkuja 7 Tel. +358 9 8492 3070

Restaurant Johannes Nordic cuisine Hanasaarenranta 5 Tel. +358 9 435 020

Paven Island Restaurant Summer restaurant Pentala island Tel. +358 9 888 6923

Restaurant Laguna Kuusiniemi 7 Tel. +358 10 548 8170

Gula Villan Island Restaurant Terrace, restaurant for private occasions Iso Vasikkasaari island Tel. +358 9 888 2600

Villa Pentry Summer restaurant by the sea Nuottarinne 2 Tel. +358 9 888 6794

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Grill Toro Louhentie 16, North-Tapiola Tel. +358 9 460 427 LN – Sushi Art Mäntyviita 6 Tel. +358 44 7292984 www.sushiart.fi Restaurant Henricus Lunch Kirkkokatu 16 A Tel. +358 40 126 4991 Restaurant Huivi Porarinkatu 3 Tel. +358 45 292 2222

CAFÉS

Café Ankkuri Sateenkaari 9 Tel. +358 46 572 7823 Café Glims Glimsintie 1 Tel. +358 9 863 2738 Café Mellsten Mellstenintie 6 Tel. +358 9 452 2995 Café Merenneito Matinlandenranta 3 Tel. +358 9 811 117 Café Satakieli Elfvikintie 4 Tel. +358 9 8165 4400 Kaisan Cafe Itätuulenkuja 8 Tel. +358 9 455 0851 Robert’s Coffee Iso Omena, Matinkylä Tel. +358 10 839 4009 Sello, Leppävaara Tel. +358 10 839 4003

Aschan Coffee & Deli Länsituulentie 5, Tapiola Tel. +358 9 121 2256

SIS. Deli + Café WeeGee WeeGee Exhibition Centre Ahertajantie 5 Tel. +358 010 422 9303

Bemböle Coffee House Rustic charm Bellinmäki 1, Tel. +358 9 863 2917

Tarvaspää Café Gallen-Kallelan tie 27 Tel. +358 9 541 4919

Vasikkasaari Café Iso Vasikkasaari -island Tel. +358 40 570 3389

ESPOO SPECIALITIES Heikintori Kalabaari Specialized in seafood Kauppamiehentie 1 Tel. +358 9 460 110 Gallows Bird A wide selection of beers Merituulentie 30 Tel. +358 9 412 3253 Alberga Theatre Restaurant Leipurinkuja 2 Tel. +358 9 512 3600 Restaurant Retro Traditional Finnish lunch Sello, Leppävaara Tel. +358 10 839 4000

Ranta Restaurant – a culinary adventure full of Italian flavour! Ranta Restaurant’s friendly atmosphere entices you into the Italian way of life, with treats for all the senses. The hum of voices, mouth-watering delicacies and warm-hearted service make you feel at home and enjoy yourself.

Table bookings tel. 020 123 4800 (Mon–Fri 8 AM–6 PM)

Radisson Blu Hotel, Otaranta 2, Espoo ravintolaranta.fi Open Mon–Fri 11 AM–11 PM, Sat 3 PM–11 PM, Sun 3 PM–10 PM.

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Treats for all tastes

Restaurant Kilim Turkish-style kitchen Mäntyviita 2 Tel. +358 9 464 656, www.kilim.fi Restaurant Korpilampi Korpilammentie 5 Tel. +358 9 613 8411 Restaurant Mida Hotel Kuninkaantie, Lakelankatu 1 Tel. +28 10 540 7500 Restaurant Ranta Italian-style kitchen Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo Otaranta 2 Tel. +358 20 123 800

Restaurants

How about a scrumptious dinner in a manor house or delicacies of Nordic cuisine by the sea? Sample local tastes of an EspooMenu. In good company the evening will turn into night before you notice.

