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A Perfect Day at Our Private Cottage

Imagine a scenic drive through the beautiful Nordic landscape of pine wood forests, seashores, golden fields of wheat and rye and quaint wooden houses. Over a meadow you see a deer looking at you. It’s so peaceful and harmonious that you slowly start breathing easier. You are on your way to spend a fun and relaxing day at a private cottage – a day that you won’t forget.

After a 50 minute drive, you arrive at the destination. You immediately notice the fresh air and the pleasant sea breeze. You look around and see a breathtakingly beautiful private cottage, stylish side-buildings and a wood-burning sauna. The cottage is a luxurious leisure house with all the modern amenities to meet your needs.

There is someone taking care of everything you need or want – your task is simply to enjoy and relax. Relaxation allows your mind to be more creative, leading to new perspectives and ways of thinking.

One of the many spacious terraces around the cottage.

During the following hours, there’s plenty of time to spend according to everyone’s preferences. Why not start with some snacks and refreshments, followed by some fun outdoor games such as petanque or dart? Or just simply relax and take it in on a sunbed?

When you are ready, you go to the sauna and fully relax in the wood-burning sauna – with refreshments, of course. From the sauna you jump into the Baltic Sea for a refreshing swim. Perhaps you do it “Finnish style” and alternate; sauna – swimming –sauna –swimming.
Meanwhile, a perfectly delicious traditional Finnish dinner is prepared for you. You can just sit at the dinner table and enjoy the best that Finnish cuisine has to offer, for example smoked salmon (fully prepared at the location) and Karelian pies being all-time favorites.

Smoking delicious salmon.

Our guests having fun by the water.

After relaxing the Finnish way, a driver will pick you up again and drive you back to the desired location. Now you are ready to continue your trip fully charged.

The day at the private cottage is definitely an experience you don’t want to miss. Our guests say it’s the highlight of their whole trip. This experience is something we have been working hard for, to guarantee you the most fun and relaxing day ever. After this mental and physical reset, you will be able to continue your trip energized and happy. When you are happy, we are happy!

The itinerary and menu will be planned together, always according to what you want to experience. The agenda will be kept flexible.

You are warmly welcome to enjoy the perfect day with us Finnish style!

Unique Midsummer White Night Private Cottage Experience in Helsinki

Have you ever heard of the magical Northern midsummer nights, when the sun stays up all night? Imagine sitting by a bonfire on a private beach with friends or family, at night-time and it’s still light outside. Just add an authentic Finnish cottage, eating, drinking, sauna and swimming and you will know what Finnish Midsummer night is all about.

Overview of the cottage

“One Day in Helsinki offers you the exclusive opportunity to experience Midsummer the Finnish way”

Now, instead of just imagining it, you can experience it for yourself! One Day in Helsinki offers you the exclusive opportunity to experience Midsummer the Finnish way. We will take you to a beautiful cottage surrounded by the forest with a private seashore beach.

People having fun during midsummer in Helsinki

This is a unique 24-hour Private Overnight Summer Cottage Adventure, located only 30 minutes drive from Helsinki. Private means that it will be just your group (2-4 people) enjoying an authentic Finnish Midsummer Experience together. Furthermore, our Guide will be at your service all the time, making sure that you have the time of your lives.

Private Helsinki Experience


  • Option 1: June 22nd (starting 2 pm) – June 23rd (returning 2pm)
  • Option 2: June 23rd (starting 5 pm) – June 24th (returning 5 pm)

What’s included:

  • Private Driver to-and-from Helsinki
  • Private Guide for your group
  • Finnish-style summer cottage in the woods with a beach just for you (has running water and heating)
  • Visit to small coastal village
  • Boat ride
  • Food and drinks
  • Bonfire
  • Private Wood Burning Sauna, 10 meters from the Baltic Sea shore
  • Row boat, games and equipment for many activities

We will keep the agenda flexible, depending on the weather.


  • 2 people: 1900 €
  • 3 people: 2600€
  • 4 people: 3200€

The summer cottage where you could spend the white night.

Warming up the wood burning sauna

Warming up the wood burning sauna.


Written by One Day in Helsinki & Co.

Rainy Days in Helsinki

Visiting Helsinki During Autumn

As there are various stunning sights to see and lots of places to visit throughout the year in Helsinki, Private Tours are a great way to explore the city. There is no need to be discouraged about visiting Helsinki during the possibly rainy Autumn season.

What to Do During a Rainy Day in Helsinki

One Day in Helsinki can plan a perfect experience for you during Autumn season as well. As the weather is now changing and it’s getting cooler and possibly rainy, it is nice to know what to do, where to go and what to see during this certain season. We offer many types of Experiences where you can encounter Helsinki at its best.

