Helsinki has been my home town for 34 years, although my roots are in Northern Finland, close to the Arctic circle - with a swedish speaking 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 !
I have a selection of tours, still everything is adjusted to your needs and wishes and will be customized.
Let's eat local, pure superfood, visit historical places, take a cruise among Europe's largest archipelago, either with a 10 person sailing boat or with public sightseeing ferries. Let's 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, the mystery about this Sauna nation. . . 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 greener here in this beautiful, clean and safe country!
A Recent Review of this guide
We had a very interesting and fun tour with Laila today. Thank you so much for showing us around Helsinki. We all loved listening to you. You are very knowledgeable and fun. You gave us a tour of the local perspective which we very much enjoyed. We also loved the restaurant recommendation - elk meat and salmon - delicious. Thank you and all the best, Michaela
I have worked as an official guide in Helsinki for 13 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 and Oodi library 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.