What would you like to do with a Local?

Here are suggestions for what we could do during your Day With A Local. All tours are personalized according to your wishes and interests (e.g. "a room escape game & urban nature"). Share your thoughts while booking, and your Day With A Local tour will be uniquely designed for you. Would you like to visit a contemporary artist in his studio or have a picnic in a park? The choice is yours!

At the bottom of this page you will find also our recommendations for things to do after your Day With A Local.



Photo: FinRIB

You can combine a RIB Boat Tour to any of the Day With A Local tours (additional cost)!

RIB boat rides to groups of 1 to 12 persons from June until the end of August, and if the weather permits they are also available in May and September | Automatic inflatable life jackets are used | From the Market Square, Kaivopuisto Park, Hernesaari or Jollas | Payment in cash or by Visa or Mastercard

Choose your RIB Boat Tour from three different options:
- Helsinki Shoreline & Archipelago with RIB Boat (1 hour)
- Helsinki Ultimate Archipelago & Canals with RIB Boat (3 hours)
- Espoo Islands Excursion with RIB Boat (6 hours)

Discounts for Day With A Local guests available!

More information about FinRIB

Escape Room Helsinki

Santa's Key, Secret of the Sauna, Royal Secret & many other options

Looking for a different kind of adventure? What about escaping from a locked room? Escape Room Helsinki offers real life room escape games in four different locations in the centre of Helsinki. Lots of fun and exciting stories to experience! Help Santa find his missing Magic Key, figure out the Sauna Dwarf’s crafty puzzles or look for the lost crown of the King of Finland – you have only 60 minutes…

You can either include a room escape in your Day With A Local or finish your tour to a room escape game venue.

Escape Room Helsinki | Bookings only | Locations: Yrjönkatu 17 inside the gate, Fredrikinkatu 34 A, Korkeavuorenkatu 41 & Kaisaniemenkatu 1 inner yard | Neighbourhoods: Kamppi, Kaartinkaupunki & Kaisaniemi



Photo: Karusoma

Are you interested in having abstract art on your walls at a reasonable price?

Karusoma is a Finnish contemporary art brand created by Ville Ruso. Ville wants everybody to have the possibility to buy real works of art instead of posters. That's why the artwork pricing starts from only 44 euros! Karusoma is also your choice in case you want to order a painting, and you'll be able to have an impact on colours, size and style of the piece.

If you're interested in visiting Karusoma art studio during your Day With A Local, please tell your wish in the order form, and we will do our best to arrange it to your itinerary!

Bookings only | No entrance fee | Neighbourhood: Taka-Töölö

Hand painted wooden jewelry by artisan Vieno Puustjärvi

Photo: Vieno Puustjärvi Ky

Would you like to buy a special piece of jewelry?

There is an attractive souvenir shop in the corner of Senate Square. What makes this souvenir shop special, is the wide collection of beautiful hand painted wooden jewelry. Artisan Vieno Puustjärvi from Helsinki designs and paints all of the wooden jewelry with a brush herself. The material of the beads is birch. Beads are painted with many layers and that's why they glance beautifully and the colour stays for a very long time. Choose your favourite colour and style from dozens of different options!

Vieno Puustjärvi Ky | Wooden jewelry & souvenirs | Mon to Fri 9.30 am - 7 pm, Sat to Sun 9.30 am - 6 pm | Tori Quarters | Address Aleksanterinkatu 20 | Neighbourhood: Kruununhaka | Trams 1A, 2, 4 & 7A/B (tram stop Senaatintori)

What to do in Helsinki after your Day With A Local?

We want to give you also recommendations what to do after your Day With A Local. Here are some options:

Traditional Body & Face Treatments by Monipiika

Would you like to experience traditional Finnish healing on your holiday?

Kalevala bone setting might sound extreme, but it is a pain-free mobilization treatment for your whole body. With this treatment, Pia from Monipiika will guide your body to heal itself. It has similarities to a massage and to other mobilization treatments, but the idea is to activate the metabolic system, and to reduce aches by taking care of the whole body. Bone setting has been a traditional Finnish folk medicine for hundreds of years. The roots of this treatment are in the Finnish national epic Kalevala.

Kalevala bone setting treatment lasts from 90 minutes to two hours. Please note, that a person with acute rheumatism, with heart disease, or a cancer patient cannot be treated. If you have diabetes or any other metabolic disease, please make sure you have good blood glucose level when arriving to the treatment. If you are pregnant, you can be treated, but please inform us about your pregnancy beforehand.

Peat treatments are another type of traditional treatments in Finland. Peat cleanses your skin powerfully, and the treatment can be done either on your face, hands, or feet. The peat treatment lasts in total for about 50 minutes. The peat is on your skin for about 20 minutes, and a massage of the treatment area is included.

Monipiika also provides refreshing Indian Ajara Face Lift treatment. It is a relaxing and cleansing treatment for the sensitive skin on your face for 45 minutes.

- Kalevala bone setting for 90-120 minutes 85 € (incl. VAT 24 %)
- Peat treatment (face, hands or feet) for 50 minutes 70 € (incl. VAT 24 %)

- Ajara Face Lift for 45 minutes 60 € (incl. VAT 24 %)

Monipiika | Bookings only | Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 am to 8 pm | Bookings for Kamppi online or via e-mail monipiika@gmail.com

Recommendations by Locals pdf leaflet is e-mailed you before your Day With A Local with more tips!

Recommendations by Locals is our collection of restaurants, cafés, bars, things to do and places to visit. Many of our guests have found this information helpful on their overnight stay in Helsinki. Recommendatons by Locals pdf leaflet is included in the price of all of our private tours.