Theme tours

Theme tours

Themed walks are a great way to dive deep into the Finnish culture and its different phenomena. From a refreshing city nature walk to a design walk, an exploration into the Finnish food culture or into the creepy ghost stories of the city, you can expect to be fully entertained with us whatever you choose!

 

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Helsinki Heavy Walk

Helsinki Heavy Walk

One of our novelties, the Helsinki Heavy Walk has stirred a lot of interest from the very beginning and continues to gather friends and fans of heavy metal every time it is organized!

Finland - and especially Helsinki - being at the head of heavy music with its diverse scene, popular festivals, cool rock clubs, infamous bars and the many successful bands that rose to international fame offer a lot of interesting places to visit and stories to hear! For long, Finland has been a frequently visited destination for music fans from all over the world to catch a glimpse of its music scene, and now the Helsinki Heavy Walk brings it all together:

  • …see and visit significant places linked to the city’s unique rock & metal scene!
  • …hear about the local music scene and its history!
  • …get stunned by some crazy stories and personal anecdotes!
  • ...learn about the lesser-known hangout spots!
  • …get a discount at the legendary THE RIFF bar afterwards!

TIME: Every Saturday at 2.30 pm (starting on 21st of October, 2017 but taking reservations already!)
With a reservation by 9 pm on the night before (at the latest!)
DURATION: 1,5 - 2 hours
PRICE: 20 euros / person
AGE LIMIT: 18+ years

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MEETING POINT: In front of Tavastia Club, street address: Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6, 00100 Helsinki
Click for the location on Google Maps >>

The tour is guided in English although our guides speak Finnish as well. Kierros on opastettu englanniksi, mutta oppaamme puhuvat myös suomea ja vastaavat mielellään kaikkiin kysymyksiin!

Private tours are also available – mail us for an offer!

Our official partners for the Helsinki Heavy Walk:

The Riff Rock’n’Roll Bar & Cafe >>  (www.theriff.fi)
EMP.fi web store >> (www.emp.fi)

 

 

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City Nature Sightseeing with Nordic Walking Sticks

Even in the center of Helsinki you are in the nature. Töölönlahti bay is a beautiful and quiet area full of fauna, flora, still water and history of our nation. Many of the most known attractions such as Finlandia Hall, Parliament, contemporary art museum of Kiasma, National Opera, Musiikkitalo (Music Center), Linnunlaulu’s villas for artists and the Olympic Stadium are by the bay or very close by!

Our City Nature Sightseeing tour with Nordic Walking Sticks is available as a private tour all through the year by request. Contact us by email in advance for an offer!

See photos on Facebook >>
See what Nordic Walking is all about (on YouTube) >>

The tour is available also as a private tour straight from the cruise ship port
and as a stopover program starting at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Ask for our offer!

 

 

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Tom of Finland Experience

Touko Laaksonen alias Tom of Finland has become an international gay culture icon during the years.  But it wasn´t always like that. 

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 preordered stamp in the world? 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 videos and images of Tom / Touko and his years in our beloved Helsinki. We also offer you Tom-style drinks at Paulig Kulma known for its Tom of Finland art roast coffee and Klaus K hotel where the experience starts.

TIME: Every Friday at 5:30 pm | With a reservation by 9 pm on the night before (at the latest!)
DURATION: about 2,5 hours
PRICE: 45 euros >>> including guiding, audiovisual presentation, tour gift and Tom of Finland style drinks 

PLEASE NOTE! 
Public group is on a break between January and March. First public tour of 2018 goes on Friday the 6th of April. Private tours are normally available during the break, contact us for an offer!

 

10% of every ticket sold will be donated to the Tom of Finland Foundation!
Visit the Tom of Finland Foundation’s official website >>

MEETING POINT: Klaus K hotel in the street address Bulevardi 2.
Look for a sign: Tom of Finland Experience

Visit the official website of Klaus K >>
Click for the location on Google Maps >>

In collaboration with Tom Of Finland Foundation & Airtouch Oy

The public group every Friday is guided in English although the guide is a Finnish speaker as well.

We also offer private tours in Finnish and Spanish. Private groups available daily. Contact us for an offer!

