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

T Serbia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

great experience. it was unexpectedly big boat and we saw many islands and Helsinki area which are only visible from the sea. it was nice experience especially view of Helsinki from the sea is impressive!
not to be missed


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great way to see Helsinki from the water.
Sit on the upper deck but grab a blanket as it gets very cold!

Jutta S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We booked the canal tour and were glad to have done so. The views are impressive, the boat is comfortable and I believe we have seen more of Helsinki and experienced this city deeper and better this way. Helsinki itself is small, but the landscape and surroundings are big and impressive.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was the best activity for our one-day excursion from Estonia to Helsinki.
We bought our tickets via the phone from Helsinki calling back to the US. The lady was very helpful from selecting the time to ensuring us getting to the dock.
The tour operator allowed us to board the cruise even though our scheduled boarding time was an hour to go. This effectively gave us a much warmer cruise on the canals as well an extra full hour to enjoy Helsinki.

Strongly recommended for those who love the views of cities from water.

DANIELLE C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was well worth the money.
Having pre-booked made the boarding process on the pier extremely simple.
There isn't a great deal of substance to see on the trip but the commentary provided is very informative and the scenery fantastic.

karen m Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

So relaxing, perfect day weather wise.. just chilling , checking out the locals and the area

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

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