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City Sightseeing Helsinki Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Helsinki, Finland
City Sightseeing Helsinki Hop On Hop Off Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

Check out the best of Helsinki from a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! With a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours, create your own flexible sightseeing itinerary. Hop on and off whenever you wish at any of the 18 stops around Finland’s vibrant capital, or stay aboard for the full route to enjoy 360-degree views of the sights. View top Helsinki attractions such as the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Senate Square, the Temppeliaukio Church, the culturally significant building of Stockmann Department Store and more, and hear the story of each passing sight from the informative audio commentary. Free WiFi on-board is available for your comfort.
  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Helsinki with audio commentary
  • Create your personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Helsinki at leisure
  • See top city attractions like Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church), Helsinki Olympic Stadium and Senate Square
  • Hop on and off as many times as you wish at any of the 18 stops around the city
  • Ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours from the time of first use
  • Free WiFi available
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Audio commentary
Free WiFi on-board
individual, single-used headset
19 stops, departures from stop 1 at 10am-3pm, every 30-60min,

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Sitting on the Gulf of Finland, Helsinki balances colorful history with a laid-back pace and modern, edgy vibe. The city’s architecture recalls the era of Russian and Swedish rule, and its maritime heritage gives its history a fascinating extra edge. So climb aboard your open-top, double-decker bus to discover the many landmarks and contrasts of this surprising and exciting city.

See top Helsinki attractions such as Senate Square – the huge, open square that’s home to Helsinki Cathedral – and the spectacular Temppeliaukio Church, known as the Rock Church; an underground, 1960s-built church carved from solid rock. Pass the restored Lasipalatsi building, a masterpiece of modernist architecture from the 1930s, and if you wish, or leave the bus to experience the Market Square, Helsinki’s most international and famous market.

Armed with your ticket, you can choose to stay aboard for the complete, approximately 1.5-hour loop to see all the sights on route and listen to the engaging audio commentary in full. Alternatively, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you go: hop on and off at any of the 18 stops to explore the attractions on foot.

See the Itinerary for the stops.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 30 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Buses operates at 10:00-15:00, every 30-60 min
Senate Square
Senate Square / Helsinki City Museum, CHECK IN HERE WITH YOUR VOUCHER
Olympia Terminal
Olympia Terminal (Silja Line) / Mannerheim Museum
Café Ursula
Café Ursula / Kaivopuisto Park
Kompassitori
Compass Square
Munkkisaari
Hernesaari Cruise Terminal One of Helsinki’s ports. Arrival and departure point for cruise ships visiting the city (6A: LHB & LHC, 6B: LHD). Stop only on cruise ship days.
Hernesaarenranta 4
Löyly Helsinki
Sinebrychoff Art Museum
Flea Market / Bulevardi / Sinebrychoff Art Museum - STOP NOT IN USE DUE TO CONSTRUCTION WORK –
Swedish Theatre
Swedish Theatre / Design Museum / Museum of Finnish Architecture
Market Square
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Amos Rex / Kiasma / Central Library Oodi / Helsinki Art Museum / Central Railway Station
Arkadiankatu 17
Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church)
Sibelius Monument
Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Finnish National Opera and Ballet
The Töölönlahti bay and the park around it are a perfect spot to relax in the middle of the buzzling city. The National Opera and the Winter Garden are located in the area. From here it is 10-15 min. walk to the Linnanmäki Amusement Park.
Ateneum
Ateneum Art Museum / Central Railway Station
Kaisaniemi botanic garden
Löyly Helsinki
Bulevardi
Stop 9 not in use due to the construction work
Points of interest passed by on this route
Senate Square
 
Kaivopuisto
 
Loyly Sauna
 
Hietalahti Market Square
 
Swedish Theater (Svenska Teatern)
 
Museum of Finnish Architecture (Arkkitehtuurimuseo)
 
Old Market Hall
 
Amos Rex Art Museum
 
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
 
HAM - Helsinki Art Museum
 
Helsinki Central Railway Station
 
Sibelius Monument
 
Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion)
 
Finnish National Opera (Suomen Kansallisooppera)
 
