Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Helsinki Finland by Tour Guide Jaakko I. (Guide #14411)


Lawrence Glick

United States
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Tour: #186184, Helsinki Island Hopping & City Highlights, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Jaakko was incredible. He always responded promptly to my questions. When there was a mix-up on the train arrival time by me he clearly corrected the error. The boat ride on his boat to the fortress and another wildlife island was very cool. We walked in downtown Helsinki and we even found the PEAR ice cream my son had heard about. My son wanted to see the Olympic Stadium and hockey arena and Jaakko willingly obliged. A great day and a fun discussion of Finland's place in the political spectrum.

Craig S.

United States
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Tour: #254919, Helsinki Highlights and Finnish Sauna by Baltic Sea, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

Jaakko was the right choice to show us around Helsinki. He knows the city well. He was also very flexible, allowing us to shuffle around our tour so we could work in a day trip to Estonia. We would definitely have him as our guide again.

Curt Rubinstein

United States
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Tour: #188487, Helsinki Island Hopping & Finnish Sauna by Baltic Sea, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

Jaakko was very friendly and knowledgeable about our tour. We had challenging weather. Jaakko made certain we were prepared and comfortable. The entire trip was completed despite the weather. We felt the authenticity of the Finnish archipelago along with the comfort of our new found friend Jaakko. We ended the night at a modern Sauna. An experience we will never forget. We wish we could literally take this part of Finland home with us. Thank for turning natures problem into a wonderful memory.

Barbara Wright

United States
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Tour: #254919, Helsinki Highlights and visit to Finnish restaurant, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Sep 30/17

It was a pleasure to spend a few hours with Jaakko. He was very knowledgeable about all kinds of things - from current employment statistics for Helsinki, to its history, to its relationship with neighboring countries, to the best restaurant for local food.

Graeme Loten

United Kingdom
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Tour: #188487, Helsinki Island Hopping & Finnish Sauna by the Sea, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jul 16/16

Jaakko was an informative, fascinating and friendly guide who had an excellent knowledge of everything to do with his country and was happy to share this. The tour of the islands, including Suomenlinna, in his own motor-boat was excellent and a very interesting way of seeing these islands. Jaakko was flexible enough to take account of personal wishes and obviously wasn't counting the hours. The sauna by the sea was a really fitting way to round off the daywith a true Finnish sauna experience. Recommended!

Aruna Ramayya

United States
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Tour: #186184, Archipelago Island Hopping & City Seaside Highlights, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jun 2/16

Jaakko was very professional and friendly who made our visit to Helsinki memorable.He was not a regular guide but a host who made us feel welcome and tailored our tours totally to suit our needs. He went out of his way to show us sights which are not on the list of regular tour guides. He has become a family friend now. I would recommend him as a guide without reservations to anyone that is looking for a great localite to tour Helsinki with.He is passionate about this and I'm lucky to have found him.