Iittala Glass Center


Iittala Glass MuseumOnly 1-1/2 hours outside of Helsinki is The iittala Glass Center, the center of iittala glass designs. Here you will find the timeless Aalto Vase being produced along with other signature glass iittala pieces. In addition to the glass factory, the iittala Glass Center offers much more for visitors. It’s a great day trip to make from Helsinki.

 

Iittala is situated in Hämeenlinna, on the Helsinki-Tampere road, about 15 min. from Hämeenlinna centre and about 1-1/2 hours going north from Helsinki. You can also get to Iittala by bus and train. Check www.vr.fi for more information.

 

The iittala Factory Outlet is open daily. Here you can find great deals on iittala products as well as the full selection from the iittala line. Hours vary by month, so check before going: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The iittala Glass Museum is a must-see. The history of iittala glass is on display with works of such great artists as Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva on display. You’ll also get to see how these glass pieces were made – wood molds and glass blowing tools line the walls. Open daily, depending on the month, so check hours before going: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Guided tours of the iittala Glass Museum exhibitions and the iittala Glass Factory can be reserved. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

Other things to see at the iittala Glass Center:

  • Lasimäen Ravintola (restaurant)
  • Wola tekstiili- ja lahjaliike (textiles and gifts)
  • Anubis (ceramics)
  • Kultasuklaa (chocolates)
  • Hunaja-Aitta (honey)
  • Iittalan Kirja ja Paperi (books, cards, papers)

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