10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN HELSINKI

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Helsinki, perched on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland, is considered to be the country's only metropolitan city. This lively capital provides visitors with great food, interesting museums and impressive architecture and is perfect for both outdoor and urban enthusiasts.

Countless saunas—perhaps the nation’s favourite pastime—can be found in abundance and often at the most unlikely venues. No surprise considering the city’s freezing winter temperatures.

But don’t let the cold deter you from organising a team-building retreat in Helsinki. The city is alive with countless activities including stand-up paddleboarding, walking tours, paintballing, cooking classes and much more, providing great opportunities for your team to get to know each other a little better. Keep reading to discover more ideas for your team-building retreat in Helsinki.

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Learn the fundamentals of stand-up paddleboarding

  • Learn the basic techniques of stand-up paddleboarding with tuition from experienced instructors.
  • Discover why this sport has become so popular in Europe in recent years.
  • The perfect sport for people of all ages and fitness levels. 
  • A serene way to discover the stunning waterways of Helsinki.
  • Participants are advised to arrive 20 minutes before the start of the session to change clothes and hear the safety briefing.
  • Embark on a picturesque route that leads through Siltavuorensalmi to the open bay.

Discover the city on a guided walking tour

  • Learn what a peaceful, functional and beautiful city Helsinki really is.
  • Discover the city with a friendly and knowledgeable local guide.
  • Learn about the heritage of the city and hear interesting stories and facts.
  • Tours are capped to just six people to ensure quality.
  • The tours are expected to last approximately three hours.
  • Private tours can be customized to provide the best experience for you.

Take on a series of challenges at the escape rooms

  • Experience a real-life interactive escape game as you solve puzzles, find clues and interact with your environment.
  • Teams must solve the challenges and escape the rooms within just 60 minutes.
  • With no physical strength required, escape rooms present the perfect scenario for teams to improve skills like teamwork, communication and problem-solving.
  • Choose from a selection of high-quality and entertaining escape rooms.
  • Room themes include The Flying Dutchman, SAW, The Holy Grail and more.
  • The experienced gamemasters provide subtle hints and tips when needed.

Paddle through the city on a kayak tour

  • Quality and performance are at the forefront with a wide selection of premium kayaks.
  • Choose from shorter 16” models to larger 17” models depending on the participant’s weight and size.
  • The bottoms of the kayaks are flat, lending comfort and stability to inexperienced kayakers.
  • Participants are advised to bring weatherwise clothing, towels, water bottles and an extra set of clothes.
  • Enjoy a peaceful tour through the city, enjoying the many landmarks and variety of wildlife.

Learn to cook with a choice of specialist classes

  • The cooking spaces are modern, equipped with state-of-the-art cooking equipment and utensils.
  • Learn to prepare a variety of dishes with guidance from top chefs.
  • The classes can last anywhere between three and six hours.
  • Enjoy your meal with a glass of fine wine and bond with your team.
  • The atmosphere is relaxed and professional, led by a patient teacher.

Swing through the canopy at the treetop adventure park

  • Make unforgettable memories as you swing through a series of challenging treetop obstacles.
  • The park is fitted with 13 different adventure trails designed to test all levels.
  • Shoes and gloves are mandatory for taking part in the course.
  • The adventure trails can accommodate groups of up to 120 adventurers.
  • Participants are affixed to a rope via a safety hook for the full duration of the course.
  • The staff are friendly and attentive.

Race against your colleagues at the go-kart track

  • The karting venue provides a comprehensive experience, offering dining, sauna, event spaces and more.
  • Races can be conducted with up to 400 drivers.
  • Drivers are equipped with all necessary equipment including overalls, helmets, and hoods.
  • Before racing, drivers are provided with a short safety briefing.
  • The karts can be adjusted to provide optimal comfort to the driver.
  • The karts are regularly maintained by specialist engineers.

Learn the art of war at the paintball centre

  • Engage the enemy across two unique playing fields.
  • Put your teamwork skills to the test with a range of tactical game modes.
  • Players are provided with all the necessary paintballing equipment.
  • The guns are loaded with eco-friendly paintballs that don’t harm the environment.
  • The facilitators manage your game, provide advice and ensure everybody plays by the rules.
  • The equipment is very high quality and well maintained.

Loosen up at the yoga studio

  • Learn the fundamentals of yoga at Finland’s largest yoga school.
  • Choose from a variety of customised lessons provided by professional instructors.
  • Unique packages included Yin Yoga, Wall Yoga, Face Yoga and more.
  • The studio is equipped with several bright rooms with high ceilings.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring plenty of water and towels.
  • The locker and yoga rooms are shoe-free areas.

Challenge your body and mind at the bouldering gym

  • Choose from a variety of ready-made packages or customise your experience to fit your needs.
  • Learn the fundamentals of bouldering with tuition from experienced instructors.
  • The perfect recreational activity that strengthens relationships and boosts confidence.
  • Head to the sauna to unwind after a rewarding bouldering session.
  • The centre presents a variety of routes designed to challenge all levels.
  • Boost your skills at the on-site climbing gym equipped with fingerboards and other gym equipment.

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You can book these team building activities exclusively as a part of our retreat package.

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