Restaurant Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden Tapionaukio 3 Tel. +358 20 123 4800 Restaurant Tapiontori Tapiontori 1 Tel. +358 9 455 4011

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More restaura nts and all the hottest tips for nightlife in Es poo at www.visitesp oo.fi

MANOR RESTAURANTS

SCENIC RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS

Haukilahti Pavilion Mellstenintie 12 Tel. +358 10 841 9190

Carlito’s Leppävaarankatu 1 Tel. +358 9 5840 9603

Manor Restaurant Kaisankoti Bodomintie 37 Tel. +358 9 887 191

Panorama restaurant Haikaranpesä Haukilahti water tower Hauenkallio 3 Tel. +358 9 452 4254

Colonial Bar & Kitchen Nihtisillantie 1 Tel. +358 9 43 520

NEXT Restaurant Bodom Manor Summer restaurant Bodominkuja 7 Tel. +358 9 8492 3070

Restaurant Johannes Nordic cuisine Hanasaarenranta 5 Tel. +358 9 435 020

Paven Island Restaurant Summer restaurant Pentala island Tel. +358 9 888 6923

Restaurant Laguna Kuusiniemi 7 Tel. +358 10 548 8170

Gula Villan Island Restaurant Terrace, restaurant for private occasions Iso Vasikkasaari island Tel. +358 9 888 2600

Villa Pentry Summer restaurant by the sea Nuottarinne 2 Tel. +358 9 888 6794

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Easy access with wheelchair

Grill Toro Louhentie 16, North-Tapiola Tel. +358 9 460 427 LN – Sushi Art Mäntyviita 6 Tel. +358 44 7292984 www.sushiart.fi Restaurant Henricus Lunch Kirkkokatu 16 A Tel. +358 40 126 4991 Restaurant Huivi Porarinkatu 3 Tel. +358 45 292 2222

CAFÉS

Café Ankkuri Sateenkaari 9 Tel. +358 46 572 7823 Café Glims Glimsintie 1 Tel. +358 9 863 2738 Café Mellsten Mellstenintie 6 Tel. +358 9 452 2995 Café Merenneito Matinlandenranta 3 Tel. +358 9 811 117 Café Satakieli Elfvikintie 4 Tel. +358 9 8165 4400 Kaisan Cafe Itätuulenkuja 8 Tel. +358 9 455 0851 Robert’s Coffee Iso Omena, Matinkylä Tel. +358 10 839 4009 Sello, Leppävaara Tel. +358 10 839 4003

Aschan Coffee & Deli Länsituulentie 5, Tapiola Tel. +358 9 121 2256

SIS. Deli + Café WeeGee WeeGee Exhibition Centre Ahertajantie 5 Tel. +358 010 422 9303

Bemböle Coffee House Rustic charm Bellinmäki 1, Tel. +358 9 863 2917

Tarvaspää Café Gallen-Kallelan tie 27 Tel. +358 9 541 4919

Vasikkasaari Café Iso Vasikkasaari -island Tel. +358 40 570 3389

ESPOO SPECIALITIES Heikintori Kalabaari Specialized in seafood Kauppamiehentie 1 Tel. +358 9 460 110 Gallows Bird A wide selection of beers Merituulentie 30 Tel. +358 9 412 3253 Alberga Theatre Restaurant Leipurinkuja 2 Tel. +358 9 512 3600 Restaurant Retro Traditional Finnish lunch Sello, Leppävaara Tel. +358 10 839 4000

Ranta Restaurant – a culinary adventure full of Italian flavour! Ranta Restaurant’s friendly atmosphere entices you into the Italian way of life, with treats for all the senses. The hum of voices, mouth-watering delicacies and warm-hearted service make you feel at home and enjoy yourself.

Table bookings tel. 020 123 4800 (Mon–Fri 8 AM–6 PM)

Radisson Blu Hotel, Otaranta 2, Espoo ravintolaranta.fi Open Mon–Fri 11 AM–11 PM, Sat 3 PM–11 PM, Sun 3 PM–10 PM.

