ICAF 2015 Optional tours for accompanying person Wednesday, June 3 at 9.30 Lake Tuusula Tour http://www.tuusulanrantatie.fi/en/ The Lake Tuusula area is a unique region rich in Finnish cultural history and modern culture within 30 km distance from the capital area. In the beginning of the 20th century many significant Finnish artists were active in the Tuusula Lake Road artist community, amongst others painters Pekka Halonen, Eero Järnefelt and Venny Soldan-Brofeldt, writers Juhani Aho and Aleksis Kivi. Ainola The year 2015 will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius who was one of the Lake Tuusula area’s prominent residents (http://www.sibelius150.fi/). The tour guided by a local guide in English will take you to his home Ainola, too (http://www.ainola.fi/eng_index.php). The tour guide you through the beautiful lake Tuusula area. The painter Pekka Halonen’s wilderness studio home, Halosenniemi will be visited, too. After the tour you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Krapihovi Restaurant. Tour length approx. 4,5 hours. Tour is guided in English. Meeting point: Hotel Grand Marina, Katajanokanlaituri 7 Price: 112,00 EUR / person (minimum 15 participants) Thursday, June 4 at 10.00 Porvoo http://www.porvoo.fi/en/main http://www.visitporvoo.fi/en Porvoo, located ca 50 km, or one hour’s drive, east of Helsinki is Finland's second oldest town, a beautiful city full of history. The timeless and unique atmosphere in Old Porvoo attracts travellers from all over the world. In today's Porvoo, the past and the present merge in perfect harmony. The strata from different epochs can be discerned in the structure of the town. The town has a dynamic centre fostering culture and traditions which offers its inhabitants humane and pleasant surroundings. During guided walking tour (1,5 hours) you will explore the city and see the Cathedral, Holm House, Old Town Hall and other attractions. After the tour you will have some free time for shopping. Tour length approx. 4 hours. Tour is guided in English. Meeting point: Hotel Grand Marina, Katajanokanlaituri 7 Price: 85,00 EUR / person (minimum 15 participants) Halosen niemi ICAF 2015 Optional tours for accompanying person Friday, June 5 at 10.00 Suomenlinna fortress http://www.suomenlinna.fi/en/ The Governing Body of Suomenlinna / Lentokuva Vallas Oy Suomenlinna is one the largest sea fortresses in the world. It was founded in 1748 and it is located on six islands near Helsinki's city centre. Here you can get a real feel for Finland’s position between East and West: Suomenlinna was shaped by three distinct historic eras when helped defend first Sweden, then Russia and ultimately Finland. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a notable example of European military architecture. The fortress wakes up at the guided walking tour. The secrets of the fortification walls will be revealed and old memories from the times of Swedish rule in the 18th century and Russian rule in the 19th century tell us about the life at the fortress in peace and at war. Why was this enormous fortress built in the archipelago, who was the unlucky Carl Olof Cronstedt and why is there a lighthouse in the church tower? Come and find out and spend a day at Suomenlinna! Length approx. 3 hours. Tour is guided in English. Price: 60,00 EUR / person (minimum 15 participants) Meeting point: Hotel Grand Marina, Katajanokanlaituri 7. Approx. 500 meters walk to the harbour for the ferry to Suomenlinna. The Governing Body of Suomenlinna / Ikuvaari Oy Please note that the minimum number of participants for each tour is fifteen (15) persons. In case the tour is cancelled by the organisers the fee will be fully refunded. The conference office HRG Nordic co-ordinates the tours and is in contact with the registered participants.
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