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  • Nuuksio National Park: Half-Day Trip from Helsinki

    1. Nuuksio National Park: Half-Day Trip from Helsinki

    If you’re planning a visit to Helsinki, be sure to include a half day for a trip to Nuuksio National Park, located within the boundaries of greater Helsinki. It takes about an hour and a half by public transportation to reach the park from the city center. You’ll be met in the center of Helsinki, and travel by commuter train to Espoo center and then take a local bus to the park entrance. The park is ranked among the top 10 nature attractions in Finland and is a must-see. To get the most from your visit, it’s best to let an experienced guide and professional naturalist lead the way. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the tall coniferous or mixed forest, with trees growing around enormous primeval rocks, in an area that’s rich with mosses and ferns. You’ll come across numerous small forest lakes, and you can stop to enjoy a swim. The forest is inhabited by various animals, including such rare ...

    Nuuksio Park was a very nice natur trip. The guide was on time. He was very friendly and helpfull. We took together the tickets at the central station and went to the Park. Also he explains a lot about the nature, during the trip ... I enjoy a lot! Thanks

  • Helsinki: Helsinki and Suomenlinna 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    2. 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 the King’s Gate and see the church built for the Russian troops. Visit the barracks and the Great Courtyard, where the memorial tomb of Augustin Ehrensvärd was designed by King Gustav III of Sweden.

    We took this tour today and we really enjoyed it. Both tour guides were very nice people who had no problem answering all of our questions. And if they didn’t know the answer they would surf the internet and find it out. It felt as if we were walking around the city with a local who spoke fluent English right by our side. Thank you for the hospitality Helsinki!!!

  • Nuuksio National Park Full-Day Hike from Helsinki

    3. Nuuksio National Park Full-Day Hike from Helsinki

    Explore the breathtaking beauty of Nuuksio National Park on an 8-hour scenic tour and hike. Experience the Finnish wilderness at its most enchanting, and discover remote corners of the Nuuksio Lake uplands, rare fauna, tall trees, and much more. Escape the hustle and bustle of Helsinki on a full-day hike of the Nuuksio National Park, situated within the boundaries of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and one of the 10 top nature attractions of Finland. Transfer from Helsinki to Nuuksio by public transport. On arrival, discover a hilly area that contrasts with the surrounding plains. Hike through wild, evergreen forest to picturesque lakes and ancient cliffs covered in dense moss, lichens, and ferns. Follow your naturalist guide through mixed forest of tall coniferous trees and trees growing around enormous primeval rocks. Discover numerous small lakes, and take a break for a picnic and s...

    I did a full day hike of Nuuksio National Park, and every bit of it was wonderful. Mikhail is a great guide, very personable, incredibly knowledgeable, and has a knack for quickly ascertaining the interests of the participants, and modifying the tour accordingly. I would certainly recommend taking a day hike with him. Thanks again Mikhail!

  • From Helsinki: Tallinn Day Trip with 3-Hour Guided Tour

    4. From Helsinki: Tallinn Day Trip with 3-Hour Guided Tour

    Enjoy a day trip from Helsinki to Tallinn with a 3-hour guided tour in the city. Board a ferry to Tallinn from Helsinki’s port at 9:00 AM and reach your destination at about 11:15 AM. You’ll be greeted there by your local guide, who’ll take you from the harbor to explore the town. See the highlights of the city, like its main square, Tallinn Town Hall, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, and much more. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, retains its walled and cobblestoned Old Town, which is home to cafes and shops as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. The Old Town, dating from around the 15th century, is Estonia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city at your own pace. When your tour is finished, you’ll be transferred back to the Port at around 5:30 PM to prepare to embark for Helsinki. On the way bac...

  • Helsinki Panorama Coach Tour

    5. 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 (if the church is closed).  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.

    Tour and meeting point was well organised and easy to find. I expected a personalised tour but the audio system tour worked well and was quite humerous. It did stop at the Rock Church but no photo opportunities at Sibelius monument as it was only a slow drive-by.

  • From Helsinki: Tallinn Guided Full-Day Tour by Ferry

    6. From Helsinki: Tallinn Guided Full-Day Tour by Ferry

    Your guide will greet you and pick you up in the morning from your hotel or Helsinki port.  After pick-up, cruise across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia by comfortable ferry. The excursion starts in front of the oldest town hall in Scandinavia and the Baltics. The walk follows the old street grid now enshrined on UNESCO’s heritage list, resembling a visit to an outdoor museum containing rarities. The sights you will see include storied landmarks such as the Raeapteek apothecary shop, the Great Guild, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, Neitsitorn tower and many others, along with unforgettable panoramas of the lower town and sea from two observation platforms.  The full-day tour includes a two-hour ferry trip in both directions, as well as a city tour and free time. You will arrive back in Helsinki at 9:30 PM and then be transferred back to the port or your hotel.

