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  • Helsinki: City and Outer Islands Guided RIB Boat Tour

    1. Helsinki: City and Outer Islands Guided RIB Boat Tour

    Meet at the leisure boat port in front of the old market hall on Market Square in Kauppatori. After a short safety briefing, depart by rigid inflatable boat for a cruise along the coastline of Helsinki. Admire the most beautiful parts of Helsinki from the sea, including the Presidential Palace, the City Town Hall, the Market Square, the Uspenski Cathedral, and the Allas Sea Pools. Listen to your guide as they tell you about the city and its history. Continue to pass by the ferries to Sweden, the 19th-century villas of the Valkosaari yacht club, and the residential area of Kaivopuisto, where many of the embassies are located. Then you will be able to see the islands of Harakka, Särkkä, Uunisaari, and Liuskasaari. Travel past the Kaivopuisto Boulevard with its boat marina, yacht club, and seaside cafés. If you are lucky, you may be able to spot locals cleaning their carpets, a true Finn...

    It was a great mixture of a thrilling boat trip and history of the city. If you’re comfortable on the water you’ll have a great time.

  • Helsinki: Archipelago RIB Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch and Sauna

    2. Helsinki: Archipelago RIB Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch and Sauna

    Depart from Helsinki and explore the vast archipelago located east of the capital. Discover some of the 170,000 islands by boat as your guide provides more information about local nature and wildlife. See the beautiful island of Villinki with its unique channel surrounded by majestic cliffs and summer villas. Near the outskirts of the archipelago, reach the recreational island where you will disembark the boat and go ashore. Explore the island on a short walking tour and learn more about local flora and fauna. Over an open campfire, hear more about how the archipelago developed after the last ice age. Then, enjoy a hearty BBQ lunch of traditional meats with homemade traditional salmon soup, served with dark rye bread. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the island. Visit the public sauna for a bath, swim in the sea, or enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your surroundings. Fi...

  • Helsinki:  Ice Floating Experience in Survival Suit

    3. Helsinki:  Ice Floating Experience in Survival Suit

    Try a unique experience on your visit to Helsinki as you float among ice rafts in a survival suit. Slip on a neoprene survival suit and feel totally warm and dry in the dangerously-cold water. Learn about sea rescue and what to do in a real survival situation with qualified instructors. Get comfortable entering the water from a shallow beach and plunge in when your confidence levels are high enough. Relax while floating on the water or try jumping around the ice rafts if you're feeling more sporty. Close your eyes, breathe and lose yourself in the silence, even in the heart of Helsinki.

  • Helsinki: RIB Tour to Summer Cottage with BBQ and Sauna

    4. Helsinki: RIB Tour to Summer Cottage with BBQ and Sauna

    Spend a day with some locals at their summer cottage and enjoy the best that Finnish summers have to offer – barbecues, sauna time, and hiking in a beautiful natural setting. Meet the guide in Vironallas, the leisure boat port in front of the old Market Hall on the Market Square, Kauppatori. After a short safety briefing, you'll be geared up and ready to go. Cruise through the archipelago on the west side of the city, passing summer cabins, boaters, and wildlife on the way to your destination. On the 45-minute cruise, chat with the guide about the history and traditions of the area. Learn how part of the archipelago was leased as a Soviet naval base following World War II and how it is today. Your afternoon hosts will be waiting for you on their small private island, owned by their family for over 100 years. If you're lucky you may even bump into more than one generation of the family...

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What people are saying about Helsinki Islands

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4.8 / 5

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It was a great mixture of a thrilling boat trip and history of the city. If you’re comfortable on the water you’ll have a great time.

Great, thrilling and super-authentic experience. Must have