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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

BOOK OUR TOUR AND REMEMBER FINLAND FOREVER ❤️ ⭐ Why us? ⭐ Best rated tour in all platforms in Helsinki with over 1000 5-star reviews ⭐ passionate LOCAL GUIDES in love with Helsinki and Finland ⭐ Covering many topics including history, culture, education, food, sports, architecture, music, and many other fun facts.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

Moi 👋

Welcome to my walking tour, THE BEST RATED walking tour in Helsinki in all platforms 💯


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, home to prime minister’s office
  • University of Helsinki
  • Market square, what should you eat and buy from Finland? 
  • Seaview point and Sauna,
  • Uspenski Cathedral
  • 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:
- Helsinki Cathedral has an entry fee of 8€, so we will visit it from outside only.
- Market square has few shops open in the winter time, and no shops in rainy and snowy days.

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?!!

Can’t wait to see you on my tour!

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

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

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    Free admission
    SENATE SQUARE (WHERE WE MEET)

    Senate square is our meeting point, and it is probably 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!

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    Free admission
    HELSINKI CATHEDRAL

    Helsinki Cathedral or the White cathedral is the most famous landmark in the town that you have probably seen pictures of. If the church is open, we can have a look at inside the church together to learn a bit about the religious mindset in Finland. If we are lucky, we can also enjoy some music inside the church. (From June 1st to Sep 1st, there is 8€ entry fee, so in this period, we visit the church from outside only. You can manage to visit the church individually before or after the tour).

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    Outside visit
    UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

    The main building of the university of Helsinki is one of the many places in Helsinki that was unfortunally ruined during world war 2. Here we will learn a bit about the Finnish education system to see why it is one of the top ones in the world.

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    Free admission
    MARKET SQUARE (KAUPPATORI)

    "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?

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    Outside visit
    SUOMENLINNA AND BALTIC SEA

    The gulf of Finland has probably many stories to tell us about Helsinki as it has seen many battles throughout the history. Suomenlinna island is one of the many beautiful islands on the gulf , which is a highly recommended place to visit as it is a UNESCO heritage site. We will of course help you how to get to the island.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    ALLAS SAUNA

    We will give you a complete guide to a Finnish sauna and give you some recommendations on the best saunas in the town. Let’s learn why Finns are so crazy about sauna?!

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    Outside visit
    USPENSKI CATHEDRAL

    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.

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    Free admission
    ESPALANADE

    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. Here, we will also learn some fun facts about Finland.

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    Outside visit
    DESIGN DESTRICT

    Locally known as Aleksi, it 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!

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    Free admission
    CENTRAL TRAIN 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! We will also pass by two other beautiful buildings: Finland’s national theater and Ateneum museum (Finland’s national gallary).

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    Outside visit
    CITIZENSS’ SQUARE (MODERN DISTRICT)

    This is the modern district of the town, surrounded by beautiful post modern buildings, so you will realize why Helsinki was chosen in 2012 as the world’s capital city of design!

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    Free admission
    OODI CENTRAL LIBRARY

    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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Julia 18 Jun 2024
Berlin

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
The tour with Medi was amazing. I learned so much about Helsinki and Finland in general and Medi has such a nice and funny way to explain that even the "dry" historical facts were really entertaining.
Mark 17 Jun 2024
Warsaw

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Great tour! Good job :)
Julie 17 Jun 2024
Sydney

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Medi was a true professional, with a great knowledge and all information was relevant. Highly recommended.
Mario 16 Jun 2024
Fort Lauderdale

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Probably one of the best walking I have ever done
Melanie 15 Jun 2024
Berlin

Part of top 3 walking tours ever. Awesome.
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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
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.
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