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Helsinki for Design Lovers

The latest in a series of Insider Journeys crafted in collaboration with Design Miami/, this special group trip explores the vibrant world of contemporary art, architecture and design in Helsinki, Finland. Our itinerary invites members to experience exclusive access to the Finnish capital’s esteemed galleries and studios, including private tours of the Alvar Aalto home and a personal visit with the contemporary sculptor Björn Weckström.

What to Expect

On this journey, members will meet with renowned Finnish artists and gallerists. Along with these behind-the-scenes visits and shopping experiences, members will enjoy expert-guided tours of the city’s most interesting neighborhoods with an emphasis on cultural history and the work of architects like Alvar Aalto.

We will visit Helsinki’s primary monuments—like the Chapel of Silence and the Sibelius Monument—and dine at some of the city’s most delicious and innovative restaurants. On this journey, we will be treated to insider perspectives on the future of style and architecture in the context of Helsinki’s famous design heritage.

  • When
    Sept 14 – 18, 2018
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Foodies , Intellectuals , Style Mavens

This Journey's Host

Indagare is thrilled to collaborate with Design Miami/ for this Helsinki journey. Design Miami/ is the global forum for design, bringing together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. You can learn more about Design Miami/ and explore this year’s upcoming fairs at Leading as this trip’s host is Rodman Primack, the Chief Creative Officer of Design Miami/. He specializes in 18th-century embroidered textiles, Latin American art, midcentury furniture and 1980s Memphis design—and he’s a designer himself. With Rodman, you will travel behind-the-scenes of Helsinki’s greatest centers of art and design to meet with the people who know the region and its aesthetic.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Expert-guided art and architecture tours in Helsinki, including iconic monuments like the Senate Square, Temppeliaukio, the Sibelius Monument, the Chapel of Silence and Finlandia Hall
  • Accommodations at the Art Deco design-focused Hotel Lilla Roberts
  • Fine dining at gourmet institutions like Savoy and Ora
  • Private, special-access tours of studios and galleries like the Alvar Aalto home, the Juhani Lemmetti home and gallery and the home of Björn Weckström
  • Unique opportunities to shop for art, furniture and jewelry
  • Guided touring through the Design District

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    Sept 14 – 18, 2018
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 12 travelers
  • Host
    Rodman Primack


  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • Insider touring with the team behind Design Miami/, as well as Helsinki's most esteemed artists and curators
  • Behind-the-scenes access to top galleries and artists' studios
  • Festive group dining experiences


  • All airfare and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and alcohol (not indicated in itinerary)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional activities
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

Indagare has selected the articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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