After Helsinki tour – Hints and routes for independent exploration

Free Walking Tour by Green Cap Tours covers all the main topics regarding Finnish history and many the most historical locations in Helsinki. But, what to do after the tour?

The route of our Free tour is shown below. The tour starts from the Senate square and ends on the Havis Amanda Statue on the Market Square. This tour covers all of the old town of Helsinki as marked with green color on below image. On this page we introduce suggestions where to go and what to do then.

Below we have suggested itineraries for independent exploration after the free tour. But first..

Helsinki eats

Try at least these:

1. Creamy salmon soup – you’ll find it at least in Market Square, Scandinavia Cafe, Stockmann Herkku Bistro etc.

2. Karelia Pie “Karjalanpiirakka” you’ll find it in grocery stores like Alepa, K-market etc.

Restaurants in Helsinki

RestaurantWhat, When, Price € – €€€€€Area, address
Scandinavia Cafe Traditional, Lunch, snacks coffee € Old Market Hall, Eteläranta 1
LappiTraditional, Dinner, €€€(M) Kamppi, Annakatu 22
Konstan MöljäTraditional, Dinner buffet, €€€(M) Kamppi, Hietalahdenkatu 14
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Fishfoods, lunch & dinner, €€€(M) Kamppi shopping centre
Karl JohanTraditional, Lunch, €€(M) Kamppi, Yrjönkatu 21
NollaTrendy food and craft beers, Dinner, €€€Design District, Fredrikinkatu 22
Yes Yes YesVegetarian, dinner, €€€Design District, Iso Roobertinkatu 1
TocaFinnish/Italian/Modern, dinner €€€Unioninkatu 18
The GlassCreative, lunch & dinner, €€€Esplanade, Kämp Gallery

Sights and places to see and feel Helsinki

Places of interestWhat is it?Area, address
Large 1700 -century seafort with
beautiful island views
White ferry from the Market Square
The Rock ChurchA church carved into bedrock(M) Kamppi, Lutherinkatu 3
Oodi, central
Impressive modern architecture (M) Central railway station,
Töölönlahdenkatu 4
Design District Area for design and fashion shopping (M) Kamppi, Annankatu, Fredrikinkatu
Linnanmäki Amusement Park with rides Alppiharju, Tivolikuja 1
Löyly Six million dollar sauna and restaurant South Helsinki, Hernesaarenranta 4
HuvilakatuBeautiful row of houses for IGSouth Helsinki, Huvilakatu
Kämp GalleryDesign oriented shopping mallEsplanade, Pohjoisesplanadi 33

Suggested walking routes in Helsinki

1. The classic bucket list

All the must sees on one walking route

The classic route in googlemaps:

2. Indoor museums and shopping

Bad weather, no problem, (Walking, partly underground passages)

The indoor route in googlemaps:

3. Places to visit for families with children

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4. Traditional Finnish restaurants, cafes and conditories

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5. Alternative Helsinki

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All our recommendations in a single googlemap

Places of interest, restaurants, cafes, beaches, saunas etc.

The link to same map in case iframe doesn’t work on your device: