Helsinki Eco-Friendly Tour: Explore Suomenlinna & City Highlights Sustainably
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Helsinki
Experience Helsinki's eco-friendly lifestyle on this sustainable tour. Explore the city and Suomenlinna fortress using eco-friendly transportation and discover the must-see spots of Helsinki.
Duration: 5 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Helsinki Central Railway Station - As the Central Station of the capital of Finland, it is the busiest station and provides services to approximately 400,000 people each day, Your city tour by tram will start from here!
  • Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion) - Helsingin Olympiastadion just finished its renovation and re-opened to the public in 2020
  • Sibelius Park - You will visit the Sibelius Park to witness the inspirations and creativities of Sibelius, the Father of Finnish Music.
  • Senate Square - Visit and learn about history
  • Helsinki Cathedral - Visit and learn about history. PS, sometimes the Cathedral might not be entered due to the service.
  • Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) - Visit and explore the Orthodox church specialty
  • The Esplanadi Park - Take a walk along this beautiful park locates in the most prosperous area of Helsinki
  • Havis Amanda - Drop by at the little mermaid, i.e., the Amanda statue, and know more about her from stories told by your guide
  • Old Market Hall - The Old Market Hall in Helsinki has served its customers since 1889. Merchants sell everything from cheese, fish, shellfish, vegetable, fruit and cakes to spices, coffee, and tea. They are also more than happy to help with any special orders.
  • Sea Fortress Suomenlinna - Suomenlinna is well-known by its important military role as a sea fortress of Finland. You will go inside the heavy wall of the fortress, hear the histories, and feel the moments of old days here.
  • Suomenlinna Church (Suomenlinnan kirkko) - During the visit to Suomenlinna, you will drop by the Suomenlinna Church and hear the stories and facts of it from your guide.
  • Kauppatori - Kauppatori means the “market square” in Finnish. After returning from Suomenlinna by ferry, this trip will end up here, and you may spend some own free time to visit each lovely vender at the Market Square and enjoy the rest of the day.
What's Included
  • HSL ticket fare included
  • Tour with an English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip ferry and guided tour at Suomenlinna
  • Helsinki city tour highlights by tram
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Any personal expense
Additional Information

These days, the importance of sustainability cannot be overstated, and Helsinki, a trendsetter in sustainable living, promotes a green way of life and incorporates ecological perspectives firmly into daily routines.

In this excursion, you’ll gain first-hand exposure to this eco-conscious way of living by touring the city and its marine fortress, Suomenlinna, utilizing eco-friendly modalities like the city tram, ferry, and walking.

We’ll commence from the Central Railway Station, where your guide will accompany you to Helsinki’s most unmissable locations.

Following a pause for lunch, the tour will progress with a ferry ride to Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s one of the largest marine fortresses globally, spreading out over six little islands.

The trip concludes at the Helsinki Market Square, from where you can independently continue your city exploration.

Please be aware: Sightseeing locations will be chosen based on the season and the operational hours of each site.

Location
Helsingin päärautatieasema
Kaivokatu
Your guide will meet you up at the main entrance of the Central Railway Station (the entrance that has two pairs of statues holding spherical balls)
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Sean_r
Jan 20, 2024
Excellent day in Helsinki! - Harry was an awesome guide! We hit all the high points plus some. Suomenlinna is a must see. Well worth it!
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Connor_g
Dec 4, 2023
Great tour by a brilliant guide - Brilliant tour, great learning about the history of the city and seeing the amazing sights. Our guide Lily was amazing, very friendly, knowledgeable, answered all questions brilliantly. Felt like being shown around by a friend.
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Brad_h
Aug 18, 2023
Great tour - We were picked up at our hotel on time and given regular updates. Harry, our guide was extremely knowledgeable about all the sites we visited and the overall culture of Finland
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Glenn_h
Jun 17, 2023
Nice - Harry was a great tour guide. We made a couple of extra unexpected stops to see a bit more and still finished on time.
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Monica_h
Jun 14, 2023
Excellent First Day Excursion - Our guide was Leticia and she was delightful. We had a lovely time roaming the city, first by bus, then by foot. We took a ferry to Suomenlinna which was a highlight. Highly recommend this as an excursion on your first day in Helsinki, to help inform the remainder of your trip.
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Grant_h
Feb 7, 2023
Evy, our tour guide, was... - Evy, our tour guide, was friendly and very knowledgeable. There was no question left unanswered. Her passion for & pride in her city of Helsinki was what made the whole tour memorable. It is one of the best walking tours we have experienced. Thank you Evy for sharing your city with us. Evy 5 stars!
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Jp_n
Oct 16, 2021
Excellent tour - We had a wonderful tour guide, Georg. He was a walking encyclopedia about Finland. We learned so much. If you want to learn the history and cultural significance of the various point of interest, Georg is the right person for it.
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Charles_h
Dec 24, 2023
Fun in Finland - Our guide Harry was very good - friendly, knowledgeable, multilingual. We really enjoyed learning about the history and people of Helsinki. Cathedrals and markets pretty and interesting. Suomenlinna also very good. Our only negative was the amount of ice on the trails there with no hand rails - sticks or ice treads recommended. Sköl!
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Helen_l
Jul 7, 2022
Very fast overview of Helsinki - I booked this tour several months ahead of our visit, and as the day drew closer, the tour operator contacted us to say we’d been upgraded to a bus tour with all the same stops. This was certainly fine with us and we did see all the wonderful sights in the city (except the rock church, which had sadly been taken off the itinerary without informing me in advance) as well as some free time in the market. The trip over to Suomenlinna, however, was quite rushed - it was not at all a leisurely stroll to learn about and appreciate the place, our guide was quite set on staying on schedule. Again, staying on schedule is understandable, but for us it was too rushed to feel comfortable. This, plus the change of itinerary without informing us, is the reason for 4 stars. Otherwise though, the guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed our day - for first time visitors, I might suggest skipping Suomenlinna unless you have at least 3 hours dedicated to that part of the day, plus more time for the city sights.
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