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Hotels, cottages and other options

Sleep well in Espoo

Hotels Conference Hotel Meripuisto Tyrskyvuori 4 D12 Tel. +358 9 819 251 Conference Hotel Siikaranta Naruportintie 68 A4 Tel. +358 9 867 971 Hellsten Hotel Apartments Espoo Porarinkatu 3 I 7 09 511 051

Kaisankoti Manor Spa Bodomintie 37 E4 Tel. +358 9 887 191 Radisson BLU Hotel Espoo Otaranta 2 J10 Tel. +358 20 1234 800 or Tel. +358 20 1234 705 Scandic Espoo Nihtisillantie 1 H8 Tel. +358 9 43 520 Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden Tapionaukio 3 I 10 Tel. +358 20 123 4616

Hotel GLO Espoo Sello Leppävaarankatu 1 I 8 010 344 4200

How would you like to spend a night in a lean-to shelter in the bosom of nature? Or in a historical manor?

Hotel Hanasaari Hanasaarenranta 5 J11 Tel. +358 9 435 020

Why don’t you try both in Espoo! Obviously, there are many other options as well, twelve hotels, well-equipped villas, cabins in the National Park and a camping site.

Hotel Kuninkaantie Lakelankatu 1 E8 Tel. +358 10 540 8340 Hotel Lepolampi Kivilammentie 1 A5 Tel. +358 9 86 791 Hotel Korpilampi Korpilammentie 5 G2 Tel. + 358 9 613 8411

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Cottages Serena Villas Tornimäentie 10 G1 Tel. +358 9 8870 550 Sun Pond Holiday Cottages Lomatie, Lahnus G1 Tel. +358 400 602 180 Hawkhill Nature Papinniementie 23 03220 Tervalampi Tel. +358 40 024 0831

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Hotel Korpilampi has 17 different meeting rooms, the largest of which is a 350seat auditorium. 151 hotel rooms, excellent restaurant and recreation services.

One-day meeting from EUR 46

Other accommodation Espoo Camping Oittaa Kunnarlantie 31 E6 Tel. +358 9 863 2585 Forenom Apartments Tel. +358 20 198 3420 asiakaspalvelu@forenom.fi Green Window Kattilantie 50 Tel. +358 40 750 6001 Hostel Margreteberg Pehtorinkuja 3 F6 Tel. +358 2 9001 7182 Sea & Mountain Adventures Karhunpesä, Nuuksiontie 83 B3 Tel. +358 9 595 550 Solvalla Sports Institute Nuuksiontie 82, B3 Tel. +358 9 867 8430

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Modern hotel close to the sea Under 20 minutes from Helsinki city centre

per person, including:

• meeting room for the day • 2 x coffee buffet with coffee bread (savoury and sweet) and fruit • meeting lunch • wireless web connection

www.korpilampi.fi

Kokoushotelli Meripuisto Tyrskyvuori 4, FIN-02320 Espoo, +358 9 819 251 meripuisto@meripuisto.fi, www.meripuisto.fi

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Hotels, cottages and other options

Sleep well in Espoo

Hotels Conference Hotel Meripuisto Tyrskyvuori 4 D12 Tel. +358 9 819 251 Conference Hotel Siikaranta Naruportintie 68 A4 Tel. +358 9 867 971 Hellsten Hotel Apartments Espoo Porarinkatu 3 I 7 09 511 051

Kaisankoti Manor Spa Bodomintie 37 E4 Tel. +358 9 887 191 Radisson BLU Hotel Espoo Otaranta 2 J10 Tel. +358 20 1234 800 or Tel. +358 20 1234 705 Scandic Espoo Nihtisillantie 1 H8 Tel. +358 9 43 520 Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden Tapionaukio 3 I 10 Tel. +358 20 123 4616

Hotel GLO Espoo Sello Leppävaarankatu 1 I 8 010 344 4200

How would you like to spend a night in a lean-to shelter in the bosom of nature? Or in a historical manor?

Hotel Hanasaari Hanasaarenranta 5 J11 Tel. +358 9 435 020

Why don’t you try both in Espoo! Obviously, there are many other options as well, twelve hotels, well-equipped villas, cabins in the National Park and a camping site.

