Essential Helsinki Free Tour

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

Hello stranger! We're Ana, Daniel, Ed, Marcelo, Paco and Virginia 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 7 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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Hallituskatu 7, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    Hallituskatu 7, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
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    Statue of Alexander II in the middle of the Senate Square. Guides with a pink umbrella and name badge.

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    Outside visit
    Senate Square
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    Helsinki Cathedral
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    Outside visit
    University of Helsinki
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    Outside visit
    House of the Estates
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    Outside visit
    Uspenskin katedraali
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Market Square
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    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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Araceli 23 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Nuestro guía Ed muy amable, ha tratado de hacernos el tour más agradable entrando en lugares cubiertos para que no nos helásemos. Jeje. El recorrido es perfecto y las recomendaciones muy interesantes.¡Muchas gracias!
Francisco 22 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Excelente opción para iniciar tu recorrido por la ciudad, Ed conoce muy bien la historia y aporta mucha información valiosa para mejorar tu visita. Lo recomiendo ampliamente.
Nerea 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Súper majo y gracioso se hace súper ameno el tour y entretenido con Daniel
Mirtha 17 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Excelente guía, me encantó,!! Muy bueno el tour lo recomiendo
Brooke 17 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Una forma muy entretenida de conocer Helsinki.
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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 5 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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