Jussi - Private Guide in Helsinki
Languages: English, French
If you would like a native Finn as your personal guide in Helsinki I may be what you are looking for! Personal tours in Helsinki and surroundings available on all weekdays. I am Finnish male, 40 years, very reliable, honest and highly academically educated.
Fluent in English and French. I can guide 1-8 persons even in a spacious car with all necessary insurances etc. Depending what you would like to see I make a suggestion about the tour and how many hours it will take. I pick you up at the hotel or at the cruise ship for example.
A van is available for groups up to 8 people. Please note: At the moment the maximum number of guests is 8 (eight people). Please note that I am Helsinki based guide, the tours are mainly in Helsinki. Sometimes I guide groups that want to go to Turku from Helsinki as well. So all the trips to Turku or other cities usually originate in Helsinki. Special arrangements are possible and I can meet you in other cities also if we end the tours in Helsinki for example.
Prices: At the moment only all day tours, starting at 480 Euros. I arrange unforgettable visits and I am highly experienced licensed professional V.I.P. driver also with over 10 years´experience..
Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland, but it can also be considered Finland's culture-capital.
Biggest historical museum in Helsinki is the National Museum of Finland, which displays a vast historical collection from prehistoric times to the 21th century. The museum building itself, a national romantic style neo-medieval castle, is a tourist attraction. Other major historical museum is the Helsinki City Museum, which introduces visitors to Helsinki's 500 year history. The University of Helsinki also has many significant museums, including the University Museum and the Natural History Museum.
The Finnish National Gallery consists on three museums: Ateneum Art Museum for classical Finnish art, Sinebrychoff Art Museum for classical European art, and Kiasma Art Museum for modern art. The old Ateneum, a neo-renessaince palace from 19th century, is one of the city's major historical buildings, whereas the highly modern Kiasma is probably the most debated building in Helsinki.
Helsinki has three major theatres: The Finnish National Theatre, the Helsinki City Theatre, and the finland-swedish Svenska Teatern. The city's main musical venues are the Finnish National Opera and the Finlandia concert-hall. Bigger concerts and events are usually held at one of the city's two big ice hockey arenas: the Hartwall Areena or the Helsingin jaahalli. Helsinki has Finland's largest fair centre.
Helsinki is also known for its active ICT and digital cultures scene in Greater Helsinki.
Some widely renowned bands originate from Helsinki, including HIM, The Rasmus, The 69 Eyes and Stratovarius.
Latest Customer's Opinions:
We had a wonderful time with Jussi during our one-day visit to Helsinki. He looked after each one of our group (ranging in age from 11 to 76). He picked us up from the cruise terminal in his comfortable van, had a printed itinerary ready for each of us, and did a great job keeping to the schedule without rushing us. While he drove he explained the history and geography of Finland, and gave us many interesting facts about life in Finland. We now know there are almost as many saunas in Finland as there are Finns! We mainly wanted to visit Ainola, and Jussi suggested we stop at Porvoo as well - and indeed it was beautiful. We then visited the many city sites in Helsinki including the wonderful Rock Church. We could have toured Helsinki by ourselves, but it would have been impossible to also visit Ainola and Porvoo in the time that we had. Having Jussi also meant we got to "know" Helsinki and Finland a lot better. I hope many more visitors will get to enjoy his expert guidance. Thank you Jussi!