Hotel Kuninkaantie Lakelankatu 1 E8 Tel. +358 10 540 8340 Hotel Lepolampi Kivilammentie 1 A5 Tel. +358 9 86 791 Hotel Korpilampi Korpilammentie 5 G2 Tel. + 358 9 613 8411

meeting at Korpilampi

Cottages Serena Villas Tornimäentie 10 G1 Tel. +358 9 8870 550 Sun Pond Holiday Cottages Lomatie, Lahnus G1 Tel. +358 400 602 180 Hawkhill Nature Papinniementie 23 03220 Tervalampi Tel. +358 40 024 0831

Have an energizing

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Hotel Korpilampi has 17 different meeting rooms, the largest of which is a 350seat auditorium. 151 hotel rooms, excellent restaurant and recreation services.

One-day meeting from EUR 46

Other accommodation Espoo Camping Oittaa Kunnarlantie 31 E6 Tel. +358 9 863 2585 Forenom Apartments Tel. +358 20 198 3420 asiakaspalvelu@forenom.fi Green Window Kattilantie 50 Tel. +358 40 750 6001 Hostel Margreteberg Pehtorinkuja 3 F6 Tel. +358 2 9001 7182 Sea & Mountain Adventures Karhunpesä, Nuuksiontie 83 B3 Tel. +358 9 595 550 Solvalla Sports Institute Nuuksiontie 82, B3 Tel. +358 9 867 8430

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Some hote l saunas ca n be rented for private use as well. www.visit espoo.fi

Modern hotel close to the sea Under 20 minutes from Helsinki city centre

per person, including:

• meeting room for the day • 2 x coffee buffet with coffee bread (savoury and sweet) and fruit • meeting lunch • wireless web connection

www.korpilampi.fi

Kokoushotelli Meripuisto Tyrskyvuori 4, FIN-02320 Espoo, +358 9 819 251 meripuisto@meripuisto.fi, www.meripuisto.fi

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Exploration for the shopper

Shopping centre Iso Omena

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Espoo has it all: big malls and shopping centres, department stores, factory outlets and small boutiques offering almost anything you can imagine. Look for Finnish design home furnishings, table and kitchenware by Arabia, Iittala and Hackman, Marimekko clothing and textiles as well as ceramics and ornaments by Pentik. Affordable cosmetics, clothes and furniture are easily found in Espoo’s many factory outlets and at Ikea.

SHOPPING Entresse Shopping Centre Siltakatu 11 E8 Located next to Espoo Centre railway station. More than 40 shops, restaurants, cafés and a night club. Ikea Espoontie 21 E8 Affordable quality home decorations and furniture. Iso Omena Shopping Centre Piispansilta 11 G11 Iso Omena shopping mall has 115 stores. Fashion, sports, decorations, books and much more. Something for all tastes. In addition to 15 cafés and restaurants, a play room for children, a movie theatre and a gym. Lahjatupa Kirkkojärventie 3 E8 Finnish handmade gift and home decoration products.

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Department st ores and shop ping centres are m ainly open we ekdays 9am-9pm, Sa turdays 9am–6 pm and Sundays 12 noon–6pm (9pm). Small and spec ialized shops are mainly open on weekdays 10am–6pm an d Saturdays 10 am–2pm.

Lippulaiva Shopping Centre Espoonlahdenkatu 4 E12 A smaller shopping centre for the whole family. Sello Shopping Centre Leppävaarankatu 3–9 I 8 The most ecological shopping centre in Finland. Sello shopping mall has more than 170 stores and a bowling hall, movie theatre, an indoor adventure park for kids and a hotel. Also many restaurants and cafés. Tapiola Centre I 10 Tapiola has everything: Stockmann department store, boutiques and several restaurants and cafés. Also the mini Tapiola children’s traffic city.

FACTORY OUTLETS Iittala Outlet Espoontie 25 E8 Tel. +358 204 393 584 Products for your home from Iittala, Arabia and Hackman.

Juvi Production Suomalaistentie 1 F11 Tel. +358 9 455 6210 Furniture made out of wood and iron.

