Iittala Glass Factory

Factory in Iittala

Established in 1881, this factory has huge kilns containing a total of 40 tonnes of molten glass kept at a temperature of 1450°C (2642°F). On weekdays, it's possible to stand on an balcony above the factory floor to watch the master glass-blowers working in front of one of the steel kilns, which glows bright orange at its heart. To enjoy a guided tour (€40 per group) of the factory and Suomen Lasimuseo, book in advance.