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Admire Helsinki and her islands from the water on a relaxing 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise. Hop aboard a comfortable sightseeing boat, settle on deck or inside the cozy cabin, and absorb the key sights of Helsinki’s shorelines and surrounding archipelagos of beautiful islands. Cruise by top Helsinki attractions such as the mighty UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress; see Finland’s fleet of gigantic icebreaker ships; sail into the scenic Degerö Canal, and hear all about Helsinki’s eventful past from the informative onboard commentary. Free WiFi is available on-board for your comfort.


  • 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
  • Free WiFi is available on-board for your comfort

What You Can Expect

Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise

See Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress on your Helsinki cruise!

Board your sightseeing boat in central Helsinki, and settle into the comfortable cabin or find a spot on the outdoor deck.
Then, sit back and admire the sights as you sail by Helsinki’s waterfronts and islands. Around 62 miles (100 kilometers) of picturesque coastline extend out from the city, as does an archipelago of around 330 islands, each offering a quiet escape from the Finnish capital’s bustle.

As you cruise, hear fascinating facts about Helsinki’s colorful history and the passing sights from the onboard commentary. Watch for Korkeasaari Island, the site of Helsinki Zoo; and pass the UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress: an immense 18th-century edifice that straddles several smaller islands. Snap photos of this sturdy outpost and learn how the Swedes built it as a military defence during the Russo-Swedish War.

Sip on a drink from the onboard bar (own expense) as you sail into the Degerö Canal. Behold the beautiful scenery along this man-made waterway — constructed in the late 1800s to provide an easier passage to one of Helsinki’s inner archipelagos.
Have your camera ready as you drift by Helsinki’s fleet of icebreaker ships. These massive vessels help to keep Finland’s seaports open during winter and make an impressive sight.

After your roughly 1.5-hour cruise, arrive back at the starting dock where your trip ends.

Customer Reviews

Janet L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We had a wonderful, full day! Our tour guides were very knowledgable and friendly! We enjoyed seeing the animals at the Featherdale Wildlife Park, the lookout points in the Blue Mountains National Park, the views from the rides at Scenicworld, and the amazing cruise in the Sydney Harbor. It was well worth the money!!

Patricia k B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We were unsure what we wanted to do on our one full day in Helsinki and this tour was really interesting and informative. We pre-ordered it from home and I'm glad we did so all we had to do was show up at the dock. We learned some of the history of Helsinki and some of the cultural information also all in a leisurely relaxed ride. I would certainly suggest this tour. and the price was reasonable. It also seemed very easy to buy tickets at the dock.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great cruise. De-rated and returned on time. Commentary was informative and easy to understand.
Coupon was easy to redeem


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Relaxing. Staff professional

Michael J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very nice landscape, a great impression Helsinki's from seaside

William L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Pleasant way to view the area in Helsinki.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very comprehensive & enjoyable tour sailing past some beautiful Helsinki archipelago - seeing the summer houses and saunas on the shores also gives you a great insight into Finnish lifestyle! The cruise also gives you a chance to see sights you wouldn't normally see on the usual tourist routes.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Brilliant. You see so much more of this beautiful city from the boat. Very comfortable.

Constanse M S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour in beautiful surroundings. Good information about sights throughout the tour which lasted about an hour and a half. I combined this tour with a ferry the evening before to Suomenlinna and felt like I saw the highlights of Helsinki. Well worth doing!

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