Helsinki and Lapland Winter World
Head to Helsinki from May until August to spend five hours exploring its iconic landmarks like the Sibelius Monument and making a stop at Winter World to experience the wonderful winter feeling of Lapland on this epic excursion in Helsinki, Finland. With its many cultural sites to see, this tour is ideal for getting a cultural experience and having family fun. You'll enjoy a comfortable pickup from your port destination to explore Helsinki highlights like the Helsinki Cathedral, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, and the Market Square. After some leisure time for lunch on your own, you'll also get to visit the iconic Winter World, where you'll get comfortable, warm clothes to wear and enjoy experiencing Finnish water and a fun sled ride with huskies leading the way before heading back to your harbor.
Start your cultural journey getting picked up from your port harbor and transported to Helsinki, the Finnish seaside town and capital of Finland that has one of the world's highest urban living standards. Here, you'll get to spend the morning admiring architectural masterpieces and exploring iconic monuments and landmarks about the city, including the iconic Rock Cathedral, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, Helsinki Cathedral and Sibelius Monument--a monument that resembles a stylized organ. Finnish artist Ella Hiltunen created this iconic landmark as a tribute to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Explore Senate Square's architectural wonders and religious landmarks like the Helsinki Cathedral and venture through the souvenir shops and food markets of Market Square--a central square in Helsinki, where you'll get to explore the city's original indoor market of Old Market Hall before taking a lunch break to dine on Finnish cuisine on your own.
Wrap up your tour with a detour to the main attraction of Winter World Park, an indoor amusement park where visitors can enjoy snow-filled attractions like the Husky Sledge ride, kick-sledding and tandem skiing. Winter World Park is home to the world's only year-round Igloo hotel and maintains a near-freezing indoor climate of just below 38 degrees Fahrenheit (three degrees Celsius) to 41 degrees Fahrenheit (five degrees Celsius). Here, you'll also get to check out its restaurant, sip on Finnish water--the world's purest water--and admire its oversized ice bar, which is illuminated by lights with hues of purple, blue and green. Before returning to your harbor, take time to enjoy the icy and snowy slides on Sliding Hill and the epic Husky Sledge ride, where a team of Huskies will transport you around on a snow-filled track.
If you're looking for a way to combine an "icy," good time with a cultural experience, then this Helsinki city is the excursion you don't want to miss. Sign up for this scenic tour today and get ready to make lifetime memories right in Helsinki!