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Fiskars Village founded in 1649, was one of the first Finnish ironworks and forerunners of industry. The village was known for producing not only iron, but later on also quality cutlery, knifes and of course the orange handled scissors. Today the village is a unique and versatile destination where design, art and handicraft meet nature, history and architecture. Here at the birth site of Fiskars company you can enjoy several days filled with experiences for all you senses. 

 

The region has attracted craftspeople and artistic-minded individuals for centuries, and Fiskars is today well known as a center of Finnish art and design. The Onoma cooperative was established in Fiskars in 1996 and its 113 members all live or work in the area. There are over 30 boutiques and workshops where one can find local craft products and unique design items.

 

At the local distillery’s tap room, you can taste local beers, ciders and spirits made from natural ingredients and seasoned with local herbs and berries. Cozy and comfortable environment offers a great variety of treats for food lovers. Quality restaurants serve visitors all year round to highlight every visit, carrying on a long culinary tradition that is also present on seasonal events concentrating on local and organic products.

 

Fiskars Village is located in a beautiful river valley, surrounded by lakes, forests and cultural landscapes. Nature trails can be enjoyed by walking or on a mountain bike that can be rented from the Fiskars Village Trail center. Mountain bike trails covers almost 70 kilometers and some interesting walks include the tree spotting path introducing 23 different species found in the area. 

 

Fiskars Village is situated 90 km west of Helsinki and can be reached by car or public transportation and taxi. 

 


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Boutiques and workshops

There are over 30 boutiques and workshops where one can find local craft products, unique design items and cool home decor. At the forge or glass studio you can see the black smith and glass master at work. Onoma Shop sells items made by artists working and living in Fiskars.

 

 

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Exhibitions

Fiskars Village hosts several exhibitions all year around. The annual summer exhibition in the old Copper Smithy by ONOMA gathers artists from the village and outside to showcase magnificent pieces and thought awakening art. In the summer 2019 Fiskars Design Week will host the first of three Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale in the village. Fiskars Museums exhibitions change themes according top season and in Fiskars Shop you can find an exhibition displaying the history of the village. 

 

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Outdoor activities

Fiskars Village is located in a beautiful river valley, surrounded by lakes, forests and cultural landscapes. Nature trails can be enjoyed by walking or on a mountain bike that can be rented from the Fiskars Village Trail center. Mountain bike trails covers almost 70 kilometers and some interesting walks include the tree spotting path introducing 23 different species found in the area. Buy some local goodies to your picnic bag and head out to the old Rissla dam and enjoy the green and pure Finnish nature. 

 

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Events

 You can take part in over 30 events all year around in Fiskars Village. Whether you are interested in music and performing arts, sports, design workshops or food events, we have something for you.

 

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Eat and drink

Fiskars Village has three restaurants and a handful of cozy cafes with nice atmosphere situated in the old historic buildings. Here you can enjoy local and seasonal food, prepared with love. At the local distillery’s tap room, you can taste local beers, ciders and spirits made from natural ingredients and seasoned with local herbs and berries. Book yourself a tour and tasting, and dive in the world of artisan beverages. 

 

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