Monthly Archives: November 2010

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If you go, don’t go far.

Weekend in Fiskars

The best way to get there: Amper busTake a trip back in time at the museumGet your souvenirs at the copper smithyTake a walk around Lake KivijärviAnother good walk: Borgbyträsket

If you’ve ever used a pair of scissors, there’s a good chance they originated in Fiskars, a once-industrial village now home to a vibrant artist and artisan community, situated 100 km to the west of Helsinki. Go for a hike along the nature paths, stroll through design exhibitions, and take in the peaceful, design-friendly atmosphere.

In the summer, the best time to go is on the first Saturday of the month, because that’s when the Red Cross flea market is open in an old threshing house at the corner of Fiskarsintie and Malcolmintie.

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Best of the West Coast: Pori

Treasure-hunt at the Nuikkinen fabric shopGet a snack at the market hallMore treats at the market placeStop for a frog cake at SarpiPori’s best recordsA spare part for your home

Nopsa’s co-founder Liisa Jokinen reveals the best parts of her hometown Pori, located on the Western coast of Finland and known for its sandy beaches and jazz festivals.

This route works as a weekend trip: on Saturday, you can shop for Pori specialties, while Sunday’s reserved for museum visits and taking in the sights.

Liisa recommends traveling to Pori by train: you’ll get a quiet, easy chance to admire the wide and spacious landscapes, and prepare for your adventures in Pori.

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Galleria Heino

Part of route Gallery tour in Helsinki

A walk along the river

Part of route The best of Turku

Ivana Helsinki

Part of route Punavuori boutiques

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