Helsinki Design District Walking Tour

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Dive deep into Helsinki’s Design District on a 2-hour walking tour with a happy local guide. Learn how design has become a lifestyle for the Finns, visit classic design stores, including Artek and Marimekko, meet up-and-coming local designers, and more!

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English
If i were to be strolling down the streets on my own, i would've been looking at 'things' and interesting objects... but with Matti, I've learned not just beautiful and ingenious Finnish designs, I've learned about culture, society, art and how it all correlates and made Finnish designs one of the forefront of the design industry in the world!! Absolutely enjoyed every bit of it... ps: Matti was very kind to wait for me while I shop. A must do!!
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Highlights

  • Explore Helsinki’s Design District with a local
  • Visit several classic Finnish design stores
  • Learn about Finland’s most famous designers
  • Meet up-and-coming local designers

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Description

During this tour you’ll discover how design has become a lifestyle for the Finns. You’ll visit classic design stores, including Artek and Marimekko, and learn about iconic Finnish designers, such as Alvar Aalto, Eero Aarnio, and Jukka Rintala. You’ll also meet up-and-coming local designers as you dive deep into Helsinki’s Design District.

Our design quarter has grown remarkably; it now spans 25 streets and features over 200 design spots. On this tour you’ll not only get a good feel for Finnish design, but also for Finnish life itself!

The meeting point is by the front steps of the Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23.

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What’s included & not included

  • 2-hour walking tour
  • A happy Helsinki guide

Meeting point

Korkeavuorenkatu 23

Reviews from travellers (19)

4.8/5

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance...
If i were to be strolling down the streets on my own, i would've been looking at 'things' and interesting objects... but with Matti, I've learned not just beautiful and ingenious Finnish designs, I've learned about culture, society, art and how it all correlates and made Finnish designs one of the forefront of the design industry in the world!! Absolutely enjoyed every bit of it... ps: Matti was very kind to wait for me while I shop. A must do!!
Wonderful and informative stroll
Phillips, the guide, was very knowledgeable and provided a fascinating history of the development and profiles of the important contributors. He thhen took us to several workshops / shops to speak with current designers.
M
Excellent very informative and rich
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Tour operated by: Happy Guide Helsinki