Essential Helsinki Free Tour

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Helsinki
Quality Verified Registered on November 05, 2021

Hello stranger! We're Ana, Ed and Daniel, here to take you on a journey through Helsinki! We're passionate about Helsinki's culture, history and architecture, we love showing people around and showing off the essential sights as well as the quirks of our new hometown. We're the ones with the pink umbrellas, see you in the square!

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  • 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

Welcome to Helsinki, the capital of the happiest country in the world for 6 years in a row.

During the tour, we will get to know the history of Helsinki and Finland in a dynamic and fun way , walking through the most emblematic parts of the city. The tour starts at the famous Senate Square , where the Helsinki Cathedral , the University of Helsinki and the old Senate are located. We will learn about the country's past and how Helsinki went from being a small fishing village to a great capital.

We explore the National Bank of Finland and the House of the Estates. We will also reflect on the evolution of the local language, Finnish.

Before reaching the port and the Market Square, we will walk through the oldest quarter of the city , and see the largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe.

In the Market Square we will talk about Finnish food culture, and Finnish cultural heritage: the sauna. Next to the market square is the famous promenade de la Esplanade, inspired by the Champs Elysees in Paris. Past the park, we will visit the statue of the poet of Finland's national poet and the connection it has with Tolkien.

Finland is known to the world for its education system, welfare state, and high taxes. We will be covering these topics during tour stops as well as giving clues as to why Finland is the happiest country in the world .

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  • Meeting point:
    Hallituskatu 7, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    Hallituskatu 7, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

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).

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Paulina 03 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Daniel hizo un buen tour, conocimos varios datos sobre la ciudad y qué hacer en ella durante el día
Mariam 03 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
Amazing experience, the trip was very informative, fun and useful. Great way to spend 2 hours in Helsinki, to know what to expect from the city
Pilar 02 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Muy bien con Daniel a pesar de haber sido una mañana algo fresca y lluviosa
Miguel 27 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Nos gustó mucho la explicación de Daniel, siempre con un toque de humor.
Ana 25 May 2023

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Travelled in family - May 2023
Hemos pasado un rato divertido con Daniel conociendo Helsinki. ¡Lo recomiendo!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is 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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