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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 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 you to enjoy and smile during our tour, it is about having a great time together as well!

I have a selection of tours, still everything is adjusted to your needs and can be customized. 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 cars, depending on the size of the group.

Let's taste Finnish delicacies, visit historical places, hike in the forests, pick mushrooms (in autumn). Let me introduce you to our daily lives: salaries, prices of apartments, social security, education, health care. . . Not to forget 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

Laila was lovely. We were so lucky to have her show us the city of Helsinki! She really tailored the tour to the ages of our four children so that there would be something interesting for each of them (Stockmann's toy department for the younger two and the bakery for the older two), as well as for my husband and me--Sibelius Park (WOW! beautiful!), Temppeliaukio Church (built into the rock--fascinating architecture and acoustics), Senate Square. We enjoyed the history and the knowledge she imparted.
Sheila Smitherman

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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.
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 minibus with me as the driver.

Restrictions

No restrictions

Guide Requirements for Finland

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Tours by Laila P.

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Private tour guide Laila

Private Helsinki tour in local districts

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Local districts, Arabia Design museum and architecture from various,...

573 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

4 hours

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Private tour guide Laila

Private 3 hour walking tour in Helsinki

Major attractions, history, architecture and daily life

368 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Private Nuuksio National Park with its,...

 unrated

Hiking for outdoor people in this unique nature

600 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Laila

Private Helsinki Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

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

312 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Private Helsinki Highlights by foot and,...

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

361 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

4 hours

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Private Old Town Porvoo

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Picturesque, cosy second oldest town in Finland

760 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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Private Hiking and picking mushrooms,...

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Nature, forest, fresh air and mushrooms

339 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

5 hours

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Private Helsinki Highlights and Medieval,...

A half day tour filled with history and presence

1064 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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