Helsinki City Experience

One popular tour that we offer starts with Finnish pastries and a cup of coffee in one of the oldest and cutest cafés, …

which is a great start for your enjoyable visit to Helsinki. This fun experience allows you to savor life in splendid and pleasant surroundings. You can familiarize yourself with the Helsinki locals, who likewise enjoy getting together over a cup of coffee.


Autumn in Helsinki

leaves autumn Helsinki

This time of the year Helsinki’s scenery is exceptionally beautiful with vibrant colors, both from the buildings and from nature. The leaves of the trees beginning to change color create an urban foliage of memorable loveliness, where Helsinki’s urban charisma transforms and becomes more enchanted, stunning and inviting. This colorful display enhances the appeal of the many intriguing buildings, which invite you to explore their inner marvels further and discover all of what Helsinki has to offer. Then, rainy and weather-changing days are left outside.

The winter garden_fence Helsinki

Helsinki’s Appealing Architectural Sights

Helsinki’s architectural buildings are very diverse and appealing. The city offers many sights, which are captivating and where you most likely want to spend some valuable quality time at. Helsinki is a haven full of wonderful exterior and interior beauty, with many amazing places that accommodate welcoming and relaxed atmospheres. These places are worth seeing because you can experience urban living at its finest, especially on a rainy day. The inner marvels of Helsinki combined with urban sightseeing is a perfect doorway for a Helsinki City Experience tour.


Helsinki’s Interior Architectural Sights

Taking in many of the innermost urban sights during your time spent in Helsinki is an experience that should not be missed. Helsinki is a city that should be experienced by everyone who loves urban traveling at any time during the year, come rain or shine.

The changing seasonal weather that Helsinki encounters during the rainier and cooler autumn months should not dishearten visitors from choosing to visit Helsinki, because the city has many wonderful inner marvels that are just waiting for you to visit and see. These inside sights are equally captivating as Helsinki’s exterior charisma is, such as Uspenski Cathedral’s intriguing inner domes beauty, which is pictured below.

Uspenski cathedral dome helsinki

Helsinki Private Tours

We offer you many styles of Private Tours and would love to plan your perfect Helsinki urban adventure with you, for any time during the year.

There are many reasons why people visit Helsinki, such as holiday or a business trip. Even just wanting to take a short break and just visit one of the top cities to visit. Helsinki private tours are the best way to explore the top sights and hidden gems. …

For these reasons planning the perfect tour for you is our ambition, as we aim to tailor-make the right type of tour to accommodate your wishes so that you experience the best of what Helsinki has to offer, regardless of the weather. We want every person coming to our great urban dreamland to have a wonderful and unforgettable time.

… and its waterfront area is breathtaking because the city’s atmosphere has an exciting Nordic coastal charm about it. Helsinki’s history is unique, and the vibrant colors of the buildings are extremely beautiful, yet tranquil. …

Helsinki private tours

A Private City Tour in Helsinki with The Comfort of a Vehicle

One Day in Helsinki offers private tailor-made guided tours with a vehicle because finding the perfect attractions to see can be very time-consuming, especially when your time visiting Helsinki is limited.

We offer you the choice where there is no need for you to agonize about planning a Helsinki sightseeing experience, plus you won’t have to worry about the weather, as you will have the comfort of a vehicle to take you between locations.

We will create a perfect tailor-made itinerary for you including what to see, where to go, and where to eat. You will see the main Helsinki attractions without having to stress over the details. This experience includes One Day in Helsinki host and door-to-door service. We will arrange a private transportation to make your tour in Helsinki an unforgettable and stress-free experience.

Photo Safari Helsinki

The Photo Safari package offers the opportunity to create a tour that personally meets your requirements so you can experience Helsinki’s best sights in a short duration of time. In two to six hours you will visit several camera-friendly spots and have a delicious lunch at a traditional Helsinki-style food market. …

Let’s Experience Helsinki’s Best Sights Together

A day filled with sightseeing in Helsinki can allow you to appreciate what this amazing city has to offer since it is a city enriched in character and soul. After having spent an amazing day visiting many must-see sights, why not to treat yourself to our Helsinki by Night tour? The day would not be complete without experiencing the incredible and remarkable Helsinki nightlife.

Helsinki private tours

Nightlife in Helsinki

The nightlife in Helsinki regardless of the weather is active all year round. There are many places to go, happenings to see, and bars to visit. Finns love their social time and Helsinki is the place where you can experience a great night out. Finns are very sociable people who don’t let the cooler, rainier months dishearten them, but instead, they face and embrace the changing weather.

