Locals - more than tour guides
Would you like to see Helsinki, Tallinn, Stockholm or Porvoo with one of us?
Day With A Local is a day with one of our great team members!
We're ready to answer your questions about lifestyle and help you to get the most of your visit! We'd like to take you around, whether you are travelling by yourself, with a companion, with your family or friends, or in a bigger group.
You can request a Local that matches your interests. When you have a group of more than 10, minimum two of us will host you! And you won't just 'follow un umbrella'.
Please tell us about your wishes, and we will do our best to make sure that you will experience a great time in Helsinki. Please have a look at Frequently Asked Questions to find more information about your Day With A Local. Get inspired by the Local Businesses presentations. Make a reservation, and you will experience your travel destination like a local!
We hope to see you soon!
Have a look at the Locals gallery on our new website!
The story behind Day With A Local
For the 10 years the entrepreneur and creator of Day With A Local concept, Liisa, has lived in Helsinki, it has been her passion and hobby to help Helsinki visitors holding a map in a street corner and suggest places to visit. It has been her way to make visitors feel welcomed. At some point she started taking people around in Helsinki voluntarily, and realized that there were no such tours existing that she would have personally chosen. That's when the idea began to evolve in her mind.
On her trip 'Around the World in 80 Days' Liisa realized that the best thing you can do on your holiday, is to spend time with someone local. Sometimes it happens naturally but if you're visiting for a short period of time and if you don't know anyone in advance, it's always not so easy. In spring 2015 Liisa decided to create a concept which gives you the opportunity to visit the highlights of the city and simultaneously to have interaction with a Local and learn about Finnish culture and lifestyle.
All kinds of adjustments in the itinerary can be made and all Day With A Local team members will adjust to your pace of moving around. Just tell about your accessibility or other needs and we'll be prepared. You'll have the possibility to take as many photos as you want to, to go to places which interest you and to ask questions from topics which you want to hear most about. The more you tell about you and your group, the more prepared we are for your Day With A Local!