Craft & Design Savonlinna tour

On this guided tour you will get to know Eastern Finnish handicraft design. You will meet local artisans and visit their charming and authentic workshops and boutiques. Listen to bits of local history and distinctive stories about craftsmen and their way of life. See wonderful milieus, and fall in love with the characteristic atmosphere and products of this small town.

*Tour stops, small group of 2 to 15 people, duration ~4 hrs

RunoDesign 1. RunoDesign Explore textile designer Mervi Pesonen’s workshop and boutique, located in Savonlinna’s beautiful passenger harbor. You will get to see a loom in action, and observe how the unique designs, bags, and interior products of RunoDesign come to life. Did you know that Mervi is a fourth-generation weaver?
Huru Craft Shop and workshops 2. Huru Craft Shop and workshops   Visit the business of four artisans at the charming old railway station. Explore the lovely jewelry by Alati Jewelry made in Kati Torniainen’s goldsmithery, Sini Hulkkonen’s charming leather bags and shoes by Sulokas, and Kirsi Laitinen’s lively children’s clothing by Aa.Ve.Puttiikki. The newest member of the group is Kati Kero. Her company, Sisustus Polku, assists with painting and wallpapering and renews recycled furniture. Experience the wonderful new life of the waiting hall of the old station!
Loikansaaren mansion 3. Loikansaaren mansion Take a break in Pirjo and Antti Hämäläinen’s idyllic countryside setting in Loikansaari, a tourism company rich in tradition, and an age old dwelling. Listen to stories about the history of Pirjo’s home textiles, and fall in love with wild fur interior products in the mansion boutique. Enjoy a coffee break at the host couple’s home in the vintage atmosphere of an old farmhouse living room. This is unique handicraft tourism in the Saimaa archipelago!
Savonlinna’s Blacksmith Teppo Nousiainen 4. Savonlinna’s Blacksmith Teppo Nousiainen Sparks fly when the blacksmith’s hammer hits hot iron. Admire a demonstration of the blacksmith at work in the one-of-a-kind workshop boutique of his own build in the yard of his home. Take a look at unique products and interior decor elements that you will not see anywhere else. Teppo has many stories to tell. Which one will your group get to hear?

*Tour stops, large group, 16 to 60 people, duration ~4 hrs 30 min.

For a large group (over 15 people) RunoDesign is replaced with Taito Shop, other stops are the same.

1.Taito Shop is a part of the national Taito Group and a place for aesthetic experiences. There is a variety of Finnish design, decor, and clothing products for sale, shaped by skilled hands and  years of work and innovation. In exhibitions and events hand crafting charms with its diversity. In addition, the girls in Taito Shop wrap the most beautiful presents in town.

Group size Price (including transportation) Price (without transportation)
less than 10 people 1100 € / group 850 € / group
10 - 19 people 110 € / person 85 € / person
20 - 20 people 79 € / person 65 € / person
20 - 60 people 69 € / person 55 € / person

Prices include guidance, catering for coffee break, blacksmith demonstration, and meetings with artisans. Tours start in front of RunoDesign at Satamakatu 11 for small groups and in front of Taito Shop at Satamakatu 11 for large groups.

Loikansaaren lomamökit
Loikansaarentie 430
Pirjo & Antti Hämäläinen
0440 640 116

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Craft & Design Savonlinna