Finntastic Free Walking Tour in Helsinki

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

If you'd like to get in touch with the local lifestyle and get knowledge not only about history but also culture and daily topics, then I would be the guide! I like to show to you the real aspects of a Finnish lifestyle and help you enjoy the most while visiting Helsinki! Hope to see you soon!

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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


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 main attractions of Helsinki, such as:

  • Helsinki cathedral and senate square, where the history of Helsinki begins!
  • University of Helsinki, and what makes Finland's education so special?
  • Market square, what should you eat and buy from Finland? 
  • Espa, or Helsinki's champs de Elysee! but why?
  • Amazing Aleksi street and its unique buildings, 
  • Central Train Station
  • Helsinki Central Library, the best public library in the world!

Please note that:
- Helsinki Cathedral is closed on Sundays and most Saturdays.
- Market square has no shops on rainy and snowy days.
- There is no toilet and coffee break during the tour, so 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 of the best saunas! A Finn jumps into cold water after, what about you?!!

Wish to see you soon on my tour!

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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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    I carry a red sign, saying "Helsinki Walking Tour", standing by the statue of Aleksander II at Senate square, so not easy to miss!

  • 1
    Free admission
    Senate Square

    We will discuss the history of Finland briefly at Senate Square

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Helsinki Cathedral

    The main landmark in the town, closed on Sundays and most Saturdays (if there is a church service going on)

  • 3
    Free admission
    Market Square

    We will learn what Finns eat and what you can buy from Helsinki to take home. (Closed in the rainy and snowy day)

  • 4
    Outside visit

    Runeberg's statue, the national poet of Finland

  • 5
    Outside visit
  • 6
    Free admission
    Helsinki Central Station
  • 7
    Free admission

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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Clare 16 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Medi's tour of Helsinki was great, he covered the main sights that i wanted to visit as well as more. We learnt about Finnish history & culture in a relaxed & informative way. Ending at the wonderful new library was a highlight. Great tour.
Howard 16 Sep 2023
Los Angeles

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Our Finntastic tour with Medi lived up to it’s name. We had a great time and especially appreciated the insights into Finnish culture. Seeing the Central Library and learning about the unique features of the library system were unexpected highlights.
Martin 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
At the tour you get all the information you need to have if your visiting Helsinki for a short trip. The guide was fun and able to answer any question. The most surprising is the end!
Tamara 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Honestly, the best tour we have ever been on. Finland, and Helsinki, is an amazing hidden secret. Medi was the best tour guide we have ever had. Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
Svetlana 14 Sep 2023
New York

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
We enjoyed every min of this tour! Thank you
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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