MAGIC OF THE KALEVALA
Experience the Magic of the Kalevala, the National Epic of Finland, during our 2 hours program! Learn about the Myths of the Kalevala and the creation of the world. Find out the Heroes of the Kalevala and the Bear Mythologies of the North. Listen traditional Finnish folk songs and sing along. Hear music played by traditional Finnish instruments e.g. kantele and take part in folk dance.
Magic of the Kalevala-program includes herbal drink with salty pasty for arrival At the end of the program there is a small gift-shop with hadcrafts made by local artisans.
WÄINÖLÄ, a log house in the woods
Wäinölä, the venue of the program, is located in the woods of Nuuksio and dedicated to the Finnish folklore and traditions. Kalevala is the name of the epic as well as the name of the village, where Väinämöinen, the main person lived, therefore the village was also called Wäinölä. Wäinölä is a long house build according to houses of the iron age and the viking era as well the Kalevala. It is made from hand carved logs and iron parts are made by a local blacksmith. There is an open fireplace and around 4 long tables there are seats for 40 people. Wäinölä is open year around and the log-house of Wäinölä is warm during the wintertime. In the courtyard of Wäinölä there are two campfire places and a hut dedicated for the northern Bear mythologies.
KALEVALA-the Finnish National Epic
Kalevala is compiled by Elias Lönnrot 1835 from oral folklore and mythology. The Kalevala tells about love and loyalty, hatred and jealousy, it tells about the past when people lived close to the nature.
Nuuksion Taika - in English Magic of Nuuksio - is family owned company, with strong connection to the nature. Company is specialised in the Finnish traditions and folklore. Wäinölä is situated next to the Nuuksio National Park, less than 40km from the Helsinki airport and the Helsinki city center.
15. Program starts on the campfire of Wäinölä
Herbal drink and traditional Finnish salty pasty by the campfire
Stories and songs about Bear mythologies with authentic looking brown bear
Stories and sing songs from Kalevala, participants can join singing and playing.
Program will be arranged on the campfire or inside log-house of Wäinölä, depending on the weather.
17.00 End of the program
Gift shop will be open: Finnish handcrafts and wild food
17.00 WILD FOOD Light dinner in Wäinölä
Local wild food that even a bear would like: a wild mushroom-pie with wild herbs and green salad, and a dessert made from forest berries and honey.
Magic of the Woods-alking trip
Magic of the Finnish Sauna
Magic Night by the Lake