Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Visiting Parliament


Visiting Parliament

Parliament House guided tours can be booked here. Although most of the tours are fully booked, you can occasionally find available tours due to cancellations.

No guided tours are available in Parliament House from March 4th to May 5th 2019. This due to necessary reparations at the entrances. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Parliament supports the teaching of democratic processes in schools by reserving all of May for school excursions exlusively. The May guided tours are visible in the booking calendar, but the password required for booking will be sent only to teachers. Requests: oppaat(at)

Guided tours for summer and autumn 2019 will become available for booking only after the 2019 parliamentary election.

The minimum size for a group is 6 persons, maximum 25.

Questions regarding guided tours can be sent to oppaat(at) or you can reach the visitor's service on weekdays 9.30-11.30 am at +358 9 432 2027.

Parliament House guided tours are free of charge.

The Visitors' Centre in the annex (entrance F) and the Library of Parliament (entrance C) can also be accessed by the public.

Observing a plenary session

The public has the opportunity to observe all plenary sessions from the gallery.

The Public entrance is on the North side of the Parliament building (entrance B). The door is opened 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. No drinks or snacks allowed in the gallery so please avoid bringing any.

The public gallery is accessible for people with disabilities.

Instructions for visiting Parliament

Everyone will be subjected to a security check when visiting Parliament. Bottles and snacks will be taken away at the security check and returned when leaving. We recommend not taking food or drink on your visit. 

Public transport is the easiest way to get to Parliament. The walk from the Central Railway Station or the Kamppi bus terminal is less than a km long.

Parliament does not provide parking for private visitors. Paid parking spaces belonging to the City of Helsinki and private parking buildings can be found in the vicinity of Parliament.



 More information