I am a kind, friendly person with a good sense of humor - important qualities in everything you do in life.
I am very patriotic, history is my passion. Besides being informative, I need to feel that you enjoy the tour to the fullest. It is about having a great time together as well!
I have a selection of tours, still everything is adjusted to your needs and wishes. There are several options for families and persons in wheelchair, please just let me know what you are looking for. If you have a stop over in Helsinki, let me meet you at the airport and take you back after our tour in Helsinki!
I am an experienced driver, I have access to a spacious 8+1 minivan Nissan NV 400 2018 and smaller rental cars, depending on the size of the group and the destination.
Let's taste Finnish delicacies, visit historical places, hike in the forests, pick mushrooms (in autumn), visit Fazer Chocolate factory, Reindeer Park, or just make a full day trip to some other town . Let me introduce you to our daily lives: salaries, prices of apartments, social security, education, health care. . . Not to mention our rocky road towards independence from Russia.
I started doing my tours in Spain, Turkey and Thailand, just to find out that the grass is so much brighter here in this beautiful clean and safe country!
A Recent Review of this guide
I was very excited to find this site instead of the larger tour site we usually use. I really liked being able to message Laila before I booked & she was very responsive. It felt like she was a friend of the family that came to show us around her beautiful city. Although she had an organized tour all planned out for us, she was completely flexible when we spotted an ice sled we couldn't resist. Even my teenagers (15 and 17) still talk about what a fun time we have. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
I have worked as an official guide in Helsinki for 12 years. Barcelona, Bangkok, Istanbul, Albena- cities where I have worked as a tour guide led me to this path to work as a guide in my precious home country where I want to live. My history as a flight attendant in Finnair for many years, has given me the opportunity to understand and respect other cultures, which I do tresure so much.
I am an authorized Suomenlinna guide as well, I keep annually up with First Aid skills and I am an experienced driver. Some of my tours are made by a rental car or a minibus with me as the driver.
During winter season there might be some delays in traffic.