Amidst the world-renowned Finnish archipelago, within the embrace of the pristine Barösund area of Inkoo, stands The Barö – an ecologically constructed upscale archipelago hotel. Steeped in history, from viking tales of Bergva to the internationally sought-after destination of the 19th century that attracted emperors and celebrated artists alike, this gem effortlessly bridges the past with modern luxury. The proximity to Helsinki’s airport and centre, being less than an hour away, further heightens the allure for travellers.
Beyond the lavish rooms, The Barö offers a culinary journey at its restaurant, The Berg. Centred around classic Nordic cuisine with a contemporary twist, the menu celebrates local produce and the finest offerings from Nordic partners. A highlight includes their seasonal tasting menu, where dishes range from the rich flavours of stewed pike from Ingå to the indulgence of hazelnut, chocolate and blackcurrants. Complementing this feast is a curated selection of drinks with champagne, making a significant mark on this flavour expedition. Guests can also unwind in the lounge or terrace, immersing themselves in the sublime natural views, good company and exceptional food and drink.
Uusimaa, the southernmost region of Finland, encompasses a diverse landscape of bustling cities, charming coastal towns and verdant countryside. Home to the nation’s capital, Helsinki, Uusimaa offers a dynamic fusion of historic landmarks such as the iconic Suomenlinna Sea Fortress and contemporary architectural marvels like the Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Beyond the capital, visitors can explore the idyllic charms of Porvoo, Finland’s second-oldest town, with its cobblestone streets and iconic red warehouses. The region’s archipelago, consisting of over 1,000 islands, provides a unique opportunity for island hopping, sailing and outdoor activities.