Address: Kantokatu 5, 48900 Kotka, Finland Open Google map
Entrance fee: Upon request
Tours: Bookings by email email@example.com or by phone +358 44 244 7702
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Website: Mill Manager's residence Kantola
Former mill manager’s house Kantola was built in 1937, and it’s located in the residential area of Sunila, in the city of Kotka. Kantola has its own park-like yard with pine trees and a unique view towards the sea and the Sunila pulp mill. Sunila mill was once told to be the most beautiful mill in the world.
Kantola is available for groups to visit all the year round, but the visit must be booked in advance. Events held in Kantola may affect the availability. Kantola’s spaces are also available for meetings and get-togethers, and there is plenty of beautiful and unique space to set up an exhibition or some other event in the main building or the yard. You can use Kantola for small private meetings or bigger events up to 80 people. There is a seaside sauna which is made from logs, with room for 10 people. The view from the sauna’s terrace is wonderful, when looking at the mill’s silhouette and lights against the night sky.
Kantola in a winter landscape. Image: Sunilan Kantola Oy
View to the backyard of Kantola from the living room. Image: Sunilan Kantola Oy
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1. Mill Manager’s Residence Kantola and Seaside Sauna in Sunila
Information for visitors
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Arriving to Sunila
Sunila is located in Kotka, by Suomenlahti coast. Distance between Helsinki and Sunila is approximately 135 kilometres. You can either take a Matkahuolto bus, Onnibus or a train to get to Kotka. Local buses in Kotka operate in the area and the best connection to Sunila is by bus 1, 5B and 6. You can also order a taxi in Kotka upon your arrival by calling +358 100 87227.
Manager’s residence is located on Kantokatu 5 address.
Read more about Kotka-Hamina region.
Kantola and the sauna are owned by the city of Kotka. Bookings for private events from the customer service, preferably by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: +358 44 244 7702
Take a virtual tour of Kantola and a few other buildings in Finland designed by Alvar Aalto by visiting this link.
Kantola is available for groups to visit all the year round, but the visit must be booked in advance. Guided tours in the house can be inquired from Kantola by email or by phone. Kantola can arrange combined guided tours in Kantola and the Sunila residential area also, if needed.