EMMA / KAMU / HELINÄ RAUTAVAARA MUSEUM/ GALLERY AARNI / FINNISH MUSEUM OF HOROLOGY / FINNISH TOY MUSEUM HEVOSENKENKÄ/ SIS.DELI+CAFÉ / WEEGEE SHOP

Open tue, thu, fri 11–18, wed 11–20, sat-sun 11–17. Under 18 ja +70 years free www.weegee.fi, tel. +358 9 816 31818 Ahertajantie 5, Tapiola, Espoo, Finland.

WELCOME TO SOKOS HOTEL TAPIOLA GARDEN

Lumene Group Outlet Lasihytti 1 C9 Tel. +358 50 591 1469 Finnish cosmetics Pappagallo Luoteisrinne 4 A 6 F11 Tel. +358 9 867 6060 Italian ice-cream Vaasan & Vaasan Nuijalantie 11 H8 Tel. +358 204 46 111 Bakery shop Voglia Outlet Suomalaistentie 1–3 F11 Tel. +358 9 803 0039 Women’s clothes

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Espoo has it all: big malls and shopping centres, department stores, factory outlets and small boutiques offering almost anything you can imagine. Look for Finnish design home furnishings, table and kitchenware by Arabia, Iittala and Hackman, Marimekko clothing and textiles as well as ceramics and ornaments by Pentik. Affordable cosmetics, clothes and furniture are easily found in Espoo’s many factory outlets and at Ikea.

SHOPPING Entresse Shopping Centre Siltakatu 11 E8 Located next to Espoo Centre railway station. More than 40 shops, restaurants, cafés and a night club. Ikea Espoontie 21 E8 Affordable quality home decorations and furniture. Iso Omena Shopping Centre Piispansilta 11 G11 Iso Omena shopping mall has 115 stores. Fashion, sports, decorations, books and much more. Something for all tastes. In addition to 15 cafés and restaurants, a play room for children, a movie theatre and a gym. Lahjatupa Kirkkojärventie 3 E8 Finnish handmade gift and home decoration products.

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Department st ores and shop ping centres are m ainly open we ekdays 9am-9pm, Sa turdays 9am–6 pm and Sundays 12 noon–6pm (9pm). Small and spec ialized shops are mainly open on weekdays 10am–6pm an d Saturdays 10 am–2pm.

Lippulaiva Shopping Centre Espoonlahdenkatu 4 E12 A smaller shopping centre for the whole family. Sello Shopping Centre Leppävaarankatu 3–9 I 8 The most ecological shopping centre in Finland. Sello shopping mall has more than 170 stores and a bowling hall, movie theatre, an indoor adventure park for kids and a hotel. Also many restaurants and cafés. Tapiola Centre I 10 Tapiola has everything: Stockmann department store, boutiques and several restaurants and cafés. Also the mini Tapiola children’s traffic city.

FACTORY OUTLETS Iittala Outlet Espoontie 25 E8 Tel. +358 204 393 584 Products for your home from Iittala, Arabia and Hackman.

Juvi Production Suomalaistentie 1 F11 Tel. +358 9 455 6210 Furniture made out of wood and iron.

EMMA / KAMU / HELINÄ RAUTAVAARA MUSEUM/ GALLERY AARNI / FINNISH MUSEUM OF HOROLOGY / FINNISH TOY MUSEUM HEVOSENKENKÄ/ SIS.DELI+CAFÉ / WEEGEE SHOP

Open tue, thu, fri 11–18, wed 11–20, sat-sun 11–17. Under 18 ja +70 years free www.weegee.fi, tel. +358 9 816 31818 Ahertajantie 5, Tapiola, Espoo, Finland.

