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Essential Helsinki Free Tour
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!
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 .
Meeting point:Hallituskatu 7, 00170 Helsinki, FinlandHallituskatu 7, 00170 Helsinki, FinlandDirections
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).