The Winter Garden has been a recreational meeting place for the residents of Helsinki for over a century. No matter what season it is, the elaborate oasis of exotic plants invites you to take a tour of the greenery. 

Blossoms in three separate pavilions

The Winter Garden houses over 200 different plants. The palm room holds not only palms but also island pines and over hundred-year-old camellia trees, which are the oldest plants in the Winter Garden. In the western wing, there are saw palmettos, King Sago Palms, a noble bat tree and some houseplants of old times. The cactus room is a realm of succulent plants and cacti.

Around Christmas time, azaleas, tulips, amaryllises, hyacinths and lilies of the valley are all in bloom. Easter is the time of daffodils and tulips.

 

Guided tours 

 100€ + VAT / group / guide / 1 hour

Sunday tours please add 50€ + VAT / group / guide

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During the corona pandemic the maximum size of a group is 10-13. If the group is larger it will be divided into smaller sections and each section will have its own guide.

The Winter Garden cannot be booked for private functions. 

The Winter Garden
Hammarskjöldintie 1 A
00250 Helsinki

 

 
 
 
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The Olympic Stadium is opening for the second time in its history 

The renewed Olympic Stadium reopened its doors to public in August 2020. The space for various activities has almost doubled with huge underground facilities. 

The Olympic Stadium is the biggest events venue in Finland. It is also the most favoured and famous venue for a myriad of events, whether in the field of sports, entertainment or tourism.

The history of our Olympic Stadium is unique and its future seems quite amazing, too. People have always flocked to the stadium due to its iconic status and they are bound to continue to do so. There is a very special atmosphere there. 

The Olympic Stadium has been totally revamped. On a guided tour in the refurbished premises you will follow the history of the stadium from the 1930's to current times. You will also be taken underground to see the brand new space and its facilities. A visit to the Stadium Tower is included in the tour price. All the guided tours start at the Visitor Centre.

Welcome to see the magnificent Olympic Stadium in all its glory - both past and present.

 

 Tour prices

100€ + VAT / group / guide / 1 hour

 For tours commencing after 5pm please add 20€ + VAT / group / guide

Sunday tours please add 50€ + VAT / group / guide

Special groups can be booked from October 2020

 

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Helsinki Central Library Oodi has become very popular among the Helsinki residents. Oodi is a living meeting place at Kansalaistori square, right at the heart of Helsinki. Oodi is not just a meeting place but a house of reading and a diverse urban experience. Oodi provides its visitors with knowledge, new skills and stories, and is an easy place to access for learning, relaxation and work. 

If you haven't yet visited the locals' new lounge, why not come along with a professional guide? On an hour's tour you will learn more about the building itself and its art and about all the things that make Oodi the best new library in the world. Do you know who Tatu, Patu and Veera are? If not, come with us to find out!

 

 

 

 

Bookings and prices

100€ + VAT / group / guide / 1 hour

For tours commencing after 5pm please add 20€ + VAT / group / guide

Sunday tours please add 50€ + VAT / group / guide

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www.helsinkiguides.fi 

 

 
 

Why is there a statue of a Russian tsar in the middle of The Senate Square? How deep is The Baltic Sea? Will Oodi become the most popular sight in Helsinki? What was there in Töölö before they built The Opera House? Why is Kallio district so fascinating? What are Kalasatama, Jätkäsaari and Hernesaari like? Is the steam in Löyly the best or should one try one of the sauna islands around the city? Would you like to see paavo Nurmi's trainers or Jari Litmanen's football shirt?

On our tours you will hear interesting stories, admire stunning architecture and get to know the ever-changing capital better. We all have an image of Helsinki in our minds - we shall show you ours. Every guide has his own focus and emphasis and so the stories and routes are never exactly the same.

We can tailor the tours according to your group's preferences. Currently themed walking tours are very popular. Why not come and join a professional guide and see Helsinki with fresh eyes!

Find out more about our tours and prices please contact: 

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www.helsinkiguides.fi 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on tourism throughout the world. To ensure that tourism and business activities can resume safely and responsibly, action must be taken to provide sufficient information and guidance to businesses to safeguard the health and safety of tourists, and to make sure both tourists and everyone involved in the tourism industry are fully committed to following healthy and safe practices. - Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

It is of paramount interest to all Helsinki Guides' Association members to conduct their activities safely during the coronavirus pandemic. By following the government guidelines we can ensure the safety of guides and customers and reduce the risk of infection as domestic tourism reopens. The Association keeps a keen eye on any further developments on the pandemic situation and will inform its members and customers accordingly. 

Our guides will work with groups of 10-20 people and we shall endeavour to keep safe distances of 1-2 meters to each other within the group. We all wear face masks or visors and many will also use amplifiers when available.

Please remember that one must not attend a tour if one has even the slightest symptoms of the virus.

More up-to-date information on the corona virus situation can be found here:

https://tem.fi/en/information-on-coronavirus  

 

With best wishes

Helsinki Guides Association