TASTE Helsinki food tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Finnish (fluent), English (fluent), German (fluent), Swedish (basic), Italian (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

Main sights and food tastings

Finland's history as being first part of Sweden and then part of Russia has been quite colorful and it is something that one can also see in the kitchen.

The main philosophy of the modern Finnish food though is its purity. Berries and mushrooms picked by ourselves from our forests, fish from our thousands of lakes, meat like Reindeer and Moose from our small producers and cheese from the local cheese factories.

During the tour, you will see some of the main sights of the city center and hear about the history, traditions and culture of Helsinki and Finland, learn about the architectural styles of Helsinki and the Finnish design, taste typical Finnish food and enjoy the city with a real local.


During the tour you will discover the highlights of the city and taste local products, however, the route and food may vary according to the weather, season and mood.

Some of the sights you might be able to see during the tour:

The Cathedral
The University of Helsinki
The Market square
The Market Hall
The Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral
The Presidential Palace
The Esplanade park and the beautiful buildings surrounding it
The Railway station
The National Gallery
The National Theatre
The museum of contemporary art Kiasma
The new city library Oodi
The Parliament
The Music hall

Some examples of food that you will taste during the tour:

Finnish fish and roe
Finnish meat like reindeer, moose and bear
Carelian pies
Local cinnamon rolls
Local cheese
Squeaky cheese
Finnish berries

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port (The pick up point and way of transfer must be arranged in advance), Airport (Possible only if you have booked a private transfer), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: The pick up point must be arranged in advance. I can pick you up from your hotel if located in the center.

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

Depending on the walking speed of the client, the tour might last up to 4 hours.


Walking and maybe public transport if you are outside the city centre.

* If you prefer a private transportation, I can arrange it for you. Please, inquire me for a customised tour.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: - Experienced, authorized Helsinki guide and local Helsinki lover
- Tasting of 3-4 different food + a glass of sparkling wine (only for 18 + years)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

9 € - If you are not in the city center, you will need 9 €/person for a one-day travel pass that allows unlimited day travel.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: - One day travel pass to use the public transport.

*If you want I can arrange a private car, please inquire me for a quote.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

Private tour guide Maddalena

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