Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020 | Lähialuematkat

Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020

Welcome to our exhibition stand 6K68 at the Travel Trade Fair held in Helsinki. The Trade Fair will be open for the tourism experts on 16.01. and for the public on Friday 17.01. 10-19, on Saturday 18.01. 10-18 and on Sunday 19.01. 10-18 o’clock.

Come to meet our specialists and to get the best tips concerning travelling to Russia and applying for a visa to anywhere in the world. At the same time, you will take advantage of our Trade Fair offer and participate in a great prize lottery!

Fair offers

Travel offers (tours are guided in Finnish)

Discount 30 € per person on the Winter trip for children to Saint-Petersburg 16-20.02. The discount applies to the travel packages which are booked at the latest 26.01. Check out the trip!

Discount 40 € per person on the Train trip to the Black sea coastal city of Sochi, departure 5-12.04.20 The discount applies to the travel packages which are booked at the latest 29.02.20 Check out the trip!

Discount 50 € per person on the Trip with Jussi Konttinen to Yakutia 20-27.03. The discount applies to the travel packages which are booked at the latest 31.01. Check out the trip!

Russian visa offers

The offer is valid until March 15, 2020 and it will apply for the following tourist and cultural relations visas:

  • Single entry visa 80 eur (89 eur), 7 - 9 businessa days
  • Double-entry visa 109 eur (121 eur), 7 - 9  business days
  • Multi-entry visa 1 year  139 eur (179 eur),  35 – 48 business days
  • Multi-entry visa 1 years 159 eur (229 eur), 10 – 14 business days
  • Multi-entry visa 2 years 259 eur (339 eur),  9 – 14 business days
  • Multi-entry visa 3 years 349 eur (399 eur),  9 – 14 business days

The visa application must be made by March 15, 2020 and the visa must come into effect by June 1, 2020 at the latest.

The price includes an invitation arranged by the SoloVisa service. To obtain a visa at the fair price, select the type of Russian visa you need on solovisa.fi, and enter the required discount code matka2020 on the order form. If you use the fair offer at our office, mention the discount code to the visa service specialist.

Special terms: The Fair offer visa will be paid while placing an order in Solovisa (Paytrail) or at the office. If you cancel your order before the visa documents arrive at our office, we will charge you an office fee of 15 euro from the amount already paid and refund the difference.

Participate in the Trade Fair ticket lottery

We raffle off five (5) free Travel Trade Fair tickets, which allow a single visit on the customer days 17.01.-19.01. Participate in the lottery at the latest 15.01. until 23.30 o’clock. electronically here (in Finnish)

Trade Fair lottery

Our popular lottery is being run during the Trade Fair and the happy winners will be awarded right after the Trade Fair on 20.01. Participate in the lottery at our exhibition stand 6K68. We shall personally notify the winners. Good luck on the great prize lottery!

  1. prize - Russian Tours’ 250 € gift certificate
  2. prize - one-year visa to Russia (value 229 €)
  3. prize - book prize: signed by Jussi Konttinen books "Siberia". A Finnish family´s wonderfull year in the ever frost country. Jussi Konttinen. 
  4. prize - book prize: “You won’t believe anyway…” Ville Haapasalo’s early years in Russia. Kauko Röyhkä, Juha Metso.
  5. prize - book prize: “The treasures of Georgian cuisine”. Vlada Kharatashvili, Tarja Rantala.
  6. prize - book prize: “Those crazy Russians - Snapshots of Russia”. Anna-Leena Lauren.
  7. prize - book prize: “Russian customs”. Suomi-Venäjä-Seura (Russia-Finland community).   
    (Books are in Finnish)

Takes place on the Norwegian stage 17.01. and 19.01.

an expert in Russia, journalist-writer Jussi Konttinen is visiting Russian Tours on Friday 17.01. 14.30-14.50. About Jussi’s experiences from a year spent with his family in Siberia interviews Russian Tours’ specialist Maarit Haavisto-Koskinen. Come to get to know what Jussi has learnt in Siberia! Read more (in Finnish)

Solovisa-service’s specialist Armi Sood will tell what e-visa, that came into effect in autumn 2019, has brought with it. Armi will be interviewed on the Norwegian stage by Russian Tour’s specialist Maarit Haavisto-Koskinen on Sunday 19.01. 15.30-15.50 Read more (in Finnish)

Takes place on the Along the country- platform 19.01.

Which are the prospects of tourism? Which are the future tourism innovations? What sustainable choices an individual consumer can make during his trip? Russian Tour’s specialist Maarit Haavisto-Koskinen’ll be discussing on the topic on The future of tourism- panel on Sunday 19.01. at 13.30-14.20 p.m. A writer Maija Peltola will work as a discussion holder. Read more

Expert guests of our exhibition stand 6K68

We have invited to our exhibition stand a lot of interesting expert guests, which are worth seeing and listening to:

Friday 17.01.

10-13 Art influencer, tour leader Heikki Lahelma will tell about spring and autumn art-trips to Saint-Petersburg and Moscow 

11-12 Armi Sood from Russian Tours will tell about e-visas to Saudi Arabia and India

14-15 Tour leader Jaana Niinikorpi will tell about guided by her train trips to Sochi as well as about Ladoga Lake-Valaam- , Ladoga Lake-Onego Lake-  and Upper-Volga cruises

15-17 Journalist-writer Jussi Konttinen will tell about his trip to Yakutia 20.03-27.03.20

16-17¨Armi Sood from Russian Tours will tell about visas needed for business and about electronic Solovisa-service

17-19 Vlada Niemi, our tour leader and an expert in Georgian cuisine

Saturday 18.01.

10-12 Anna-Maria Liukko will tell about Belorussian capital Minsk as a travel destination  

11-12 Armi Sood from Russian Tours will tell about e-visas to Saudi Arabia and India

14-16 Art influencer, tour leader Heikki Lahelma will tell about spring and autumn art-trips to Saint-Petersburg and Moscow

16-17 Tour leader Jaana Niinikorpi will tell about guidede by her train trips to Sochi as well as about Ladoga Lake - Valaam, Ladoga Lake-Onego Lake and Upper-Volga cruises.  

Sunday 19.01.

10-12 Leena Rintala from the Karelian Youth Association will present and sell A Trip to Karelia- board games

11-13 Art influencer, tour leader Heikki Lahelma will tell about spring and autumn art-trips to Saint-Petersburg and Moscow

13-15 Anna-Maria Liukko will tell about Belorussian capital Minsk as a travel destination

14-15 Tour leader Jaana Niinikorpi will tell about guided by her train trips to Sochi as well as about Ladoga Lake-Valaam- , Ladoga Lake-Onego Lake-  and Upper-Volga cruises

See you at the Matka Fair!