Free Walking Tour of Helsinki - Green Caps from Senate Square

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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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

This is a quick, informal, and fun way to learn all the fundamental things about Helsinki, the Capital of Finland. 


  • 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. 

The tour starts from the Senate Square. You will find your guide with a green cap from the base of the massive white cathedral stairs. When you get to the square it is impossible to miss.
In case it is not possible to start from the previously indicated address due to specific events and celebrations, the starting point will be the main entrace to the White Cathedral (Unioninkatu 29, Helsinki).

This tour is a quick and easy introduction to Helsinki’s history and to the Finnish lifestyle. The duration of the tour is 1 hour 15 minutes. 

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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  • Meeting point:
    Hallituskatu 7 00170 Helsinki Finland
    Hallituskatu 7 00170 Helsinki Finland
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    On Senate Square, the base of the huge staircase leading to white church. Your guide has a green cap.

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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Kira 22 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Thanks a lot, everything was excellent 👍👍👍
Jordan 16 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Lucy was great! She has wonderful info about the history of the city as well as fun facts and recs for things to do and see while in the city!
Adrian 15 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
It really made me happy learn about the different buildings/sights and their historical background, meaning and today's use/importance of them. The guide was very nice and always tried to answer any questions, even the ones that didn't necessarily target the main sights of the tour. I enjoyed the tour!
Antonio 14 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Hicimos el tour con Álvaro y superó nuestras expectativas. Álvaro no sólo nos enseñó los principales lugares visitados en el centro, si no que aprovechó para adentrarnos en la cultura finlandesa, su historia y sus curiosidades, resultando de lo más interesante. Altamente recomendable
Ann 14 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
The Helsinki Walk with Alvaro was one of the best walking tours EVER… and there have been many. Alvaro was prepared, knowledgeable, engaging and the route was excellent. Thank you
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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