Visiting Parliament

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


However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guided tours in the Parliament House have been temporarily cancelled. Also, the plenary sessions and Visitor’s Centre are closed for now.


Some services of Parliament Library are available. Parliament Library will be fully open to the public from November 2021. Check for more information and opening hours here.


We offer options for virtual visiting also during the COVID-19 restrictions. See below for further information.  


Book a guided virtual tour 

Though guided tours in the Parliament House are temporarily unavailable, you can book a guided virtual tour for your group. Guided virtual tours are arranged on Microsoft Teams. You can access the tour via web browser or Microsoft Teams Apps (Desktop or Mobile).


The guided virtual tour takes about 45 minutes. The tour will introduce the Parliament and its key functions. The focus is especially on the work of MPs and the basics of the Legislative process. Also, some of the key attractions of the Parliament House are introduced with videos.


To guarantee a smooth connection on guided virtual tours, the number of participants with their own devices is limited to 25. If a group follows the tour together on a single device, then more than 25 persons can take part. 

Guided virtual tours can take place between 9 am and 4 pm (Finnish time).  

Bookings and further information:  


+358 9 432 2027 (on weekdays from 9 am to 11.30 am) 


Visit the parliament virtually on 3D Tour 

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

You can visit the most important rooms of the Parliament House on a virtual 3D Tour. Click here to start the tour (ex​ternal link).​ 

Observing a plenary session 

The public can observe all plenary sessions from the gallery. However, because of precautionary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 kilometer. 

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