The beautiful Hotel Rantapuisto in east Helsinki is our summer venue. This remarkable building was constructed in 1963 for use as a bank's training center, with architectural inspirations drawn from Alvar Aalto and the Danish Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Now an independent and unique hotel, the spacious buildings are all clean lines of wood and glass; the rooms are filled with natural light and gorgeous views of the surrounding forest.
Being on the hotel grounds feels like you're in another world — but it's well connected to Helsinki city center by metro and bus.
To really immerse yourself in the retreat, accommodation packages are available.
And if you felt like staying for the weekend, the hotel offers plenty of other activities, including sauna, sea kayaking, workshops and more.
Come for the retreat, stay for the venue!
HOW TO GET THERE
Option 1: Take the metro from Helsinki center to Vuosaari metro station, then take bus 816 to the hotel door (stop 4914) (leaves approximately every 30 min). Journey time approx 45 min.
Option 2: Take the metro from Helsinki center to Rastila metro station, then take bus 560 to Ramsinniementie (stop 4557) (leaves approximately every ten to fifteen minutes). Walk down Ramsinniementie road for approx 600m to Hotel Rantapuisto. Journey time approx 40 min.
Pickups from the Rastila metro station can be arranged with advance notice.
See Reittiopas for public transport info.
There is free parking available if you wish to drive.