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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 Panorama Coach Tour

2. 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.

From Helsinki: Hike and Sauna in Sipoonkorpi National Park

3. From Helsinki: Hike and Sauna in Sipoonkorpi National Park

Explore the beautiful Finnish wilderness on a hike with a local guide through the trails of Sipoonkorpi National Park. Immerse yourself in the taiga forest, spot native wildlife, stop for a barbecue lunch, and finish with a relaxing visit to a traditional Finnish smoke sauna. Meet your guide in Helsinki's town center and enjoy van transportation to Sipoonkorpi National Park. Start your guided hike along the forested trails, pausing along the way to learn about Finnish wildlife and nature. Take a break to savor a campfire barbecue lunch prepared by your guide. Continue with the nature hike, taking in the stunning lake and forest landscapes that make up the park. After your walk, which totals 6km, you'll reach the smoke sauna area. Relax in the Finnish sauna, which is heated to 80-100 degrees celsius. Water is thrown onto the rocks producing steam called löylö. Get an authentic wellness experience by alternating between sweating in the sauna and taking a refreshing dip in the nearby freshwater lake. After this thoroughly relaxing sauna and swimming experience, you'll be transferred back to the city.

Helsinki City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

4. Helsinki City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Explore Helsinki according to your own interests and schedule with a 24 or 48-hour ticket for the open-air, hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. Take a full loop of the route in just 90 minutes to get an orientation of the city, or jump off at any of the stops to explore the attractions that interest you the most. Drive past the Sibelius Monument, and the imposing Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Church). Jump off at the Flea Market or Market Square, and see the buildings built for the 1952 Summer Olympics, including the Olympic Stadium. Your full price ticket entitles you to discounts at participating partners, including cafés, restaurants and shops. Free Wi-Fi is available on-board the bus so you can keep up-to-date with your friends and family back home and make them jealous with social media updates of your experience. In the event of bad weather, the roof of the bus can be swiftly retracted to protect you from the rain. Free rain ponchos are also provided. You can start your tour from any stop along the route. Add on an optional cruise from the Cruise Terminal, and get a different perspective of the city from the water. Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops: 1. Senate Square/ Helsinki City Museum 2. Olympia Terminal (Silja Line) / Mannerheim Museum 3. Cafe Ursula/ Kaivopuisto Park 4. Compass Square 5. Eira 6. Hernesaari Cruise Terminal (stop in use only on certain cruise ship days) 7. Löyly 8. Flea Market/ Bulevardi/ Sinebrychoff Art Museum 9. Swedish Theater/ Design Museum/ Museum of Finnish Architecture 10. Market Square (departure point for Beautiful Canal Route) 11. Kiasma/ Helsinki Art Museum/ Amos Rex / Central Railway Station 12. Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) 13. Sibelius Monument 14. Olympic Stadium  15. National Opera/ Linnanmäki/ Töölönlahti Bay 16. National Museum/ Parliament House/ Helsinki Music Center 17. Ateneum Art Museum/ Central Railway Station 18. Botanic Garden

Nuuksio National Park: Half-Day Trip from Helsinki

5. 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 species as the Siberian flying squirrel, found in Europe only in Finland and Estonia. With your biologist guide you’ll trek through the tall forest, learn about the natural features of Finland, enjoy scenic views, and hopefully spot some wildlife.

Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Sightseeing Boat Tour

6. Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Sightseeing Boat Tour

Explore Helsinki with the Hop-On Hop-Off bus and change your transportation to a sightseeing cruise. Both departure points are in the historical city center. See the city from both perspectives - from the land and from the sea. During the bus tour you can decide on stops and attractions you want to visit and once you're done, continue your tour with the next CityTour bus from the stop where you left. Step aboard a boat for a cruise around the archipelago of Helsinki for 1.5 hours and brings you back to the departure point.

From Helsinki: Liesjärvi National Park Hike

7. From Helsinki: Liesjärvi National Park Hike

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.

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What people are saying about Helsinki

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4.5 / 5

based on 385 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.