Discovering Helsinki by foot


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. But as we do a lot of walking you must know if your children will manage. The tour takes four hours and we are naturally not walking 4 hours as we stop a several places.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Finnish (fluent), English (advanced), French (advanced), Swedish (fluent), German (advanced), Spanish (advanced)

See Helsinki the way we see it

One of the best ways to see a new town is walking on the streets of that town. Helsinki is very much a walkable town where pedestrian are favoured and entrance to most public buildings are easy. This is a way to see parts of Helsinki the people going on tour busses will never see however I will not forget the highlights either. Rock Church, Senate square and market square are included. This is my home town and I want to show it to you. Be my guest.


The centre of Helsinki is not very big and for this reason Helsinki is ideal for walking tours. During our sightseeing we will visit the Rock Church ( famous for it's architecture and entrance fee 3 € ), we look inside the new Music House in Helsinki, our railway station designed by Eliel Saarinen, the monumental centre of Helsinki the Senate Square with neoclassical buildings from the beginning of the 19th century, the market place and the covered market where we can have a salmon or reindeer sandwich. If you feel like having a light meal I can recommend places for that. During our walk you will hear from about our history, customs, daily life, how the future looks for us in Finland and I will try to answer your questions as well as I can. Usually I can.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

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

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

Duration: 4 hours



We do the tour walking. If you prefer to use public transportation in between the walk there is a daily ticket that allows you to travel will Helsinki busses, trams and underground for one day as much as needed. I can arrange for that ticket in advance.
The price 2016 for such a ticket is 8.00 euros about 10 US dollars.

What’s Included

Other: Me as your local guide. Any additional cost will be paid by you like entrance fee
to the Rock Church or a coffee or a bier in a coffee shop.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 Euro - With 25 euros you will have the one day ticket for public transpiration if you wish to use this possibility and a sandwich and mineral water in the covered market, maybe an ice cream if the weather is sunny.

What’s Extra

Other: All your personal expenses like snacks and water, entrance fees if applicable, the one day public transportation ticket. Naturally any any shopping you do.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was our first experience with Tours by Locals and we were very satisfied. Ralf was friendly and moved at a good pace for us. He gave us a lot of "life in Helsinki " information which we found interesting. Many thanks!
James Lauver

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