Helsinki private tour by One Day in Helsinki

Sauna get-togethers are popular among Finns, and it’s also a great start for the night. Why not warm up the soul before heading to the urban nightlife?

Helsinki Sauna Experience

Helsinki by Night

Helsinki is a great city to visit with many exciting places. The city’s night atmosphere comes alive with fun and entertaining things to do. …

Helsinki Anytime of the Year

No matter the season, this enjoyable city offers you many ins and outs. This city is full of gems just waiting to be seen and experienced. Helsinki has something for everyone, which offers guests an assortment of choices. For example, Helsinki has many sightseeing attractions, places for relaxing, fine dining choices, culture and nature experiences, shopping and not to forget excellent Baltic Sea views. All these marvels are just waiting for you to experience them for yourself.

Helsinki night during winter

Your Choice

Do you have something special in mind? Challenge us and we will plan a special day to fulfill your dreams… Read more here.

Read more from our full Experiences and find out what else we can do for you when planning your perfect experience today. Check out our  Helsinki blogs here and read more from our interesting features.


Written by One Day in Helsinki & Co.

Sightseeing in Helsinki – Top seven experiences

There are many reasons why people visit Helsinki, such as on holiday, or on a business trip, or even just having a short break, and just visit the city because it’s one of the top cities to visit. Helsinki private tours are the best way to explore the top sights and hidden gems.

Sightseeing Helsinki – View of Market Square

During the summertime it is a picturesque place with many wonderful sights to visit and see. The city is alive with the sound of seagulls, colorful events and its waterfront area is breathtaking because the city’s atmosphere has an exciting Nordic coastal charm about it. Helsinki’s history is unique, and the vibrant colors of the buildings are extremely beautiful, yet tranquil. Helsinki’s charming persona is why everyone should come and visit this worthwhile city, plus it is genuinely an impressive place.


Have Your camera ready! Top things to see in Helsinki:



One Day in Helsinki welcomes you to take a scenic tour of Helsinki’s must-see sights. …


Have your camera ready and take some memorable Helsinki moments back home with you. …

Let’s see what sightseeing in Helsinki is all about:

Visit Helsinki – Sibelius Monument


1. Finns, Nature and Summertime


There are many inner forest areas in Helsinki, however, there is as well the unbelievable surrounding nature of Helsinki, which is unreal and beautiful. We at One Day in Helsinki feel that your visit would not be complete without you also experiencing more of the stunning Finnish nature, and other Finnish activities that Finns do in their spare time.


Finns love to venture into nature and spend some quality time there, especially during the summer months. The long Finnish summer days allows everyone to appreciate nature’s loveliness at its best, relax and experience some amazing recreational time. Finns value their summer cottage and sauna experiences, walking in nature, berry picking, and participating in traditional occasions, and lets also not forget island hopping by boat!

Things to see in Helsinki - Nature


2. Private Tour Experience During Summer in Helsinki


One Day in Helsinki wants to share these amazing Finnish experiences with you because Finland’s nature is so stunning and unique. We want everyone who is visiting the Helsinki area to see more of what there is to offer and gain an amazing Finnish cultural experience too.


Our company offers several types of Private Tour Experiences which are particularly right for the summertime. We will show you what else this incredible country has to offer, so why not book a Private Tour today and treat yourself.

Helsinki private guide


3. Sightseeing Helsinki archipelago


Helsinki is amazing, attractive and safe to visit, with a beautiful archipelago during the summertime. …


Helsinki City’s attraction is likewise enriched because it is a city that is located by the sea. On your visit to Helsinki you can experience some great boating adventures at the magnificent archipelago. …


If you are interested in exploring the archipelago further, One Day in Helsinki can arrange a private boat for hire and help you visit some of the least seen hidden islands.

Archipelago experience


4. Archipelago Experience in Helsinki


Mökki refers to a Finnish summer cottage, which is an important part of Finnish culture. …


Us Finns are very attached to nature, as we are used to having it present everywhere. …


To gain an authentic experience of the Finnish mökki life, One Day in Helsinki provides a Finnish Summer Cottage & Sauna experience! …

Finland Archipelago experience


5. Experience Sauna the Finnish Way


Even today every holiday and special day starts with sauna with family and friends. …


Sauna is a place of true equality…


When we go to a sauna near the woods, we like to collect a bunch of birch branches and tie them together … We use the bundle of branches to hit ourselves and each other with (it sounds strange, but it feels great). …

Preparing wood burning sauna.


