The sightseeing cruise season 2023 has ended. See you again in May 2024!
On this popular boat sightseeing tour you will get to see the beautiful archipelago and shorelines of Helsinki. From May to September our sightseeing boats take you daily to enjoy the refreshing sea air while experiencing Helsinki from a new point of view.
1,5 h cruise with famous Helsinki sights
During the cruise we pass by many famous sights, such as
- the historic Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
- the Helsinki Zoo on Korkeasaari Island
- the impressive fleet of icebreakers
- the picturesque Degerö Canal
Remember to watch your head when we sail under the Hevossalmi bridge! When the sea water level is high, we get so close that you can almost touch it. The bridge is a swing bridge, so don't worry, we wait for it to be opened if the water level gets too high.
Guided canal cruise in several languages
Along the way you will hear fascinating stories about the archipelago. Recorded commentary is available via loudspeakers in Finnish, English, German and Swedish. Written information is available also in Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Estonian, Japanese and Chinese.
Café with beverages and snacks onboard
To make your cruise enjoyable, we always have friendly staff and experienced captains on board. Our ships’ cafes offer beverages and snacks. Check the menu here >> .
Choose your preferred seating
On our cruises you are always welcome to choose your seating freely. Whether you wish to enjoy the 360 degrees view on the sundeck or rather the cosy atmosphere in the café, the choice is yours (and changing your mind during the cruise is OK too!). In every case our pro tip is to wear layers and sun screen - that way you are prepared for any Finnish summer weather.
Book your tickets in advance online
The Beautiful Canal Cruise is perfect programme for families, friends and groups of all sizes. To ensure your seat on the cruise, get your ticket via the green "BOOK" button or, if you are traveling with a larger group, please contact our sales team for payment by invoice option.
Fostering responsible tourism with our Beautiful Canal Cruise
To support our commitment to responsible tourism, we at Stromma have integrated eco-friendly practices to bolster the sustainability of our tours and services. Opting for forward-thinking solutions like interactive online maps, which replace traditional printed brochures, and choosing to showcase your pre-purchased tickets and vouchers on your mobile device screen instead of printing them, are just a couple of the ways you as our guest can actively contribute to a more positive impact.
For our dedication to sustainability we have been awarded with the Travelife Certified status. This reward extends to both our Beautiful Canal Cruise and the Helsinki Sightseeing brand. Come join us in exploring the stunning Helsinki archipelago!
Departures from Market Square, by the yellow flags.
Season: May-September. Timetable available below.
In case of the Degerö canal not being accessible for our boats for example due to too low water level, the City Highlights Cruise acts as an alternative route.