Helsinki of Many Faces: a Walk through Centuries

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 3 км
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Duration 1h 30m - 2h 30m
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Hosted by Liza
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Walk through the centuries and a perfect mix of the innovations and traditions
  • Architectural gems of the Jugendstil (also known as Art Nouveau or Modern)
  • Visit to the best library in the world with the live trees and 3D printers inside
Helsinki is the only European capital built during one historical time period. The city presents a unique combination of traditions and modern development, bearing at the same time imperial dignity and innovative spirit, historical elegance, and Instagram vibes. You will stroll along the Esplanades boulevard, surrounded by century-old lindens, walk the gorgeous streets from the times of the Tsars, see amazing buildings in Jugendstil, while in turn being watched by granite trolls and other creatures lurking at you from the walls. During the tour, you will learn how Helsinki has flourished, having become a part of the Russian Empire and what kind of presents Finland is treating itself to. You will also discover a sauna on a sky wheel, an underground data centre, and a lake hidden in the heart of the city. The soul of Helsinki is reflected in the atmospheric Marketplace with its coffee aromas, all-year-round sea pool, and the most modern library in the world with live trees growing inside. The tour is suitable for all ages, the only things you’ll need are comfortable shoes and a good mood!

What's included

  • Ideas for the further exploring, including one cool option for a bad weather day
  • Recommendation of where to taste traditional Finnish treats, salmon cream soup and cinnamon bun
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Headphones – bring your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Statue of Ludvig Runeberg
Pohjoisesplanadi, 29
Oodi library
Töölönlahdenkatu, 4
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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Meet the host, Liza
On WeGoTrip since 2021
Hello or, as they say in Finland, terve! I'm happy to invite you for a walk in Helsinki and really hoping you will like it the same as I do. I sincerely believe, that being a traveler is a state of mind and I am...

3 ratings & review

October 2022
Great walk but a bit short
March 2022
Great tour!!

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