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I am a city planner with a master's degree in Urban Policy Studies and a PhD student in Urban Studies/Social Policy in University of Helsinki. I wanted to combine my love for Helsinki with my knowledge and research about the history, planning and culture of the city, and share it with a wider audience, so I became a professional tour guide!
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Helsinki, Finland

Why book with Ataman Tours
  • City Planner
  • Authorised Helsinki Guide, B.A. in City Planning, M.S. in Urban Policy Studies, Ph.D student in Urban Studies/Social Policy.
  • Turkish • English
  • Professional tour guide
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Sam
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Feb 2024 • Friends
We were really impressed by Emek's deep knowledge of different subjects like history, geography and contempary politics. We asked him to focus a bit more on (geo)political aspects as we took the tour with a group of political scientists and advisors.

He was really flexible and gave us a lot of insight in the city and it's context. I can highly recommend his tour to anyone visiting Helsinki!
Written 19 February 2024
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Michael C
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Jan 2024 • Couples
Emek was a wonderful knowledgeable guide who gave us a great introduction to Finnish culture, history and society. And great tour for your first day in Helsinki if possible as to get an orientation of the city
Written 14 January 2024
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Michele M
Ontario, Canada2 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Family
An extensive walking tour! We left with a great sense of the city to begin our own explorations. Kiitos Raila
Written 4 December 2023
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Sept 2023 • Solo
This tour was excellent. It was inspiring, interesting and covered architecture, planning and social issues. I would defiantly recommend it. I was travelling by myself and totally enjoyed the interaction with Emek and my group. We were able to have some great conversations about architecture and planning and construction methods too while walking the streets of Helsinki looking at some amazing buildings and urban spaces! Do yourself a favour and book yourself in for one of the tours. Emek is fabulous and very welcoming and informative.
Written 31 October 2023
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Angie P
Perth, Australia6 contributions
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Great tour guide, Emek. Knowledgeable and relaxed approach. Easy to understand with lots of interesting information about the locations on the tour and about Helsinki and Finland.
Written 22 October 2023
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deb
Madison, WI3 contributions
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The tour was very informative and our guide was quite knowledgeable. He did a great job describing how politics, society and history influenced the architecture of Helsinki. We really gained an appreciation of the details, and the forward thinking city planning.
Written 12 October 2023
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David H
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Oct 2023 • Couples
We went on this walking tour with Emek, who was fantastic. We got to see both hilltop cathedrals, the market, Senate Square, and many other places. He even helped us figure out our train schedule for later in the trip. He had a wealth of information about Helsinki and a unique perspective. I learned a lot about why you don't build skyscrapers in Helsinki (the shadows leave other neighborhoods always without sunlight due to the angle of the sun). Great history lessons as well. Very personable and knowledgeable. Highly recommend if you want a different take on the common sights around the city center.
Written 6 October 2023
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Sept 2023 • Family
Helsinki was the last stop on our travel itinerary. The guided tram tour by Emek in Helsinki was one of the best experiences. A very knowledgeable guide, who did not pass on a single question. The additional information on the Finnish culture was very helpful to better understand why certain things the way they are in Finland. Definitely recommendable.
Written 29 September 2023
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RBNZNEST
Birmingham, AL2 contributions
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Sept 2023 • Couples
This was our first trip to Helsinki so we booked this tour for our first day with the idea it would help us get our bearings for the rest of our weeks vacation here. It surpassed expectation! Emek was a fantastic host, navigating us through town not only pointing out interesting buildings, architecture and the rich history behind them but offering fascinating glimpses into what life is like for Finnish people now. He is very personable and a great resource for getting to know the area and culture. An interesting three hours went by quickly seeing most all of the landmark buildings from the Lutheran church down to the library (and the library will astound you!) walking by some, going into some-just the right amount of time spent on each. The group was small so we could manage what we wanted to see or talk about easily. Thank you Emek for the memories you helped us make in your wonderful city!
Written 22 September 2023
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John E
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Fantastic tour — highly recommended. Emek has a perfectly planned walk to show historical and cultural sites around Helsinki. What sets his tour apart is to weave in the historical significance of the buildings on the tour. And he’s quite adept at delving into a lot of different topics. Plus he keeps his tours small so it has a nice intimate feel.
Written 21 September 2023
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