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Happy Helsinki Walking Tour
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Happy Helsinki Walking Tour

By Happy Guide Helsinki
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See world-famous sights like the Rock Church and Uspenski Cathedral, plus hidden gems such as the Chapel of Silence, on this private walking tour of Helsinki. The Finnish language can be daunting to non-speakers, so avoid the hassle of deciphering street signs by leaving navigation to your guide. A choice of morning or afternoon departure adds flexibility, while a private guide means plenty of personal attention.
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Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • View Helsinki’s highlights on a private walking tour
  • Delve deeper into the city’s past and present, and get local tips from a guide
  • See a mix of must-see highlights and lesser-known hidden gems
  • Great overview for first-time visitors or those short on time

  • Guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the Temppeliaukio Church
  • Entry/Admission - Temppeliaukio Church

Book your preferred departure option and meet your private guide in central Helsinki. Then, set off to view the elegant city’s sights. Start with the landmarks of Senate Square, listening as your guide sheds light on Helsinki’s past, tells stories of modern-day city life, and shares insider tips on places to go, shop, and eat. View the green-and-gold-domed Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral and take in the contemporary architecture of the Kiasma Modern Art Museum. Then pass the Kamppi Center and admire the Chapel of Silence—a rounded timber sanctuary designed for quiet contemplation. Next, visit a market for refreshments (own expense) and continue to the Temppeliaukio Church, better known as the Rock Church. Explore inside (own expense) the unique structure, quarried from natural rock in the 1960s, before your tour finishes.

Start:
  • Helsinki Central Station, Kaivokatu 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
    The guide meets you inside the Helsinki Central Station (or Central Railway Station of Helsinki has it has been historically called) in front of Forex Money Exchange. There is only one Forex inside the Helsinki Central Station. You find it next to Burger King.
Pickup details
  • We are happy to meet you at any accommodation that is located in the center of Helsinki that is within 2 kilometers range from Helsinki Central Station. That location allows you to enter to a walking tour loop without extra walking. If you stay or arrive further out we are happy to suggest you an easy-to-arrive meeting point in the center of Helsinki which many times in Helsinki Central Station where the public transport connects from different parts of Helsinki Metropolitan. Just send as a message when you make the reservation and tell from where you are coming to the tour and we are happy to make a suggestion for you about the starting / meeting point!
Additional pickup options
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
  • Kaivokatu 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 38188P1

