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Laila P.

Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to Helsinki, the capital of Finland! Helsinki has been my home town for 34 years although my roots are in Northern Finland, close to the Arctic circle - with a Swedish mother!

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.
Stephanie S.

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Credentials

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.

Restrictions

During winter season there might be some delays in traffic.

Guide Requirements for Finland

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Tours by Laila P.

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Private tour guide Laila

Tampere, the city surrounded by lakes,...

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Let's leave Helsinki and widen the knowledge of Finland

1409 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

10 hours

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Private Helsinki Highlights by foot and,...

Local areas combined with all major attractions in a 4 hour tour

417 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Helsinki Private biking tour

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Nature, sea, parks, and a lot of fun!

348 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Laila

Private 3 hour walking tour in Helsinki

Major attractions, history, architecture and daily life

366 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Private Nuuksio National Park with its,...

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Hiking for outdoor people in this unique nature

596 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Private Helsinki Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

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A Unesco World Heritage Site with nature, sea, culture and history

310 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Private Old Town Porvoo

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Picturesque, cosy second oldest town in Finland

755 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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Private Helsinki Highlights and Medieval,...

A half day tour filled with history and presence

1257 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Private Hiking/picking mushrooms in autumn

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Nature, forest, fresh air and mushrooms

337 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

5 hours

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