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  • Location:Helsinki, Finland
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Helsinki Sightseeing Cruise

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 October 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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.

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.

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