Ian CharmanUnited Kingdom
Johan took us on a most enjoyable tour of the city and outside to Porvoo. Johan is a particularly nice and interesting person to spend the day with; full of interesting and varied talks through the day. The highlight though was the walk through the spruce forest described as "We do a voluntary forest walk on a narrow path". With Johan this is transformed as he describes the flora and fauna as we walk along - it was an unexpected highlight of the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! You were a nice company, easy to go along with. Reg. Johan.
James HargroveSalem, WISCONSIN, United States
It is hard to imagine a more varied and enjoyable tour of the Helsinki area than Johan Backstrom provided my family. From a walk in one of Finland's thriving national forests, to the charming medieval town of Porvoo, to the highlights of Helsinki itself, including visits to specific sites we requested, Johan's guidance was simply superb. Considering the ridiculously short time we had to visit (a little over 8 hours), we all felt we were given a rare insider's view of fabulous Finland. Thank you Johan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!! I like guiding and do not really see it as a "job". I want to give my guests a good experience of my country and try to do my best. All good to you. Reg. Johan.
Robert G.United States
Johan was a great guide. He is knowledgeable, interesting, and customized the tour for us. The trip to Por Voo was well worthwhile. The old Church is a must see, and is across from a fabulous restaurant that served the best roast duck. Due to physical limitations we did not take the forest walk. There were 5 in our party and the only detriment was the car was too small for large people, so if you are tall and/or large you need to make this clear to the guide before the trip. Otherwise, great trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, great ! Yes, I know, my car is a smaller van but has been OK. Reg. Johan.
Jessica KipnesUnited States
The tour was wonderful and the guide had a great knowledge of many things discussed on the tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, nice! Yes, we had an interesting, full day with both city, history and nature. All good, Johan.