Welcome to Helsinki

It’s fitting that harbourside Helsinki, capital of a country with such watery geography, entwines so spectacularly with the Baltic's bays, inlets and islands.While Helsinki can seem a younger sibling to the Scandinavian capitals, it’s the one that went to art school, scorns pop music and works in a cutting-edge studio. The design scene here is one of the most electrifying in the world today, with boutiques,... Read More

Top experiences in Helsinki

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Recent articles

Travel guides

Starting at $24.99

Image for

Helsinki activities

$49.52 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Helsinki Card

The Helsinki Card comes with a complete guidebook of all the included attractions and excellent maps of the city. With you free travel on public transport (trams, metro, buses, train, boats to the islands) as well as free entrance to all major sights and museums, the Helsinki card is a great way to explore the city. You will be well equipped to get the most out of your stay in the city. The Helsinki Card also offers great value discounts such as 30% discount on the Finnair airport bus, discounts on tours out of town, tours to Tallinn, restaurants, concerts, sports, sauna, rentals and much more. You can choose a 24-, 48- or 72-hour Helsinki Card or Helsinki Card Region which also includes free travel on public transport in whole metropolitan area and rail link between Helsinki city center and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. SAVE MONEY WITH THE HELSINKI CARD OFFERING: FREE Audio City Tour in 10 languages which operates daily Unlimited free travel on public transport in Helsinki Free entrance to major sights and museums Free travel and discounted entry to Korkeasaari Zoo Island Free travel and entrances to Suomenlinna Fortress Discount on the Finnair airport bus Helsinki Card guide book, including a map and extensive information which is published in English, German, Swedish, Russian and Finnish.

$26.91 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Helsinki Sightseeing Canal 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.

$30.14 Shore Excursions

Helsinki Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

One of Scandinavia’s most laid-back cities, Helsinki is relaxed yet vibrant with a host of exciting attractions just waiting to be explored. Architecture harks back to days of Russian and Swedish rule, and the city’s maritime heritage gives its history an interesting edge. So when your cruise ship docks in port, hop aboard your comfortable, open-top, double-decker bus and discover sightseeing opportunities galore.Admire top city attractions such as Senate Square – home to Helsinki Cathedral – and Temppeliaukio Church, a place of worship and concert venue that is carved from local bedrock. Pass the functionalist Lasipalatsi building or perhaps hop off at Helsinki Olympic Stadium – Finland’s largest stadium. With your ticket, you can remain on the bus for an entire loop (roughly 1.5 hours) as you listen to the informative audio commentary, or you can hop on and off at any of the eight stops around the city to explore Helsinki’s countless delights.Helsinki Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops: Senate Square The Olympia Terminal / Silja Line Café Ursula Eira (Only 15min walking to/from Hernesaari cruise terminal LMA, LMB) Hernesaari Cruise Terminal (Stop only on the certain cruise ship days) Melkki Cruise Terminal (Stop only on the certain cruise ship days) Flea Market Swedish Theatre Market Square Kiasma Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) Sibelius monument Olympic Stadium (Olympic Stadium under renovation) National Museum, Parliament House and Helsinki Music Centre  Ateneum Art Museum, Central Railway Station This excursion is located within a 20-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Helsinki. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

$30.14 Tours & Sightseeing

Helsinki Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

A famously laid-back Scandinavian city, Helsinki is relaxed yet vibrant with a host of exciting attractions that beg to be discovered. Architecture harks back to days of Russian and Swedish rule, and the city’s maritime heritage gives its history an interesting edge. So hop aboard your comfortable, open-top, double-decker bus and discover sightseeing opportunities galore.Admire top city attractions such as Senate Square – home to Helsinki Cathedral – and Temppeliaukio Church, a place of worship and concert venue that is carved from local bedrock. Pass the functionalist Lasipalatsi building or perhaps hop off at Helsinki Olympic Stadium – Finland’s largest stadium. With your ticket, you can remain on the bus for an entire loop (roughly 1.5 hours) as you listen to the informative audio commentary, or you can hop on and off at any of the 15 stops around the city to explore Helsinki’s countless delights.Helsinki Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops: Senate Square The Olympia Terminal / Silja Line Café Ursula Eira (Only 15min walking to/from Hernesaari cruise terminal LMA, LMB) Hernesaari Cruise (Terminal Stop only on the certain cruise ship days) Melkki Cruise (Terminal Stop only on the certain cruise ship days) Flea Market Swedish Theatre Market Square (with Helsinki City Hall located a 1-minute walk away) Kiasma Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) Sibelius monument Olympic Stadium (Olympic Stadium under renovation) National Museum, Parliament House and Helsinki Music Centre  Ateneum Art Museum, Central Railway Station

$33.37 Tours & Sightseeing

Helsinki Sightseeing Tour With a Live Guide

Departing from Esplanade Park in Helsinki city centre, this 1.5-hour guided city tour with live commentary takes in the most interesting parts of Helsinki, giving you a great first-time introduction to this beautiful city. The tour gives you an excellent view of Helsinki's past and present. Live commentary by an authorised guide is provided in English and Swedish.This tour includes the main sights e.g. the historical city centre, Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki’s shoreline, the Hietalahti flea market, the Parliament Building, the Olympic Stadium and SeaLife. You will also stop at the iconic Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) or alternatively at the Sibelius Monument if the church is closed.There's a free WiFi and air-conditioning in the bus to ensure your absolute comfort during the tour.

$32.29 Tours & Sightseeing

Helsinki Red Bus 24h Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Enjoy excellent views of Finland's vibrant capital Helsinki from comfort of the top of a double-decker bus. The tour takes you to all the main sights and the must-sees of Helsinki including Senate Square, the city centre and Bulevardi avenue with a range of high-end restaurants, cafes and art galleries lining the street.The tour also include a stop at the cruise terminal. Extensive multilingual audio guide through individual head phones is available in 10 languages. The tour departs daily every half an hour and you may board the bus at any of the 18 stops around the city, listed below. Full list of stops:1. Senate Square2. Havis Amanda3. Olympia Terminal / Mannerheim Museum4. Kaivopuisto Park5. Eira6. Hernesaari Cruise Terminal (for cruise ships)7. Melkki Cruise Terminal (for cruise ships)8. Hietalahti Flea Market / Market Hall9. Bulevardi10. Tennis Palace / Kamppi11. Rock Church12. Sibelius Monument13. Olympic Stadium14. Parliament / National Museum15. City Centre / Lasipalatsi16. Swedish Theatre17. Esplanade / Market Square18. Senate Square