VisitFinland.com

Welcome to

The Official
Travel Guide of Finland

Mysterious Turku

This walking tour will take you to places you are unlikely to discover by yourself — even with a map and a healthy dose of curiosity. With a guide, you can experience the Turku that hides beyond the postcards, tourist advertisements and traditional history. You will hear stories about the tunnels, cellars and underground treasures which lay beneath the town of Turku, in the shadowy lanes off the beaten track.

Cycling to the Åland Islands – Self-Guided 8 Days / 7 Nights

8-day self-guided cycling holiday in the Turku Archipelago and Åland Islands. This tour is an enjoyable mix of cycling and ferry crossings. You cycle along the historic Great Mail Route. Shaped by the ice age, this beautiful Finnish archipelago consists of thousands of islands and islets. The enchanting sea, the barren outer islands, and unbroken peace offer you an atmosphere where you can totally relax. You will also find old villages and idyllic harbors as well as fascinating towns and attractions. A wonderful cruise from Mariehamn to Turku will finish your tour.

Citi-Tunes Music Walk

Citi-Tunes™ is a 3 hour city walk to the major attractions in Helsinki with music and tunes from Finland. The attractions and parts of the city come alive with tunes and songs related to the history, the people and the present day culture in Finland. You will be guided by an authorized Helsinki guide, enjoy favorite tunes and songs from Finland and explore the beautiful city center on foot and by tram. A high quality audio system with individual headphones and receiver assures good listening quality.

Guided Tour in the Manor

Svartå Manor is one of the most precious manor houses in Finland with a history of more than two hundred years. The wooden castle is embedded in one of the biggest private historical parks of Finland.

Day with a Local

Explore Helsinki with a local! A Local is your host and tour guide of the day (6 hours). You can choose what you would like to do or leave the planning to a Local. Your day is a combination of local life and highlights of Helsinki. Interaction with a Local is the key element. You will discuss about the topics you are interested in and there is enough time for taking photos and enjoying the atmosphere. You can meet the Local in the port or hotel lobby for your convenience.

Sightseeing Cruise on M/S Ieva

A sightseeing tour onboard M/S Ieva from the Savonlinna harbour to the beautiful Lake Saimaa. Duration: one hour. During the tour, you will pass the Olavinlinna castle and other Savonlinna sights. Available languages: Finnish, English, German and Russian.

Walking Tour with Lady Starck

Lady Starck, the captain's wife takes us on a walking tour through the 19th century town with wooden houses and tells about the town's maritime history as well of the families and houses of her acquaintances and neighbours.

The Tom of Finland Experience

Touko Laaksonen alias Tom of Finland has become an international gay culture icon during the years. Welcome to a theme walking tour to learn about Tom as an artist ‒ how for example a stamp decorated with his art became the most sold stamp ever in Finland? And get to know Touko the man: how life was very different for a gay man during the Second World War and decades after? This walk gets you to places you would not imagine to have a secret meaning at all. We also start the experience with a multimedia show including photos and images of Tom / Touko and his years in our beloved Helsinki.

Happy Helsinki Walk

City walk with local guide to see the major attractions in the centre of Helsinki and hear the story of Finland the most entertaining way. Available Mon-Fri in June-August, other months we offer private tours!

Helsinki Card, City and Region

The Helsinki Card is a handy, economical way of making the most out of your visit to Helsinki. The Helsinki Card includes a number of benefits to help you discover and experience the city. With the Helsinki Card Region you can use the public transportation also in the whole metropolitan area.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Suomenlinna

The best way to get to know the fortress is to visit the Suomenlinna Museum which tells the story of Suomenlinna. After that your guide will take you through the fortress to see its walls, cannons, tunnels and dry dock. After a fresh walk around the fortress you can finish your visit with a warm cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll.

Old Wooden Towns Tour

Walking around Old Towns is like stepping into a fairy tale: the colourful wooden houses, decorative gates, cobblestone streets and beautiful public buildings create an atmosphere of the long-forgotten past. Old Finnish coastal towns host many lovely restaurants, cafés, shops and museums. Most of the buildings in these conservation areas date back to the 18th and 19th centuries, and strict regulations ensure that the areas will retain their history.

Ice Age Trail

The nature of Southern Karelia has been shaped by The Ice Age. This tour takes you to see boulders and kettles, ridges and pebbles. You will learn about the Ice Age and how it has formed the geography of Finland. The trail is located on the banks of the beautiful Lake Saimaa.

Helsinki City Center Walking Tour

The best way to experience Helsinki, especially if you have not been here before! Our tour is going to take you through the history and the present of Helsinki and Finland. Along the way, the changing architectural styles will give us visual references of the different historical eras of Helsinki. We are going to talk about culture, sports, architecture and give you a couple of funny stories. We will also offer you some suggestions and recommendations of what to do in Helsinki: where to dine and what to experience. During the tour we also get a taste of Finnish foods.

Töölönlahti Bay and its Colourful History

The old sugar factory, Opera House, 19th century villas, the first railway, Aurora Karamzin; a high society beauty of the 19th century, Finlandia Hall; the most important creation of the famous architect Alvar Aalto, the modern Helsinki Music Centre and the interesting history of our national epic Kalevala – these and many more subjects will be covered during our walking tour.

Sustainable City Tour

Helsinki tour to see the major attractions and also neighbourhoods that the locals find interesting. We move around by trams and other vehicles of public transport that is the preferred all-year-option for Helsinki-dwellers. Price includes the 24 h ticket of Helsinki!

Guided Tours for Individual Travellers in Salo, Teijo and Kemiönsaari

Enjoy nature, the countryside, shing, mansions, ironworks or saunas. Pick your favourite from the guided tours and join us for various activities, different for each weekday. The activities are aimed at people travelling on their own, with a friend, with their family or in small groups. Sign up directly to the entrepreneurs min. 24 hours before the starting time. Sometimes advance booking is required to make sure we have enough equipment.

Ice Fishing on the Porvoo River or Baltic Sea with Visit and Lunch in Porvoo (3-4 hours )

We will meet at the agreed location in Porvoo. We will tell you how to proceed and soon you will drill your first hole in the ice and start fishing. Hopefully, you will catch a fish and get some nice photos. After this great fishing experience, we will walk in the Old Town of Porvoo and you will learn more about Porvoo’s history and Finnish culture. Our walk will lead us to a fish restaurant (except Sundays) where you can test all the delicacies our local fisherman have brought in.

Lunch Cruises

Enjoy the Archipelago's delicacies and beautiful views: take a cruise in the beautiful Archipelago and take in the surroundings. During the cruise, you can enjoy dishes made by our professional chef. A comprehensive and interesting route description is available in 10 different languages.