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The authorized professional guides who work in the Helsinki area are members of one of the two local associations, Helsinki Oppaat ry (Helsinki Guides) or Helsingfors Auktoriserade Turistguider rf. They have altogether 350 members.

For membership, the associations require the completion of one year’s guide course with oral and written final exams and a very good knowledge of at least one language apart from maternal Finnish or Swedish.

The associations

Working language: Finnish

Helsinki Oppaat ry (HOT)

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Puheenjohtaja 2018-2019 Heidi Tetri

Sihteeri Rauni Vesterinen

 

Helsingfors Auktoriserade Turistguider rf (HATT)

Working language: Swedish

Chairperson Erja Antell,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

HAT is a member of the Inter-Nordic Guide Clubin (IGC), http://nordicguides.org