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Lumene Group Outlet Lasihytti 1 C9 Tel. +358 50 591 1469 Finnish cosmetics Pappagallo Luoteisrinne 4 A 6 F11 Tel. +358 9 867 6060 Italian ice-cream Vaasan & Vaasan Nuijalantie 11 H8 Tel. +358 204 46 111 Bakery shop Voglia Outlet Suomalaistentie 1–3 F11 Tel. +358 9 803 0039 Women’s clothes

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Map Explanations Citizen’s Offices: 1 Tapiola (Espoo Cultural Centre) I10 7 Vindängen (Folkhälsan-house Tapiola) I10 10 Leppävaara (Sello shopping centre/ library of Leppävaara) I8 12 Espoonlahti (Lippulaiva shopping centre) E12 27 Espoon keskus E8 46 Matinkylä (Iso Omena shopping centre) G11 60 Kalajärvi (Ruskatalo) G3 Accommodation 1 Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden I10 2 Hotel Korpilampi G2 3 Sun Pond Holiday Cottages G1 4 Hanasaari Cultural Centre J11 5 Hostel Margreteberg F6 6 Hotel Kuninkaantie E8 8 Hotel Lepolampi A5 9 Forenom Apartment Hotel H11 10 Hotel GLO Espoo Sello I8 11 Kaisankoti Manor Spa E4 13 Hotel Meripuisto D12 14 Hotel Siikaranta A4 15 Espoo Camping Oittaa E6 16 Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo J10 17 Scandic Espoo H8 18 Solvalla Sports Institute B3 19 Hellsten Hotel Apartments I7 20 Serena Villas G1 Museums and Sights 21 WeeGee House I10 - EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art - KAMU - Espoo City Museum - Finnish Toy Museum - The Finnish Museum of Horology - Helinä Rautavaara Museum - Gallery Aarni 2 22 23 1 24 25

Santa’s Cottage Korpilampi G2 Alberga Manor I8 Dipoli Congress Centre J9 Espoo Cultural Centre I10 Espoo Car Museum E4 The Gallen-Kallela Museum J8

Shopping 39 Pappagallo F11 40 Iittala Outlet E8 41 Juvi Production F11 42 Lumene Group Outlet C9 43 Vaasan & Vaasan Bakery Shop H8 44 Voglia Outlet F11 45 Ikea E8 46 Iso Omena Shopping Centre F11 47 Lahjatupa Outlet Shop E8 10 Sello Shopping Centre I8 1 Tapiola Centre I10 31 Entresse Shopping Centre E8 12 Lippulaiva Shopping Centre E12 Activities 48 Barona Arena I10 49 Esport Ratiopharm Arena H10 49 Tapiola Sports Park H10 51 Nuuksio National Park B3 52 Nuuksio Lodge C6 53 Oittaa Recreation Centre E6 54 Otahalli J10 55 Vermo Trotting Track J8 56 Serena Water Park and Serena Ski G2 57 Villa Elfvik Nature House J9 58 Leppävaara Sports Park I7 18 Solvalla Sports Institute B3 18 Solvalla Swinghill B3 For families 56 Serena Water Amusement Park and Serena Ski G2 59 Adventure Hall Huimala G5 49 Adventure Park HopLop Espoo H10 62 Angry Birds -playground G9 Churches 1 Tapiola Church I10 1 St Herman of Alaska Church I10 33 Espoo Cathedral E8

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TRAFFIC CONNECTIONS Espoo is the second largest city in Finland and has good transport connections whether you come by air, sea, rail, bus or car. Helsinki Airport is only half an hour’s drive from Espoo and Helsinki city centre only 15 minutes. There is a lot of free of charge parking space in Espoo. More information on public transportation Local Public Transportation Journey Planner provided by Helsinki Region Transport: www.hsl.fi and www.reittiopas.fi Trains Domestic long-distance trains stop at Espoo Centre. Helsinki Metropolitan area commuter traffic trains stop at all stations in Espoo. Timetables: www.vr.fi/en Car rental Rent a car and feel free to go whenever and wherever you like. AVIS, Tel. +358 9 859 8356 www.avis.fi Expressrent, Tel. +358 9 541 5777 www.expressrent.fi Hertz, Tel. +358 200 112 233 www.hertz.fi Scandia Rent, Tel. +358 9 464 181 www.scandiarent.fi Taxi Tel. +358 100 7300 Helsinki International Airport Tel. +358 20 708 000 Chartered coaches Åbergin Linja, Tel. +358 9 884 2589 Maps Espoo maps: http://kartat.espoo.fi. Or from our Tourist Information points. Currency exchange Forex, Sampotori Tel. +358 600 550 095 Lost Property Espoo police station, Nihtisillankuja 4 Tel. +358 71 873 0281

