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Helsinki Beautiful Canal Route, archipelago cruise

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Helsinki Beautiful Canal Route, archipelago cruise

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 10 more

Overview

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
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Onboard commentary via loudspeakers in English, German, Finnish and Swedish
Written information available onboard in Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish and Estonian
Free WiFi on-board
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Eteläranta, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

Market Square, by the yellow flags

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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 on board 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 defense 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Stromma - Sightseeing By Boat
Beautiful Canal Route, cruise in Helsinki archipelago
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kauppatori
Departure point
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
Pass By:  
Santahamina
Santahamina Military Base
Pass By:  
Hevossalmi
Hevossalmi strait
Pass By:  
Villinki
Villinki island
Pass By:  
Vartiosaari
Vartiosaari island
Pass By:  
Laajasalo
Degerö Canal
Pass By:  
Kulosaari
Kulosaari island
Pass By:  
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha
Korkeasaari Zoo island
Pass By:  
Katajanokka
Katajanokka
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Strömma Finland Oy Ab

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Helsinki Beautiful Canal Route, archipelago cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Helsinki Beautiful Canal Route, archipelago cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Helsinki Beautiful Canal Route, archipelago cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Helsinki Beautiful Canal Route, archipelago cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Helsinki Beautiful Canal Route, archipelago cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Helsinki Beautiful Canal Route, archipelago cruise.

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  • "There's probably another boat tour you can find when you arrive at the market square in Helsinki." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Enjoy this trip when you have the chance!
Erik_S
, Sep 2021
I would recommend this boat ride to anyone. For me it had the perfect duration. Friendly staff. Beautiful sights. Take a blanket in case there are chilly winds and sit at the upper deck. You might miss the audio tour, which might be quite interesting, but it is already worth your money to silently enjoy the water, sun and sights.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Nice cruise trip!
LeanneSauYin_T
, Aug 2021
It’s very chilly on that day. We had good time on the cruise even though it rained a couple of times during the journey. Not with live guide, please take notice of it.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your feedback! Nice to hear that you enjoyed Beautiful Canal Route cruise even if weather was not so good on that day. Kind regards, Anu/ Stromma Finland
star-4
Worth booking!
Anne_C
, Jul 2021
My 18 year old even enjoyed the tour, and they never enjoy anything. The weather was beautiful, which can't be controlled, but made it even better. It gets busy during the summer so booking in advance is recommended versus doing walk ups.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for your feedback! We're really happy to hear you all enjoyed this nice weather and cruise. Have a nice summer! Kind regards, Essi/ Stromma Finland
star-5
Service Opinion
papu962019
, Jul 2019
Excellent service. Very accommodative and since the climate was very Cold, they provided some blanket which was very useful.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear Sir/Madam, thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a nice time on our Canal Cruise. The blankets can be, indeed, necessary as the weather here can be little chilly sometimes! Hope to see you again in Helsinki! Best regards, Karoliina / Stromma Finland
star-3
It was fine
Stay60626095795
, Jun 2019
It was really nice to see many parts of Helsinki from a boat, and I learned some interesting things from the recorded guide, but overall, this tour didn't meet my expectations. It's not a canal tour (though you do boat through one canal), and the boat is not as pictured here. A live tour guide could have been so much better. There's probably another boat tour you can find when you arrive at the market square in Helsinki.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear Sir/Madam, thank you for your feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed the views and the stories of Helsinki on the Beautiful Canal Cruise. However, it is unfortunate that this tour did not meet your expectations. Would you be able to tell us where the picture of the boat was? We have several boats that we use on the tour and have tried to make sure that there are pictures of each boat on all web pages. Best regards, Karoliina / Stromma Finland
star-5
Fantastic views
Dave M
, Jun 2019
Highly recommend this canal tour - about 1.5 hours duration. - do this tour !! Plenty of opportunity to have a wine or coffee as well...
star-4
This canal cruise allowed us a...
Janette
, Aug 2018
This canal cruise allowed us a glimpse of the islands in Helsinki. It was a relaxing one-hour trip with a lot of photo opportunities.
star-4
The boat was very nice and relaxing...
Tony Polk
, Aug 2018
The boat was very nice and relaxing, just not much to see on the cruise.
star-5
great experience. it was...
T
, Nov 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
star-5
Great way to see Helsinki from the...
sheena.ellis
, Sep 2017
Great way to see Helsinki from the water. Sit on the upper deck but grab a blanket as it gets very cold!

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