Sitting on the Gulf of Finland, Helsinki balances colorful history with a laid-back pace and modern, edgy vibe. The city’s architecture recalls the era of Russian and Swedish rule, and its maritime heritage gives its history a fascinating extra edge. So climb aboard your open-top, double-decker bus to discover the many landmarks and contrasts of this surprising and exciting city.
See top Helsinki attractions such as Senate Square – the huge, open square that’s home to Helsinki Cathedral – and the spectacular Temppeliaukio Church, known as the Rock Church; an underground, 1960s-built church carved from solid rock. Pass the restored Lasipalatsi building, a masterpiece of modernist architecture from the 1930s, and if you wish, or leave the bus to experience the Market Square, Helsinki’s most international and famous market.
Armed with your ticket, you can choose to stay aboard for the complete, approximately 1.5-hour loop to see all the sights on route and listen to the engaging audio commentary in full. Alternatively, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you go: hop on and off at any of the 18 stops to explore the attractions on foot.
See the Itinerary for the stops.