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The Best Local Experiences in Helsinki

Are you planning a trip to Helsinki? Doerz offers all the best Helsinki experiences. With our local guides you can enjoy many authentic experiences, like a visit in the wonderful Suomenlinna sea fortress, a city stroll with a local guide, a tram car ride or a private yoga class.

Helsinki, the capital, is the most popular travel destination in Finland. Meeting locals in Helsinki is easy and with Doerz you’ll find enthusiastic local guides who gladly present their hometown to travellers. The most well-known tourist attractions in Helsinki are the Suomenlinna sea fortress, the market square Senaatintori, The Helsinki Cathedral and the Linnanmäki amusement park and the Korkeasaari Zoo. In addition to these amazing attractions, Doerz also offers many unforgettable experiences that go beyond the biggest tourist attractions.

Browse through our Helsinki experiences and choose your own favourites. We have a wide range of local experiences suitable for different kinds of travellers. We are sure you will find the perfect travel experiences for your holiday in Helsinki, whether you are a solo traveller, planning a romantic holiday, or travelling to Helsinki with friends or family.

Live like a local in Helsinki

The capital attracts travellers from all over the world. Helsinki offers the perfect combination of being an urban city with nature close by. The most popular experiences in Helsinki are the various themed city tours. With Doerz’s local guides you can experience an architecture tour, an electric bike tour or a trip to the Suomenlinna sea fortress. Or would you rather hop on a tram train for a city tour?

Traditional Finnish sauna or spicing it up with a private yoga class in a sauna, are among the things you want to experience with the locals. The hidden gems of Helsinki can only be found when a local shares their secrets with you.

What is the best time to travel to Helsinki?

Spring and summer are the best seasons to travel to Helsinki because the city is at its finest and liveliest. The city is full of events and the sun is shining from dawn till dusk. However Helsinki is worth seeing at any time of the year. In winter you can admire the Christmas lights and the snowy scenery or visit a traditional Christmas fair.

Seasonal changes appear strongly in Helsinki. Each season is different and has something unique to offer. The busiest periods in Helsinki are around celebrations of Christmas and New Year, and the summer season. We recommend booking your local experiences early because the holiday seasons are usually busy in Helsinki.

Helsinki with children

What to do when travelling to Helsinki with kids? There are many unforgettable experiences to enjoy with your family, like a day trip to the breathtaking archipelago or a fishing trip with our competent local guides. In case of looking for something more special try an adventurous fatbike ride or participate in a fun handicraft course where you can learn how to crochet and knit. Authentic experiences are the highlights of your family holiday.

Memorable travel experiences don’t need to be expensive. With our local guides we offer lots of affordable activities to do in Helsinki. When you book any activity, remember to ask your local guide for insider tips! Our guides are more than happy to share their Helsinki knowledge with you, and give you tips about child-friendly activities you can explore for a very small fee or completely free of charge. A family holiday in Helsinki can be surprisingly affordable!

Romantic holiday in Helsinki

Looking for romantic experiences? Helsinki has many to offer, like a hike in the wilderness of a national park or paddling in the archipelago with your loved one. Outdoor experiences offered by Doerz are very popular in Helsinki. Our experienced guides know the area thoroughly and can show you the best places for enjoying nature and the breathtaking scenery.

Helsinki is a popular honeymoon destination, and many newlyweds want to take their wedding trip to Helsinki. Many of them find authentic experiences in the country’s capital more interesting than crowded tourist destinations in the south. It hardly comes as a surprise since Helsinki’s luxurious restaurants and urban culture have been mentioned in several international listings.

Authentic Helsinki experiences

If you want to explore something original and genuinely local, take a look at our local experiences listed below. When you find your favourites, make sure to book them right away.

All the Doerz’s service providers are experienced locals who know their home area like the back of their hands. With their local knowledge, you will get to know all the best experiences and hidden gems of Helsinki. Many of our guides may even invite you to visit their homes. We recommend booking your experiences in good time before your holiday. If you can’t book your experiences in advance, don’t worry. Last-minute reservations will work out too, and you can even book your Doerz experience on the spot. Please take notice that many of our experiences are organised on demand, and they are available for booking also when there is no specified date in the introduction.

Reviews of Helsinki experiences

Themed Walking Tour of Statues: Butts of Helsinki (in English)

Tanja is a storyteller! She knows her city and has interesting insights about the statues. Really nice afternoon walk!


Kiitos mukavasta ja rennosta kuvaustuokiosta. Oli positiivinen kokemus tällaiselle, joka ei halua itse olla kuvattavana.

Easy Movement Workout + Helsinki Tour

Ihanan virkistävä paussi työpäivään aurinkoisen Katin seurassa. Puolessa tunnissa ehti nähdä yllättävän paljon Helsinkiä ja saada mukavaa liikettä kroppaan. Parhaiten vietetty tauko vähään aikaan. :)