Get a great introduction to the history and culture of the Finnish capital, discovering Helsinki's most important monuments and districts on this guided English-language tour. What's more, it's FREE!
Free Walking Tour of Helsinki
Begin your guided walking tour of Helsinki at the steps to the imposing Neoclassical Cathedral. Located in the central Senate Square, the distinctive green-domed church overlooks the Government Palace, home to Finland's Prime Minister's office and other state departments.
Your free walking tour will continue to the Bank of Finland, before you reach one of Helsinki's most beautiful landmarks: the Uspenski Cathedral. Admire the striking contrasts between this dramatic red-brick Eastern Orthodox church with the white Lutheran Helsinki Cathedral you saw earlier. It is said to be one of the largest Orthodox churches in Western Europe.
After exploring the iconic religious site, continue your route to Market Square, a hub of activity in the daily lives of the Finnish capital's inhabitants. Learn all about their customs and traditions, as well as Helsinki's history, as you admire the different monuments of "The White City of the North".
It is not possible to reserve this free walking tour if you're a group of more than 6 people.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Helsinki local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Senate Square (Senaatintori).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.