5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
See the sights of Helsinki from the water on a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise! Relax inside in the lower saloon or out on deck, and admire the beautiful islands that make up Helsinki archipelago. Cruise past top city attractions like the UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress and hear about Helsinki’s 16th-century history from the onboard commentary.


  • 1.5-hour Helsinki sightseeing cruise
  • Admire the rugged coastline that frames the city
  • See top Helsinki attractions such as Helsinki Zoo and Degerö Canal
  • Cruise past Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hear about Helsinki’s rich maritime history from an onboard guide

What You Can Expect

Helsinki Sightseeing Cruise

See Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress on your Helsinki cruise!

Hop aboard your sightseeing cruise at the Market Square in central Helsinki and take a seat in the boat’s lower saloon, or take a stroll around the deck, admiring the sights of Helsinki as you cruise. Some 62 miles (100km) of gorgeous coastline frame the city, and the sea that surrounds it is home to an archipelago of nearly 300 islands.

Watch out for Korkeasaari Island, home to Helsinki Zoo, and pass the incredible Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles several skerries (smaller islands) in the Helsinki archipelago. Listen to the onboard commentary to learn fun facts and trivia about this top Helsinki attraction; built in the mid-18th century, the maritime fortress was created as a principal military base for Sweden during the Russo-Swedish War.

Order a drink from the onboard bar (own expense), and relax while gliding past Degerö Canal, one of the city’s iconic waterways. Look out for Helsinki’s impressive fleet of icebreaker ships, which help keep most of Finland’s ports open throughout the bitter winters, and hear tales of the city’s history. Founded as an important hub for Baltic Sea trade in the 16th century, Helsinki was later conquered by Russia before becoming the independent city as it stands today.

After 1.5 hours cruising around the shoreline, return to the port near Market Square.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Good information, great cruise, worth doing this cruise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

An excellent cruise. We loved every minute of it. With so many islands and points of interest it is well worth doing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

At first 7 minutes I wasn't sure but it was really great...got to see outside the city and where people live on the water

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic cruise in a beautiful city. We had no idea how many islands make up Helsinki. Also suggest a trip to the islands with the Fortress.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very comfortable and informative tour. Very good information about the history of Helsinki.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Definately a must do!!!! Really Really breath-taking scenaries. Very informative and i must say Its quite romantic and peaceful. It takes you away from the real world. A must for nature lovers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great way to see Helsinki's many islands and you get to see a brilliant panorama of the shoreline from the sea. Well worth doing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great trip and relaxing

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