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Helsinki Architecture Tours

Architecture Guides Finland – Exclusive City Walks tailor made for groups visiting Finland

post updated 2 June 2023

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Helsinki Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

e-architect have architectural tour guides in most of the key cities across Europe.

Our Helsinki Architecture guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Helsinki are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip to the Finnish capital city please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Löyly Sauna Building designed by Avanto Architects, an architecture office based in Finland:
Loyly Sauna - Helsinki Architecture Tours
photographers : kuvio / Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield ; Marc Goodwin, Archmospheres ; Mikko Ryhänen

Helsinki Architecture Walking Tours

Helsinki Introduction

Helsinki is the capital of Finland and is located in the south of the country, though close to the Arctic Circle! Famous architects with buildings in the city include Alvar Aalto and more recently Steven Holl Architects – see our Helsinki Architecture News page.

Notable buildings include Aalto House, Finlandia Hall, the Finnish Parliament Helsinki University of Technology in Otaniemi, Nokia Headquarters, Station Building, Cathedral Building, Olympic Stadium Building and Studio Aalto. These buildings are all possible to visit on our Helsinki Architecture Tours.

Other key Finnish Architects with works built in the city include JKMM Architects, Ville Hara and ALA Architects. You can use the city as a base to go further afield and discover more Finnish Architecture include classic Alvar Aalto works.

Station building in the Finnish capital city:
Station Building - Helsinki Architecture Tours
photo : City of Helsinki

Helsinki Walking Tours

Helsinki Architectural Tours typically focus on contemporary buildings in the Finnish capital but roups can also be shown major older buildings. The Helsinki Architecture Tour can take your group around the most significant architecture or it can cater to your group’s specific architectural interests.

Helsinki Building
Helsinki Architecture Tours - korkeasaari tower Finland Kupla building
photo : Jussi Tiainen

We can provide information on programme, geographical areas and building types up to a year ahead of your tour. For example a group of architects interested in innovative Helsinki office buildings could be provided with information allowing a tour programme to be agreed prior to their visit to Finland.

Cathedral building, located in the city centre:
Helsinki Cathedral building
photo : City of Helsinki

Helsinki Architectural Walking Tours

Contact e-architect to arrange your Finnish architectural tour: isabelle(at) / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814

OP Financial Group Headquarters building design by JKMM Architects:
OP Financial Group Headquarters Helsinki Architecture
photo © Marc Goodwin
OP Financial Group Headquarters
Finland’s leading financial services group preferred a campus-like city block to create a better working environment, instead of a traditional high-rise office block.

Olympic Stadium Renovation, Paavo Nurmen tie 1, building complex redesign by architects K2S and NRT:
Helsinki Olympic Stadium Renovation Finland
photograph © Wellu Hämäläinen
Helsinki Olympic Stadium Renovation
First inaugurated in 1938, the Helsinki Olympic Stadium will reopen on 22 August after an extensive modernisation and rebuild. While the four-year renovation project was carried out with great respect towards the Stadium’s original modernist architecture, new functionalities have been added and comfort and safety have been increased to match the demands of the future.

Architecture Tours

e-architect organise architecture walking tours in other Nordic country cities such as Copenhagen (Denmark), Stockholm (Sweden) and Oslo (Norway). We also offer city walks in Northern European cities such as Berlin, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

Architecture Walking Tours

Key Buildings in the Capital of Finland

Helsinki Architecture Designs – chronological list

Helsinki Architect – design firm listings

Kiasma, National Finnish Modern Art Gallery building design by Steven Holl Architects, USA
Helsinki Art Gallery

University of Helsinki Library Building, City Campus design by Anttinen Oiva arkkitehdit Oy – aoa:
University of Helsinki City Campus Library
photo : Mika Huisman
Helsinki University Main Library is the largest academic library in Finland. It is located in a historically important city centre block. This imposing building in the centre of Helsinki provides a gateway to the new information age.

Central Library Oodi building design by ALA Architects:
Central Library Oodi Helsinki Architecture Tours
photo © ALA Architects
Central Library Oodi

Amos Rex, Mannerheimintie building design by JKMM, Architects:
Amos Rex Helsinki Art Museum building design
images courtesy of architects office
Amos Rex

Hilbert’s Hotel building design by Norwegian architects office Snøhetta:
Hilbert's Hotel in Helsinki Architecture News
image Courtesy architecture office
Hilbert’s Hotel in Helsinki

Kampin Kappeli, south side of Narinkka square, central Helsinki building design by Design: K2S Architects
Kamppi Chapel, Helsinki Building by K2S Architects
photo © Tuomas Uusheimo
Kamppi Chapel
The small Kamppi Chapel building has curved wood facade. The gently-shaped interior space embraces visitors and shields them from the bustling city life outside. Entries are located in two glass facades facing Narinkka square and the Lasipalatsi building.

Tropaion Helsinki by ALA Architects
Tropaion Helsinki

Helsinki Architect

Recent Finnish Buildings

Viikki Church by JKMM Architects
Viikki Church Building

University of Helsinki City Campus Library by Anttinen Oiva arkkitehdit Oy – aoa
University of Helsinki City Campus Library

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