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26 The Glims Farmstead Museum E8 29 Innopoli Technology Centre I9 30 Espoo Manor C9 32 Museum of Mineralogy J10 33 Lagstad School Museum E8 34 Polytechnical Students Museum J9 35 Aalto University J9 36 Bastvik Manor / Café Bastvik C11 37 Espoo City Theatre I10 38 NEXT Bodom Manor E5 61 The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia B3

Visit Espoo Tel. +358 9 8164 7230 (Mon–Fri 9–16) tourist@espoo.fi www.visitespoo.fi Tourist Information at Citizen’s Offices: Tapiola (Espoo Cultural Centre) Kulttuuriaukio 2 I10 02100 ESPOO

Leppävaara (Leppävaara library, Sello) Leppävaarankatu 9 I8 02600 ESPOO Espoonlahti (Lippulaiva) Espoonlahdenkatu 4 E12 02320 ESPOO Espoon keskus Kirkkojärventie 4 E8 02770 ESPOO

Vindängen Tuulikuja 6 I10 02100 ESPOO

Kalajärvi Ruskaniitty 4 G3 02970 ESPOO

Matinkylä (Iso Omena) Piispansilta 11 S 20 G11 02230 ESPOO

Check the opening hours: www.visitespoo.fi

Tourist information in the Capital Region Helsinki Region Tourist Information Helsinki Airport, Vantaa Terminal 2, Arrival Hall 2 A Helsinki Tourist Information Pohjoisesplanadi 19, Helsinki Tel. +358 9 3101 3300 www.visithelsinki.fi Vantaa Travel Centre Ratatie 7, Tikkurila, Vantaa Tel. +358 9 8392 2133 www.vantaa.fi

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Map Explanations Citizen’s Offices: 1 Tapiola (Espoo Cultural Centre) I10 7 Vindängen (Folkhälsan-house Tapiola) I10 10 Leppävaara (Sello shopping centre/ library of Leppävaara) I8 12 Espoonlahti (Lippulaiva shopping centre) E12 27 Espoon keskus E8 46 Matinkylä (Iso Omena shopping centre) G11 60 Kalajärvi (Ruskatalo) G3 Accommodation 1 Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden I10 2 Hotel Korpilampi G2 3 Sun Pond Holiday Cottages G1 4 Hanasaari Cultural Centre J11 5 Hostel Margreteberg F6 6 Hotel Kuninkaantie E8 8 Hotel Lepolampi A5 9 Forenom Apartment Hotel H11 10 Hotel GLO Espoo Sello I8 11 Kaisankoti Manor Spa E4 13 Hotel Meripuisto D12 14 Hotel Siikaranta A4 15 Espoo Camping Oittaa E6 16 Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo J10 17 Scandic Espoo H8 18 Solvalla Sports Institute B3 19 Hellsten Hotel Apartments I7 20 Serena Villas G1 Museums and Sights 21 WeeGee House I10 - EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art - KAMU - Espoo City Museum - Finnish Toy Museum - The Finnish Museum of Horology - Helinä Rautavaara Museum - Gallery Aarni 2 22 23 1 24 25

Santa’s Cottage Korpilampi G2 Alberga Manor I8 Dipoli Congress Centre J9 Espoo Cultural Centre I10 Espoo Car Museum E4 The Gallen-Kallela Museum J8

