8 Best Tours In Helsinki With Multi Perspectives - Updated 2021

best tours in helsinki

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, consisting of 330 islands, is known as one of the happiest countries in the world. Vibrant in the arts, architecture, design and flourishing eateries, it has something for everyone to enjoy, learn or discover in this city. Find yourself in an unexpected adventure and experience nature blended with urban life with these tours, giving you multiple perspectives towards truly understanding and enjoying the city.

Read on to find out about the best tours you can take in Helsinki:

1. Music Walking Tour (from USD 49.0)

Being such a cultural city, vibrant with art and music, this tour engages with your senses as you get to listen to samples of Finnish music. From traditional folk borne, and Finnish tango, to classics, jazz, rock, pop, ‘kantele’ harp music and the sounds of whooper swans with violins. The tour with music starts at the city centre visiting main sights and covers the Church of the Rock, Esplanades, Marketplace, Uspenski Cathedral, Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, Train Station Square, Ateneum, National Theater, National Museum, Parliament, Music Hall, Finlandia Hall, Chapel of Silence as well as Art Nouveau buildings, and one surprise building! This engaging small group walking tour is perfect for music lovers!

Helsinki Music Walking Tour

Helsinki Music Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours

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2. Super saver bus/boat combination tour (from USD 56.0)

Explore Helsinki at your own pace with this hop-on-hop-off bus and boat combination tour. The hop-on-hop-off bus ticket is valid for 24 hours and available in 10 different languages. It goes past 15 stops with highlights including the Olympic Stadium, the National Museum, the Sibelius Monument, and Temppeliaukio Church. The boat departs from Helsinki Market Square at your preferred schedule. Highlights include the Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, the Helsinki Zoo, and the Degerö Canal. A fun and exciting way to discover the city!

Helsinki Sightseeing Tour: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Canal Cruise

Duration: 3 hours

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3. Food tour (from USD 135.0)

Bring out the inner foodie in you as this small-group food walking tour brings you to hidden foodie hotspots, lets you try the local delicacies and exposes you to the Finns culinary traditions. Meet at the Old Market Hall and stroll past Park Esplanadi, Bulevardi Street, Candy Sweet Shop, Alko the liquor store and the traditional Finnish restaurant, Kappeli.

Food tasting highlights include: Cold-smoked reindeer meat, tasty local sausages, Finnish squeaky “bread” cheese with cloudberry jam, filtered coffee with milk and snacks and champagne in Helsinki’s oldest restaurant. Experience and indulge in Finnish cuisine in this gastronomic walking tour.

Helsinki Food Tour Including Tastings

Helsinki Food Tour Including Tastings

Duration: 2 hours

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4. Bike tour in the forest!

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Helsinki’s Central Park blends in nature and urban life. Experience the Finnish forest up close in this tour which has an easy to cycle route as it is not hilly. Cycle past different types of Finnish forests and nature with local houses which blend in with its surroundings and nature. Take a break at a scenic spot with coffee and snacks while you learn about the different forest types and native floras of Finland. Bikes and helmets are provided for this beautiful journey within the forest.

Private Bike Tour in Helsinki Forest


5. Snowmobile safari (from USD 283.0)

Experience an epic adventure with this snowmobile tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off are provided along with a warm snowsuit, boots, gloves, balaclava and helmet. Ride through the landscape of frozen sea and forest trails as you will be guided through the beautiful frozen archipelago. Take a break at an island where you will enjoy lunch cooked over a fire and warm drinks. Try snowshoe walking or ice fishing during your break and continue on your winter adventure! A safe and unforgettable adventure within Helsinki’s winter archipelago.

Snowmobile Safari in Helsinki Archipelago with Lunch

Duration: 4 hours

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6. Build your own tour (from USD 68.0)

Free and easy exploration; buy the Helsinki Card and you can get free public transport around the city. Choose from a 24, 48 or 72-hour card to get around the city. This card also comes with complimentary admission to many Helsinki museums and attractions including the Suomenlinna Fortress Museum and Ateneum Art Museum. You also can get a free audio city tour in 10 languages. There are many other various discounts, benefits and freebies that come along with this card, which is worth the money for a first-time traveller to Helsinki.

Helsinki Card

Duration: 24 to 72 hours

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7. Canal cruise (from USD 30.0)

A highly rated must-see canal cruise where you can sit inside the comfortable cabin or find a spot above on the outdoor deck. Sail past Helsinki’s waterfronts and islands. Go towards the Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki Zoo; and the UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress. Drift into the scenic man-made Degerö Canal and past Helsinki’s fleet of gigantic icebreaker ships. There is free WiFi aboard as well as drinks and snacks as you listen to Helsinki’s history with the onboard commentary. A comfortable, beautiful and engaging journey around Helsinki’s many islands and rich history.

Helsinki Canal Sightseeing and History Cruise

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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8. Finnish Culture Shore Excursion (from USD 89.0)

A shore excursion which exposes you to Finnish culture and tradition. Board a sightseeing bus heading for central Helsinki, visit the Central Railway Station, then to Mannerheim Street to see Finlandia Hall, the Parliament House, the Kiasma Museum, and the Olympic Stadium. Head on to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum on an island, the highlight of the tour. Back in town, stop at a few places like the Rock Church, Sibelius Park, and take a break browsing and eating in the scenic Senate Square.

Helsinki Shore Excursion Including Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Duration: 5 hours

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Multitudes of adventure!

These tours bring you on many epic and amazing adventures, captivate you in nature, indulge your senses, and get you up close and personal with the Finns lifestyle. With so many ways to explore and discover the city, Helsinki unexpectedly turns out to be a “must-see” city on many visitor’s lists, and it might also be on yours.

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