Helsinki's Best FREE Walking Tour. 11:00AM - RED UMBRELLA ❤️

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on May 22, 2018

Run by Finns and locals, Red Umbrella Tours Helsinki aims to give the best Free Tour Experience in Helsinki. Read more about our tour below!

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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

As the OLDEST RUNNING FREE TOUR in Helsinki - now in our 5th year, Red Umbrella Tours pride ourselves on offering the BEST TOUR EXPERIENCE that Helsinki has to offer! 

JUNE 2023 UPDATE: Tours running in summer 2023. Book your place in advance with us!

Our tours are run ONLY by Local guides who have lived here for many years, to give you the best experience, with tips that only the locals know.

This 2 hour tour of mainly the historic part of Helsinki, will show you:

- The main historic sights
- Our most beautiful buildings
- The best viewpoints

We will also tell you about:
- The STORIES that shaped Helsinki
- Where & What to EAT
- What else should you SEE after the tour
- & Much more!

BOOK YOUR PLACE QUICK as places are limited. If you have any questions, then just send us a message! 


This tour covers: 

  • Havis Amanda Statue (START POINT)
  • The main Helsinki Cathedral 
  • Beautiful House of the Estates 
  • National Library of Finland
  • Helsinki's smallest & cutest statue
  • University of Helsinki
  • Port of Helsinki Viewpoint
  • Senate Square
  • Central food market (end point)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Unioninkatu 21 00130 Helsinki Finland
    Unioninkatu 21 00130 Helsinki Finland
  • 1
    Outside visit
    Havis Amanda

    Havis Amanda, Helsinki's iconic Art Nouveau statue, is a breathtaking sight to behold. The stunning bronze masterpiece depicts a beautiful mermaid emerging from the sea, holding aloft a sea shell in triumph. A symbol of Helsinki's connection to the sea and its rich maritime history, Havis Amanda is a must-see for any visitor to the Finnish capital.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Helsinki Cathedral

    Helsinki Cathedral is an impressive neoclassical structure situated in the heart of the Finnish capital. Its grand white façade is adorned with stunning statues and pillars, while the spacious interior boasts beautiful frescoes and intricate details. A true masterpiece of architecture and a must-see for anyone visiting Helsinki!

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Uspenskin katedraali

    Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki is a breathtakingly beautiful masterpiece of Byzantine architecture that towers over the city's skyline. Its vibrant red-brick facade, intricate gold-plated domes, and ornate details inside the cathedral make for an unforgettable experience. A must-visit destination for anyone exploring the city's rich cultural heritage.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Senate Square

    The Senate Square in Helsinki is a breathtaking blend of neoclassical architecture and Nordic charm. With its grand staircase, magnificent cathedral, and imposing statues, the square exudes a sense of grandeur and history. A must-visit destination for any traveler to Finland, the Senate Square is a true gem of the city!

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Market Square

    The Market Square in Helsinki is a vibrant and bustling hub of activity, brimming with colorful stalls selling fresh produce, handmade crafts, and local delicacies. Surrounded by stunning architecture and set against the backdrop of the sparkling sea, it's a must-visit destination for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the city's rich culture and lively atmosphere.

  • 6
    Outside visit

    Esplanadi Helsinki is a vibrant and bustling promenade located in the heart of the city. With its lush greenery, charming cafes and restaurants, and lively street performers, it's the perfect place to soak up the Finnish atmosphere and enjoy a leisurely stroll. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Esplanadi Helsinki is not to be missed!

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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Charles 31 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Had a wonderful tour of the city, Osmo was very insightful, intriguing and thoroughly answered ALL our additional questions ! He even gave great recommendations on what else to do and where to eat !
Chloe 29 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Amazing tour to discover Helsinki globally- not too long, beautiful route and valuable information in the end!
Audrey 23 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
This tour was great! I feel like I got a lot of the history of the country & city. We went to different parts of town I wouldn't have gone by myself and he had great suggestions for other things to do and places to see that I did take! Would definitely recommend this tour!
Daniel 21 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Es war wirklich eine sehr tolle, informative und kurzweilige Tour!
Este... 20 Apr 2023
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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
You have to do this tour just arriving to Helsinki. They'll show you where to go,eat or do in Finland. They're fun and knowledgeable and a real local guy omg! You'll love the tour!
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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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