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Alvar Aalto tours

Homes and habitats by Alvar Aalto

Villa Mairea in Noormarkku, Kauttua Terraced house and Paimio Sanatorium remain as homes, where everyday life merges with architecture and iconic design furniture. Well-being stems from the pine forests and riverside sauna. Set out to…

Cities: Eura, Paimio, Pori

Paimio Sanatorium, Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works at Eura, Ahlström’s Noormarkku Works in Pori, Villa Mairea

Experiences: Art, Finnish Sauna, Furniture, Nature

2 days
Groups
Bus

Early and later works of architect Alvar Aalto

Travel in the sceneries from the various phases in the life of Alvar Aalto, from Seinäjoki via Kuortane and Alajärvi to Jyväskylä in the lake district of Finland. See the master’s birthplace and family grave,…

Cities: Alajärvi, Jyväskylä, Seinäjoki

Alvar Aalto in Seinäjoki, Alvar Aalto in Alajärvi, Alvar Aalto in Jyväskylä, Säynätsalo Town Hall

Experiences: Art, Food and herbs, Lakeland, Local products, Museums, Nature

4 days
Individuals
Publics and car, Train, Waterways

Iconic glass designs of Karhula and Aalto’s residential area Sunila in Kotka

See Alvar and Aino Aalto’s iconic glass designs in the exhibition Glass for everyone – Karhula 1889–2009 on display at Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka. Take a tour of the residential area of the Sunila…

Cities: Kotka

Sunila Sulphate Pulp Mill and Residential Area

Experiences: Archipelago, Finnish Sauna, Helsinki surroundings, Museums, River, Sea

1 day, 2 h, 4 h
Groups
Boat, Charter bus, Transports included

Tour of Eura – from prehistory to Alvar Aalto

From prehistory to Alvar Aalto – experience the rich Viking era in Eura and Alvar Aalto’s imprint at Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works.

Cities: Eura

Sites: Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works at Eura, Alvar Aalto’s Terraced House, Riverside Sauna

Experiences: Finnish Sauna, History

1 day
Groups, Individuals
Charter bus, On foot, Public transports

8 days tour of the best-known Finnish architects Alvar Aalto and Eliel Saarinen

Come along to the 8-day tour of the best-known Finnish architects through Finland surveying the works of Alvar Aalto and Eliel Saarinen! You can also combine some other aspects of design and architecture as well…

Cities: Alajärvi, Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Lahti, Seinäjoki

Alvar Aalto in Helsinki, Rautatalo Office Building, The Aalto House, Studio Aalto, Finlandia Hall, Church of the Cross, Alvar Aalto in Jyväskylä, Alvar Aalto Museum, Säynätsalo Town Hall, Muuratsalo Experimental house, Alvar Aalto in Seinäjoki, Alvar Aalto in Alajärvi

Experiences: Archipelago, Food and herbs, History, Lakeland, Local products, Museums

8 days
Groups
Transports included

Alvar Aalto in Alajärvi – life and work

Alvar Aalto spent many summers in Alajärvi in his childhood and later had a summer house of his own. For Aalto, Alajärvi represented leisure time with family and relatives in contrast to the hectic work…

Cities: Alajärvi

Alvar Aalto in Alajärvi

Experiences: Art, Local products, Museums

2 days
Groups
Bus, On foot

Breakthrough of modernism in Finland

The tour introduces you to the forerunners of Finnish modernism, architects Alvar Aalto and Erik Bryggman and takes you to experience their work in Turku and Paimio.

