Sipoo Travel Guide

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Sipoo Things to Do

  • Roam and Ramble in wonderful Sipoonkorpi

    Fancy a break from the bricks and mortar of modern cities? Now there is a new and fun way to connect with nature.Sipoonkorpi Nature Reserve is a backwood close to the Helsinki metropolis area. The reserve is actually spread over three cities: Helsinki, Vantaa and Sipoo, of which most is situated in Sipoo. Sipoonkorpi National Park was established...

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  • St. Sigfried's ~ Dedicated to Seamen ~...

    Other than the beautiful exterior of St. Sigfried's (Old Church) of Sipoo, the model of a masted sailing ship hanging from the ceiling of the nave of the church really caught my eye. Since I was not able to purchase a pamphlet on the church to discover its history, I asked VT'er "JohntheFinn" who told me that the ship model probably indicated that...

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  • Dessert on the Terrace

    Instead of being served our dessert in the Manor's upstairs dining room, we were lead downstairs through the parlor and into the family dining room where Anita's mother herself served us a delicious slice of cake topped with wild berries found on the farm. We then took our desserts to the large covered terrace where we were served coffee and tea,...

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  • Pyhan Sigfridin Kirkko ~ Part I

    Following our visit and lunch at Savijarvi Kartano, we stopped briefly at Pyhan Sigfridin Kirkko or St. Sigfried's Church which is also known as the "Old Church" of Sipoo. Constructed in about 1450, it is a remarkably beautiful church on the exterior. My accompanying picture doesn't show it (because our tour bus was blocking the view), but there is...

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  • Lunch at the Manor House

    After having a short talk from Anita about the farm and seeing some of their horses there, we adjourned to the manor house to have a traditional Finnish lunch. As you can see from the accompanying picture, we were seated in a very large room that was reached by an ascending a spiral staircase. The room exemplified Scandinavia to me---the wooden...

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  • Residents of the Farm

    Savijarvi is more than a traditional farm. It is a farm largely dedicated to the activities surrounding horses such riding, of course, but also breeding and carriage driving competitions. I love horses and have ridden horses for many years and also briefly showed hunter-class horses when I was much, much younger.The story once again: Anita...

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  • Savijaren Kartano Over 100 Years Old!

    At the end of a long lane of willow trees, the present Savijarvi is a huge manor house built about 1890, and the working farm is about 1,000 acres of mostly forested acreage. Mainly devoted to the raising of horses, a riding school and carriage driving, the farm also engages in organic produce farming and logging, and the large, extended family...

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  • Medieval stone church

    Built around 1450, this stone church is rather big and one of the finest remaining in Finland. It's also known as St. Siegfrid's Church (and I have no idea who Sigfrid was). Anyway, I thought I'd go and see the church when I was in the neighbourhood. The air inside was cool on the hot summer day I visited and the church suprised me with its stone...

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  • The other church

    This is the new church of Sipoo and it will probably always be just "the other one" you can't miss when you have come to see the old church of Sipoo. However, it's got nice warm red brick feel, a lot of details and it's in good shape after a recent renovation. It sort of rules the scenery from it's small hill. Too bad I didn't get to see the...

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Sipoo Transportation

  • Drive to

    There are buses that will take you for example from Helsinki, but the best is those small towns if to have your own car and just drive the nice countryside.

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  • Traktor

    This is a rural area where many people still living from farming, maybe its time to get a new traktor...

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  • Old car

    As you can see here, as soon as you get out of Helsinki they are a bit behind the time here, this old car going very well with the old church.

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Sipoo Sports & Outdoors

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    by Zirpsis Updated Jul 17, 2006

    A popular golf center with two separate 18-hole courses, several practising areas, a club restaurant and Pro shop. Located about half hour's drive from Helsinki close to the Lahti motorway. The area is about 200 ha and offers a nice setting for golf courses with hills, woods and water features. Nice looking club building. Their web pages are in Finnish only.

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