In the Footsteps of a Merchant: Lunch and Guided Tour

Come and learn about the merchant Gustav Ranin and his magnificent family manor at Hiltulanlahti in Kuopio. The history of the estate dates back to 1792 when the Björback estate was founded by the Swedish Crown as part of a general parcelling out of land. Ranin bought the estate at a compulsory auction in 1869. After learning about the history, you can enjoy a delicious summer lunch in the fine setting of the manor.

Duration: The guided tour takes about 45 min with an additional 15 min for questions/discussion; lunch 1-1½ hours.

Location and starting point: Koivumäki Manor, Koivumäenkuja 18, 70800 Kuopio

Participants should make their own way to the manor. Bus No. 31 from Tullinportinkatu in Kuopio city centre.

Group size: A minimum of 6 people is required for a guided tour; the maximum is 25.

Bookings in advance either by email to or by calling +358-17-3614291 on the previous day (Tue) by 3pm.

Availability: During the summer 2021. Guided tours on the following Wednesdays 2.6., 16.6., 30.6., 14.7., 28.7. ja 11.8. 

Start at 10.30am, lunch from 11.30am. Also by arrangement for groups.

Guide languages: Finnish, English

Price: €34/person incl. VAT. Payment on arrival by cash or card.

What the product comprises: Guided tour of Koivumäki Manor with historical background on Gustav Ranin and summer lunch at the manor with appetiser buffet, your choice of hot dish (meat/fish/vegetarian), non-alcoholic drinks, dessert and coffee/tea.

For an extra charge: Alcoholic drinks.

Where you can book: Table Online, Koivumäen Kartano Oy, tel. +358-17-3614291, or