Discovering Helsinki

Let´s explore Helsinki highlights and learn the lifestyle

Available in Finnish, English and Swedish
2 hours
20 spots per experience

What are we going to do

A walking tour starting from the Senate Square, discussing the history and current political situation of Finland - next to Russia and next to Sweden.
Visit in the National Library.
Continue to The Market Place and Esplanadi Park and discussing the art, design and architecture and the lifestyles of us Finns. Visit at Iittala-shop.
Continue to the Railway St and discuss the traffic and the location of Finland on the 60th latitude in the Northern hemisphere, modern technology, social situation, income, crime and health care.
Continuing through the Sanoma Publishing House to the Citizen Square. Discussing the media, civil liberties, transparency of the society, equality, business life, education, and culture. The tour ends introducing the great Central Library Oodi, the best library in the world in 2019. The tour is about information but also of anecdotes and stories of our primitive-hyper-modern- combination of Finnish culture.

About Ullis Rouhiainen - the Doer

I want to share the great things of the Finnish culture and history with my guests. In fact Finland is not for everybody - Finland is for those who are interested in learning and experiencing different things on their tour. They might be risking their current way of life in getting new impulses to change their life.. because I am also a sauna guide. I am a tourism professional, authorized Helsinki guide and a culture historian and an author of non-fiction and fiction.


Please prepare proper warm clothes and good shoes for our tour.




Opas Ulla-Maija Rouhiainen oli todella ammattitaitoinen ja mukava, ryhmämme antoi opastuskierroksesta pelkkää kiitosta ja positiivista palautetta! Erityisesti osallistujiin teki vaikutuksen oppaan kyky muuttaa suunnitelmia ja reittiä lennosta, kun sade- ja ukkoskuuro yllätti. Suuri kiitos meiltä kaikilta ja aurinkoista kesää! Terveisin Lumme Energia Oy