Cities: Paimio, Turku

Turku and the Office Building for Turun Sanomat Newspaper, Paimio Sanatorium

Experiences: History, Nature

2 days
Groups, Individuals
Accessible, Car or taxi, On foot, Publics and car

Wood, Water & Workshop

Experience the industrial Tehtaanmäki and create your own mindscape. The tour takes you to the Ankkapurha Cultural Park, besides the foams of the River Kymijoki and the Tehtaanmäki residential area. At the Art Centre Antares…

Cities: Kouvola

Sites: Industrial history and the Tampella Co. Housing Area in Inkeroinen, Art Centre Antares

Experiences: History, River, Workshop

2 days
Groups
Boat, Bus, Car or taxi, Public transports

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Villa Mairea living room peaceful atmosphere photo Johanna Kokkola
Homes and habitats by Alvar Aalto
Tour highlights: Villa Mairea Kauttua Terraced House and Riverside Sauna Paimio Sanatorium Click to share on…

Cities: Eura, Paimio, Pori

Sites: Paimio Sanatorium, Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works at Eura, Ahlström’s Noormarkku Works in Pori, Villa Mairea

Experiences: Art, Finnish Sauna, Furniture, Nature

Järvi-Suomessa Jyväskylässä voit risteillä Aalto-kohteisiin, kuva Tero Takalo-Eskola
Early and later works of architect Alvar Aalto
Tour highlights: The Aalto Centre, the Cross of the Plains Church in Seinäjoki The renovated Aalto Library in Seinäjoki Alvar Aalto´s childhood home, birthplace and family grave in Kuortane and…

Cities: Alajärvi, Jyväskylä, Seinäjoki

Sites: Alvar Aalto in Seinäjoki, Alvar Aalto in Alajärvi, Alvar Aalto in Jyväskylä, Säynätsalo Town Hall

Experiences: Art, Food and herbs, Lakeland, Local products, Museums, Nature

Kotka Old Port Kantasatama, photo Visit Kotka Hamina 30Miles
Iconic glass designs of Karhula and Aalto’s residential area Sunila in Kotka
Tour highlights: Glass for everyone – Karhula 1889–2009 exhibition at Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka Guided tour of the residential area of the Sunila Pulp Mill Guided tour at Director’s…

Cities: Kotka

Sites: Sunila Sulphate Pulp Mill and Residential Area

Experiences: Archipelago, Finnish Sauna, Helsinki surroundings, Museums, River, Sea

Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works in Eura
Tour of Eura – from prehistory to Alvar Aalto
Tour highlights: Euran Pirtti Laughing Dragon (guidance centre in prehistory) Luistari Ancient Park Alvar Aalto’s Terraced House Riverside Sauna…

Cities: Eura

Sites: Kauttua Ruukinpuisto Works at Eura, Alvar Aalto’s Terraced House, Riverside Sauna

Experiences: Finnish Sauna, History

Helsinki Rautatalo Akademic Bookstore photo Martti Kapanen Alvar Aalto Foundation
8 days tour of the best-known Finnish architects Alvar Aalto and Eliel Saarinen
Tour highlights: Guided walking tour around Helsinki with the most famous sites of Alvar Aalto and Eliel Saarinen Dinner in the Savoy Restaurant, interior designed by Aalto Church of the…

Cities: Alajärvi, Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Lahti, Seinäjoki

Sites: Alvar Aalto in Helsinki, Rautatalo Office Building, The Aalto House, Studio Aalto, Finlandia Hall, Church of the Cross, Alvar Aalto in Jyväskylä, Alvar Aalto Museum, Säynätsalo Town Hall, Muuratsalo Experimental house, Alvar Aalto in Seinäjoki, Alvar Aalto in Alajärvi

Experiences: Archipelago, Food and herbs, History, Lakeland, Local products, Museums

Alajärvi Villa Väinölä, the house for the brother, is restored and open for public
Alvar Aalto in Alajärvi – life and work
Tour highlights: Alajärvi Aalto centre Landscapes dear to Aalto Church by architect C.L. Engel Villa Väinölä Nelimarkka Museum…

Cities: Alajärvi

Sites: Alvar Aalto in Alajärvi

Experiences: Art, Local products, Museums

Breakthrough of modernism in Finland
Tour highlights: Office Building for Turun Sanomat Newspaper Southwestern Finland Agricultural Cooperative Building Chapel of Resurrection Holy Cross Chapel St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel Paimio Sanatorium…

Cities: Paimio, Turku

Sites: Turku and the Office Building for Turun Sanomat Newspaper, Paimio Sanatorium

