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Our most recommended Helsinki Neighborhood tours

Helsinki Panorama Coach Tour

1. Helsinki Panorama Coach Tour

Take this popular 1 hour 45 minute sightseeing tour of Helsinki by bus, and get a wide variety of information about Helsinki. The tour includes sound effects and commentary via audioguides in 10 languages. You will see the most interesting parts of Helsinki, including the historical center, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, The Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall, and the stunning Opera House. Stop at the Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) or at the Sibelius Monument. Listen to a lively narrative in the language of your choice: Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish or Swedish. It’s a great chance to get your bearings in Helsinki for first-time visitors, and ideal for those who are pressed for time.

Helsinki: Private Tour with a Local Guide

2. Helsinki: Private Tour with a Local Guide

Explore Helsinki with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and hints that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose from 2-6 hour private tour options. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.

Helsinki City: 2.5-Hour City Tour with Electric TukTuk

3. Helsinki City: 2.5-Hour City Tour with Electric TukTuk

See Helsinki and its major sights in an environmentally friendly and unique way aboard a fully electric TukTuk, experiencing the city in a new and relaxed way. Sit back and relax on your 1.5-hour tour as your guide drives you along the scenic coastline, and the Kaivopuisto Park, Helsinki's oldest and best known park surrounded by embassies and villas. Smoothly pass many major landmarks in Helsinki, with your expert guide and driver explaining their historical importance, including the iconic Market Square, the City Hall, the impressive Presidential Palace, the famous Cathedral of Helsinki, the Katajanokka Art Nouveau neighbourhood with the mighty icebreaker, and the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral with its green roofing and golden tips. Best of all, choose to book the entire TukTuk for yourself, your family, or your friends to enjoy a private tour. And time permitting, stop and snap memorable photos along your way.

Helsinki: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

4. Helsinki: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

Embark on a tour of the Finnish capital, Helsinki, and watch daily life unfold with stories and history from your guide. Visit city highlights, from the bustling Market Square where locals get their groceries to the colossal Central Library Oodi. Begin at the iconic Senate Square and admire the Lutheran Cathedral. From the square, see Helsinki University and the old Senate, and discover the meaning behind the statue of the Russian Czar. As you walk, feel free to ask your guide any questions about the capital. Next, follow your guide to the port and marvel at the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral. Continue to Market Square and learn about Finnish gastronomy. Here, get tips on where to eat and drink after the tour. If you're lucky, you might see locals swimming and relaxing in the Baltic Sea. Make your way to Havis Amanda and learn about this statue's significance to many in the city. Stop at the picturesque Esplanade Park and see the man that the seagulls love the most. After passing by the Esplanade, walk through Helsinki's bustling Aleksanterinkatu street, and discover the "unicorn block". At the end of Aleksanterinkatu street, view the Three Smiths statue, which was damaged during the bombings of the Second World War. Hear stories about this complicated period of Finland's history and the impact that lingers to this day. Stop by the Helsinki Central Railway Station before coming to the last stop on the tour, the new Central Library Oodi. As you arrive, see the Finnish Parliament, the Music Centre, and Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum. Take a small tour inside the library and marvel at its unique architecture before finishing the tour.

Helsinki: Helsinki and Suomenlinna 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

5. Helsinki: Helsinki and Suomenlinna 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Explore the historic monuments of Helsinki with a local guide, and visit sights such as Olympic Stadium from the 1952 Summer Olympics. See the monument to the composer Jean Sibelius and explore the promenade of Esplanade Park. Go to Old Market Hall, and admire the largest orthodox church in western Europe at the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral. Then, catch the ferry to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Suomenlinna sea fortress. Upon arrival, walk to visit the barracks and the Great Courtyard, where the memorial tomb of Augustin Ehrensvärd was designed by King Gustav III of Sweden.

From Helsinki: Magical Taiga Hike in Liesjärvi National Park

6. From Helsinki: Magical Taiga Hike in Liesjärvi National Park

Feel the lure of the wilderness in the magnificent Liesjärvi National Park. This adventurous excursion includes the national park's most stunning locations and a delicious Finnish-style lunch cooked by a lake! Walk peacefully into the wilderness to connect with nature and experience true silence like never before. This full-day excursion is the perfect way to relax and immerse yourself in the magic of the Taiga forest.Not only will our professional wilderness guide teach you about Finnish nature and culture they will also be cooking an impressive Finnish-style meal over a fire. No matter what time of year you visit, Every season offers new and curious perspectives into the Taiga forest. Spring with its crisp blue skies and icy lakes. Summer's juicy blueberries and lush green forests. Autumns wild mushrooms and earthly hues shroud the forest. This tour also operates during winter under the name "Winter Wonderland Hike". On this day trip, we spend approximately 4.5 hours within the national park. With transportation, the total length of this nature tour is 7 hours.

