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Happy Guide Helsinki

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Address: Narinkka 3, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Happy Guide Helsinki offers guided activities in Helsinki and Southern...

Happy Guide Helsinki offers guided activities in Helsinki and Southern Finland. We have daily options the whole year around. What is common for all of them they are offered the sunny and sustainable way :)

We have city and themed walking tours, bicycle tours and we show you the real Helsinki how we locals live and love it: enjoying the effective and eco-friendly public transport network of Helsinki.

You can join us for public tours from Free Walking Tour weekends to daily tram and bike tours to private guide services. For everything there is a sustainable tour solution!

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Fantastic tour!

A fantastic combination of nice packaged knowledge, humour, and warm approach! My advice really is to take the free walking tour if you are in Helsinki!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joakim B
Linkoping, Sweden
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Linkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic combination of nice packaged knowledge, humour, and warm approach! My advice really is to take the free walking tour if you are in Helsinki!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the sustainability tram tour in January 2017. Our guide, Birgit, was the best. She was very knowledgeable about Helsinki and Finnish culture. She took time to answer all of our questions and pointed out many interesting things we wouldn't have seen/known if we were walking the streets on our own. She also made sure we knew which tram... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Emil took our tour and was an excellent guide. It was a cold day with a snow storm but he kept us moving and took us to lots of interesting spots. He had great history to share and good tips for where to go in the city! Definitely recommend this tour

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a great tour with Birgit. She was lively, friendly and interesting. She has a great knowledge of the city and shared some great tips too. Completely recommend these tours.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We arranged for a private tour since we were only in Helsinki on weekday in winter (their usual winter tour is on weekends only). The route seemed a bit erratic, like heading to Christmas market first, then coming back to fish market and Christmas market at end of trip. Tour guide also seemed to be rushing for time to finish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Joined this tour on New Years' Day and it was cold and quiet in Helsinki, but the guide managed to make this tour an upbeat, in-depth tour of the best of Helsinki. The guide was experienced and knew a lot about the local stories behind each of the sights. I couldn't believe how much we covered in the 2.5 hours.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had 8 hours in Helsinki while in transit, and didn't want to waste it, so we booked a tour with Happy Guides. We're so glad we did! Karri provided excellent service from the start, and was super responsive to all my questions and emails. Our flight from Vilnius ended up being delayed by an hour, and... More 

Thank Sandra K
marsfield, wi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My husband and I had 40 hours in Helsinki and decided the first thing to do was to take a walking tour to get acquainted with the city. After viewing a few found on google I chose the Happy Guide tour. We found our guide, Emil, at the Helsinki Cathedral without any trouble. He was wearing his reindeer hat that... More 

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Klang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Took this tour in December, and it being winter time it was just me, my 12 year old son and Matti the guide.Very informative and having Matti to ourselves was like having a good friend introducing you to this wonderful city. Had a nice time, understood the transport system,had a coffee break....pretty good to sum it all up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We went for the free tour at noon on Saturday and were given a good overview of Helsinki. Guide took us to all the main sites and pointed out the rock church to us at the end of the tour (which we proceeded to explore thereafter). There was a big group, but everyone was cooperative and we had no issues... More 

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