Town tours and nature tours

In Mänttä beautiful nature is everywhere. The tiny town is situated between two lakes, surrounded by coniferous forests, which offer endless possibilities for nature-based experiences. Serlachius wants to combine culture and nature. Beside our high-quality art and history tours it is also easy to include soft activities in the forest or on the lakes: Nordic walking, berry picking and cycling with the museums’ special Jopo-bikes. Or just relax and take a stroll in the forest or a guided walking tour and hear about the nature and the Finns’ relationship with it. Read more about the guided town tours and nature tours below. You can even rent a local to show you around!

TOWN TOURS

HISTORICAL BUILDINGS — THEIR ARCHITECTURE AND STORIES

Guided walking tour in the town among the beautiful buildings related to the vivid history of the Serlachius Paper Company, from neoclassicism to functionalism!

Duration: 2 hours
Group size: 1-30 persons
Language: English, German, Swedish, Finnish and interpretation to Russian
Price: from 24 €/person
Optional: loan the museum bicycles and have a guided bike tour instead – you may also use your own vehicle for transfers.

On Serlachius Museums' town tours and nature tour you acquaint yourself with small town life in Tampere Region.

Walking tour – small town life

On this guided walking tour you experience Finnish living at first hand: how do people do their shopping, what are their average wages, how the Finnish alcohol policy affects the every day life, among other things.

Duration: 2 hours
Languages: English, German, Swedish, Finnish and interpretation to Russian
Group size: 1-30 persons
Price: from 24 €/person

Myllyranta with its unique boutiques by the Lake Keurusselkä.

Guided tour to town by bus

At Serlachius Museums’ guided tour to town, industrial history, architecturally interesting buildings and beautiful lake landscapes of Mänttä. During the sightseeing it will be ominent how the town and its most impressive buildings have been established along with the Serlachius paper company. We hear stories behind the landmarks of the industrial locality and have a view to its history. We also take a peek into the beautiful stone church of Mänttä. A guided tour will be carried out in the group’s own bus.

Duration: 1 hour
Languages: English, German, Swedish, Finnish and interpretation to Russian
Group size: 1-50 persons
Price: from 12 €/person

Serlachius Museums' tour to Mänttä church offers unique art and experiences in Tampere Region.

Guided tour to church

Serlachius Museums’ guide will lead to the picturesque and attractive stone church. The church (1928) is a unique total artwork designed by W. G. Palmqvist, who belonged to the trusted architects of G. A. Serlachius company. The interior design of the church consists of a especially large amount of artworks. During the visit we see among others sculptor Hannes Autere’s wood carvings, altogether 35 pieces that decorate the altar rail and the pulpit.

Duration: 30 minutes
Languages: English, German, Swedish, Finnish and interpretation to Russian
Group size: 1-30 persons
Price: from 10 €/person


NATURE TOURS

Beside magnificent art, Serlachius Museums offer outdoor activities amid Finnish lakeside nature in Tampere Region.

Guided walk on the Love path

Serlachius Museums’ guided walk on you can combine the best features of town tours and nature tours. Travel a distance of three kilometres from one Serlachius Museum to the other on the forested Love path. The path goes along strand of the Lake Kuorevesi, which allows us to admire beautiful landscapes of the lakeside nature. Along the way the guide tells about the forests and lakes as well as interesting details of the past and present of the Art Town. If you wish, the museums can provide your entire group with Nordic walking poles. All you need are comfortable shoes, clothing according to the weather and a fresh attitude to outdoor activities.

Duration: appr. 45–60 minutes
Languages: English, German, Swedish, Finnish and interpretation to Russian
Group size: 1-30 persons
Price: from 12 €/person

View from Mountain Mäntänvuori over the Lake Keurusselkä in area of the Art Town Mänttä-Vilppula.
View from Mountain Mäntänvuori over the Lake Keurusselkä in area of the Art Town Mänttä-Vilppula.

Tour in the primeval forest

Inhabitants of Mänttä tend to exaggerate a bit and call the small hill of the town by the name Mäntänvuori, the Mänttä Mountain. The hill is one of the results of ice age in Tampere Region. Serlachius Museums’ guide will lead you on just a 30-minute walking distance from the town centre. Let’s pop in this primeval forest in order to see how an untouched coniferous forest looks like when it has undergone no forestry actions. The tour guide of Serlachius Museums leads us also to the forest church and the observation tower, which is one of the tallest timber buildings in Finland. There is still a surprise hidden in the forest: Central European style wine tavern, the building used to be the skiing cottage constructed by the Serlachius company.

Duration: 2 hours
Languages: English, German, Swedish, Finnish and interpretation to Russian
Group size: 1-30 persons
Price: from 24 € /person
Optional: bicycles, beverages and a meal at the Wine Tavern Vuorenmaja

At Serlachius you can enjoy splendid art, architecture and nature.

Nature Tour with Refreshments

Strap on a light backpack and tune up a pair of Nordic walking poles: we head for the Path of Love! This historical 2,5 km path leads through the forest from one museum to another. Our cheerful guide will tell you about the Finnish nature and stories related to the versatile sceneries. Along the way we stop to take in the lake landscape and enjoy some refreshments from our backpacks.

Duration: 1,5 hours
Languages: English, German, Swedish, Finnish and interpretation to Russian
Group size: 1-30 persons
Price: from 44 €/person
Included: guided tour, refreshments, a small backpack (to keep), loan of Nordic walking poles and rubber boots

SEASONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE NATURE

A very Finnish way of enjoying the outdoors: binding a garland, berry or mushroom picking, fishing or ice fishing, snow-shoe walking — according to season and preferences!

Duration and prices: depending on the tour
Location: Mänttä-Vilppula region
Languages: English, Finnish. Ask for other languages!

Rent a Local — Hosted Day Tour

Never been in Mänttä or even heard of the little Art Town? No worries, on this tour a local host will show you all the interesting places and take you around the town and the museums in a relaxed way! Bookable online.

Duration: 5 hours
Languages: English, German, Swedish, Finnish
Group size: 1-6 persons
Price: 350 €/group

Got interested? Ask more and book:
tel. +358 40 166 3480 or sales@serlachius.fi