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Top 5 Unique Helsinki Activities Curated by LSS – Long Special Services

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Discover the Secrets of Suomenlinna

Embark on a journey to Suomenlinna, the ‘fortress of Finland,’ a UNESCO World Heritage site that is steeped in history and mystery. With LSS – Long Special Services, you’ll gain exclusive insights into the fortress’s past, exploring its hidden tunnels and bastions under the guidance of our knowledgeable local guides. This sea fortress, built on a cluster of islands, has defended three different sovereign states since its construction in the mid-18th century. Our curated tours not only delve into the military history but also introduce you to the vibrant community that calls Suomenlinna home today.

Our special services include a private boat trip that offers stunning views of the Helsinki skyline as you approach the fortress. Once on the island, you’ll be treated to a bespoke picnic with Finnish delicacies, giving you a taste of local flavors amidst the historic setting. LSS ensures that every detail is taken care of, from comfortable transportation to providing engaging activities for all ages, making your visit to Suomenlinna a memorable part of your Helsinki adventure.

Experience the Magic of Finnish Sauna Culture

Finland is synonymous with saunas, and LSS – Long Special Services invites you to immerse yourself in this quintessential Finnish experience. We arrange private visits to some of Helsinki’s most unique saunas, where you can relax and rejuvenate like a local. Our sauna experiences are not just about the heat; they’re a gateway to understanding Finnish culture and the importance of this tradition in everyday life. After the sauna, take a dip in the Baltic Sea or a nearby lake – an invigorating Finnish ritual that is said to have numerous health benefits.

Our expert guides will share stories and sauna etiquette, ensuring you get the most authentic experience. Whether you prefer a traditional wood-burning sauna, a modern smoke sauna, or even a sauna on a boat, LSS has access to the best and most exclusive options. We also provide luxurious spa treatments and massages upon request, creating a holistic wellness journey that will leave you feeling refreshed and connected to the Finnish way of life.

Indulge in a Gourmet Finnish Food Tour

Finland’s culinary scene is a hidden gem, and with LSS – Long Special Services, you’ll embark on a gourmet adventure through Helsinki’s vibrant food markets and restaurants. Our tailored food tours are designed to introduce you to the flavors of Finnish cuisine, from fresh seafood to foraged berries and mushrooms. You’ll visit local markets where artisans and producers share their passion for organic and locally-sourced ingredients. Our expert food guides will lead you through a curated selection of tastings, each paired with stories of Finnish culinary traditions and innovations.

As part of our commitment to providing an immersive experience, we also offer cooking classes with renowned Finnish chefs. Here, you can learn to prepare traditional dishes with a modern twist, using the finest ingredients Finland has to offer. Whether you’re a foodie or simply curious about new culinary experiences, LSS ensures that your taste buds are in for a treat. Our food tours are more than just eating; they’re a celebration of Finnish culture and the bounty of its land and sea.

Explore Helsinki’s Design District

Helsinki is a city renowned for its design heritage, and LSS – Long Special Services takes you on an exclusive tour of the Design District. This area is a hub of creativity, housing boutiques, galleries, and studios that showcase the best of Finnish design. From iconic brands like Marimekko and Iittala to cutting-edge contemporary designers, our guided tours provide an insider’s look into the world of Finnish aesthetics. You’ll meet designers, visit private showrooms, and have the opportunity to purchase unique pieces that are not available anywhere else.

Our design tours are customizable, whether you’re interested in fashion, furniture, or functional art. LSS’s connections within the design community allow us to arrange workshops where you can try your hand at creating your own design under the guidance of local artisans. This hands-on experience is a unique way to engage with Finnish culture and bring home a piece of Helsinki’s design legacy. With LSS, you’re not just observing – you’re actively participating in the city’s vibrant design scene.

Take a Wilderness Adventure in Nuuksio National Park

Just a short drive from Helsinki, Nuuksio National Park offers an escape into the wild beauty of Finnish nature. LSS – Long Special Services curates personalized excursions into this serene landscape, where you can hike through lush forests, paddle in crystal-clear lakes, and spot native wildlife. Our expert guides are well-versed in the flora and fauna of the region, providing fascinating insights as you explore the park’s diverse ecosystems. For those seeking a more adrenaline-fueled adventure, we offer mountain biking, rock climbing, and even horseback riding through the park’s rugged terrain.

LSS believes in creating experiences that resonate with the spirit of adventure while respecting the environment. We organize eco-friendly activities and provide all necessary equipment for a safe and enjoyable journey into the wilderness. For a truly immersive experience, we can arrange overnight stays in traditional Finnish cottages or luxury tents, complete with a campfire dinner under the Nordic sky. Nuuksio is a place where you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature, and LSS is your guide to this enchanting world.

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