Guided tours

Guided tours

A guided tour in Fiskars village is the perfect way to get acquainted with 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.

The tour can be made by foot or by bus. Our authorized guides have good language skills and are very competent. The theme of the guided tour can be tailored according to the group.
 

Stories and artisans of the Upper Village-tour

During a guided tour, a local guide will tell you about the history of the Fiskars Upper Village and introduce you to some of the Upper Village's shops and artisans. The tour includes visits to selected work shops, studios and/or stores,...


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The past and the present in Fiskars Village

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. The tour can be made...


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The tour operator's manual

Fiskars Village summer tourist information point serves customers in the market square at Peltorivi 6, 10470 Fiskari. Fiskars tourist information is open during the summer season from15 may to 20 september. Mon-Sun 11am to 5pm. Fiskars Tourist information gives information on the different actors and their services. Maps are also available. Service languages are Finnish, Swedish and English.

Opening hours

Fiskars Village can be visited all year round. Many shops stay open all year, food is served, and the local hotels, Fiskars Wärdshus and Hotel Tegel, offer accommodation throughout the year. Check the opening hours from our 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.

Tourist information and brochures

Fiskars Village 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.

Food

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.

Guided tours

Guided tours of both the village and the exhibitions can be booked from Fiskars Village 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 Locomotive 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 Village Info will send you written confirmation of your reservation, complete with the starting point and the contact details of the guide. Bookings from Fiskars Village Info: +358(0)19 277 7504.

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 square 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.

Parking

Buses must leave the Little Locomotive lay-by immediately after off-loading passengers. Idling is strictly forbidden. Buses can park at the main car park at Fiskars market place. The lay-by is reserved for loading and off-loading passengers only!

Admission fees

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 Village 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.

Bookings

Guided tours of both the village and the exhibitions can be booked from Fiskars Village 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.

Toilets

Restaurants and cafés have free toilets for customers. Free public toilets are found at the market place and near the forge and glass studio. Public toilets are also found 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.