Hop-on Hop-off Helsinki Highlights Tour
Enjoy the amazing views of beautiful Helsinki aboard a City Sightseeing double decker bus! See the many important sights of the city, cafes, restaurants and shops all along the route.
Hop on to experience Helsinki, Finland's southern capital, sitting on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central artery, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present, imposing Parliament House and Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum.
You will be able to enjoy an audio-guided tour with pre-recorded commentary in 9 different languages, so you can learn all about Helsinki while enjoying the beautiful sights.
On busy Senate Square, the neoclassical Helsinki Cathedral stands in contrast with Uspenski Cathedral and its cupolas.
Please Note: There are 15 stops on this route and it takes approximately 90 minutes to complete the route without leaving the bus. The bus runs every 30 minutes from May to September. The tours are narrated in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Finnish and Swedish. First and last tour times vary by season and will be detailed in your electronic ticket.
The route includes the following stops:
- Senate Square
- Olympia Terminal
- Cafe Ursula
- Compass Square
- Hernesaari Cruise Terminal
- Melkki Cruise Terminal
- Flea Market / Bulevardi
- Swedish Theatre / Design Museum
- Market Square
- Kiasma Museum / Central Railway Station
- Rock Church / Temppeliaukio Church
- Sibelius Monument
- Olympic Stadium
- National Museum / /Parliament House / Helsinki Music Center
- Ateneum Art Museum and Central Railway Station
- Botanical Garden
To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.
Reviewer: F Miller
The Hop On, Hop Off bus worked out extremely well especially as we had pre-planned our stops before our visit to the city. I was particularly happy that despite the Ticket Voucher stating that the tour did not start until 3 hours after our arrival, the shuttle bus was waiting at port upon our early de-boarding even before the stated start time. My only complaint was that the pre-recorded guided narrative was very nearly non-existent as most of the ports for ear-buds either operated poorly or not at all no matter what bus we used. But our main objective - to visit the city were we wanted, was perfectly met!
Reviewer: Dilip Rao
Understandably, we were on our own in the city. The tour company staff were very helpful at the cruise port and in the town square, as were the bus drivers. The earbuds are helpful but are one-size-fits-all (bring your own, if possible). The tour covers well the few places of tourist interest the city has to offer.
Reviewer: Mary Paulette Lollar
No complaints. I was able to get off and visit places of interest and then get back on another bus.
Reviewer: Scarlette Owens
We already had friends in Helsinki so the Hop on and off was a great way to meet up with them and then go around and see the city. Great when it was drizzling to get out of the rain and then when sun out, great to take top off the bus and see the sights! Get to see more in a short period of time and spend more time where you want.
Reviewer: Barbara Paymaster
We were on a cruise ship and had limited time. We did the hop on hop off busses at most of our ports and we found this one to be the best. We got off at a flea market and had a great time shopping for bargains. Then we went to the Market Square which was another great place to shop or eat. Very interesting and the people were to nice. Easy time getting a bus here, not too crowded.