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City Highlights Cruise

The City Highlights Cruise shows you the urban shorelines of Helsinki. During the cruise you will see summer terraces, beach cafés and beautiful parks as well as both older and newer city architecture. The boat passes by the many residential areas and offers a nice way to see different districts of Helsinki by the sea. 

Famous sights, diverse architecture and many districts along the 1,5 h route

Along the route you will see interesting urban areas like Kaivopuisto park and the classy harbour area of Merisatama. The 1,5 hour tour also presents city’s diverse architecture by showing e.g. the jugend buildings of Eira as well as modern residential districts of Kruunuvuorenranta and the towers of Kalasatama. The route includes also many popular sights:

  • Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
  • Korkeasaari Zoo
  • the ice breakers
  • the architectural award-winning wooden sauna complex Löyly
  • the Isoisänsilta bridge

When the boat glides through the narrow Hopeasalmi straight you get a fine example of the versatility of the cityscape of Helsinki. In one moment you have the beauty of nature and the urban skyline of Kalasatama and you even might get a glimpse of an orange metro train, an iconic view of Helsinki. Here, the city and sea are never far away from each other.

Sun deck and café/bar on board

In the sip's café you can buy coffee, ice cream or a Finnish pulla (sweet bun). Enjoy the sea breeze and amazing views on our large sun deck or get cosy inside and admire the views through our big windows. The café/bar is fully licensed.

Guided sightseeing cruise in several languages

Recorded commentary via loudspeakers in Finnish, English, German and Swedish. Written information is available also in Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Estonian, Japanese and Chinese.

The Essentials

Getting in: present your card to the ticket seller at the departure point (Market Square, Kolera-allas), by the yellow flags.

Please note: The boat arrives at the pier about 30 minutes before the departure time. There is a café-bar on board.

For more information and most up to date timetables visit the Stromma City Highlights Cruise website.



Opening hours

Directions/Getting here

Kauppatori, Kolera-allas

00130 Finland