Hanasaari - a piece of Sweden in Finland

Hanasaari is an enchanting place in the midst of the archipelago, close to the Helsinki city centre. The Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre promotes and develops interaction between Finland and Sweden, as well as co-operation in all areas of society.

Our offering covers event organisation, courses, seminars and projects, and we investigate development needs and put forth initiatives for the enhancement of collaboration between these two countries. You are welcome to take part in our activities and to submit co-operation initiatives!

Hanasaari is a well-known, reliable meeting place with a top-quality in-house restaurant, and a maritime hotel – all under the same roof. This is a place where culture meets trade and industry. Apart from experiences our activities also produce concrete results.

Hanasaari’s home is a modern well-maintained building, amply decorated with modern Finnish and Swedish art. The Hanasaari cultural centre was inaugurated on 1 June 1975 by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and President Urho Kekkonen of Finland. The building was designed by architect Veikko Malmio, and its original interior decorations by Professor Yrjö Sotamaa.

Hanasaari is an independent operator administered by the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation.


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