The tour includes art galleries with guided tours, artisans’ workshops where we’ll see and hear about their work and more. There are no entrance fees to any of the locations on the tour, but you will have plenty of chances to buy local Finnish products if you wish to do so. There will be around seven stops and all of them will be unique.
Hey there! We are Emil and Emilia. We’re two siblings from Finland with a passion for art and design. Emil: I'm a writer and film student from Helsinki. I've been making short movies for a few years now. I love exploring the art and design scene in Helsinki. I seek out new and interesting cultural experiences so I have more ideas in my own creative work. Emilia: I am a professional makeup artist and engineering student from Helsinki. I love art in all its forms and I have a desire to create. Helsinki has a lot to offer in terms of design and beauty, and one of my favourite activities is to walk around and explore new places and sights. In addition to the Tour we're more than happy to give recommendations for all sorts of activities in Helsinki. For example, where you'll find a cool bar, a nice restaurant or an amazing museum.
The specific stops on the tour change sometimes based on the galleries' and shops' schedules. But in general we will stop in the following: a silver and leather shop, a rug shop, a small gallery with a large collection of Finnish crafts, a larger art gallery and a shop specializing in paper products. The Tour takes about 2 hours.
There will be several chances to use a restroom during the Tour. Unfortunately the Tour is not wheelchair accessible. We recommend you eat before the Tour. And don't forget to bring some drinking water :)
Art and Design Tour