Discover the best of Helsinki with a City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off bus tour. The tour route includes 18 stops in and around central Helsinki, showcasing Helsinki's top attractions, making it easier for you to plan a fun-filled day of sightseeing. The carefully chosen route includes  the iconic Uspenski Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, Rock Church, City Hall, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House, among many other top attractions in Helsinki. You'll be sure to experience the best of Helsinki.

Hop on and hop off the bus as many times as you like within the validity of your Helsinki Card!

Enjoy guided commentary in 10 languages on board including Finnish, English, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

Please note: your Helsinki Card acts as your ticket for the City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off bus sightseeing tour. Please show your Helsinki Card at the departure point at Senate Square or at any of the 18 stops. This tour cannot be booked in advance on online shop or by email. The tour is free of charge as long as your Helsinki Card is valid.

Please note: City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour runs from May - September

Route:

1. Senate Square / Helsinki City Museum
2. Olympia Terminal (Silja Line) / Mannerheim Museum
3. Café Ursula / Kaivopuisto Park
4. Compass Square
5. Eira
6. Hernesaari Cruise Terminal  (Stop only on certain cruise ship days)
7. Löyly
8. Melkki Cruise Terminal (Stop only on certain cruise ship days)
9. Flea Market / Bulevardi / Sinebrychoff Art Museum
10. Swedish Theatre / Design Museum / Museum of Finnish Architecture
11. Market Square
12. Kiasma / Helsinki Art Museum / Amos Rex /Central Railway Station
13. Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church)
14. Sibelius monument
15. Olympic Stadium
16. National Museum / Parliament House / Helsinki Music Center
17. Ateneum Art Museum / Central Railway Station
18. Botanic Garden 

Did you know:

  • Helsinki was originally a trading town, founded by King Gustav I of Sweden in 1550
  • Helsinki became the capital of Finland in the year 1812, when Czar Alexander I of Russia replaced it with Turku in order to reduce Swedish impact
  • Alvar Aalto was the architect behind some of the most impressive buildings in the city, including Finlandia Hall

 

Things to see:

Helsinki has a fascinating history from its founding under Swedish rule, then passing through the Russian and finally into Finnish, so it's no surprise you can see influences of the different styles and eras through the architecture in the historic centre from neo-classical in the 18th century - many of the buildings are compared to those in St. Petersburg, old Leningrad and Moscow - to Art Nouveau in the 1900s, inspired by Kalevala, and Classicism of the 1920a.

Wander through the cobbled streets of Market Square and Senate Square in the Tori Quarter, or relax along Töölö Bay, where you'll find the Opera House. Marvel at the impressive Parliament buildings and the contrast in style between that and Finlandia Hall, proving Helsinki to be a beautiful blend of history through the ages.

A bus tour is the best way to get a feel for this cosy but cosmopolitan city, so enjoy the multiple attractions and landmarks along the route and get acquainted with Helsinki the easy way.

How to get there:

- Tram 2, 4, 5, 7 Senate Square
- Subway Helsinki University

See The:
Full List Of Attractions Included

2 May - 30 September
Monday 10.00 – 16.00 (every 30 minutes)
Tuesday 10.00 – 16.00 (every 30 minutes)
Wednesday 10.00 – 16.00 (every 30 minutes)
Thursday 10.00 – 16.00 (every 30 minutes)
Friday 10.00 – 16.00 (every 30 minutes)
Saturday 10.00 – 16.00 (every 30 minutes)
Sunday 10.00 – 16.00 (every 30 minutes)

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Address:

Senate Square, Helsinki

Telephone:

+358 9 2288 1600