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Helsinki highlights

In 2015, 193 countries in the UN General Assembly voted to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The purpose of this was to ensure the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Helsinki aims to be a city at the forefront of sustainable development, now and in the future, and is strongly committed to sustainability – including social, ecological, economic and cultural sustainability.


Helsinki has tightened its carbon neutrality goal by five years, setting a goal to be carbon neutral by 2030

Haltia: Finnish Nature Centre 

The Finnish Nature Centre, located close to Nuuksio National Park, is built entirely from wood and heated and cooled with energy derived from the sun and the earth.  Learn about its sustainable story on a private guided visit.  Tour can be extended to include a hike along  the surrounding forest trails.

Helsinki “Smart City” tour

Our specially-trained guides highlight sustainability in everyday Finnish life both on an off-the-beaten-track tour of one the city's regenerating neighbourhoods,  and a visit to Helsinki’s newest sustainable and architectural icon, Oodi.  More than just a library, our guide will demonstrate how Finns use its amazing resources to work, rest, and play.

Itinerary 3 nights/4 days

Departures April to October 2024

Day 1

Arrive at Helsinki airport 

4 day transport pass begins at the airport

Train to Helsinki and Tram to Hostel 

Dinner at hostel 

Day 2

Breakfast at hostel
5 hour Tour to Finnish Nature Centre Haltia – including coach, entrance, guided tour with spot guide of Haltia and its exhibitions with focus on nature & sustainability

Return to Helsinki
Free time or optional activity
Dinner at hostel

 Day 3

Breakfast at the hostel
3 hour Walking/public transport tour with Smart City Guide focusing on Finnish Sustainable Lifestyle including tour around the Oodi library complex
Free time or optional activity
Dinner at hostel

Day 4

 Breakfast at the hostel 

Tram and Train transfer to the airport for return flights 

Optional activities

Kayak 2 hours 85 EUR per person – Baltic Sea or inland lake

Fatbike tour 2 hours in National Park 82 EUR per person
Bike tour 3 hours Helsinki 55 EUR per person
Hiking tour National Park 2 hours 65 EUR per person


The tour is based on a well-established hostel close to the sea with high sustainable values.  They are one of the highest-rated Helsinki accommodations for the city’s “Think Sustainably” concept, a Sustainable Travel Finland member, a international Quality and Sustainability Certificate by Hostelling International holder, and a contributor to the “Clean Baltic Sea charity project.   

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What’s included



3 nights in a Helsinki hostel based on quad-sharing basis.

Bed, breakfast and 3 course dinner included daily 

Packed lunch from the hostel



4 day local travel pass including airport train 

Coach services 6 hours 

Entrance and guided tour of Haltia, the Finnish Nature Centre 

3 hours Helsinki “Smart City” guide service + entrance to Oodi, the Finnish national library 

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