Groups are warmly welcome to visit the Monastery by reservation. Groups with 13 members and under can be offered accommodations on the condition that there is no other activity at the Monastery at that time.
It is possible to organize different events for different kinds of groups in the Monastery, in cooperation with the Monastic Community. The Monastery can also be rented exclusively for briefer periods to a given group, for example a retreat, a camp or a course. The Monastic Community will help with the organization. It is possible for the organizer to receive assistance with food services and other arrangements from the local village and the Monastic Community.
The Monastery’s guests pay 60€ per day for room and board. A”self-motivated” guest with his or her own bedding will be charged at a reduced rate of 30€ per day. The price includes accommodation in a single room and meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee, dinner). The reduced rate is applied when the guest participates in Monastery chores.
Valamo Monastery, run by monks of the Finnish Orthodox Church is situated in the Heinävesi district, near Lake Juojärvi in East Finland. The monastery was established by monks fleeing the Monastery of Valamo (Valaam) on Lake Ladoga in Russia, after Russia attacked Finland prior to World War II. The new Valamo Monastery has a thriving tourist industry and accommodation is available in the monastery hotel or in a separate guesthouse. It is possible to visit the Russian monastery on a day trip from here. Dress code for men and women visiting the monastery: knees and shoulders must be covered at all times.
Photo: Valamo Monastery, Jiang Ping – Finnish Tourist Board
The 800 year old riverside city of Turku (Swedish: Åbo), situated on the southwest coast of Finland is home to a hospitable community of Catholic Bridgettine sisters who run a popular guest house for tourists. The convent guest house is open all year and can accommodate up to 50 guests. People of all age, faith and nationality are welcome to stay here. Accommodation is simple and spotlessly clean and a Finnish continental breakfast is available.
The convent is located in the heart of Turku, just metres from the main square and the railway station. The airport is 8 kilometres away.
Ursininkatu 15 a,
FIN-20100 TURKU, Finland
Tel: +358-(0)2-250 1910 or 231 8037 or 278 1991
Fax: +358-(0)2-250 3078
© Bridgettine Convent, Turku.