- 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
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.
A wonderful trip. Plenty to look at and enjoy. The trip gives a different perspective of Helsinki from its waterfront views to its any islands.
This was a fantastic cruise! Helsinki is beautiful and the history of how the city was established and grew to become what it is today is explained really well. It is a fantastic way to see the city. The young lady at the kiosk, who exchanged our vouchers, was very wamr and friendly. Even though it was raining the day we went, we had a fantastic time. Must do!
It rained during the last half hour of the tour so we had to take shelter down below. But it was still a good tour.
Beautiful City and the cruise was really good, informative and shows you the highlights of the Finnish Coast off Helsinki. The cruise staff are friendly and helpful.
Good information, great cruise, worth doing this cruise.
An excellent cruise. We loved every minute of it. With so many islands and points of interest it is well worth doing.
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
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.
This tour was amazing!
Very comfortable and informative tour. Very good information about the history of Helsinki.