The City Highlights Cruise season 2023! We meet again in May 2024!
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 art nouveau 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 ship'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. Check the menu here >>
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.
Recreational sea experience for groups too
Looking for a fun sea experience for your group? Contact our sales team for payment by invoice option.
Embracing responsible tourism with our City Highlights Cruise
At Stromma, we're committed to responsible tourism. We constantly work on incorporating responsible practices to make our tours more sustainable. You as our guest can help for example by following the cruise route on the online live map instead of taking a printed brochure. The QR-code for the live map is available onboard. Also, you can present your online ticket on your mobile phone instead of printing it.
Our efforts earned us the Travelife Certified status. Both the City Highlights Cruise and the Helsinki Sightseeing brand are recognized. Explore Helsinki's breathtaking archipelago with us!
Departures from Market Square, by the yellow flags.
Season: May-September. Timetable available below.