Katja Öhrnberg: Elixirs

1.6.2020 –

The visual artist Katja Öhrnberg’s (b. 1970) Elixirs exhibition is on show in Café Söderlångvik throughout summer 2020. Öhrnberg, who lives and works in Fiskars, is adept in the use of multiple materials, working with painting and with sculptures that comment on the environment.

In her art Öhrnberg deals with the presence of thoughts, consciousness and emotions.The Elixirs exhibition shows her interpretations of health and well-being. The installation 200 elixirs – What do you need? consisting of little coloured bottles on the café wall takes our thoughts to physical remedies. But there is a more spiritual aspect underlying these works, which accentuates the importance of states of mind and emotions for wellbeing. Many of Öhrnberg’s works spring from the idea that help can be found in simple moments. Moments divested of pointless activity can be filled with wisdom. 

Main picture: Two hundred elixirs – what do you need?
Installation; food colouring, bottels and water, 2012 / 2020
Photo: Katja Öhrnberg

Öhrnberg uses the paintings’ abstract, stratified colour surfaces to depict, for instance, the relationship between movement and the moment. That relationship is made concrete in the long chains of generations that she portrays in I was here. Each generation’s signs and “tags” are products of their own time, while carrying with them meanings from generations now past.

Reasons, 100 x 120 cm acrylic on canvas, 2017. Photo: Stella Ojala

Öhrnberg’s exhibition continues in the Manor House grounds – or more precisely on the eastern side of the main building, at the beginnings of the Ladybird Trail that winds its way through the forest. In the exuberantly coloured Circle Dance sculpture we return to childhood games in which human and nature pranced merrily together. Join the circle and listen to what the trees have to tell you!

Katja Öhrnberg graduated as a visual artist from Art School MAA in 1994. She has also studied at Lahti Art Institute and St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. Öhrnberg’s works have been shown in Finland and the other Nordic countries.

Opening hours 2020

Söderlångvik Manor Opening Hours June 1st – December 31st 2020

Restaurant Cafe Söderlångvik & the manor’s deli and handicraft shop:

1.6-30.8 every day 11.00-17.00, lunch 11.00-15.00, Sat & Sun lunch 12.00-16.00

Closed on Midsummer weekend Fri-Sat 19-21.6

31.8-30.9.2020 weekdays 11.00-15.00 & lunch 11.00-14.00, Sat & Sun 12.00-16.00, lunch 12.00-15.00

1.10-22.12.2020 weekdays 11.00-15.00 & lunch 11.00-14.00, Sat & Sun closed

We are also open by agreement for groups. Please contact cafe@soderlangvik.fi for reservations and questions about the restaurant.

We care about the safety of our customers and have placed hand sanitizers in several places in the restaurant. We have cut down the number of seats to ensure social distancing while enjoying your meal.


The Manor main building is closed due to renovation, and will be open for visitors again in May 2021.

The exhibitions in Gallery Alma & the Carriage Museum are open when the restaurant is open. Free entrance to the exhibitions.

Accommodation facilities available for bookings are the cozy Grindstugan and the luxurious Villa Sundsvedja. Read more about the accommodation.

Please contact us at sales@soderlangvik.fi if you are interested in an offer for a conference visit, accommodation, a guided day trip or all of the above. We can also help you organize a lovely event such as a birthday celebration or a wedding!

Despite the main buidning being closed, there is a lot to see when you vitis the manor. The park anf the nature trails are always open for visitors, everything from the little Ladybird trail to the vast forest area of Purunpää. There is also a lean-to by one of the trails, which rewards you with a breathtaking view. Read more about the nature trails here.

The guest pier is always open for boating guests. Depth is 1,5-2 meters.

Warmly welcome to Söderlångvik Manor!

We have a winner!

8 minutes before the appointed time we received the final entry – 101 people participated in the competition and sent absolutely wonderful stories about their relationship with Söderlångvik. Thank you so much to everyone who participated!

The winner of the gift basket is Kerstin Lindholm! In her contribution, Kerstin told us that she is related to Amos Anderson and even has an heirloom in the form of curtains from far back in her ownership.

Many congratulations to Kerstin!

Tell us about your experience, win a gift basket!

Light up the gloomy November darkness with a memory from Söderlångvik, and win a gift basket with delights! Tell us about your experience at the museum, restaurant, or manor in general, or why not send us a photo! It may be something you were involved in this summer or 50 years ago, alone or in company, any which way we’d love to hear about it!

