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Helsinki Walking Tour - Small Group
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Helsinki Walking Tour - Small Group

By Rento Helsinki Tours
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About
Would you like to explore Helsinki like a local? Keep on reading! Forget those crowded and impersonal touristy tours and join this walking tour to experience Helsinki in a fun and informative way. All the tours are be led by me, Jonna, a local helsinkian and the founder of Rento Helsinki Tours. You’ll get to explore Helsinki’s sights at an easy-going pace and learn about the country’s history, culture, and society. You’ll get to ask all of your questions, and as the group size is limited to 8, you’ll get more interaction with your guide. You’ll hear stories that only a person born and raised in Finland would know about. After the tour, you’ll know why is there a statue of a Russian Czar in the most famous square of Helsinki? Is Finland really the happiest country in the world? When do Finns gather in the market square to swim in a fountain? What’s the “unicorn block”? Is Finnish that difficult to learn? Join this tour to get a real idea of Helsinki, instead of the touristic one!

Ages 0-100, max of 8 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Native guide's service
What's not included
  • Snacks


Start:
  • Senate Square, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    In the middle of Senate Square, in front of the Alexander II statue. Guide has a black beanie and a blue sign saying "Helsinki Walking Tour". Please note there might be other tours starting at the square same time. I'll always wear a black beanie and hold the blue sign.
End:
  • Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
    We'll finish in front of the Central Library of Helsinki, it's a 5-minute walk from the Railway Station and a 15-minute walk from the starting point of the tour.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 311159P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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

How much is Helsinki Walking Tour - Small Group?
Helsinki Walking Tour - Small Group price starts from €48.93. Discover and book Helsinki Walking Tour - Small Group on Tripadvisor
What is the Helsinki Walking Tour - Small Group cancellation policy?
Helsinki Walking Tour - Small Group cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Helsinki Walking Tour - Small Group on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Helsinki Walking Tour - Small Group?
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On average, this experience will take approximately 2h 30m. Discover and book Helsinki Walking Tour - Small Group on Tripadvisor