 

Helsinki Horror Walk / Kauhujen kävely

Helsinki Horror Walk is an entertaining city tour focusing on the mysteries, creepy ghost stories, old urban legends and intriguing tales of Helsinki with a twist on the other side. Our English tour is available only for private groups, so email us well in advance for an offer!

For more detailed info, visit our Helsinki Horror Walk website >>

Helsinki Horror Walk on tilauskierros,
josta järjestetään aika ajoin myös suomenkielisiä julkisia kierroksia.
Liput ennakkomyynnissä Tiketissä. Osta lippusi Tiketistä >>

Lue lisää Helsinki Horror Walkin viralliselta www-sivustolta >>

 

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Design Walk

On our famous Design Walk you will learn the history of how design became a lifestyle for the Finns. During the tour you will also meet the fresh faces of Finnish design while admiring the architecture of the design quarters and doing shopping at the fascinating boutiques.

We are honored to be the official partner of Design District Helsinki.
Visit the official website of Design District Helsinki >>

TIME: Every Friday at 3 pm | With a reservation by 9 pm on the night before (at the latest!)
DURATION: 2-3 hours
PRICE: 20 euros / person 

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MEETING POINT: In front of Design Museum, street address: Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki 
Click for the location on Google Maps >>

For more detailed info, visit our Design Tours Helsinki website >>

Private tours available daily - mail us for an offer!

 

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Holy Helsinki Walk / Kirkkokierros

Who is St. Urho? What is the Free Church free from? What happens at the Seventh-Day-Adventists' place on the eighth day?

On Happy Guide Helsinki's Holy Helsinki Walk, you will skip the famous cathedrals and instead discover some of the less-known sanctuaries of downtown Helsinki. An enthusiastic theologian will guide you to see the oldest, biggest and most Finnish churches in the city centre without forgetting the places of worship of the Muslim community and the Finnish Jews, who amazingly survived the World War II despite Finland’s cooperation with the Nazi regime. 

See photos on Facebook >>

Available on all weekdays according to our guide availability, email us for an offer!
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Järjestämme suomenkielisiä julkisia Kirkkokierroksia muutaman kuukauden välein.
Liput ennakkomyynnissä Tiketissä. 
Osta lippusi Tiketistä >>

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Finnish Food Walk

Helsinki is the culinary capital of Finland and an ideal place to enjoy the authentic local cuisine mixing elements from both east and the west. Our public Finnish Food Walk takes you right there where the best organic and local food delicacies are ‒ every Saturday starting at 10 am!

See photos on Facebook >>
For more detailed info, visit our Food Tours Helsinki website >>

TIME: Every Saturday at 10 am | With a reservation by 9 pm on the night before (at the latest!)
DURATION: 2 hours
PRICE: 35 euros / person >>> including your guide and food samplers!

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MEETING POINT: At the doors of the Old Market Hall / Vanha Kauppahalli opening to the Market Square. Look for a guide with a sign Happy Guide Helsinki.
Visit official website of Old Market Hall >>

Private tours available daily - mail us for an offer!

 

 Highlights:

  • Allas Sea Pool and its swimming pools
  • Chapel of Silence at our modern center Kamppi
  • Central Railway Station
  • Esplanadi
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Kiasma
  • Market Square
  • Music Center
  • Parliament Buildings
  • Senate Square
  • Skywheel
  • Uspenski Russian Church

Helsinki Sights & Sauna Tour

If you wish to see the central attractions of Helsinki and experience the core of Finnish culture all in half a day we have the happiest option for you! On Helsinki Sights & Sauna Tour you will walk through our modern and historical city center and hear interesting stories and anecdotes about our city and nation around it.
 
After the walk we will give you the real cultural bath by visiting Allas Sea Pool to try Finnish sauna and also a chance to experience how it is to swim in the sea water the whole year around! 
 
TIME: Every day at 10 AM and 3 PM
With a reservation by 9 pm on the night before (at the latest!)
 
DURATION: 3-4 hours
PRICE: 55 euros >>> including guide + entrance to Allas Sea Pool  
MEETING POINT: Narinkka 3, Helsinki (Narinkka Square, Kamppi)
 
WHAT TO TAKE ALONG: swimming suit and a big towel
(although you can rent them at Allas as well)
 
Private tours also available daily!