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Fiskars Village, Fiskars
(4.2/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Art, design, exhibitions, events, delicious food, handicrafts, shopping and outdoor activities in the beautiful surroundings of an old ironworks 90 km west from Helsinki.
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  • A lot of things, a suitable day trip destination, a short drive from the capital of the region. Nice cafes and restaurants, however, the prices of the "tourist". The market in the summer. The big events of the times, it can be difficult to find a parking place.
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  • Peaceful and picturesque village in the South Finland (Near from Helsinki). Pretty locations, you can almost film them for lifetime memories. The museums, shops and other attractions are not gigantic ...  more »
  • We were in the postseason there, what probably had little influence on the tourist attraction. The industrial Museum and museum village dates from the year 1649 in the origins and is the headquarters of the Fiskars group. Most of the buildings are however emerged in the 19th and 20th centuries. The outer shell of most buildings is well preserved and conserved, but usually shops (mostly modern) moved into the Interior, which predominantly have a relation to the originally manufactured products. The village can be construed as (living) Museum of industry therefore. The FIS carpal group here is giving away a part of its history and sacrifices him the Commerce. The extensive grounds with Park is still well worth a visit, but you can buy somewhere else. The small museum on the edge is really small and for what it offers, too expensive.
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  • An amazing place to visit and see the rich history of Fiskars and to imagine life back when Finland was basically Swedish. My favorite part is the different buildings which are mostly from quite different years and how well some of the oldest have lasted. It must have something to do with those slag bricks. I bet they are super tough. Have a peek in the shops but be prepared to encounter high pricetags. Also there is nowhere to get cash in the village itself. I went specifically to browse a local food market which was a little bit hampered because of course small mobile vendors can't be expected to take cards. Although many do! The permanent shops and restaurants are no problem with either form of payment. It seems to get busy on the weekends but there are several parking lots to choose from. Don't be afraid to pass the first one and drive a little closer.
  • Apart from understanding how Fiskars came to be, there's not much to get out of the place. You can have a coffee and see different shops shops selling artistic wares. The Fiskars shop gives no better deal than elsewhere.
  • This place is very quaint. Lots of nice old or old style buildings and a lovely creek running through. There is a nature trail nearby which I walked. On the other hand, it was too expensive for me personally. I think it's catered just to tourists with money, so I didn't even eat here. Just looked around, walked the nature trail, and then headed out to get something to eat at a more reasonable price. Nature trail itself is quite nice, though some parts of it are actual dirt roads with cars going by kicking up dust!
  • Great little village. Lot's of history, idyllic surroundings, lot's of artesans and wonderful restaurants. Enjoy easy and relaxing two day visit for example.
  • Loved this place with artisan products