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Senate Square
    00170 Helsinki, Finland
    In the middle of Senate Square, in front of the Alexander II statue. Guide has a black beanie and a blue sign saying "Helsinki Walking Tour". Please note there might be other tours starting at the square same time. I'll always wear a black beanie and hold the blue sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Senate Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Helsinki Cathedral
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Bank of Finland
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Saatytalo
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
  • 5
    Allas Sea Pool
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Kauppatori
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    The Esplanadi Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Helsinki Central Railway Station
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Central Library Oodi
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Helsinki Central Library Oodi
    Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
    We'll finish in front of the Central Library of Helsinki, it's a 5-minute walk from the Railway Station and a 15-minute walk from the starting point of the tour.
    See address & details
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  • Rento Helsinki Tours
    94
    Helsinki, Finland
    Joined in May 2021
  • Polly_Heck
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The perfect tour for a short visit to Helsinki
    I had a day to spend by my myself in Helsinki, so wanted to get a feel for the city, its history, people and culture in a short space of time. Jonna’s tour was perfect for that. The small group (we were four) allowed relaxed, easy-going conversation, and meant she could tailor the content to our needs, and answer questions as we walked. The tour combined a lovely walk around the city with a lot of information. The easy-going approach made it feel much more personal and less like formal learning. I hadn’t realised quite how much I’d learned until afterwards, when I spent the rest of the weekend telling it to my husband. During the tour Jonna made suggestions for other things to see or do, and afterwards provided us with a list of recommendations for places to eat and drink, which was great to have. This tour is definitely worth doing.
    Written 24 September 2023
  • GlennHarris008
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Service
    History knowledge was amazing! Good value for money! Very relaxed and good company! We recommend! Great Great Great
    Written 16 March 2023
  • stephanf526
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Likeable, entertaining and exciting despite the cold
    Ask what interest you. The guide will customize the tour. A lot of details and fun fact, when you ask.
    Written 15 March 2023
  • mcgregorframe
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can stop searching now, this is the best walking tour available.
    Jonna is a very friendly, happy and knowledgeable tour guide. She had in depth knowledge of the history of Helsinki and wider Finland and was able to provide further information about anything I pointed at and wanted to know more about. The entire tour was fun, relaxing, warm and welcoming. I felt cared for and valued as a person, and was not treated as just another customer, I was even given water from her own bottle when I was coughing due to the dry air. Jonna was able to personalise the tour, listened and even asked questions about my own knowledge of certain subjects or comparisons I would make to my own country. I have been on a few walking tours around the world and without a second thought - this was one of the best I've experienced. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, friendly and passionate tour guide, you can stop searching, you've found it!
    Written 5 February 2023
  • ZedStar1
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience.
    Thoroughly enjoyed the Helsinki city walking tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the experience interactive and fun.
    Written 26 October 2022
  • susanak2983
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best tour guide!!
    Jonna, our tour guide was very kid friendly and informative, she adapted the tour to make it kids friendly while also showing the adults the city’s most important landmarks. She even took amazing photos for us with her camera! The kids enjoyed this city tour a lot (they are ages 5, 7 and 10). She’s amazing!!! Would recommend her a LOT!
    Written 19 January 2022
  • RamintaL7
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour
    Great guide, very knowledgable, interesting story telling. Good advices for nice to visit places and restaurants. Gonna book another tour for sure.
    Written 26 September 2021
  • E2969DKisraelr
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique historical tour
    I've been living in Helsinki for more than 10 years and it was 1st time I took a guide tour. I have made a master degree in Anthropology on History line and usually I'm not looking for tour guides when I travel or have a day trip, but this one took my attention because was in Spanish! And that's rare to find in Finland or Nordic countries. But then Jonna really surprised me, because she is really professional, educated and punctual. I have checked Finnish history myself and always ask locals in any place I visit here in Finland, and honestly sometimes the answers are not what I expect. However Jonna really knows deeply Finnish history and specially Helsinki one. I liked a lot that she was very neutral about hard topics that usually Finns don't want to talk or don't like to, like Russian era or Swedish times. Jonna gave the tour very smooth and even was a really hot day (about +30c) she managed to take us slowly without any hurry, actually she spent an extra time with us after the tour. She seems very passionate about her job and also she has a very nice sense of humor to tell stories to bring smiles to the hardest client. I already feel having another tour with her :) I will highly recommend this tour to anyone who visit Finland or Helsinki, it really felt like having a local friend. Thank you Jonna!
    Written 12 July 2021
  • juliaeW4677LM
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour in Spanish
    Very nice and relaxed experience. It was a really hot day in Helsinki and Jonna adapted the tour to make it a bit more bearable. Jonna is good with people and made sure everyone felt comfortable. We learned some history and curiosities about Helsinki and Finnish history. I specially appreciated the tour was in Spanish which made it feel a bit more like "at home". Fully recommended
    Written 12 July 2021
  • liulishi
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Special tour
    Relaxing tour with interesting stories that normal people don't know and wouldn't easily find out. The tour was 2 hours, easy and enjoyable. Jonna took cares of customers, kept us interested and involved.
    Written 21 June 2021
  • Pia_at_seas
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chilled time with Rento tours
    This was an absolute best way of learning about an interesting 13 year period in Finnish History. Jonna, our guide presented the subject in an approachable and fun manner. The tour was in Finnish for a Finnish group, but I am sure she handles any foreign (Spanish, English) clients and groups with the same enthusiasm and knowledge. She is friendly, fun and her tour is chilled and relaxed as the name of her company. I can definately recommend her to anyone wanting a guided tour in this interesting city of ours!
    Written 31 May 2021
  • anteve
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience!
    Such an amazing tour guide! She really made us feel welcome and relaxed. Her knowledge about Helsinki and Finland is great, learned a lot from her. Great value for money, highly recommend!
    Written 26 May 2021
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Superman
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This tour is led by the owner of the business, Jonna, a delightful and knowledgeable guide who knows and loves her home city, Helsinki. Jonna limits the size of the tour groups, which ensures that Jonna can answer everyone's questions and ensure that every member of the group has a wonderful and personal introduction to Helsinki. By the end of this tour, you'll feel like you have made a new friend in Helsinki.
Written 10 July 2023
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A big thank you for this amazing review. I'm happy that you liked the tour. One of my favorite parts of being a guide is that after many tours I do also have a feeling that I have made new friends from all over the world. Please let me know if you're ever back in Helsinki! -Jonna/Rento Helsinki Tours
Written 11 July 2023
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elpndj
Lakeway, TX199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We enjoy taking private or small group walking tours when we visit new cities. We find it a great way to get familiar with new places and plan how we will spend our time there. Jonna was one of the best local guides we’ve ever had. She provided both interesting historical context and informative current day details in a fun, useful, engaging way. She took time to understand the wants and needs of the small group (6 guests), and she tailored her comments accordingly. We also greatly appreciated her recommendations for the rest of our visit. We highly recommend this tour.
Written 2 August 2023
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Hi, great to heat you liked my tour and that I managed to give you useful tips for the rest of your stay in Helsinki. I hope you have a great trip! All the best to you. -Jonna/Rento Helsinki Tours
Written 2 August 2023
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Kim B
Salford, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Booked the tour last minute and was so happy we did. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about her city. We explored the main highlights but was also given her personal favourite spots in this much overlooked city. We were given enough time to take in the sites without too standing around. The Google map share with her recommendations for coffee shops, bars and restaurants was extremely helpful and a really great bonus,
We were left at the Library which was a personal favourite of our guide and we could see why,
Brilliant way to get to know the city.
Cannot recommend this guide enough!!👌🏽♥️
Written 7 September 2023
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Thank you very much. I'm glad you booked my tour and that you enjoyed it. Also thank you for taking time and writing this great review. I wish you all the best! -Jonna/Rento Helsinki Tours
Written 8 September 2023
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Amanda O
Lansing, MI158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
What a wonderful tour of Helsinki! Jonna is fantastic and really knows her history. This tour was fantastic for various reasons. First, it is truly limited to only 8 people which is great because you get a personal experience and are not just lost in a crowd of people. Second, Jonna answered all questions and taught us really cool things (for example, who knew the Finnish do not jaywalk at all?!?). Third, Jonna shared fabulous local recommendations that you would not get with typical tourist traps. Lastly, Jonna was respectful, friendly, and funny which made the tour that much more enjoyable. Overall, truly happy with my experience! Thank you Jonna! Highly recommend! (This is my review, originally posted on Google)
Written 13 June 2023
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Thank you so much Amanda! I'm happy to hear you liked my tour and that you learned new things about Helsinki & Finland. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Helsinki. -Jonna/Rento Helsinki Tours
Written 14 June 2023
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Mikiya K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The walking tour really interesting. Before signing up, I was expecting only a general introduction to the city center by a guide who would recite dates, events, and factoids that they memorized based on Wikipedia articles (which happen surprisingly often). Jonna's tour kept me engaged because it was much more interpretive. She was especially good at providing a big picture to introduce the historical processes that shaped Finland's politics, economy, society, and culture without oversimplifying. I liked her careful yet jargon-free word choice that made the tour intriguing for people of varying interests and expectations. Highly recommend this tour!
Written 26 September 2023
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Thank you very much for your words! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and it kept you engaged. All the best to you and let me know if you're ever back here. -Jonna/Rento Helsinki Tours
Written 28 September 2023
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Lupinelee
Montclair, New Jersey21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
From the moment our walking tour of Helsinki began, it was clear that this would be no ordinary sightseeing experience. Jonna is smart, funny and extremely knowledgeable and has an innate gift for bringing stories to life with a blend of wit, warmth, and profound insight. She expertly weaves together sights, history, culture and contemporary life in Finland.

