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Activities in Helsinki

Kallio Neighborhood Free Tour

7 reviews | 65 travellers
The free tour with Sara through the working-class neighborhood of Kallio was great. He knew how to introduce us into context in a pleasant way and give us historical and anecdotal information at the most relevant points of the route. He also offered us curiosities of everyday life in Helsinki that brought us closer to his lifestyle. The duration of 1:30 hours flew by. 100% recommendable
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Do you want to discover the most bohemian and alternative side of Helsinki? During this free tour of the Kallio neighborhood, we'll explore places not frequented by many tourists and we'll uncover unknown episodes in Finnish history.

Do you want to discover the most bohemian and alternative side of Helsinki? During this free tour of the Kallio neighborhood, we'll explore places not frequented by many tourists and we'll uncover unknown episodes in Finnish history.

Kallio Neighborhood Free Tour

At 12 pm, we'll meet at Unioninkatu Street in Helsinki to start a walking tour to discover the more residential side of the Finnish capital - the Kallio district!

Our walking tour will start in the Kallio district, where we'll learn about its humble origins. Did you know that it was once a working-class neighborhood? Today it's one of the most unique, creative, and alternative areas of Helsinki. Quirky cafes, unusual stores, and vintage clothing markets flourish can be found on every corner.

During the free tour, we'll admire the exterior of the Kallio Church, a Lutheran temple from the early 20th century that stands out for its large granite tower. Did you know that this building played a role in the Finnish Civil War? We'll tell you all about it on our tour!

Next, we'll be able to see the facade of the neighborhood library, stroll through the Hakaniemi market, full of traditional Finnish products, and admire the popular Long Bridge. While we explore the area, we'll tell you some interesting facts and historical details about the Kallio neighborhood. We'll find out where the former president of the country usually takes her coffee or how the enforcement of the Finnish Prohibition Law affected this district.

Lastly, we'll go back to the starting point, ending the tour after two hours.

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Price

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.

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Please check local restrictions before traveling.

Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

47 Unioninkatu Street