Classic Green Cap Free Tour

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Green Cap
Quality Verified Registered on April 27, 2018

We are focused to produce the best Helsinki City Tours, including Free Walking Tours. Our local tour guides are knowledgeable, experienced and informative, assuring that experiencing one of our Helsinki city tours will leave you with an understanding of Finland’s rich heritage, history, culture and geography.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

This is a quick, informal, and fun way to learn all the fundamental things about Helsinki, the Capital of Finland. This is the longest running Free Tour in Helsinki and we have been perfecting this every year.


  • Senate Square 
  • Tales from the Swedish and Russian past 
  • Story of how Finland broke free of Russian rule. 
  • Is Finland really the world's happiest country? 
  • Market Square 
  • What and how do Finns really eat? 
  • Presidents castle 
  • Helsinki University. 
  • It's free to study there, how is possible? 
  • Locals hints on where to shop, eat and drink. 

You will find your guide with a green cap from the base of the massive Helsinki cathedral staircase. It's that white church from postcards.

In case it is not possible to start from the indicated address due to specific events or celebrations, the alternative starting point will be outside the main entrance of The National Library of Finland, Unioninkatu 36, Helsinki.

This tour is a quick and easy introduction to Helsinki’s history and to the Finnish lifestyle.  In case of severe weather conditions the tour will be shortened to a duration of 1,5 hours. 

Groups of more than 10 people will contact the company to be able to better accommodate them and offer a customized product.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Hallituskatu 7 00170 Helsinki Finland
    Hallituskatu 7 00170 Helsinki Finland
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    In front of the Helsinki Cathedral, the great white church. You will find your guide with a green cap at the base of the staircase.

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    Outside visit
    Senate Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Helsinki Cathedral
  • 3
    Outside visit
    University of Helsinki
  • 4
    Outside visit
    House of the Estates
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Uspenskin katedraali
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Allas Sea Pool
  • 7
    Outside visit
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Market Square
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Havis Amanda
  • 10
    Outside visit

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Bess 01 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
We were very happy with this tour guide.
Corinne 30 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Our guide was delightful and well informed. She spoke through a microphone, which made it easier for everyone to hear her, especially when there were other groups around. She made sure that the group stayed together and didn’t start her talks without everyone having arrived at each point of the tour. We were very impressed with her presentation and would highly recommend this tour.
Marion 24 Sep 2023
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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Excellent tour
Julian 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Die Tour war super interessant und unterhaltsam. Der Guide konnte jede Frage beantwortet und gab tolle Tips für danach. Wir empfehlen die Tour auf jeden Fall weiter!
Bethany 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Great tour with lots of see. Our guide had great background knowledge and answered any questions asked. Good variety in the information and great background to Finnish history throughout. Really interesting. Would recommend!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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