Guided tours

Lusto offers guided tours of exhibitions, the Natural Resources Institute Finland’s (Luke) research forest and Arboretum and the esker area. Guided tours of special exhibitions that are included in the ticket price are arranged every day during the summer season.

The usual ticket price is charged in addition to a supplementary fee for the guided tour. Group ticket prices per person.

Group tickets (minimum 10 people)
Price per person
AdultsEUR 9
Seniors and studentsEUR 7
Children (4–15 years)EUR 4
Group tickets (less than 10 people)
Price per person
AdultsEUR 11
Seniors and studentsEUR 8
Children (4–15 years)EUR 5

Exhibitions

Our guided exhibition tours help you to immerse yourself in Lusto’s exhibitions and the fascinating world of forest stories. The tours last either 60 or 90 minutes. Guided tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Group size: max. 25 persons per guide, larger groups are divided into smaller groups.

Guided tours are available in the following languages:

Summer season:

Finnish, English, Swedish, Russian and German.

Winter season:

Finnish, English and Russian.

Bookings and enquiries:
Lusto customer service team +358 15 345 100 or lusto@lusto.fi

Prices of guided exhibition tours
60 minutesEUR 60
90 minutes EUR 80

Guided tours of the nature sites

Lusto offers guided tours of the nature sites in the area: the Natural Resources Institute Finland’s research forest and Arboretum and the esker area. The guided tours last 60 minutes by coach and on foot or 90 minutes if only on foot.

Languages available: Finnish and English.

Guided tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Bookings and enquiries:
Lusto customer service team +358 15 345 100 or lusto@lusto.fi

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Tour of the esker

  • 60 minutes
  • EUR 60

Visitors are introduced to Punkaharju’s cultural history, from its Stone Age settlement to a borderland between Sweden and Russia, and from the slash-and-burn landscape on the esker under Alexander I’s rule to the most famous national landscape in Finland. The group learns about the cultural and natural history of the area and can admire the stunningly beautiful views over lakes Puruvesi and Pihlajavesi.

Duration of the guided tour by coach is 60 minutes; the guide joins the group at Lusto.

Guided tour of the Arboretum

  • 60 minutes
  • EUR 60

In addition to native tree species and various hybrid species, the Natural Resources Institute Finland’s Arboretum also has alien species that thrive in Finland. A total of 54 species of coniferous trees and 48 species of deciduous trees grow in the small area. Visitors will also see the tallest tree in Finland during the tour.

Duration of the guided tour by coach, including some walking, is one hour, and the guide joins the group at Lusto. The entire tour can also be done on foot, in which case it lasts two hours. Max. 25 people/guide.