Shopping 39 Pappagallo F11 40 Iittala Outlet E8 41 Juvi Production F11 42 Lumene Group Outlet C9 43 Vaasan & Vaasan Bakery Shop H8 44 Voglia Outlet F11 45 Ikea E8 46 Iso Omena Shopping Centre F11 47 Lahjatupa Outlet Shop E8 10 Sello Shopping Centre I8 1 Tapiola Centre I10 31 Entresse Shopping Centre E8 12 Lippulaiva Shopping Centre E12 Activities 48 Barona Arena I10 49 Esport Ratiopharm Arena H10 49 Tapiola Sports Park H10 51 Nuuksio National Park B3 52 Nuuksio Lodge C6 53 Oittaa Recreation Centre E6 54 Otahalli J10 55 Vermo Trotting Track J8 56 Serena Water Park and Serena Ski G2 57 Villa Elfvik Nature House J9 58 Leppävaara Sports Park I7 18 Solvalla Sports Institute B3 18 Solvalla Swinghill B3 For families 56 Serena Water Amusement Park and Serena Ski G2 59 Adventure Hall Huimala G5 49 Adventure Park HopLop Espoo H10 62 Angry Birds -playground G9 Churches 1 Tapiola Church I10 1 St Herman of Alaska Church I10 33 Espoo Cathedral E8

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TRAFFIC CONNECTIONS Espoo is the second largest city in Finland and has good transport connections whether you come by air, sea, rail, bus or car. Helsinki Airport is only half an hour’s drive from Espoo and Helsinki city centre only 15 minutes. There is a lot of free of charge parking space in Espoo. More information on public transportation Local Public Transportation Journey Planner provided by Helsinki Region Transport: www.hsl.fi and www.reittiopas.fi Trains Domestic long-distance trains stop at Espoo Centre. Helsinki Metropolitan area commuter traffic trains stop at all stations in Espoo. Timetables: www.vr.fi/en Car rental Rent a car and feel free to go whenever and wherever you like. AVIS, Tel. +358 9 859 8356 www.avis.fi Expressrent, Tel. +358 9 541 5777 www.expressrent.fi Hertz, Tel. +358 200 112 233 www.hertz.fi Scandia Rent, Tel. +358 9 464 181 www.scandiarent.fi Taxi Tel. +358 100 7300 Helsinki International Airport Tel. +358 20 708 000 Chartered coaches Åbergin Linja, Tel. +358 9 884 2589 Maps Espoo maps: http://kartat.espoo.fi. Or from our Tourist Information points. Currency exchange Forex, Sampotori Tel. +358 600 550 095 Lost Property Espoo police station, Nihtisillankuja 4 Tel. +358 71 873 0281

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26 The Glims Farmstead Museum E8 29 Innopoli Technology Centre I9 30 Espoo Manor C9 32 Museum of Mineralogy J10 33 Lagstad School Museum E8 34 Polytechnical Students Museum J9 35 Aalto University J9 36 Bastvik Manor / Café Bastvik C11 37 Espoo City Theatre I10 38 NEXT Bodom Manor E5 61 The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia B3

Visit Espoo Tel. +358 9 8164 7230 (Mon–Fri 9–16) tourist@espoo.fi www.visitespoo.fi Tourist Information at Citizen’s Offices: Tapiola (Espoo Cultural Centre) Kulttuuriaukio 2 I10 02100 ESPOO

Leppävaara (Leppävaara library, Sello) Leppävaarankatu 9 I8 02600 ESPOO Espoonlahti (Lippulaiva) Espoonlahdenkatu 4 E12 02320 ESPOO Espoon keskus Kirkkojärventie 4 E8 02770 ESPOO

Vindängen Tuulikuja 6 I10 02100 ESPOO

Kalajärvi Ruskaniitty 4 G3 02970 ESPOO

Matinkylä (Iso Omena) Piispansilta 11 S 20 G11 02230 ESPOO

Check the opening hours: www.visitespoo.fi

Tourist information in the Capital Region Helsinki Region Tourist Information Helsinki Airport, Vantaa Terminal 2, Arrival Hall 2 A Helsinki Tourist Information Pohjoisesplanadi 19, Helsinki Tel. +358 9 3101 3300 www.visithelsinki.fi Vantaa Travel Centre Ratatie 7, Tikkurila, Vantaa Tel. +358 9 8392 2133 www.vantaa.fi

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