Helsinki Boat and Bus

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This tour operates May through September.
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During this enjoyable Helsinki Boat and Bus Tour, you will pass most of Helsinki's must-see sights, and admire its beautiful archipelago of 315 islands and picturesque buildings.

Enjoy Helsinki at your own pace on a popular hop-on hop-off tour. The bus route covers all of the highlights, allowing you to hop on and off as much as you like. The tour takes you to the top sights of Helsinki, such as the Sibelius monument and the Rock Church. To make your ride comfortable, we have free Wi-Fi on the buses, fun and friendly staff, and experienced drivers. In case of bad weather, the buses have a roof that can be quickly installed to protect you from rain.

On your Helsinki canal cruise, you will get to see the most beautiful shorelines in Helsinki and motor past many fabulous sights, including the historic Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates from 1748. You will view Korkeasaari Island, which has been a recreational park since 1569, and is now home to the Helsinki Zoo.

Along the way, you will also see the impressive fleet of icebreakers and travel along the scenic Degero Canal. Refreshments, drinks, beer, sparkling wine, coffee and pastries are available for purchase at the cafe on board. During the cruise, you will be able to listen to Helsinki's fascinating history and learn about its most important sites. Narration is pre-recorded in English, German, Russian and Finnish. Written information is available in Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.

Please Note: The bus route takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to make a circuit, and buses run every 30 minutes. Narration is offered in Swedish, English, Finnish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese, and is listened to through individual headphones. First and last tour times will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The bus route includes the following stops:

  • Senate Square
  • The Olympia Terminal / Silja Line
  • Cafe Ursula
  • Compass Square
  • Eira
  • Hernesaari Cruise Terminal
  • Loyly
  • Melkki Cruise Terminal
  • Flea Market
  • Swedish Theater
  • Market Square
  • Kiasma
  • Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church)
  • Sibelius Monument
  • Olympic Stadium
  • National Museum / Parliament House / Helsinki Music Center
  • Ateneum Art Museum / Central Railway Station
  • Botanic Garden

To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
1 Day
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Pier and numerous bus stops throughout Helsinki. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
If you plan to visit a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended. Some guests may appreciate a light jacket.
This tour can accommodate folding wheelchairs with advanced notice. Steps are required to access the sun deck of the boat, and the top deck of the bus. Children ages 5 and younger may attend the tour free of charge.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 26 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsokMarch 08, 2018

Reviewer: piotr
it was wonderfull time

5 StarsexcellentOctober 02, 2017

Reviewer: Hans & Karen Bartsch
The on//off Bus is the way to go. Ear Buds are great. The boat tour was a high lite

4 StarsHop On/ Hop Off Tour with scenic boat rideSeptember 29, 2017

Reviewer: Marsha Kearney
Once we got to the right Bus (more then one Red Bus) we took advantage of the opportunity to stop where we wanted. Boat cruise was most delightful - going down small canals and seeing the wild lands.

5 StarsHelsinki on the Water and the RoadSeptember 18, 2017

Reviewer: Wolfgang Greinke
The combination of hop-on hop-off bus and boat tour was a nice rounded visit to Helsinki. The boat trip was especially nice since it made a long tour around the islands. This was one of the better bus/boat tours taken during our trip and we would highly recommend it.

4 StarsHelsinkiAugust 22, 2017

Reviewer: Marilyn Hopkins
It rained all morning and afternoon. Boat of the harbor and island was very good. The bus didn't give us much information auto where to be picked up again. Had to waited a very long time to be picked up after the tour harbor.

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