Timo R.


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Southern Finland (Living), Helsinki



English, Finnish (Native), Swedish


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Hi, my name is Timo, your local private guide in Helsinki.

I am an easy-going and open-minded person. I like to interact with people from across the world and to know about their culture, language, travel interests. I am passionate about nature. In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities of all kinds. In the summer amongst other things, I love to hike, mountain bike and go kayaking. In the winter, I love to snowshoe and watch the northern lights.

My professionality is also based on a long career in information technology, serving in an international company as a technical specialist. This has given me the opportunity to travel around Europe, the USA and Asia.

As well as being an experienced Nature and Wilderness Guide, I am also a Golden Badge Guide (the ultimate qualification in guiding in Finland). I am also a Licenced City of Helsinki and a Licenced Suomenlinna Unesco World Heritage Guide, the City of Hyvinkää and Tuusula Guide, so wherever we go you'll be in good hands. My aim is to provide you with enthusiastic informative private tours which ensure that your Helsinki and Finland experience will be the best.

My bespoke tours include walking tours or biking tours, tours by a private car, a van or a minibus. Within Helsinki we can cover the major sites or explore less well-known districts in the countryside like Nuuksio or Sipoonkorpi Wilderness areas, the picturesque small town of Porvoo, nearby towns like Tuusula and Hyvinkää are a few of the many wonderful places that can be easily reached in a day trip.

My tours are very flexible in content and timing and I can adapt easily to your preferences and suggestions.

For me, the best reward for guiding guests is the fun I have sharing the beauty of the place.

Let me be your local guide and I will share with you not only my knowledge and expertise but my enthusiasm as well.


Day tour to Porvoo and Helsinki

6 hours

Private guided day tour with transport to medieval town of Porvoo and Helsinki, the capital town of Finland. Tour includes pick-up from hotel or cruise port and 6 hours of private guide services to both Helsinki and Porvoo.

FROM$720/ per group

Tour to Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari

7 hours

In the coastline of Helsinki there is an enormous abandoned military fortress site Vallisaari. The construction was started during the time Finland was an autonomous Russian Grand Duchy from year 1809 to 1917. This site has been a secret military site until year 2016 when it was opened for public. This tour takes you to a privately guided tour to this enormous nature site. The tour starts at your hotel and will include a short ferry trip from the Market Square of Helsinki. Includes light meal.

FROM$650/ per group

Private day tour to Suomenlinna Unesco World Heritage site

8 hours

This tour heads to Sveaborg-Suomenlinna fortress just in front of the harbor of Helsinki.Suomenlinna fortress is one of the Unesco World Heritage sites in Finland.  We will start at your hotel and have a short walk to the Helsinki Market Square. From there we will take the commuter ferry to the islands of Suomenlinna.Suomenlinna has a remarkable history from year 1748 until today: it has been built and owned by Swedish-Finnish soldiers, bombarded by the Englishmen and invaded by Russian army.

FROM$380/ per group

Bicycle Excursion to Nuuksio National Park with FatBikes

8 hours

Let's go to Nuuksio National Park! This tour gets you an experience of riding a FatBike in Nuuksio National Park. Nuuksio is situated just 1 hour of car drive outside Helsinki, and tour price includes transport to Nuuksio and back to Helsinki with a comfortable 8-seat van. In Nuuksio we will find plenty of nature sights, old trees, swamps, small ponds and have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious outdoor meal beside a pond called Pikku-Parikas. This route is very easy to ride on a fatbike.

FROM$590/ per group

Private picnic seascape with a meal to Porkkala Peninsula

8 hours

Spend a lovely day on the shores of the Baltic Sea away from the hustle and bustle of the Finnish capital Helsinki! We will provide a private day with a meal tour to Porkkala peninsula area. Porkkala was "rented" to Soviet Union after WW2 to build a naval base. Nowadays it is a wonderful nature protection area to visit all around the year, to enjoy sea shore views and watch migrating birds in the springtime and autumn. Our tour includes transportation.and outdoor meal.

FROM$1,100/ per group