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Finnish Food walk

Rated 4.77 out of 5 from 13 reviews.Helsinki, Finland

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Experience hosted by Kathrin

2.5 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in German, English

What you'll do

Helsinki isn't particularly known for its foodie scene nor does Finnish food have a particularly great reputation, but it has a lot to offer. We will go on a city walk to find the best spots for local and traditional, as well as modern food, while learning what impact the history had on Finnish food today.

We will get a glimpse into traditional Finnish food, how and what locals eat, where they shop and we'll learn how the city and its food scene has changed over the years. We'll meet people like the slightly odd couple that makes the best berry jam you can find, the traditional fish booth in the market hall that will redefine your idea of salmon, the candy shop that has been reopened after it was closed for 25 years, drop by a local supermarket for some special goodies that are truly part of daily life in Finland - and many more. This is the local way of foodie life.

Please note that some of the stops are dependent on weather and season - we will always be a little spontaneous! In the summer, there is also the option to go on a foodie shopping spree and end our time together with a lush picnic at the seaside, in the winter our time on the market might be shorter as fewer vendors will be there. If you have any special requests, do let me know beforehand. The tour takes between 2 and 3 hours, depending on our pace and appetite.
Helsinki isn't particularly known for its foodie scene nor does Finnish food have a particularly great reputation, but it has a lot to offer. We will go on a city walk to find the best spots for local and traditional, as well as modern food, while learning what impact the history had on Finnish food today.

We will get a glimpse into traditional Finnish food, how and what locals eat, where they shop and we'll learn how the city and its…

What's included

  • Food
    Tasters of Finnish food
    We will try all kinds of different snacks and...
From $79
/ person
Sat, Aug 22
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$79 per person
$79 per person
Sat, Aug 29
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$79 per person
$79 per person
Sat, Sep 5
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$79 per person
$79 per person

Meet your host, Kathrin

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 13 Reviews
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Originally from Luxembourg, I've lived in Helsinki since 2010 and after an exchange program I decided to make this city my home and I haven't looked back since. I'm a massive foodie with a passion for Finnish food and local specialities, the food lifestyle in the Capital and all that comes with it. I'll tell you all there is to know and to discover while tasting ourselves through the city. In addition to my work in Event Production and Content Marketing, I've been a freelance tour guide for a couple of years to share my love for the city with curious visitors!
Originally from Luxembourg, I've lived in Helsinki since 2010 and after an exchange program I decided to make this city my home and I haven't looked back since. I'm a massive foodie with a passion for Finnish food and local specialities, the food lifestyle in the Capital and all that comes with it. I'll tell you all there is to know and to discover while tasting ourselves through the city. In addition to my work in Event Production and Content Marketing, I've been a freelance tour guide for a co…
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Where you'll be

For example, the Kauppatori market and the Hakaniemi market hall are no particular secrets, but only the foodies know where to find the best cured salmon, the perfectly smoked reindeer, which cloudberry jam is the tastiest. We will go and check out a local grocery store, and I will show you what's really part of the Finnish everyday life, visit a sweet shop - we can customise the tour as we go as well.

Rated 4.77 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Jean-Christophe
October 2019
Une découverte d’Helsinki sous un angle particulier. Kathrin nous a bien fait voyager en agitant nos papilles. Elle est très gentille et prend le temps de bien expliquer. Un très bon moment! Un conseil pour les visiteurs: peut-être faire ce type d’expérience dès l’arrivée dans la ville, histoire de gagner du temps et mieux comprendre le mode de vie et la culture finlandaise.
Une découverte d’Helsinki sous un angle particulier. Kathrin nous a bien fait voyager en agitant nos papilles. Elle est très gentille et prend le temps de bien expliquer. Un très b…
Sandro
September 2019
The tour was very good, interesting and varied! The selected stopover with the different tastings was very well chosen. We enjoyed it very much and can only recommend it!
Orléane
September 2019
Une bonne expérience avec Kathrin pour ceux qui aiment découvrir la culture le ventre plein ! Je teste tout type de nourriture dans une ville, je croyais avoir tout testé mais pas du tout, Kathrin m’a fait découvrir pleins d’autres mets. Vous aurez droit également à une visite culturelle mais efficace !
Une bonne expérience avec Kathrin pour ceux qui aiment découvrir la culture le ventre plein ! Je teste tout type de nourriture dans une ville, je croyais avoir tout testé mais pas…
Dale
September 2019
Kathrin has studied the public markets to find how best to share the Finnish food culture. We enjoyed both the experience and our time with Kathrin .
Serena
September 2019
We had a truly wonderful experience with Kathrin! We could have never come up with this experience on our own especially in the amount of time we were in the city. We highly recommend this food tour. It’s a great way to try new foods, find hidden gems, and learn about where to shop as if you were a local. We would definitely do this again in a heartbeat. We left with such a better impression of Finnish food and also impressed with how wonderfully healthy it was to eat seasonally. Just can’t say enough good things about our experience. Thank you, Kathrin!!! We can’t thank you enough for helping us fall in love with Finland even more.
We had a truly wonderful experience with Kathrin! We could have never come up with this experience on our own especially in the amount of time we were in the city. We highly recomm…
Sonja
August 2019
eine tolle Foodietour, die zusätzlich zu den leckeren Spezialitäten einem auch ein paar Sehenswürdigkeiten zeigt und Lust auf mehr macht!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

- There is a minimum of 2 people for this tour. Unfortunately it is not feasible for me to host single travelers on their own.
- Vegetarian or vegan? Don't like cheese? No problem, the foodie tour can easily be customised to your dietary restrictions. If possible, let me know beforehand.

What to bring

We will use public transport, so I recommend getting a single or day ticket so we are flexible. Otherwise, just comfy shoes and an appetite :)