6. Shinrin-yoku or “Forest Bathing” is A Healthy Way to Spend the Day


We welcome you to experience pure Finnish nature with us. There are so many beautiful places close to Helsinki where you can experience the serenity of nature. …

Finnish forest experience


7. Crayfish Season is Nearly Here in Helsinki


Traditionally in August – September we Finns love to get-together and have loud crayfish parties.


This occasion is a great way for people to socialize with families, friends or work colleagues and enjoy a relaxed and happy atmosphere. …

Crayfish season in Finland is one of the must-do things when visiting.


Helsinki Private Tours


To read more from these Helsinki Blogs and Experiences, press on the links below.


Read more from our other Helsinki Blogs and Experiences on the home page and do not hesitate to contact us to arrange your special tailor-made summertime experience. We will help you to pick best things to see in Helsinki.


Written on behalf of One Day in Helsinki & Co.

Elite Private Tour for The Ultimate Helsinki Experience

One Day in Helsinki Challenges You to Experience Our Luxurious Elite Private Tour.


Finnish Archipelago


Archipelago From The Sea and Air


The Elite Experience will begin with an unbelievable boat trip on a private sailing yacht, traveling through the fascinating and picturesque Helsinki Archipelago. This breathtaking sailing trip gives you many opportunities to capture stunning images of the city and all that the archipelago has to offer. The island sights will take your breath away while you enjoy the fresh sea air. Next, you will visit one of the quaint islands of Helsinki and enjoy a superb champagne picnic. Now it’s time to relax and take in your wonderful surroundings.

One day in Helsinki

This amazing Elite Experience does not end here. After the champagne picnic, a helicopter ride will take you on a special scenic tour, heading to a private summer cottage. After arriving at the cottage, you will have the opportunity to experience a wood-burning sauna and encounter the enjoyment provided by a swim in the Baltic Sea.

Holiday home view towards the sea

The surrounding natural beauty of the Finnish forest will create a perfect atmosphere for an enchanting evening, where you will be served a traditional Finnish meal.

Forest bathing private tour by One Day In Helsinki

This wonderful day would not be complete without a secret surprise to end this perfectly planned experience. The surprise will be revealed once the dinner has ended. This exceptional Elite Experience will provide you with a perfect way to spend a day, and the memories will be yours to cherish and remember for the rest of your life.


Ultimate Helsinki Private Tour Itinerary Includes:

  • Pick-up service from desired location in Helsinki to the port.
  • A sailing boat trip through the Helsinki Archipelago, followed by a visit to an exciting island with champagne picnic (2-3 hours).
  • Helicopter return tour to a beautiful Finnish summer cottage location (1 hour).
  • Summer cottage experience includes a wood-burning sauna and swimming in the Baltic Sea, with refreshments (2 hours).
  • Dinner in the natural Finnish forest (made according to your preferences) and a secret surprise to end the amazing day’s experience (2 hours).
  • Driving service back to the desired location in Helsinki (1 hour).

Duration: 8-9 hours, pick-up from the desired location in Helsinki will be at noon.


Luxury Private Tour Without Limits


Is this your ultimate Helsinki experience? We want you to know that everything is possible, so in case you have something special in mind, contact us and let’s start planning your perfect day together.

Can you imagine yourself experiencing such a wonderful way to spend a day, or do you have another choice of experience to challenge us with?


Written on behalf of One Day in Helsinki & Co.

Crayfish Season is Nearly Here

Traditionally in August – September we Finns love to get-together and have loud crayfish parties.


Cray fish party in Finland - One Day in Helsinki

This occasion is a great way for people to socialize with families, friends or work colleagues and enjoy a relaxed and happy atmosphere. If you would like to experience a special crayfish experience with beautiful surroundings, then One Day in Helsinki can organize this event for you.

Crayfish season in Finland is one of the must-do things when visiting.

Our Summer Cottage package is the ideal setting to have a crayfish experience, which is situated in a picturesque location with breathtaking views of the Baltic Sea.

Summer cabin in Helsinki -

The experience at the summer cottage includes: One Day in Helsinki host, door-to-door service, and food. Beverages are also included because a big part of the crayfish tradition involves schnapps and drinking songs. This is definitely an experience to remember.

Read more about Our Experiences here.

Itinerary example:

  • Pick-up from desired location in Helsinki (between 12-5pm).
  • A 50-minute scenic drive to the summer cottage.
  • Welcoming drinks and a chance to explore the summer cottage.
  • Crayfish dinner experience with drinks (duration 2-3 hours). The dinner includes a starter, cooked crayfish followed by coffee and dessert.
  • Sauna (optional).
  • Return journey back to desired location in Helsinki.


Written on behalf of One Day in Helsinki & Co.

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