THE STORY OF HELSINKI
My purpose during this tour is to share my passion for Helsinki, the capital of the happiest country in the world!
Apart from sharing many fascinating stories about Helsinki's history, present, and future, I will be happy to answer your questions about the way of Finnish life and cultural habits. I was born and raised in Finland, and I want you to get a real feeling of Helsinki, not just the touristic one.
You'll get to understand the unique Helsinki state of mind and a clear idea of our quite peculiar culture. After the tour, you'll also know the answer to the following questions: Why is sauna so important for Finns? What is the "Unicorn Block" of Helsinki? When do Finns gather at Market Square to swim in the fountain? Why is there a statue of a Russian Czar in the most famous square of Helsinki? Is Finnish really that difficult to learn? How much is the biggest speeding ticket ever given in Finland? What did Napoleon have to do with Finland? Are we Finns really the happiest people in the world?
The groups are small, a maximum of 8 people, so you'll have a chance to ask all of your questions. In the end, you'll receive a recommendation list of restaurants and things to do in Helsinki that includes all my personal favorites.
Join this Helsinki Walking Tour and discover how unique Helsinki really is!
Small groups ensure a high-quality tour, and you'll get to interact with me and your fellow travelers
Explore Helsinki with a local and learn about the history, culture, and curiosities.
Get insider tips and recommendations for the rest of your trip.
A fun, dynamic and sustainable way to discover Helsinki.
Why should you join to Helsinki Walking Tour?
Itinerary Helsinki Walking Tour
Helsinki Cathedral, Senate Square, Helsinki University, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, President's Palace, Market Square, Havis Amanda Fountain, Esplanade Park, Aleksanterinkatu Street, Central Railway Station, Railway Square, Oodi Central Library, Parliament, Nation's Square.
Itinerary and order might change according to weather or events in the city.
Duration: 2,5 hrs
Start: 10 AM
Meeting point: the Senate Square, Alexander the II's statue
Group size: max 8