Private, Flexible & Customized

 We meet you in the port, in the hotel lobby or at the airport. We offer only private Day With A Local experience for you and your group, an alternative to a typical guided tour or shore excursion.

You can choose your day program 100 %. Your Local adapts to your and your group’s wishes and requests during the day.

Locals give their own personality and point of view. This is not a guided tour, but better yet, an experience with a Local! Get to know our team

Safe, Reliable & Genuine

Our guests have been delighted by fast correspondence and our reliability. We reply in all e-mail & WhatsApp contacts in English within 24 hours. If you don’t receive a reply, please check Spam folder!

Liisa, owner of the business and Helsinki Local herself, has handpicked and met all team members in person in all cities: Tallinn, Stockholm, Helsinki and Porvoo. All team members have been trained to host you, yet keeping their own personality at the same time, to keep the experience genuine.

Sincere, Transparent & Fair

We give only recommendations based on our own experiences. No paid recommendations, only real opinions! Day With A Local fees and additional costs are visible. All of our team members are paid for their time & effort. We offer an alternative to typical guided tours. Learn more

Experience cities local way – not only on a typical guided tour

We walk and use public transportation, as locals do. In all of the cities public transportation is the most convenient way to go around.

If you’ve got any special needs, please let us know and we can make arrangements suitable for you. We are happy to arrange you private transportation, for example. Our concierge / travel assistant type additional services (as arranging special arrangements) start from 60 euros. If there is an additional fee from the arrangements, you are always informed in advance!

“Excellent personalised tour of Helsinki”

As someone who owns a private travel service and organises trips around the world, I found Liisa to be one of the most responsive and helpful local guides I have ever worked with in any city. Read More >>


“Like being with a friend”

Liisa was super organized and very communicative. I emailed her 2 days before from the website and got everything planned. We spent 6 hours walking around tourist sites and local places in Helsinki. It was a very enjoyable day. On TripAdvisor>>


“Saw the Real Helsinki with Liisa!”

I loved how she took our group to see not only a few of the touristy places but also brought us to the more local areas. Great energy and a fun place to visit in the summer.

Devon P

“Wonderful, well-paced, interesting day”

Liisa is an expert at showing off Helsinki. She has great pacing and knows when you might need a rest, a restroom, and takes the time to explain things where everyone in the group can hear and ask questions. Read more >>

Anna B

“Excellent experience”

Virva took us all around the city, seeing some of the sites that everyone wants to see, and then some other, less-known but equally interesting places — We also had a very good lunch at a small restaurant that we would have never have visited on our own. Highly recommend! Read more >>


“Liisa in Helsinki and Marju in Tallinn – Wonderful experience”

Marju was very friendly, knowledgeable and accomodative. Liisa really gave us a feel of Helsinki. Read more >>

Suchanda S

Have a worry-free day with us


Itinerary is created based on your preferences, there is just not one itinerary of a guided tour.


Have interaction with a Local instead of 'following the umbrella' on a typical guided tour.


Your Local reacts to your needs in terms of pace, breaks and a change in plans, on a completely customized way (for sure better than on a typical guided tour)

Priced per group of 1 to 8

Prices are announced per group up to 8 people. Additional cost for 9+ people.

395 €/ group of 1 to 8 (7 hours); any length of day is available

Most popular service: 395 € for 7 hours

 This price is available for groups of 1 to 8 people when it is booked and paid online min. 1 month in advance, or if booked between two weeks and one month in advance and paid within 48 hours from booking. Normal online price 445 euros for bookings and payments closer to the day. Different pricing on national holidays, from the airport and Nynäshamn port. Please note that your public transportation or other transportation, possible admission fees, food or drinks aren't included. Local's basic costs and VAT 24 % are included. Learn more about pricing

Day With A Local from the port

 395 €/up to 7 hours (advance payment)

The price of the shore excursion is including meeting and ending the day in the port, at the security gate. We will return back to port 30 to 60 minutes before ship's doors close.

Day With A Local from the airport and from Nynäshamn port

445 €/up to 7 hours from Helsinki airport (advance payment)

495 €/up to 7 hours from Nynäshamn port in Stockholm area, ending to Stockholm Central Railway Station (advance payment) (additional +100 € if returning back to Nynäshamn with a Local)

Half Day With A Local

4 hours for 255 € or 5 hours for 315 €/group of 1 to 8 (advance payment)

Groups of 9+

 Price is calculated according to number of Locals and there is an additional fee for arrangements (minimum 60 euros)

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