Katajanokka's treasures

Discover Katajanokka's treasures

Available in French
1 hour 30 minutes
12 spots per experience
Regular price: 25 €
Children: 10 €

What are we going to do

Katajanokka is like a treasure island right next to the Market place at the heart of Helsinki. You could spend hours just observing all the exquisite details in the Art nouveau (Jugend style) district. Did you know that Tove Jansson, the Moumines' creator, lived there as a child. No wonder she had such a great imagination with this beautiful fairy-tale environment around her. Katajanokka is full of amazing stories. Have you heard about the famous icon robery? And what do you know about this strange cross-shaped building in the middle of Katajanokka? And bears, there are everywhere. Not real one of course! And how can a sugar be ugly ? Eager to know more about Katajanokka? Let's meet at the tour!

About Doro - the Doer

I moved from France to Helsinki 25 years ago. I used to be a translator from Finnish into French. One day I realised an incredible thing : Google Translate does the work much more efficiently than me. That was it. I had to do some changes in my life. Through my Airbnb activites, I realised I had some potential in tourism. Beginning 2022, I started a vocational course to become an official guide of Helsinki. I love walking in Helsinki while showing those places that make Finland's capital so special. Let me be your walking tour guide. At your service!


Be ready to walk 3 km at a brisk pace, so good shoes for walking. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. It's often windy in Katajanokka.