Or if you’ve never visited us, tell us what you are most looking forward to experiencing if you do!

You can find the competition on Facebook and add your comment there, or send your message privately via Messenger. E-mail museum@soderlangvik.fi works as well!

Everyone who comments is included in the draw of a gift basket with the manor’s products (value 38 €) perfectly timed for Christmas: the draw will take place on Monday, December 16, 2019. The winner will be notified personally, and the winnings can be collected from Café Söderlångvik.

If you are participating with a photo or video and do not want the material used in our marketing, just let us know.

Good luck!

Hans G. Hästbacka: Slow photo – Camera Obscura

8.11. – 22.12.2019 Söderlångvik Manor Café

In his projects with Camera obscura, Hans G. Hästbacka practices experimental photography. He studies the changeability of nature and the landscape with the help of the mode of expression’s need for time. Hästbacka strives for the primitive and simple by constructing pinhole cameras of everyday materials and objects. With these cameras he captures the light and movement in different environments.

The exhibition is open at the Manor’s restaurant until December 22nd 2019. The artworks are for sale.


For mor information:

Hans G. Hästbacka | +358 (0)400 381 513 | hansghastbacka@hotmail.com

Black Kaffinobox XIX

Photographs 30 x N.N.

8.11 – 22.12.2019 Söderlångvik Manor’s café

The exhibition Black Kaffinobox XIX consists of photographs taken by visitors during an interactive pinhole camera event which was held at the Söderlångvik Museum in Dragsfjärd on July 6th – 7th 2019. The photographs were made with pinhole cameras made from Chicory packaging, ie Kaffino boxes. The original negatives were scanned, inverted, made as prints on backlit film and assembled into light equipped Kaffino boxes. The exhibition Black Kaffinobox XIXconsists of 30 photographs. It’s a collective exhibition about the Söderlångvik Museum and its surroundings viewed from multiple perspectives.

Thank you to everyone who attended the summer event, without your efforts the exhibition would not be possible!

For further information:

Hans G. Hästbacka | +358 (0)400 381 513 | hansghastbacka@hotmail.com

Apple Day 26.9.2020

Enjoy the exciting APPLE DAY on Söderlångvik Manor with your family, celebrating the apple and the harvest time! Traditionally, the Apple Day is the last Saturday of September, this year it is 26.9.2020 from 10 am to 4 pm.

There is no entrance fee, and participation in all activities is free of charge as well!

Among this year’s versatile program there are news such as a presentation of the beautifully restored park and how to measure the condition of park trees. The new rescue boat Mona will visit us från Dalsbruk, and last but not least a solo piano session by the internationally known jazz musician Antti Sarpila!

The Manor’s main building is closed this year due to renovations. It will be opened to the public again in May 2021.

Apple Day program

  • 10.00 Apple Day opening
  • Apple sales with specials
  • Pomologist Leif Blomqvist answers questions, helps you determine the variety of your apples and sells books as well as fruit and berry plants.
  • 10.00-16.00 Café Söderlångvik open
  • 10.00-15.00 Market with local delicacies and crafts as well as other exhibitors
  • 11.00-15.00 Lunch in Café Söderlångvik, apple day buffet
  • Guided tours of the renewed park with planner Victoria Hagman from VIVA Garden, 11.30 in Swedish and 13.00 in Finnish
  • 11.00-13.00 COLORS & FEELINGS -workshop in Amos garage, Barnkulturcentret / Sagalund in collaboration with Amos Rex
  • 12.00-14.00 Horse riding for children
  • 11.00-13.00 Presentation of the village history book Vårt Hitis, Carriage museum
  • 12.00-13.00 Baltic Jazz presents: Antti Sarpila – Solo Stride Piano “Stealin’ Apples”
  • 13.00-14.00 Live music by Kake & co
  • 14.00-15.00 Arne Alligator performs
  • Condition inspection of park trees
  • Kimitoöns Sjöräddare (Kimitoön’s lifeguards) show the new sea rescue boat Mona

Warmly welcome!

Apple Day Event on Facebook

We take measures to promote the health and safety of visitors, so this year we are further away from each other than in the picture from a previous event. Please stay home if you feel ill. When visiting Apple Day, remember the safety distances! Opportunities for hand disinfection are available in several places in the area.