Unlock the treasures of Helsinki with a Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Kari
Registered on May 29, 2023

******The white umbrella****** ******El paraguas blanco***** ******Der weisse Regenschirm***** *My promise: My tour comprises the most iconic and significant landmarks in Helsinki at a walking distance in 2 hours!* Hey, my name is Kari, I am from Helsinki, Finland. In Helsinki I have been doing walking tours as a freelancer for quite a while. The role of doing walking tours is very appealing to me, because I strongly believe that my personal experience and education make a perfect fit for this job. If you book a free walking tour with me I will certainly not only show you the most famous landmarks in Helsinki but I will also unlock some of the most interesting treasures in Helsinki. I will only advance a few very interesting treasures now like the all year around open air sea swimming pool, the glass house café, the high-end clothing and accessories stores, the hidden tunnels that serve as bunkers and connect the railway station with all 3 largest malls in the city center. If you stay longer in Helsinki I strongly recommend to purchase the Helsinki citypass, which is available on google play and apple store, it will give you free or discounted access to museums, ferries and many more tourist sites. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting you and please keep in mind that I am a hobby tour guide!

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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
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Tour description

Let’s unlock the treasures of Helsinki, the Mother of the Baltic Sea, with a local from Helsinki, I will tell you many historical facts about the most important landmarks within walking distance in Helsinki and how Finland became a nation. 

 During my 2 hours tour we will visit:

  • The Senate Square (Senaatintori)
  • The Cathedral 
  • The PM’s office building
  • The Helsinki University campuses
  • The National Library (Saturdays and Sundays closed)
  • The House of the Estates
  • The Presidential House
  • The Uspenski Cathedral
  • Market Square/Old Market Hall
  • The City Hall (Saturdays and Sundays closed)
  • Esplanadi
  • Alexander Street
  • The Railway Station
  • Oodi modern public library

(City of Helsinki recommended and approved sightseeings)

Meeting point:
My preferred meeting point is the Senate Square (Senaatintori), right in the middle of the square you will see the statue of Alexander II, you cannot miss it. You may take the tram number 2,4,5 or 7 and the stop is Senaatintori, public transportation travel zone AB. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Senaatintori, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    Senaatintori, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
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    The guy with the White Umbrella on the Senate Square at the statue of Alexander II

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    Outside visit
    Senate Square


  • 2
    Outside visit
    Helsinki Cathedral
  • 3
    Outside visit
    University of Helsinki
  • 4
    Outside visit
    The National Library of Finland
  • 5
    Outside visit
    House of the Estates
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Uspenskin katedraali


  • 7
    Outside visit
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Allas Sea Pool
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Market Square
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Havis Amanda

    Under renovation, the whole fountain and statue was removed in the spring of 2023 and will be restored in 2024.

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    Outside visit
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Helsinki Central Station
  • 13
    Outside visit

    Optional, time allowing.

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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Gemma 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Kari es un gran profesional, apasionado de la historia de su país. Tour muy recomendable. Lo pasamos muy bien.
Alberto 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Nuestro guía se llamaba Kari. Nos explicó todo muy bien sobre los orígenes de Finlandia hasta la actualidad poniéndonos en situación. Y después nos llevó por numerosos lugares de la ciudad explicándonos con sumo detalle cada uno de los cosas y edificios en los que entramos. Lo recomiendo 100%.
Ivan 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Su español es perfecto y sabe mucho de historia
Mireia 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Uno de los mejores free tours que he hecho. Kari es un gran profesional, entusiasta con su trabajo y la historia de su país. Se lo recomiendo a todo el mundo
Cristina 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Una experiencia fabulosa, tanto por su conocimiento de la ciudad como por lo atento e interesante que es. Disfrutamos tanto que se alargó casi 3h el tour. Recomendable 100%
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires 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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