Market Square Tours

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Market Square, also called Kauppatori, hosts Helsinki’s most famous open-air market with great opportunities for shopping in a hassle-free atmosphere. The stalls sell everything from traditional dishes and snacks to crafts and souvenirs. It’s located right by the sea and is a place where locals often come to find a fresh and cheap lunch, including freshly caught salmon, local mushrooms and reindeer meat. Souvenir hunters can find the typical Russian fur hats, lots of carved kitchenware, knitted sweaters, gloves and hats, as well as delicious reindeer salami. 

In summer, it’s nice to sit in one of the outdoor cafés and enjoy the sun, but even in the midst of winter, the many hot drinks that are offered everywhere and the heated café tent make Market Square a fun place to visit. In the middle of the square you can find an obelisk marking a visit by Alexandra Feodorovna, the last Tsaritsa of Russia and if you plan on taking a ferry to Sweden, the adjoining south harbor is the place to go. Thanks to the central location, Market Square is also the location of many festivals, such as the Helsinki Herring Festival and Vappu, the Finnish Walpurgis Night. 

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Market Square is located in the center of Helsinki on the eastern end of Esplanadi and can be visited any time of day. However, the famous market takes place Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 6:30am to 4pm. Between the end of Mai and September, there’s also a market on Sundays between 10am and 5pm. 
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Address: Eteläsatama, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm & Sat 6:30am-4pm, End of May thru Sep also includes Sun 10am-5pm
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Red Buses Helsinki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus 24h

Discover Finland’s cool capital with the convenience of a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Ride around Helsinki on a comfortable double-decker bus and listen to the recorded commentary as you pass landmarks like Senate Square, the Kaivopuisto Park and the Olympic stadium. Best of all: you can jump on and off as many times as you like, so you can stop to browse the Hietalahti Flea Market, stroll the scenic Esplanade or snap a photo by the Sibelius Monument.
  • Duration: 1 day
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City Sightseeing Helsinki Hop On Hop Off Tour

Explore Helsinki with a hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing tour, and travel around the city by open-top, double-decker bus. Stopping at 14 locations around the capital, the bus tour allows you to sightsee at your own pace, hopping on and off whenever you like. Learn about the underground Temppeliaukio Church and other landmarks from an audio guide, and perhaps hop off to visit the bustling food stalls of Market Square. Your tour ticket is valid for 24 hours after first use.
  • Duration: 24 to 48 hrs
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Shore Excursion: Helsinki Panoramic Bus Tour with Seurasaari Open-Air Museum Tour

With just one day in port in Helsinki, the most convenient way to take in the highlights is on a guided tour. This 5-hour shore excursion includes a panoramic bus tour, stopping at landmarks such as Uspenski Cathedral, Temppeliaukio Church, and Senate Square, followed by a guided tour of the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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