Helsinki: City Highlights Express Walking Tour with a Local

7. Helsinki: City Highlights Express Walking Tour with a Local

You only have an hour to fall in love with Helsinki? Challenge accepted! Discover Helsinki during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at the main entrance to Uspenski Cathedral and will go on our stroll from there. Discover what the everyday life of locals looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Helsinki special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time or someone that wants to rediscover it!

Helsinki: Winter Wonderland Liesjärvi National Park Hike

8. Helsinki: Winter Wonderland Liesjärvi National Park Hike

Embrace the beauty of winter in Finland on a hiking day trip in Liesjärvi National Park. Walk through a winter wonderland on a tranquil day amongst towering pine trees and blankets of snow. Your day trip from Helsinki brings you to one of Finland’s oldest national parks. Considered a hidden gem of Southern Finland, Liesjärvi National Park is a great place to enjoy silence and peace as snow gently falls and blankets the entire forest. Arriving at Liesjärvi National Park, begin your walk through the forest on Liesjärvi's winter trails. Your guide will show you the hidden details of the forest and wildlife which inhabit Finland. You may see tracks of animals living in the subarctic forest such as the red fox, mountain hare, and moose. After around an hour of walking, you arrive at a beautiful wilderness hut that is heated by a campfire. While your guide starts the fire and prepares a traditional Finnish-style lunch and campfire coffee, there is time to take photos, throw snowballs, and enjoy the peace of the forest. After lunch, continue to explore the beauty of Liesjärvi under the towering snow-covered spruces, and return to the starting point feeling refreshed and rejuvenated from this wonderful experience in nature. On this day trip, you spend approximately 4.5 hours within the national park.

From Helsinki: Guided Archipelago Hike in Porkkala

9. From Helsinki: Guided Archipelago Hike in Porkkala

Join us and experience the quiet and magical winter forest and freezing waters of the archipelago. A walk along the frozen coast highlights why Finland is one of the best outdoor destinations year-round. This half-day excursion starts from Helsinki and takes you to the Porkkala peninsula. Following the frozen forest trails of the archipelago, we will pass by gnarled pines and tall spruces to the beautifully desolate and cold Baltic Sea. Your guide will make a fire in a nearby wilderness shelter and prepare a warm lunch while you have time to freely explore the surrounding area, take photos and find your peace in nature. -- Itinerary for the day: You leave Helsinki at 9 AM and after 50 minutes drive you will arrive to Porkkala. The walk begins on a forest trail leading into an open-rock area which is the first display of the many diverse areas Porkkala has to offer. This open-rock area will allow us to see what effects coastal weather has on the nearby forest. Pine trees that are used to standing tall and true are forced to grow into short disfigured trees which reach for the forest inland. As the walk continues, we will find ourselves with a picturesque coastal view and two wilderness shelters where we will build a fire to prepare our lunch. Along the coast, we can explore the land and seascapes to admire the raw beauty where the forest meets the sea. After some exploration, we will warm up and enjoy a Finnish-style lunch over a campfire. After lunch, it is time to head back to civilization refreshed from this wholesome nature experience.

Helsinki: City Hightlights Tour

10. Helsinki: City Hightlights Tour

Get picked up from your designated hotel meeting point by your experienced local guide. From here you will begin your Helsinki city tour, visiting a variety of cultural landmarks and historic monuments in an air-conditioned van. Stop for photos at the Sibelius Monument, which is dedicated to Jean Sibelius, a Finnish composer. Your next attraction is Temppeliaukio/Rock Church, which was actually built into solid rock. Afterward, enjoy the opportunity to explore the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, Olympic Stadium, Old Market Hall, and Esplanade Park. Finish your tour at Market Square, where you can taste traditional Finnish food and enjoy some free time on your own to discover the beautiful capital city of Finland.

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What people are saying about Helsinki

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4.4 / 5

based on 186 reviews

Marc, the guide was very knowledgable. He explained everything in detail. Covered quite alot of places. He was very informative and we were haapy to have him bring us around.

Harry the guide was very friendly and helpful. He explained things in detail. Brought us to try local food which was good. Overall a very good experience.

Great tour. Juliette was knowledgable and friendly and gave us a very interesting introduction to Helsinki. Highly recommended.

The tour gave a nice overview of the city of Helsinki. I was able to see places I wanted to go back to for more time to explore

Good activity. To see the best of Helsinki in few hours.