Experiences: History, Nature

Entrance hall of Inkeroinen Tehtaanmäki elementary school photo Maija Holma Alvar Aalto Foundation
Wood, Water & Workshop
Tour highlights: A guided tour in the Tehtaanmäki residential area, with an indoor visit to a building Ankkapurha rapids A boat ride on the River Kymijoki and coffee served beside…

Cities: Kouvola

Sites: Industrial history and the Tampella Co. Housing Area in Inkeroinen, Art Centre Antares

Experiences: History, River, Workshop

Tour at Aalto's Villa Kokkonen in Järvenpää, photo Mestart Oy
Visit at Villa Kokkonen
Tour highlights: Guided tour of Alvar Aalto’s Villa Kokkonen, including a small concert. Duration approx. 45 minutes. After the tour, there is an opportunity to buffet-type catering. Shopping in the…

Cities: Järvenpää

Sites: Alvar Aalto’s Villa Kokkonen

Experiences: Music

Seinäjoki Town Hall and The Aalto Centre. Photo: Visit Seinäjoki, Katja Lösönen.
Seinäjoki savour – fine food and architecture
Tour highlights: The Aalto Centre, a unique administrative and cultural centre by Alvar Aalto (Note! The Town Hall and Government Office are under renovation until the end of 2018) The…

Cities: Seinäjoki

Sites: Alvar Aalto in Seinäjoki, Aalto Library in Seinäjoki, The Cross of the Plains Church, The Defence Corps and Lotta Svärd Museum

Experiences: Food and herbs, Local products, Museums, Urban Finland

Jyväskylä University entrance bathes in light. Photo: Visit Jyväskylä Tero Takalo-Eskola.
The gems of Aalto’s architecture in Jyväskylä and Seinäjoki
Tour highlights: Aalto Center in Seinäjoki, a significant example of modern functionalism. Jyväskylä, the Capital of Alvar Aalto’s architecture with the largest number of masterful buildings in the whole world…

Cities: Alajärvi, Jyväskylä, Seinäjoki

Sites: Alvar Aalto in Seinäjoki, Alvar Aalto in Alajärvi, Alvar Aalto in Jyväskylä, Säynätsalo Town Hall

Experiences: Cultural heritage, Lakeland, Local products, Museums

Lake Saimaa tour on Electric Boat Lady Of The Lake photo Anssi Toivanen
Aalto and Lake Saimaa sceneries in Varkaus
Tour highlights: Guided Aalto tour by a chosen mode of transportation Guided tour at the Museum of Mechanical Music Entrance ticket to the exhibition of Naive Art at Art Centre…

Cities: Varkaus

Sites: Varkaus – industrial history, Lake Saimaa waterways and caviar, Museum of Mechanical Music, Museums of Varkaus, Art centre Väinölä

Experiences: Art, Boat trip, Food and herbs, Local products, Museums, Nature

In Lakeland Jyväskylä you can take a boat trip, photo Atacan Ergin
Guided tours in Jyväskylä
Tour highlights: Säynätsalo town hall Jyväskylä Worker´s Club University of Jyväskylä Administrative and Cultural centre Muurame church Alvar Aalto Museum.

Cities: Jyväskylä

Sites: Alvar Aalto in Jyväskylä

Experiences: Museums, Urban Finland

Seinäjoki Town Hall. Photo: Visit Seinäjoki, Katja Lösönen.
Finnish Design, Architecture and Handicraft in Seinäjoki
Top highlights: Aalto Centre Seinäjoki Cross of the Plains Church Designer, ceramic artist Päivi Rintaniemi, has created beautiful and unique collection of tableware and design ceramics. Kaarakka Handicrafts House. You…

Cities: Seinäjoki

Sites: Alvar Aalto in Seinäjoki, Seinäjoki Aalto Centre, Cross of the Plains Church

