Helsinki is among the most livable cities in the world! If you ask me why my answer would be that is because of the presence of nature. Anywhere you go in the city, either a forest, the sea, or a park is always within walking distance. 

On this Helsinki Walking tour, we'll go and explore how nature meets urban city life in Eastern Helsinki. We'll start from Kalasatama neighborhood, which is among the fastest-growing areas of Helsinki and home to Finland's first skyscrapers. Kalasatama translates as "Fish Port", and is today referred to as a smart city, due to many innovative projects such as robot buses. 

From Kalasatama we'll walk towards Mustikkamaa, a small island where we'll find beaches, forests, running trails, and many locals enjoying their leisure time. We'll have a walk around the island and observe nature, maybe you'll even have a swim in the Baltic Sea. From Mustikkamaa we have great views of the city of Helsinki, and we'll also get to witness how the city is expanding towards the east. 

After a 2 km walk around Mustikkamaa, we'll leave nature behind us and head back to the urban city. We'll make our way to Teurastamo District, an old abattoir that today is home to restaurants, cafés, and a picnic area. We'll have a Helsinki-style barbecue at one of the open-air public barbecues and enjoy the local atmosphere. You'll get to try some Finnish food, and see parts of the city overlooked by travelers.

Itinerary Smart City & Urban Nature Walking Tour

Kalasatama Smart City, Isoisänsilta Bridge, Mustikkamaa Island, Mustikkamaa Beach, Suvilahti DIY, Teurastamo District & Barbecue area
Itinerary and order might change according to weather or events in the city.

  • Small groups ensure a high-quality tour, and you'll get to interact with me and your fellow travelers.

  • See a part of Helsinki most travelers won't see. 

  • Get to enjoy the peaceful nature, and try some local food by the barbecue.

  • Fun, personal, and 100% local way to experience Helsinki.

  • Lead by a certified Helsinki tour guide.

Why should you join the Smart City & Urban Nature Walking Tour?

  • Duration: 3,5 hrs

  • Price: 60€/person

  • Start: check the calendar

  • Meeting point: Central Railway Station (main entrance)

  • Group size: max 8 


  • Guiding

  • Metro ticket

  • Snacks & a drink

Price includes