Tips for group leaders
Fiskars Village is the ideal resort for groups large or small, with plenty of things to see and do around the year. Here is a helpful list of things that are good to know if you are planning a visit to Fiskars Village with your group. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail!
Fiskars Village can be visited all year round. Many shops stay open all year, food is served, and the local hotel, Fiskars Wärdshus, offers accommodation throughout the year. Check the opening hours from this website in advance, but remember that many shops will open by request as well. Contact the shopkeepers and artisans directly if you want to visit any facilities outside regular opening hours. Make sure that you reserve enough time in your itinerary for your visit! In addition to a guided tour, meals, and visits to exhibitions and shops as a group, reserve at least two hours for shopping and individual exploration of the village.
Getting around and accessibility
Fiskars Village is easy to explore on foot, with everything close by. Most shops are located by Fiskarsintie road within some 300 meters, but interesting places to visit can be found around the village. Make sure that you don’t miss the workshop area behind the granary, the Paatero pottery shop, and the museum and shops located at the end of Peltorivi street!
Fiskars Village can be explored on foot, by bike or in a wheelchair. Fiskars Shop and the adjacent exhibition are fully wheelchair accessible, as are some other shops. (Fiskars Shop has a wheelchair ramp.) The shops located in the former workers’ tenements by Fiskarsintie have 3 to 5 steps. The restaurant Fiskars Wärdshus is on street level, with one step. The Kuparipaja restaurant is equipped with an elevator. Both restaurants have toilet facilities for the disabled.
Fiskarsintie road is asphalted, other walkways are gravel.
Tourist information and brochures
Fiskars Info provides information by phone and e-mail, and maintains the website. We are open between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, all year round. During your trip, do not hesitate to ask for advice from shops, restaurants or exhibitions. Brochures and maps are available around the village. If you wish, you can order them for free in advance. The brochure is also available for download.
Guided tours of both the village and the exhibitions can be booked from Fiskars Info. We warmly recommend a guided tour around the village by a local guide as the first thing to do during your visit. The fee (€75 Monday-Saturday) is charged by the guide, either in cash or by invoice afterwards. Should you wish to pay by invoice, please note that there is a €5 invoicing fee, and the invoicing address must be supplied to Fiskars Info when booking the tour. The tours start from the old steam engine in the heart of the village; there is an adjacent lay-by for buses. By request, the guide can also pick up your group at another location, such as at a restaurant after lunch. Fiskars Info will send you written confirmation of your reservation, complete with the starting point and the contact details of the guide. Bookings from Fiskars Info: +358(0)19 277 7504.
Buses must leave the steam engine lay-by immediately after off-loading passengers. Idling is strictly forbidden. Buses can park at the main car park at Fiskars market place. The steam engine lay-by is reserved for loading and off-loading passengers only!
We advise you to book your meals first and plan the rest of your itinerary after that. Arrange the reservations directly with the restaurants and make sure that you indicate the exact number of participants as well as any special dietary requirements. The Kuparipaja restaurant offers both buffet and sit-down options for groups. Fiskars Wärdshus offers sit-down meals.
- Fiskars Wärdshus is an elegant restaurant with a long tradition, seating 60. Bookings: tel. +358 (0)19 276 6510. More information and a reservation form are available from their website. Kuparipaja is a two-storey restaurant by the rapids, seating 200. Bookings: tel. +358 (0)19 237 045.
Fiskars is a living village: there is no admission fee to the area. Shops and many workshops can also be visited for free. If your group wishes to visit the exhibitions arranged by the Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars, please arrange the visit and any guided tour in advance with Fiskars Info. For a museum visit and tour, contact Fiskars Museum. The temporary exhibitions at Kantti Gallery and the Fiskars 1649 history exhibition by the Fiskars Shop are free.
Guided tours of both the village and the exhibitions can be booked from Fiskars Info. Other services such as museum visits, meals and activities are reserved directly with the providers. For more information about programs and bookings, see Groups.
Restaurants and cafés have free toilets for customers. During the summer season (May - September), there are free portable public toilets in the market place. During other seasons, public toilets are located behind the Clock Tower building. Access also from Fiskars Shop during the winter season. During events, free portable public toilets are imported to the area.
During a guided tour, a local guide will tell you about the history and traditions of the village, show you the key sights and provide you with a glimpse of Fiskars today as a village of artists, artisans and designers.
- Languages available: Finnish, Swedish, English, German, Russian
- Price per group 2013: Mon-Sat 75 €, Sundays and public holidays 112,50 €. Invoicing fee 5 €.
- Duration approximately 1 hour