Experiences: Art, Food and herbs, History, Local products, Museums

Enso Gutzeit Mill Directors' House in Summa Hamina photo Martti Kapanen
From Reserve Officer School to Petkele
Tour highlights: Alvar Aalto’s architecture and art in Hamina. Alvar Aalto as a student of the Reserve Officer School in Hamina from 1922 to 1923. Artists and culinary delights in…

Cities: Hamina

Sites: Summa Pulp Mill and Housing Area in Hamina

Experiences: History, Museums

Aalto & Bryggman – the pioneering modernists
Tour highlights: Southwestern Finland Agricultural Cooperative Building Office Building for Turun Sanomat Newspaper Standard Apartment House Buildings by Erik Bryggman…

Cities: Turku

Sites: Turku and the Office Building for Turun Sanomat Newspaper

Experiences: History, Urban Finland

Aalto e la natura Cruise in Lakeland Jyväskylä, photo Walmari Kalevi-Korhonen
Alvar Aalto – e la natura – architectural cruise
Tour highlights: S/S Suomi and the Finnish Lakeland Säynätsalo Town Hall Click to share on Twitter…

Cities: Jyväskylä

Sites: Säynätsalo Town Hall

Experiences: Boat trip, Lakeland, Nature

The Art museum pavilion Gösta opened for public in 2014. Photo: Serlachius Museums.
Alvar and Gösta – two Masters
Tour highlights: Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Art Museum Gösta. Jyväskylä, the capital of Alvar Aalto’s architecture: follow the footsteps of the master from classicism to functionalism and from architecture in…

Cities: Jyväskylä, Mänttä

Sites: Serlachius Museum Gustaf, Art Museum Gösta, Alvar Aalto in Jyväskylä, Alvar Aalto Museum, Säynätsalo Town Hall

Experiences: Art, Lakeland, Museums

Joys of a House Boat trip at Jyväskylä, photo Tomi Tuuliranta
Alvar Aalto Houseboat
Tour highlights: Houseboat – your accommodation and escape to serenity Lake Päijänne, the longest and second largest lake in Finland with the soft sound of waves lapping against the hull…

Cities: Jyväskylä

Sites: Säynätsalo Town Hall, Muuratsalo Experimental house, Alvar Aalto in Jyväskylä

Experiences: Boat trip, Lakeland, Museums

Varkauden tehtaat kuva Timo Heinonen
Varkaus daytour – industrial history and Lake Saimaa waterways
Tour highlights: Guided Aalto tour by a chosen mode of transportation Guided tour at the Museum of Mechanical Music Entrance ticket to the exhibition of Naive Art at Art Centre…

Cities: Varkaus

Sites: Varkaus – industrial history, Lake Saimaa waterways and caviar, Museum of Mechanical Music, Varkaus Museum, Art Centre Väinölä

Experiences: Art, Boat trip, Food and herbs, Local products, Museums

Alvar Aalto house Mäntyrinne for Mill workers' chief ingenieur in Inkeroinen Kouvola
Ankkapurha past and present – an industrial community by the river Kymi
Tour highlights: Guided tour at the Ankkapurha Culture Park and in the Tehtaanmäki residential area designed by Alvar Aalto, with an indoor visit Ankkapurha rapids Buffet lunch in restaurant Helmi…

Cities: Kouvola

Sites: Industrial history and the Tampella Co. Housing Area in Inkeroinen

Experiences: Cultural heritage, History, River

Sibelius House Lahti the Wood Hall
Ode to architecture and culture – best of Lahti
Tour highlights: Church of the Cross designed by Alvar Aalto City Hall designed by Eliel Saarinen Wood Architecture park Sibelius Hall…

Cities: Lahti

Sites: Church of the Cross

Experiences: Food and herbs, Local products, Urban Finland

Turun news office builging window
Architecture and Turku during the Middle Ages
Tour highlights: Southwestern Finland Agricultural Cooperative Building Office building for Turun Sanomat newspaper Standard Apartment House Architecture by Erik Bryggman Medieval Turku…

Cities: Turku

Sites: Turku and the Office Building for Turun Sanomat Newspaper

Experiences: Cultural heritage, History, Museums, Urban Finland