Visiting Parliament

You can visit the parliament by booking a free guided tour. The Plenary sessions, Visitor's Centre (entrance F), and Parliament Library (entrance C) are also open for public.

Guided tours cancelled for now

To protect the Parliament's work, all guided tours of the Parliament House have been cancelled for now.​

While no guided tours are organised, you can visit the most important rooms of the Parliament House on a virtual tour. Click here to start the tour (ex​ternal link).​

All guided tours are booked through the online calendar. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak we are not accepting any new bookings.

Minimum size for a group is 6 persons, maximum 25. If you're unsure of the size of your group book the visit for 25 persons. If your group is larger than 25, book the visit for 50 persons, and so on. Unfortunately we are unable to arrange guided tours for single visitors.

Please reserve one hour for your guided visit. The first 15 minutes is reserved for the security check, and after that the tour will take about 45 minutes. Guided tours are arranged only during office hours.

Any questions regarding guided tours can be sent to oppaat(at)eduskunta.fi or you can call our visitor's service on weekdays from 9 am to 11.30 am at +358 9 432 2027.

All guided tours in May are reserved for school visitors only 

Parliament supports the teaching of democratic processes in schools by reserving all of May for school excursions exclusively. Bookings in May require a password that teachers and school personnel can request using their work email at oppaat(at)eduskunta.fi. 

Observing a plenary session

The public has the opportunity to observe all plenary sessions from the gallery. Because of precautionary measures related to COVID-19, the gallery is currently closed for public.

The Public entrance is on the North East side of the Parliament building on the Mannerheimintie side (entrance B). The door is opened 15 minutes before the beginning of the session. All drinks or snacks will be confiscated by the security, so please avoid bringing any.

The public gallery is accessible with a wheelchair.

Instructions for visiting Parliament

Public transport is the easiest way to access the Parliament. The walk from the Central Railway Station or the Kamppi bus terminal is less than one kilometre.

Parliament does not provide parking for visitors. Paid parking by the City of Helsinki and private parking buildings can be found nearby.


Visitor entrance is in the North East corner of the building on Mannerheimintie sideAccessible map of parliament house