Sustainable City Tour
Sustainable Sightseeing by trams & subway
Meeting point for daily public tours is on Narinkka square in Kamppi, our modern city center.
Kamppi is well connected from all three cruise ship ports of Helsinki by public transport. It is only 1.5 blocks and 500 meters away from the Central Railway Station, where the trains and buses from Helsinki airport arrive. Many cruise line companies also have shuttle bus stops within a walking distance.
The exact meeting point is in front of two black containers with big bicycle symbols and the text “Pyöräkeskus - Bicycle Center”. Street address is Narinkka 3, Helsinki.
The container / guide has a sign: HAPPY GUIDE HELSINKI. So you will find us easily. 🙂
Directions for arrival from cruise ship ports
From West Harbour berths (LMA & LV7) it’s only a 250 meters walk to West Terminal (where Tallink Silja, Eckerö Line and St. Peter Line ferries arrive). In front of the terminal there’s a stop for tram number 9. Take tram 9 to a stop called Simonkatu. Trams have a display telling you the name of the stop. At the stop you can already see the wooden structure of Kamppi Chapel of Silence which is located at Narinkka square. The containers are exactly opposite side of the square. See photos of Kamppi Chapel of Silence >>
From Hernesaari berths (LHB & LHC) there is a green line painted on the ground which you can follow to the stop of local bus 14. Take that to a stop called Kamppi (not Kampintori that is one earlier!) Basically, get off when you see the McDonalds burger joint on your left and walk back 50 meters on the same sidewalk as your stop and take first left. Now you´re walking on the side of Kamppi shopping center and after a half a block walk down and then right opens Narinkka Square. When you walk the steps down you are already at the containers. See photos of Kamppi shopping center >>
Katajanokka terminal (Viking Line ferries) and ERA, ERB & EKL berths you are just a block away from tram line number 4 (ask any local for the closest stop!) Jump on the tram 4 and ride that to Lasipalatsi stop. Lasipalatsi is the one-floor white building in front of you and when you pass it on the left you will already see Kamppi Chapel of Silence which is a well known landmark here. The black containers with bicycle symbols as our meeting point are exactly opposite side of the square. See photos of Kamppi Chapel of Silence >>
Single ticket costs 3.20 euros when you buy it straight from the tram or bus driver. You can change between the vehicles with the same ticket within one hour.
Journey Planner of public transport in Helsinki is great way to find the smoothest connection in Helsinki!
See section Private Tours, if you want your guide to meet you straight at the port, airport or your accommodation!
Welcome to enjoy the fun of Helsinki with us – in a sunny & sustainable way!
In order to secure your participation on the tour, we require a reservation and a full ticket price paid in advance. According to the laws of Finland, every participant is responsible for oneself when moving around by walking or by using public transportation.
Participating on the tour
In addition to using trams and other vehicles of public transport on this tour we also walk to see the attractions closer, between the trams stops and to visit some of the point of interest inside. This means that the tour also contains walking in moderate level. Participants with normal health conditions can happily join the tour. However, we also offer private tour options, if you feel that you will find it challenging to be part of a public group with average walking speed and some walking distances which can be up to 300 meters long between the visited locations.
On the guided tour the idea is to move around as a group and listen to the information and instructions given by the guide. Sometimes the instructions are also given for the security reasons although every participant is responsible for one's own personal safety and well-being.
Our group size is visitor-friendly. One guide moves around with maximum of eight participants. Happy Guide Helsinki reserves the right to limit and control the amount of participants so that the tour is considered safe and comfortable for all participants.
Reservations and cancellation policy
Reservations are accepted by email until the night before the tour, if we have availability. We have always someone working at reservations until 9 pm (Finnish time) every night. Changes and cancellations are possible 24 h prior to the public tour without charge (48 hours on private tours). If the change or cancellation comes after that it is considered a fulfilled booking and there's no refund.
Visit the Happy Guide Helsinki website for more detailed FAQ section covering all our services!
- The Cathedral of Helsinki & the Senate Square
- Finlandia Hall, Kiasma contemporary art museum, Musiikkitalo (Music Center) and other modern architectural wonders
- Parliament Buildings
- Esplanadi boulevard & the Market Square (Kauppatori) in the port | See on TripAdvisor >>
- The new Opera building and the Olympic Stadium
- Chapel of Silence and modern Kamppi area |
Read more on Churches of Helsinki website >>
- Temppeliaukio Rock Church (Optional entry: 3€ for adults) | See on Wikipedia >>
- Baana / The urban passage for biking and activities
Read more on Public Space projects’ website >>
- Kallio bohemian district with its cheap bars, hipster happenings, cultural curiosities and public library
- Main Railway Station of Helsinki | See on Wikipedia >>
- Helsinki Design District | Visit official website >>
- Hakaniemi Market Hall (closed on Sundays)
TIME: Daily at 11 am | With a reservation by 9 pm on the night before (at the latest!)
Please note! The starting time is 10 am from May 1st, 2017!
DURATION: 3 - 4 hours
PRICE: 55 euros >>> including your guide, a snack & a 24-hour ticket for public transport in Helsinki region that is yours to use after the tour as well!