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.
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.