Every alley, landmark, and historic building we visited was not just a point on a map but a chapter in the grand narrative of Helsinki. It wasn't just about dates and events but the heartbeat of a city and its people.

It's not often you find someone who's open to a range of questions, from the simplest to the most intricate, answering each with patience and expertise. Whether you're a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or someone with a mere passing interest, Jonna ensured that each one of us walked away with newfound knowledge.

For anyone considering a tour of Helsinki, this is not just a recommendation but a must-do.
Written 19 August 2023
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Woah, this review made me a bit emotional, thank you so much! It was truly a pleasure to have you joining my tour, thank you for your enthusiasm and great questions. Hope to see you again in Helsinki. All the best to you! -Jonna/Rento Helsinki Tours
Written 21 August 2023
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Shail P
Chicago, IL135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very insightful walking tour with Jonna. She took us around some of the key spots in Helsinki and touched on a lot of little known aspects of Finnish history and culture. For example, I didn’t know about the bomb shelters that are scattered through the city. Jonna also took in requests from the group to make detours. Highly recommended!
Written 1 June 2023
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Thank you for participating on my tour, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it. Hope to see you in Helsinki another time for more exploration! -Jonna/Rento Helsinki Tours
Written 2 June 2023
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Tom G
Bedford, NH4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jonna was both informative and entertaining. I liked that she limits the group to 8. Jonna made the experience feel very personal and intimate, with questions encouraged on a wide group of topics. She is a wealth of knowledge and helped us better understand Finland overall and Helsinki in particular.
Written 30 July 2022
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Happy to hear you liked the tour. Have fun on your travels!
Written 31 July 2022
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Shirley T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Jonna was a first class guide. Sharing plenty of interesting information about Finland and Helsinki, she made the whole walk around the city very enjoyable. Funny at times, but, importantly, she was knowledgeable about the ins and outs of her country. Would highly recommend Jonna!
Written 22 June 2022
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Thank you very much for exploring Helsinki with me. I'm glad you like the tour. I wish you all the best!
Written 27 June 2022
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Brian M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Jonna gave us a wonderful tour around city center. She began with a brief history of Finn history and it’s role in modern Finn culture. In addition to key areas on the itinerary, she explained how streets have Finnish & Swedish names which made it interesting. She recommended numerous restaurants, bars and other local ways to enjoy the view without running out of Euros.
Written 30 June 2022
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Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad you enjoyed it. All the best to you!
Written 2 July 2022
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