Get an insight into urban Helsinki life, modern architecture, and ever-stylish Finnish design with this fascinating bus tour. You’ll learn about the history of the area and hear stories about everyday life in the capital. The comfortable double-decker bus offers an informative audio guide, which is available in 10 languages to help you familiarise yourself with the city and it’s urban design sights. 

The tour also has a 45-minute stop at the Iittala and Arabia Design Center, home to the celebrated design and lifestyle brands of the same name. At this stop you’ll have the opportunity to interact with working artists and undertake guided tours. The center also offers a store and cafe on the 2nd floor for refreshments and souvenirs. 

Please note: Tour available from May onwards.

Did you know:

Iittala was established in 1881 in the village of Iittala in Southern Finland and started life as a glass factory.

Arabia was established slightly earlier in 1873.

The Iittala logo was designed by Timo Sarpaneva.

How to get there:

Departures from Esplanade Park, Fabianinkatu. Tours run daily at 1.30pm.


Daily departures (not on Jun 21-22 & Dec 24-26)
Monday 1.30pm
Tuesday 1.30pm
Wednesday 1.30pm
Thursday 1.30pm
Friday 1.30pm
Saturday 1.30pm
Sunday 1.30pm

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Esplanadin puisto, Fabianinkatu, Helsinki