Top tips for cruise passengers while in Helsinki

As a cruise ship passes by in the distance, a small group of sunbathers and swimmers stand in the water and on nearby rocks, watching and waving at the ship.
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Throughout the year, a variety of ships and cruise ships stop by Helsinki. Finland's capital being just the right size for cruise passengers to stop off and take over.

Easy access to central Helsinki and back

Whichever terminal you arrive at, the tram is a good, fast and reliable option for getting to the city center. Walking along the coastal paths is also a very refreshing way to shake off your sea legs, and an easy option when you don't have any luggage to carry.

The following trams are convenient ways to get to and from these ferry terminals.

  • West Terminal (Länsiterminaali): trams 7 and 9
  • Olympic Terminal (Olympiaterminaali): trams 2 and 3
  • Katajanokka Terminal (Katajanokan terminaali): trams 4 and 5
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Top sights in Helsinki

Many of Helsinki's attractions are within walking distance of each other, so getting from one place to another is as easy as can be. Alternatively, Helsinki's smooth public transportation network can effortlessly speed you between the sights.

Fresh tastes

Finnish food culture is based on the fresh and natural ingredients of each season, so throughout the year, Helsinki's culinary scene has something vibrant and exciting to offer.

Design & architecture

In Helsinki, you can stroll the streets and enjoy high-level architecture & design, even during a shorter visit.

Running through the city

Especially on long cruises, you may feel the need to get the heart pumping and go for a run along trails amidst the trees - it's easy in Helsinki!

Local treats

Even if there's time for nothing else, there's always time to eat ice cream or grab a coffee.

Special ways to spend an evening

If time allows, why not grab some snacks for a picnic venture, or pop into the local cinema?

Party all night on

If you're staying in Helsinki, you should check out this lively selection of local nightlife haunts.

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Throughout the year, a variety of ships and cruise ships stop by Helsinki, Finland's capital being just the right size for cruise passengers to stop off and take over.