Almost 75% of the city of Helsinki consists of sea, which makes seeing the city from the water a must-do activity when visiting. Combining it with a hop-on hop-off tour just makes sense as it makes for the perfect way to explore the city in all its glory.
The Helsinki hop on hop off bus tour offers 22 stops throughout the city, making sure to bring you to all the best sights and attractions in the city. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, which should give you plenty of time to explore the city and see all the sights you want to see. If you want to first orientate yourself in the city, you can just stay on board for a full tour, which takes about 1.5 to two hours.
The hop-on hop-off bus in Helsinki will take you from the eye-catching Helsinki Cathedral at Senate Square via Uspenski Cathedral via the Helsinki Art Museum and the Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) to the Sibelius Monument in the northern part of Helsinki city centre. The bus continues on to the Olympic Stadium and Botanic Garden, to reach the Linnanmäke amusement park, before heading south towards the National Museum, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kamppi Chapel of Silence.
The sightseeing cruise by Royal Line departs from the famous Market Square, from here the 1.5 hour tour takes you along the coast of the city with its Art Nouveau buildings at Eira, before heading out to the Baltic Sea and the many islands that are part of Helsinki. You’ll pass by smaller islands such as Tiirakari and Taulukari before heading to UNESCO World Heritage Site Suomenlinna, with its Inner bay, Sea Fortress and the King’s Gate.
The cruise will take you past historical neighbourhoods, churches, ports, icebreakers, summer cottages and saunas, all while you relax on board of Royal Line’s boat, with its large sundecks and comfortable interiors, and listen to the fun audio guide. There is even a café/bar on board where you can buy snacks and drinks.
Ready to discover all of Helsinki with one simple combi ticket? We can’t wait to welcome you in Helsinki and help you see the Finnish capital from both the land and the sea.
List of bus stops:
You can hop on and off at any of the following stops:
Click here for the map to find the locations of all the stops, which are marked in the city with City Tour signs.
Child ticket: 6-14 year olds
0-5 year old kids can join for free, with a 2 kids per adult limit
Cancellation is possible up to 24 hours in advance
Operating hours bus:
10:00 - 16:00 from stop 1, every 20-30 minutes
Operating hours boat:
High season: every hour from 11:00 – 17:00
Low season: every two hours between 11:00 and 17:00
The boats are not wheelchair accessible
Please note: the buses don't operate between October and April.