    A great tour with Julia. Very knowledgeable showing us the important sites and teaching us the history. Then left us with free time to enjoy Tallin on our own. Comforting to have ferry pick up and return

  • Helsinki: 5-hour Sightseeing in City Center and Winter World

    7. Helsinki: 5-hour Sightseeing in City Center and Winter World

    Begin your 5-hour guided tour at approximately 10 AM after being picked up from your choice of designated hotel meeting points. Visit Helsinki's cultural landmarks and historic monuments, including the Olympic Stadium, Sibelius Monument and Esplanade Park.   After your tour of Helsinki, you will be driven to Lapland Park where you can enjoy lunch in Winter World. This indoor park includes the world's only all year round Igloo hotel, as well as an ice bar, a restaurant and Husky sled drives. Experience the Finnish winter in the middle of the summer with temperature of -3 to -5 degrees Celsius, but don't worry warm clothing is provided. After your tour, you will be dropped off in Helsinki Market Square in the city center.

  • Helsinki Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing and Suomenlinna

    8. Helsinki Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing and Suomenlinna

    Discover Helsinki and visit some of its most famous sites with your help of your professional local guide. Your tour will start with a pick-up from your choice of meeting points in Helsinki harbor. Then it's time to set off to discover some of the city's most important cultural landmarks and historical monuments. See the Olympic Stadium and Sibelius Monument, take a turn around Esplanade Park and visit the Market Square and Old Market Hall. Complete your cultural tour by seeing the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral and Senate Square. Your professional guide will share the city's stories along the way, with plenty of stops for photographs. Then, from Helsinki's Market Square, continue by ferry to Suomenlinna, listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the world's largest sea fortresses that sprawls across a series of six small islands. During your walking tour, learn about the site...

  • Helsinki Airport Layover 3-hour Guided Tour

    9. Helsinki Airport Layover 3-hour Guided Tour

    If you have 3-4 hours between flights at the Helsinki airport you can travel to the city center to get an overview of this far northern capital and its inhabitants. You’ll have a chance to meet a local resident, passionate about Helsinki and its culture and history, who will help you make the most of your short time here. The guide will meet you at the airport or train station when you arrive and travel with you to Helsinki’s city center. From the airport, the train trip takes approximately 30 minutes. See some of the city’s most interesting sites, including the magnificent Senate Square and the surrounding 19th-century neighborhood. You’ll also see the unique Church in the Rock and several other places that are local favorites. After the excursion, head back to the airport with your guide, who’ll take you directly into the departures hall.

    It was wonderful experience. I was there with my family. It was a bit of walk but very windy so we had to quit it since other family member felt so tired due to the flight of 10 hours. Our guide was Darius and he had a historic knowledge in depth. He was ready to tell about everything you want to know. If i have a chance to visit helsinki again, I will certainly book this trip again. Thanks Darius.

  • Helsinki and Nuuksio Reindeer Park Tour

    10. Helsinki and Nuuksio Reindeer Park Tour

    The tour begins around 10:00 AM, after you are picked up from your choice of designated hotel meeting points in Helsinki. Your guide will share the city's stories along the way. Explore Helsinki's most famous attractions and stop for photos at the Sibelius monument and Senate Square. Enjoy a lunch break around noon. Afterwards the tour will continue to Reindeer Park, where you can experience the Northern wild life. You also can feed the reindeer and experience a Laplander's life by warming yourself on an open fire in a hut. Here you can enjoy stick bun grilling. Beverages such as tea, coffee and juice are served. The entrance ticket to the park is included.    After getting up close with the beautiful nature of Finland, you will be taken back to Helsinki market square around 3 PM.

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What people are saying about Helsinki

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 457 reviews

A really nice walk through a beautiful park. The guide was great and very knowledgable and we walked at a pace that was suitable for my wife son and I. We all thoroughly enjoyed our day out and are very glad we took this tour. Public transport was very easy to use, clean and an efficient way to travel.

Nuuksio Park was a very nice natur trip. The guide was on time. He was very friendly and helpfull. We took together the tickets at the central station and went to the Park. Also he explains a lot about the nature, during the trip ... I enjoy a lot! Thanks

We had a great rainy day hike with Mikhaïl. He was very knowledgeable about Nuuksio National Park and the local flora and fauna which made the hike all the more interesting.

Mikhail, the guide, is very warm, informative and friendly Totally worth it

A very good experience with a nice guide Mikhail. I recommend him.