    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 38188P1

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    • Happy Guide Helsinki
      352
      Helsinki, Finland
      Joined in April 2013
    • Ambassador770688
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience in Helsinki
      Last time we were in Helsinki, it was cold and rainy, so we didn't do anything. This time we scheduled a bike tour with Happy Guide Helsinki and what a difference in our perspective of Helsinki. Philipe did a really great job showing us the highlights of Helsinki! He provide a great overview/history. Also loved that he was constantly looking back to make sure everyone in our group was was doing okay. I've been on tours where the guide just takes off and doesn't look back - that makes for a bad experience. Philipe was a great guide - would definitely recommend him!
      Written 19 May 2024
    • Y3820HXhannap
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Food Tour!
      My husband and I recently booked a food walking tour in Helsinki with Happy Guide Helsinki and had a wonderful time! Karri was an amazing guide and educated us on Finland’s history and culture as we sampled traditional foods. We even learned more about the Moomin characters which quickly became one of our favorite things about Finland. Karri was very responsive via email and answered all of my questions. He even met us at our hotel to start the tour. Thank you Karri!
      Written 20 February 2023
    • 702deboraha
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mostly retail
      We spent most of our time in shops, although we had expected more emphasis on buildings, furniture, and other forms of design art. The tour guide did not have a sign or other visible indication that he was with Happy Guide Helsinki. His information from the company indicated he only had one tour group rather than two. He therefore ignored us and we had to interrupt his discussion with the other two people to determine whether he was our tour guide, which was rather surprising considering this type of miscommunication had apparently occurred at least once before. Otherwise the guide was perfectly pleasant.
      Written 20 July 2019
    • AAB00
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Private Non-Touristic Tour
      We booked a private walking tour (non touristic) 3 hours through Helsinki. It was absolutely perfect!! Maria is a young student, who speaks 10 languages. Her German was perfect. She showed us Helsinki from a local perspective. It was super interesting, a lot of fun and the perfect experience. We highly recommend Happy Guide also to our Hotel. This is the perfect way to get a real feeling of the city!!
      Written 10 June 2019
    • Eyriekeeper
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very good experience
      We had a short time in Helsinki and wanted an overview of the city. It was a really good choice to book a 3-hour walking tour with Happy Guide Helsinki. Our guide was Filipe, who we enjoyed very much. He was knowledgeable, patient (it was really icy on the sidewalks so we walked slowly!), interesting, accommodating.
      Written 9 February 2019
    • Travellerisrael
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great, entertaining private day tour in wintery helsinki
      I had a couple of days in cold helsinki and wanted to see and do as much as possible in a day. I very conveniently arranged a private day tour with them that included sightseeing, food tasting and a visit to the sauna/pool complex Allas sea pool - all for a very reasonable price. My guide was Felipe, a Chilean guy living in helsinki for over 6 years now. He was pretty entertaining, very knowledgeable about helsinki and finnish way of living and we managed to do a lot in a few hours. The highlight was obviously going to the Sauna complex at the end. It's a big deal in finnish culture and it was nice to have someone walk me through the do's and don't of Finnish sauna use (and also - traditionally you go to the sauna nude so that's what we did). I definitely recommend them if you need a guide around helsinki.
      Written 17 December 2018
    • Kristine55374
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing way getting to know Helsinki
      We had an excellent day seeing Helsinki with a local guide. Elim was very open about the history and culture of Finland. We enjoyed chatting about the similarities of Finland and Minnesota (strong Scandinavian heritage). We enjoyed taking the subway and trams to see the various areas of the city. We also had a chance visit a local market where we stopped for coffee and pastries. Elim was great about making sure we could visit the Rock Church on journey. This was a well spent day in port while on our Baltic cruise!
      Written 2 October 2018
    • russAustralia
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very good tour with Joonas
      This was a very worthwhile tour even though it is quite expensive. It was just me and the guide Joonas. He was very knowledgeable and an interesting speaker. I did the tour yesterday and today went back to spend more time at several of the places we visited.
      Written 25 September 2018
    • senssl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous bike tour!
      Our guides, Maria and Emil were awesome! We loved their passion of sharing lots of information about Helsinki, as well as Finland. We covered a lot of ground which we wouldn't have been able to do on a walking tour. It was an easy 30 minutes to the meeting place from our cruise ship, but there are buses and taxis available. We would definitely recommend this bike tour!
      Written 17 September 2018
    • Barbara g
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lots of fun, even in the rain
      We are in our mid- seventies and this was a wonderful way to see Helsinki and learn a lot about it. The primary guide, Maria, was wonderful. She was animated and funny and full of information. We covered a lot of territory but we had no trouble keeping up with the group. This tour is definitely worth the money.
      Written 16 September 2018
    • DeeFry
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Bike Tour of Helsinki
      Oceania cruise ship provided a complimentary shuttle bus to market square, but we still had to walk about 12 minutes to the bike shop (use your GPS to find it!). Our guide, Mitti, was great, and safely guided us through Helsinki to many great sights such as markets, Senate Square, a bridge with thousands of locks on it (like in Paris, and Seoul), the Olympic Stadium, and Rock Church. Biking seems like the most efficient way to experience any city and to see many sights.
      Written 13 September 2018
    • atakahashi05
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good food with local insight!
