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I am a professional city planner,


an authorised Helsinki guide,


and a lecturer in University Of Helsinki



Tired of crowded, pre-scripted, touristy tours?


Book a tour that is tailored to your interests and preferences,


And discover Helsinki in a personal, safe, interactive and sustainable tour!


You don’t need to join a crowded, pre-scripted, boring touristy tour to explore Helsinki.

Check out the top ranked walking tours in Helsinki and explore this beautiful capital with an expert!

My walking tours are capped at 6 people; they are intimate and more importantly safe.

They are interactive; you will always get right answers to all sorts of questions about Helsinki and Finland.

They are personal; you will hear lots of great stories and won’t even understand how time went by.

We will be walking or using the trams; it just doesn’t get more environmentally friendly and sustainable than that.

Explore Helsinki with an expert
Explore Helsinki with an expert
Explore Helsinki with an expert
Explore Helsinki with an expert


Ataman Tours is recommended by 100% of travelers with 5.0/5.0 average according to customer reviews! You can check the reviews under the Testimonials tab or by clicking the TripAdvisor or Google links below.

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Sara ChungSara Chung
03:12 18 Jun 23
We had a wonderful time with Emek during this walking tour. He planed the trip in a super considerate way and walked us through the whole history of Finland and Helsinki. He also customized the tour based on our interests, answered every question we had and provided some very fun facts about Finnish language and their life style. I highly recommend the trip to everyone who’s visiting Helsinki. No matter how many times you have been here, you will still find some new interests in this experience.
Sam SeaverSam Seaver
18:01 08 Jun 23
Emek was a fantastic, knowledgeable guide. He took us to spots we would have never known about and answered all of our questions on Finland with ease. The tour was engaging, didactic, and uplifting. The city planning/ architectural perspective provided a fascinating lens. The endpoint (no spoilers) was our favorite part. Emek's thoughtfulness made the tour Unique.
K.C. MurphyK.C. Murphy
23:56 07 Mar 23
Emek is so personable and knowledgeable about Helsinki and its history, and excited about its future - it’s hard not to get excited about it right along with him! It was a white-out snow day on our tour and he checked in with us throughout on our comfort and readiness, and adjusted the tour deftly to accommodate delayed trams, obscured views, and tough walks through the quickly piling snow. You will not regret learning about Helsinki and Finland on this fantastic tour with Emek!
Dawn JordanDawn Jordan
21:50 06 Mar 23
Emek was an outstanding tour guide and it was a very enjoyable experience. I genuinely wanted to take him on all the rest of our adventures so we could continue learning through the rest of our trip. The tour was organized, insightful and inspiring. I highly recommend this be a part of your Helsinki experience!
Kelly OsborneKelly Osborne
10:06 29 Sep 22
-Paws down, the best way to have started our vacation.. Time spent with Emek!My mother, sister and I booked a tour with Emek on Friday (9/23/2022) for the 10am tour and ended up being lucky enough to have Emek to ourselves. It was our first full day in Helsinki and we wanted to get to know the area before exploring more on our own and it was well worth it; Emek has vast knowledge of just about anything and everything, in regards to Helsinki; it’s history, who’s who, it’s buildings and structures, the Finn way of life and knowledge of Finland as whole. (Amongst other things; pretty sure he’s a genius though because he’s absolutely brilliant and will not hesitate to roast you, with a few quips. And I approve!)Be sure to make him uncomfortable by tipping him at the end; as that is NOT the Finn thing to do. He’ll most likely insist on declining.. but I prevailed. Success! (And worth it.)Kippis to Emek and for making the first day of our girls trip one to remember!



I am not only a city planner who knows Helsinki inside out but also an authorised Helsinki guide; you’ll enjoy my expertise and get accurate answers to all your questions.


If you change your mind or cannot make it to the tour, you can get a refund. Just cancel your tour at least 72 hours in advance of the start date and you will get a 100% refund.


I have various themed tours for you to choose from; sightseeing, architecture, history, tram and public transportation tours and more. If you want to mix it up, just let me know.


Ataman Tours is ambitious to provide services where sustainable development is an integral part of the activities. All tours are designed according to sustainability principles of City of Helsinki. Check our sustainability policy

small groups

You will always enjoy personal attention in my tours because I only do small group walking tours. This way you won’t get lost in the crowd without being able to ask or hear anything.

great value

There are many expensive tours out there that promise and not deliver. In my tours you will always get the best value for your money whether it is a private or a public tour.


From 130 kilometers of shoreline to 300 islands, from finest examples of architectural styles to lush green spaces…
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Ataman Tours is a member of PGE (Private Guides of Europe), an association made up of carefully curated, hand-picked selection of exclusive tour guides from over twenty countries across Europe. You can check the members and recommendations from the below link.





Ataman Tours teamed up with Reveel to create the first digital architecture tour in Helsinki. I personally designed the itinerary and narrated the tour. If you are short on time and want to see Helsinki’s architectural gems, check out this new digital tour. Just download the Reveel app from the app store (works with Android and iOS), go to Helsinki Architecture Tour and enjoy!

I am pretty sure you will be craving for more after the tour. You can always book your in person architecture tour here to discover more of Helsinki’s magnificent landmarks and architectural beauties.