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
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  • 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.

What’s included & not included

  • 2-hour walking tour
  • A happy Helsinki guide

Meeting point

Korkeavuorenkatu 23

Reviews from travellers (18)

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!!
Great Walking Tour, Highly Recommended!
My wife and I both came away from the walking tour with new insight and understanding of how important design is to Helsinki and the larger Finnish history. We complemented the walking tour with a visit on our own to the Museum of Architecture, which provided use with additional understanding of the history of design in Finland. Thank you!
Informative and fun tour! Definitely recommended!
Our tour guide did an excellent job walking us through the city and talking through the various architecture designs. It was incredibly informative and we left feeling like we had learned a lot about Finnish design history. Would highly recommend for anyone interested in design but also interested in an alternative tour of the city.
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Tour operated by: Happy Guide Helsinki