Iittala Glass Factory

In 2021, the glass factory celebrates its 140-year history. Start the celebration with us here and read more!

Take a virtual tour in the museum and at the glass factory!

Take a virtual tour in Japanese!

The story of Iittala began in 1881 when a glass factory was founded in the village of Iittala. That is where the world-famous design history of Iittala begins. The factory is still operating, and it is where the best known Finnish glass design artefact, Alvar Aalto’s Aalto or Savoy vase, is made.

At the Iittala Glass Factory you can follow the production of all kinds of glass artefacts, as talented glassblowers create Aalto vases as well as Oiva Toikka birds from molten glass. The factory is nowadays part of the Fiskars Corporation.


Book a guided tour

Visiting the factory

The factory is currently closed to visitors. We will monitor the situation and announce when the factory can be safely visited again.

Guided tours

Please contact Design Museum Iittala +358 20 439 6230, iittala.museum@iittala.com

For Groups: Blow your own vase! (currently unavailable)

A new unforgettable activity for groups at the Iittala Glass Factory. Every participant will blow a vase with the help of our skillful glass professionals. The glass blowing experience is perfect for meeting or work community bonding day activities and is adaptable for groups from 10 to 25 persons.

The activity costs  50€/person, including a guided tour in Design Museum Iittala. You can pick up your own vase on the following day or it can be sent with postal costs added. The duration of the activity depending on the number of participants is 1 – 2,5 hours. Additional info and reservations: Design Museum Iittala, iittala.museum@iittala.com, tel. +358 20 439 6230