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Finntastic Free Walking Tour in Helsinki 🇫🇮

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: German, English
Guru: Medi
Quality Verified Registered on June 04, 2022

Moi, and welcome to my Finntastic walking tour in Helsinki! If you'd like to get familiar with not only the history of Finland, but also the Finnish culture, education, food, sports, and music, I am the guide! I like to show you the past and present of Finland and help you enjoy your trip in helsinki the most with my suggestions at the end of the tour! Hope to see you soon in my tour!

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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

Moi 👋

Welcome to my walking tour! 

In this Finntastic tour, we are going to learn together about the past and present of Finland! 🇫🇮

- What do you know about a Finnish sauna?
- Is Finland really the happiest country in the world?

Join me so we could dicuss the Finnish culture, history, and lifestyle together!

My tour is going to be not only informative, but also very fun! 

❗️We will visit the highlights of Helsinki, such as:

  • Helsinki cathedral and senate square, where the history of modern Helsinki begins!
  • Government Palace
  • University of Helsinki 
  • Market square, what should you eat and buy from Finland? 
  • Seaview point and Sauna,
  • Espa, or Helsinki's champs de Elysee! but why?
  • Amazing Aleksi street and its unique art nouveau buildings, 
  • Central Train Station,
  • Oodi Central Library, the best public library in the world!


‼️Please note that:
- We cannot visit Helsinki Cathedral if there is an event going on in the church (usually on Sundays, and national holidays),
- Market square has few shops open in the winter time, and no shops in rainy and snowy days.
- There is no toilet and coffee break during the tour, so please plan beforehand.

During the tour, we will discuss many topics about the Finnish culture and lifestyle! So, do not hesitate and book my tour right now!


I will also talk to you about the Finnish sauna and give you some recommendations on the best public saunas in Helsinki! A Finn usually jumps into cold water after, what about you?!!

Wish to see you soon on my tour!

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Hallituskatu 7, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    Hallituskatu 7, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
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    I carry a red sign, saying "Helsinki Walking Tour" next to the statue of Alexander ii in the middle of Senate square, so not easy to miss!

  • 1
    Free admission
    Senate Square

    Senate square is the main tourist attraction of the town, where the history of modern Helsinki begins. Here we will find out what are the three beautiful buildings around us!

  • 2
    Free admission
    Helsinki Cathedral

    Helsinki Cathedral is the most famous landmark in the town that we will get to enter together and learn a bit about the religious mindset in the country. Helsinki Cathedral is closed on Sundays, some Saturdays.

  • 3
    Free admission
    Market Square

    "Torille" is a famous Finnish phrase, which means "to the market" ! Let´s visit the market square to find out what that means! What Finns usually eat or drink, and what can you buy from Helsinki to take home with you? (Closed in the rainy and snowy day)

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Uspenskin katedraali

    Why do we need two Cathedrals in Helsinki? This one looks different than Helsinki Cathedral, let us find out the reason! We will visit this beautiful cathedral from distance when we visit the market square.

  • 5
    Free admission
    Esplanadi

    Locally known as Helsinki’s champs de elysee, is home to Kappeli restaurant and Espa music stage. In the middle, stands Runeberg's statue, the national poet of Finland.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Aleksanterinkatu

    Locally known as Aleksi, is of the main streets in the city center with many beautiful art deco buildings, each of which has a lot of amazing stories to tell about the Finnish culture!

  • 7
    Free admission
    Helsinki Central Station

    Central train station of Helsinki is a beautiful landmark in the city center guarded by four massive statues who have many stories to tell us!

  • 8
    Free admission
    Oodi

    Oodi library is the highlight of the tour, where you will need to change the definition of a library you have on mind, because this is different than any libraries you have ever seen, and it is gonna blow your mind!

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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Paulette 19 Feb 2024
Santiago

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Un tour excelente! De los mejores que hemos tenido en Europa. El guía sabe mucho de historia y cultura general y responda todas las preguntas. Es amable y divertido, muy bien preparado y muy apasionado en su trabajo. 100% recomendado! Fue mucho mejor de lo esperado.
Jessica 12 Feb 2024
Munich

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
We had a fantastic time with our guide Matti. He was both very informative and funny and we saw some nice and interesting places. We particularly enjoyed the various little anecdotes and the many recommendations he gave us for Helsinki. Also, it was organized very professionally due to the fact that he spoke clearly, used a microphone and covered a reasonable distance. We definitely recommend this tour. P.S.: Just like he recommended, we used the Sauna various time! ;)
Noemi 12 Feb 2024
Kreuzlingen

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
The tour was very interesting and fun! We had a great guide. I definitely recomend this tour.
Jan 11 Feb 2024
Frankfurt

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
highly recommended, the best walking tour I had in my trip
Chad 09 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, fun, well spoken tour guide who exceeded my expectations. I learned a lot about Helsinki in just a couple of hours. I would highly recommend Medi’a walking tour for any first time visitor to Helsinki. When I come back with my family, we will take Medi’s walking tour again.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for 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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