Helsinki Cruises

Skyline with Helsinki Cathedral in view, Finland
Skyline with Helsinki Cathedral in view, Finland
Stone walls of Suomenlinna sea fortress in Helsinki

Finland's capital since 1812, built on a peninsula amid a cluster of islands, stately Helsinki is The Daughter of the Baltic.This striking seaside port is surrounded by uplifting natural landscapes that are easily accessible from each area of the city. The opportunities to get out and about includes boating around the archipelago islands, hiking Helsinki’s forests or strolling its beaches, smart parks and gardens.

The port also boasts a UNESCO-listed sea fortress just a short distance from the shore, which is worth the short ferry journey to explore its historic walls and gates.[ReadMoreMob] 

Senate Square, one of Finland’s most photographed places, is home to fine examples of neoclassical architecture, including unique designs from renowned architect, Carl Ludvig Engel. Other architectural delights include the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, the imposing concert hall, Musiikkitalo, and the Temppeliaukio, an astonishing rock-carved church. Helsinki's stunning train station built in 1919, also demands discovery.

Finnish cuisine can be found across the city, from the historic kauppahalli (covered market) to popular, creative bistros. Locally-sourced reindeer, elk, bear, Arctic char and snow grouse, often find their way onto the menu.

Cruises to Helsinki

Couple walking in Peterhof gardens, St Petersburg, Russia Couple walking in Peterhof gardens, St Petersburg, Russia Couple walking in Peterhof gardens, St Petersburg, Russia

Baltic States with St Petersburg • L2213

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Wed 18 May 2022
14 nights
  • Explore St. Petersburg on an overnight stay
  • Wander through Tallinn’s medieval old town
  • Delve into Soviet history in Saaremaa and Liepaja
Sculpture of Frederik V on Horseback in Amalienborg Square in Copenhagen, Denmark Sculpture of Frederik V on Horseback in Amalienborg Square in Copenhagen, Denmark Sculpture of Frederik V on Horseback in Amalienborg Square in Copenhagen, Denmark

Exploring the Nordic Capitals • T2309

 Newcastle
Bolette
Tue 11 Apr 2023
10 nights
  • Admire the magnificent Royal palaces in Stockholm and Oslo
  • Be sure to take a photo of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen
  • Wander round the fascinating Vigelund Sculpture park in Oslo