      This is a great tour that takes you through different parts of the city while getting to sample various foods with an insightful local. I would try and do this early on in your trip as it will set you up with go to spots for good food instead of guessing your way through it. The first stop at market square is actually the best to load up on food type snacks or gifts. I actually ended up going back after to get more, but if you don't want to double back load up while you're there. The route through town and stops along the way is a cool orientation to the city and definitely has spots that you will want to get back to if you have more time. I think this team puts on private tours too and if I get back to Helsinki I would definitely look them up again!
      Written 3 September 2018
    • Lee-Anne S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to see Helsinki!
      4 of us joined a bike tour with Jonah as our guide. He was very thorough and went out of his way to accommodate us with stops and photographs etc. He was also very knowledgeable regarding Helsinki and Finnish history. My husband had an issue with his bike so he organised for a replacement immediately and sorted it out whilst we visited the Marketplace. It was a very enjoyable day.
      Written 27 August 2018
    • mariovK5544HD
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great City, Great Country
      You have to see this place. It is so special to visit and you will be surprised of how nice the people is. Highly recommended to visit during summer time.
      Written 26 August 2018
    • MylaBailey
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Helsinki by Bike is fun
      We were in Helsinki for a day on a cruise and wanted to see the key sites without riding around in a bus. Our guide, Jonah, guided us around and was a terrific source of information about the culture and history of both Helsinki and Finland (plus, he was very entertaining). The ride was not too challenging (except for a couple of uphills), and there were a lot of great photo ops. We were provided with water and snacks as well as bikes and helmets.
      Written 26 August 2018
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    Wolfsthal, Austria13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Family
    Great excursion! Our guide was punctual and gave us a wonderful overview of key interest points in Helsinki. We really enjoyed every minute of a three hour tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the culture and history and had a fun way to share the information. He was also very helpful to give us further hints like what to see or where to eat later during our sty in the city.
    Written 12 June 2024
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    Auriana
    South Plainfield, NJ303 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    We just returned from a two week trip to Finland. We didn't have much time to spend in Helsinki and decided to schedule a private walking tour for the afternoon we landed. This was a great idea as it gave us a feel for the city, hit spots we were able to check off our list in order to optimize the rest of our time there and stretched our legs after a long flight. Our guide Felipe was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. He gave us some great recommendations for restaurants and music shops. We also appreciated that even before we arrived, Happy Helsinki's email had great information and details regarding how the taxis worked at the airport and other ways to get to our hotel. I highly recommend them!
    Written 30 March 2023
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    schnaup0
    Cologne, Germany5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2017 • Solo
    I did the free walking tour and it was great! The guide was actually from Helsinki itself and could tell us a lot about the culture and also the history. We met I think at 12pm at the big dome on the left platform. The guide hat an elch hat. Would recommend :)
    Written 9 November 2017
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    gmasue2017
    Saint Charles, MO16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2018 • Friends
    Our group of 8 had Matti for our guide for our walking tour of Helsinki. He did a great job taking us around to all of the "must sees" in Helsinki and telling us about Helsinki's history. Especially enjoyed seeing the train station as its architect was the father of the architect who designed our St. Louis Arch! Our only suggestion was that he make sure everyone in the group could hear what he was saying. Matti was quite personable and interesting!
    Written 22 September 2018
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    William W
    Manvel, TX38 contributions
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    Jun 2018 • Friends
    This was a fantastic experience. There were just 2 of us and the price for three hours was so reasonable. Maria, our tour guide was so knowledgeable and animated. She really made the city come alive and you could tell she is passionate about where she lives. I will definitely choose this company again if I ever find myself in Helsinki in the future. Thank you!
    Written 29 June 2018
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    beaglemom22
    Sonora, CA201 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    This was the best tour I’ve ever taken - and made Helsinki the highlight of our trip. Phillipe was a terrific guide. His knowledge of the city, and especially of the history of Finland, was amazing - he made the city come alive for us. He was very accommodating, adjusting the tour for the things we most wanted to see, and took us places we wouldn’t have thought to go.

    When he started the tour, he said he was going to take us to the Library. My first thought was “the Library?”. But the library actually was incredible - everyone we’ve told about it wants to go!

    Don’t miss this tour - and ask for Philippe!
    Written 23 July 2023
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    tim o
    Helsinki, Finland3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Family
    Loved the touring with Katerina. She was knowledgeable and super fun to chat with. We really enjoyed our time with her. Thank you!
    Written 4 July 2023
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    sahana97
    Tampa, FL26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guide Maria was great, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. 3 hours went by quickly. She made great recommendations for restaurants and shopping.
    Written 28 February 2023
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    Diarmuid
    London, UK18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to experience Helsinki. Our tour guide Maria was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had three hours which was perfect as we got all that we need to know but wasn’t information overload.
    Written 27 February 2023
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    Marc M
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    Feb 2023 • Couples
    Fantasy tour, information was great, personable, and very professional. Nice job on the tour. Would recommend.
    Written 5 February 2023
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