About Us

Finnport, fine Finnish Gifts was established in 1975 and is located in the Finnish district of Thunder Bay, Ontario just down the street from the legendary Hoito Restaurant.

Diana Milton and Mona Pitkanen, purchased the business in 1997 from the founder of the store, Tarmo Pihlaja.

Mona was born in Helsinki and still has many family ties in Finland.  Finnish is spoken both at home and at Finnport on a daily basis.  Diana, a third generation Finn, is also proud of her Finnish heritage.

We love the fact that we don't have to sell our products.... they sell themselves with their timeless beauty and design.  We carry many more Scandinavian and Finnish products in our store that might not be shown on our website, so please contact us with any special request, we may be able to help.  For now, browse our incredible catalogue of products, and buy online. Check back regularly as we are always adding new products to our inventory.


Finnport's Store Hours

Mon. to Fri.

10:00am - 5:30pm EST


10:00am - 4:00pm EST




Contact Finnport

If you have any inquiries or comments, please drop by our location or contact us online. We look forward to continuing our history of providing Thunder Bay with the finest quality Scandinavian giftware.