Enjoy a good time together

Meetings

In Labbnäs complete service meets with quiet and peaceful spaces. When the work of the day is done there’s a lot to do, not just at Labbnäs but on the whole Kimito Island.

In the main building there’s a room with space for 30 persons and a smaller one for up to 15 persons. In the sauna lodge there’s room for 20 persons.

The Internet-connection in the main building is wireless. Video projector available.

Sauna

Is there something more relaxing than a wooden fired, Finnish sauna? We have a newbuilt conference sauna with enough space for 20 persons, with two changing rooms and toilets, an open fireplace and a complete kitchen. You’ll find the terrace and swimming pier just outside the door.

Nearby is a smaller sauna for five people with running water and an open fireplace. This one is also placed right by the beach, just perfect to heat up in the summer evening.

Shed

Although the classic look our wooden shed is newly built . The big space can be used to everything between singalongs, flea markets and all kinds of parties.

With the solid benches and tables the shed can be furnished in a way that fits you and your activity.

The sea and the beautiful maple trees right outside the windows makes it eaven easier to enjoy the time together!

Amos secret shop

In honor of Amos Anderson, who bought Labbnäs and donated it to the local Marthas we have named the new shop “Amos secret shop”. The shop is open for groups of 15 persons or more who eats or stays at Labbnäs – please mention that you would like to visit the shop when booking!

Among second-hand products there are cards and the book “Labbnäs, till minne av en mor” for sale in the shop. The shop is built of slag stone from the ironworks in Dalsbruk, and is therefore interesting even if you don’t want to buy anything!

Amos boden

School camps

Labbnäs takes care of school camps all year round. We spoil the kids with good homemade food and fresh bread. The kids can play and relax in a fun environment with everything that nature has to offer.

Remember that there are also a lot of activities and places to visit in Kimito Island!

Winter swimming

When the new sauna was finished in 2000, one of our cooks came up with the idea that winter swimming should be held at Labbnäs. Since then a brave and happy team of winter swimmers gather once a week to enjoy the wooden fired sauna and a refreshing dip in the ice-cold water. Everybody who is interested are welcomed to join!

The ice hole is held open through the winter and is also available for groups that have hired the sauna.

Traditions

Sing-alongs

Sing-along in the shed

Singalongs are an old tradition at Labbnäs. The first time it was held was back in 1973 when more than 150 Marthas came to sing. The singalongs came to an end but was brought back in 2007 with the famous Calle Petterson as the song leader.

In the summer of 2009 Calle had Thomas Lundin helping. The singalong was originally held outdoors, but was moved inside in case of bad weather. The latest years the singalong has been held in the newbuilt wooden shed. In 2009 more than 150 guests came to listen to good music and enjoy coffeé with buns.

Flea markets

Flea market

The flea markets held yearly in Labbnäs is a tradition that started in 1990 when the kitchen was renovated. With the kitchen renovated, there was a lot of stuff left unneeded. One of the cooks came up with the brilliant idea to arrange a flea market. Since then Labbnäs has thankfully received all sorts of things to sell.

It’s also tradition eating the well-known salmon soup made by the Marthas that also hold a lottery. The money is used to help keeping Labbnäs going.

Kimito Island

Life and culture on Kimito Island has been characterized by its industry, archipelago and nature. The island has played an important role for Finland both in the time of war and peace. The Kimito Island has many places to visit, waters to sail, and last but not least; many stories to tell.

Dalsbruk

Already in the 17th century the first blast furnance was built in Dalsbruk and the metal industry remains to this day, altough more modern. The historically interested visitor has a whole lot to see; the industry-workers houses, Europes biggest collection of charcoal ovens and the blast furnance. Most of the buildings are built of slag stone, a by-product of the metal industry. In Dalsbruk there’s a big harbour for visitors which makes it easier to continue the trip further into the archipelago.

When the summer is at its best one can listen to the tones of the popular Baltic Jazz festival. Once you’ve seen Dalsbruk in the summer it can be hard to stay away!

Bengtskär

Bengtskär is the tallest lighthouse in the Nordic countries and was built in 1906-1907. The lighthouse stands 50 metres tall and it takes 300 steps to get to the lens house. The lighthouse played an important part in the Finnish Continuation War when Finnish and Russian soldiers fought at sea.

Trips to Bengtskär are popular and it’s recommended also for ones that aren’t very interested in lighthouses!

Örö

Örö is a part of the Archipelago National Park and is owned by the Finnish state. The nature in Örö is very special due to the fact that Örö has been closed for the general public, leaving the nature preserved. Örö’s has a very rough, war filled history. There is traces from the early 20th century when Finland was occupied by Russia, the Finnish Civil War, Winter War and Continuation War. Artillery batteries, the road network and constructions are still in place. In peacetime, Örö has served as a place for education and surveillance until 2005. The Finnish Defence Forces does no longer occupy Örö, which is now open for the general public since January 2015.

Rosala & Hitis

You can get to Hitis (besides by boat) with the ferry Aura which departs from Kasnäs. In Hitis rests from the Vikings have been found, and they also have one of the oldest wooden churches in Finland. In the Viking-centre you can get familiar with the exciting histories and objects from long ago, and stay overnight like a Viking would have done!

Högsåra

Högsåra is located west of Kasnäs and one can get there easily by the cable ferry from Kasnäs. Högsåra is well known for it’s fancy guests, e.g. the Swedish king Gustav IV Adolf and Alexander III of Russia. Alexander III used to visit the fishing lady Serafina, who was living in a simple cabin at the beach. The woman, who delivered fish for the Russian czar later got known as “Caesarfina”. Högsåra had its own pilot station for a long time. You can learn more about the piloting and the archipelago in the museum of Jungfrusund and in Beata’s lodge, which shows the oldest living environment in Dragsfjärd.

At Högsåra there’s three majestic wind power plants that can be seen all the way from Dalsbruk in good weather.

Sagalund

In the museum of Sagalund in Kimito one can get familiar with how the people, rich and poor, worked and lived back in the old days. The exhibitions and the historical roleplays are very funny to watch. The garden is decorated with beautiful plants and with animals in the summer.

The Kimito Islands' Official Travel Guide

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