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Helsinki Walking tours

Our most recommended Helsinki Walking tours

Helsinki: Private Tour with a Local Guide

1. 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: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

2. 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: Architecture Walking Tour with Expert

3. Helsinki: Architecture Walking Tour with Expert

Helsinki is a gem for architecture enthusiasts. It is difficult to find another urban area that houses such a wide range of architectural styles. Neoclassical, gothic revival, Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Nordic classicism, modernism, functionalism, and contemporary styles all coexist in the city center. Different historical periods have definitely left their mark on Helsinki. Join this architecture tour led by an expert guide to marvel at the architectural wonders that Helsinki has to offer. See the National Library of Finland, Central Railway Station, the new Oodi public library, Chapel of Silence, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, the Rock Church, Finlandia Hall, and more. Admire the great works of world-renowned architects, such as Engel and Saarinen.

Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

4. Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

Get to know central Helsinki like a local on a small-group walking tour with a city planner. Take in the sights, culture, and history with your PhD student and professional city planner guide who knows the city inside out. Ask any questions you like.  Find out tidbits of Helsinki’s past, from the plague in the middle ages to Lenin’s stay in the 20th century. As you tour Helsinki city center, find out why Helsinkians picnic at gravesites, which statue is most discriminated against by seagulls, and why an orthodox cathedral exists in the city.  Visit many of Helsinki’s most important landmarks, with a typical itinerary (weather, holidays, and events permitting) including: Senate Square, Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki Cathedral, National Library of Finland, the Presidential Palace, Allas Sea Pool, Esplanadi Park, Kappeli, Old Church Park, the Central Railway Station, Oodi, Lasipalatsi, Kamppi Chapel, and Amos Rex.

Helsinki's Christmas Wonders Tour

5. Helsinki's Christmas Wonders Tour

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than by joining us in Helsinki? Start your tour at the SkyWheel Helsinki, where you'll have a bird's-eye view of the city's festive holiday lights. After enjoying the view from the SkyWheel, head to Tove Jansson Park, a beautiful park that's especially festive during the holiday season. Here, you'll find a charming Christmas market, where you can browse handcrafted gifts and treats, or just enjoy the holiday atmosphere. Next, visit Senate Square, where you'll find the beautiful Helsinki Cathedral, adorned with festive holiday lights. Take a moment to appreciate the architecture of the cathedral and the festive atmosphere of the square. End your tour at Havis Amanda, a beautiful fountain that's especially charming during the winter months. The fountain is adorned with festive holiday lights, making it a perfect spot to end the tour.

Love on the Streets of Helsinki - Romantic Walking Tour

6. Love on the Streets of Helsinki - Romantic Walking Tour

Our romantic tour of Helsinki will take you on a journey through the city's most iconic attractions, including the beautiful Helsinki Cathedral, the stunning Senate Square, and the fascinating Helsinki City Museum. As you explore the city with your loved one, you'll have the opportunity to discover the rich history and culture of Helsinki, from its stunning architecture to its vibrant art scene. You'll also visit the Presidential Palace, a beautiful building that is the official residence of the President of Finland. Throughout the tour, you'll have the chance to take in the breathtaking beauty of Helsinki and create lasting memories with your special someone. So come join us and experience the romance of this stunning city!

Helsinki: Karl Fazer City Highlights Walking Tour in Finnish

7. Helsinki: Karl Fazer City Highlights Walking Tour in Finnish

Embark on a guided walking tour around Helsinki and admire the innovative art, culture, and architecture. Visit Fazer Cafe Kluuvikatu, Punavuori neighborhood, and hear all about Karl Fazer's life from your guide. Meet your guide at the Telakkapuistikko, next to the Kohottava Voima statue, to begin your tour. Stroll around and see the Finnish cafe culture and discover why Fazer became an influencer in the Finnish cafe and patisserie culture. Discover the stages of Karl Fazer's life in Helsinki. Pass through the historical center of Helsinki from Punavuori to Kluuvikatu. See the old factory areas of Punavuori, Sinebrychoff park, Boulevard, and Aleksanteri theater. Continue waking to Mannerheimintie, passing Esplanadipuisto, and marvel at the Senate square.  Feeling thirsty? No problem; your tour will end at the Fazer Cafe Kluuvikatu. Take advantage of the 10% discount voucher if you like, as all participants of the walking tour recieve this. 

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What people are saying about Helsinki

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 330 reviews

Rentohelsinki was very casual and cater our walking tour according to our interests. Since it was a small group, we managed to interact to other participants easily and comfortably. Our guide was friendly and knowledgable possibly because she was originally from Finland and she has a lot of experience as a guide before.

This may be the best walking tour I have been to, Emet is a experienced and informative guide, he provided more then Historical and geographical information, and also his perspective on city planning. It is the best choice if tourist want to explore and understand of the Finland culture, history and current society.

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.

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

Excellent tour guide, Jonna. Very informative with an emphasis on the history and culture of Finland.