While your cruise ship is in Helsinki, admire the key sights in one go from a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus. Step aboard the open-top bus with your 24-hour ticket and sightsee at your own pace, in your own way. See top Helsinki attractions such as underground Temppeliaukio Church, nicknamed the Rock Church; as well as Senate Square, Helsinki Olympic Stadium and more. Learn about the sights from the informative audio commentary, and just hop on and off at any of the 18 stops to create your own flexible sightseeing itinerary. Free WiFi on-board is available for your comfort.
Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Helsinki with audio commentary
Create your personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Helsinki at leisure
See top city attractions like Helsinki Olympic Stadium and Senate Square
Hop on and off as many times as you wish at any of the 18 stops around the city
Ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours from the time of first use
Port pickup and drop-off (please inform the ship's name while booking)
This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy
Departure & Return
Your route starts from the cruise ship port (please advise your cruise ship details at the time of booking)
What To Expect
When your ship docks in Helsinki, step onto your open-top, double-decker sightseeing bus to view the major sights of Finland’s vibrant capital. Overlooking the Gulf of Finland, Helsinki teams rich history with an easy-going, urban vibe. The city’s buildings speak of its time under Russian and Swedish rule, while its maritime heritage adds an extra, interesting dimension to its history. Admire top Helsinki attractions such as Senate Square – crowned by Helsinki Cathedral – and the Lasipalatsi building, a modernist masterwork created in the 1930s. Perhaps hop off to visit the Temppeliaukio Church, the 1960s rock-hewn underground church otherwise known as the Rock Church; or leave the bus to experience the Market Square, Helsinki’s most international and famous market. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours and lets you sightsee as you wish. Stay aboard for the full, roughly 1.5-hour loop while listening to the audio commentary, or hop on and off as you please at any of the 18 stops to explore on foot. Helsinki Hop-On Hop-Off Stops: • Senate Square • The Olympia Terminal (Silja Line) / Mannerheim Museum • Cafe Ursula/ Kaivopuisto Park • Compass Square • Eira • Hernesaari Cruise Terminal • Löyly • Melkki Cruise Terminal • Flea Market/ Bulevardi • Swedish Theater/ Design Museum • Market Square (Departure point for Beautiful Canal Route) • Kiasma/ Central Railway Station • Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) • Sibelius Monument • Olympic Stadium • National Museum/ Parliament House/ Helsinki Music Center • Ateneum Art Museum/ Central Railway Station • Botanic GardenWorry-free Shore Excursion: This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please advise your cruise ship details at the time of booking.
Please redeem the voucher within 2 hours after your ship has docked.
Please be sure to give yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion tour, and then rejoin your ship when required.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Aug 2018
Firstly, we took the bus and hopped off at important places to cover the city highlights. After covering the main spots, we took one full round simply to listen to on-board commentary. The commentary for Helsinki HOHO tours was far better and informative than what we had heard in our other Baltic HOHO city sightseeing tours. We took the last bus to reach back to port as our ship was leaving at 3 pm.
Good things about HOHO tour: Location of the HOHO bus on cruise port terminal and courteous staff. The bus is always present on the terminal before passengers start to de-board from the ship even if ship has arrived early.
Improvement area: The frequency of buses could be improved. We had to wait for 30 minutes at each spot for getting the next bus. For people who have limited time in Helsinki, waiting for 30 minutes may amount to waste of time.
The Helsinki Hop on/off trip was useful getting us into town and putting us off at the quay. However the city is so small and the sites so sparse that it is perhaps a little unnecessary. It might be better to get the local shuttle into town and walk around. The city sightseeing bus however was good and the commentary useful.
We arrived in Helsinki on Holland America cruises. If you're arriving on a cruise, it's important you read and understand the chaos that is occurring in Helsinki with the two competing Hop-On, Hop-Off bus companies.
Sadly, the booking with this company Stromma is NOT the one you want to use. Viator and Trip Advisor have confused the situation by calling both of them The Red Bus and other confusions. This company does NOT have access to the cruise port secure area, so passengers need to walk a long distance to find the bus. Both companies have employees touting in the port area, both dressed almost identically. Neither company could identify the voucher from Viator and both had to make phone calls to find out if it was valid on their service. Stromma finally admitted that they would honor the voucher after walking back and forth between both groups of bus company employees!
The buses for THIS service are not as clean, and they run 50 less than the other company. And most bus stops do NOT have an employee selling tickets which means long waits at each stop while the driver does it.
Viator was NO HELP with this situation and continues to advertise these two services as EQUAL when they are NOT.
There are not a lot of things to see in Helsinki. The Hop on Hop Off bus met us at our cruise port and took us into the city. We opted to ride the whole tour before getting off to see the Rock Church, Senate Square and to walk around the city center. It was nice to be on our own to see different parts of the city.
Our main issue was that the buses only go to each stop every 30 minutes. This meant that we had to be at stop 1 by 2:30 to get back to the ship in time ship was leaving at 4 pm. This was city sightseeing' bus, there were other hop on hop off buses by 'city tours' that ran every 15 minutes. You can get a ticket right off the ship for that. Waiting so long for a bus is a problem when you don't have a lot of time to start with. The water front area not far from stop 11 and stop 1 had some quaint outdoor shopping and excellent seafood grilled right on the waterfront for reasonable prices. We enjoyed stopping in the 2 cathedrals one at stop 1, one on the far side of the water front. Also, there is a free toilet inside city hall which is the blue building across the street from the outdoor shopping area by the water front. It's hard to find free toilets.
The buses were waiting just outside the terminal entrance and we did the whole route just soaking in the attractions and beauty of Helsinki. The second time around we got off the Tempelliaukio rock church. Decided to bypass the Sibelius monument which was visible from the street and got off at Senate square which was a bustling area..had coffee there. Walked to Market square to buy some souvenirs and enjoy the beautiful day at a park nearby.We caught the bus at Senate square to go back to the ship before 2 pm as the ship was leaving at 4 pm.