Parliament of Finland
 
Helsinki Music Centre
 
Ateneum
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Strömma Finland Oy Ab
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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star-5
Helsinki
Yvonne_K
, Jun 2022
This tour is an excellent way to see the city, we enjoyed walking around the harbour ares. The train station is a stunning building.
star-5
This is really the best way to see...
Yuberca S
, Oct 2017
This is really the best way to see this city. You are in control to where you want to get off or stay.
star-2
Unfortunately we had rain the entire...
Sudha K
, Sep 2017
Unfortunately we had rain the entire time we were in Helsinki! Stormma hop on hop off bus was ok. Had long waits at each stop. Noticed that other companies had a more frequent service.
star-4
Definitely worth the money. We got...
Meridena K
, Sep 2017
Definitely worth the money. We got the tickets for the hop on/hop off for the first day here, to just relax and get to know the city. The bus route is great, it gets you everywhere, and is probably very close to almost any hotel that someone would be staying at in the downtown area. Definitely helped us get familiar with Helsinki and where we might want to spend more time. The earphones are provided as you get on the bus, and there are volume controls and several languages. My mom has hearing aids and she was able to hear with no problems. It was a beautiful day so they had the top open, we sat out in the sun, a little windy but really pleasant. Four stars instead of five because the map was a little confusing and the buses are different. We took a handout from our hotel with the same logo as the tour, and went to stop 18 to wait for the bus. However the bus stop was labeled 10 even though it said Hop on Hop off, and the bus came pretty fast. But when we got on, the driver said we had the wrong map, he gave us a new one, which then meant we actually got on at stop 10. Luckily the two stops were in the same spot, but for those who have the wrong map it might be somewhat of a cluster to figure it all out. The maps were indistinguishable as far as logo, company title, both were red and said Helsinki Hop On/Hop Off etc. We took the bus to the end, and then got off that bus and onto one that was leaving to start the tour from the beginning. The second bus had a completely different narrative, so the descriptions of the sights were not the same as the first bus we were on. This wasn't a huge deal, but I would definitely recommend riding more than one bus because the second one had a better narrative and offered more information about the stops.
star-1
First day there Were missed location...
Valerie K
, Sep 2017
First day there Were missed location due to marathon. Also did not go until 4 pm. Difficult to find correct Hop on Hop off red bus. Terrible waste of money. Buy a Helsinki card instead. Give it 1/2 star
star-5
I loved it! Loved the friendly...
Joy O
, Aug 2017
I loved it! Loved the friendly Finnish, most of whom spoke English. Adored the Vantaa Music Festival of Early music. Beautiful performances without exception, in the exquisite little church of St Lawrence's. The concerts provided a wonderful evening focus. I visited Helsinki each day to explore the Design Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, to name only two and very much enjoyed the craft market and a boat trip around the islands. The only thing that was difficult was that things were hugely expensive. I got round that by eating a mammoth breakfast in the very comfortable Original Sokos Hotel, Vantaa. In the evening, after returning from the concerts, I would find something more modest to eat in the local supermarket. One of the things that impressed me most was the transport system. Frequent trains and buses allowed me to travel with much less fear than over here. They were always completely on time - no leaves on the line... I was able to rely on them to get me home late at night from the concerts. There were other women walking around at night and I felt reasonably safe. By the time I left, I only wished I could stay longer to explore the National parks and perhaps travel further North and perhaps to experience the thrill of the National Air Guitar Championships! I had a wonderful time. People were always friendly and helpful and I didn't want to come home.
star-4
Make sure you go see all the statues...
Linda M
, Jul 2017
Make sure you go see all the statues - very interesting.
star-5
Great way to visit the city. The bus...
zennettaj
, Jul 2017
Great way to visit the city. The bus met us at the pier. We traveled around the city visually seeing the sights. Then we took a second trip around the city and got off the bus at sights we wanted to see in more depth. This was perfect!
star-4
We've done many hop on hop off and...
Delwyn N
, May 2017
We've done many hop on hop off and they are nearly always the best way to get an overview of a city... Helsinki no exception.
star-4
Enjoyed the ho-on-hop-off bus. Was...
Lelia_A
, Dec 2016
Enjoyed the ho-on-hop-off bus. Was able to see the highlights of Helsinki. Buses did not run that often and were crowded when they did make a stop. Recommend that more buses be put in service. We couldn't even get on one bus when it came because it filled up before we could get on.
star-5
Great way to see this city. Wonderful...
Christiane S
, Nov 2016
Great way to see this city. Wonderful options for stops, and great price to see everything.
star-3
A good way to see the city, however...
Gail_H
, Sep 2016
A good way to see the city, however you had to wait an hour to get back on the bus after every stop, too long to wait
star-1
Unfortunately we weren't able to use...
Carrie I
, Sep 2016
Unfortunately we weren't able to use this, it was too windy for us to go into port.
star-2
I was disappointed in the lack of...
calvin_C
, Jul 2016
I was disappointed in the lack of information given on the tour, they say very little and skipped real important information, The next day I took the Red Buses tour, far superior, alot of information and did 5 more stops, I was fortunate to have another chance to tour Helsinki, Red Busses do a bet
star-4
It was raining so couldn't hop on...
DianD_F
, Jun 2016
It was raining so couldn't hop on and off due to the weather and we were given the wrong time that tour would start after our ship arrived!!!
star-1
This tour was non existent. Due to...
Randy W
, Jun 2016
This tour was non existent. Due to weather the ship bypassed the port. Having purchased our tickets before we left home, we are now out $60.00. Not a good choice.
star-4
This was a great and informative...
Eurotrip
, Oct 2015
This was a great and informative tour! Just make sure you get a seat where the headsets work. If not you won't hear any of the information!
star-4
Very good tour and excellent...
Anjali N
, Sep 2015
Very good tour and excellent service. The person who exchanged our vouchers was super helpful and friendly. All the sites are explained well and it is a brilliant way to see the city. My only issue is that for a 1.5 hour bus tour, it is slightly expensive.
star-5
Our driver was a great tour guide...
Eileen R
, Sep 2015
Our driver was a great tour guide also. He gave a lot of additional information aside from the ones we heard over the recorded audio guide. This is a great way to see the city in one swoop.
star-5
Loved the tour, great to get on and...
Diane I
, Aug 2015
Loved the tour, great to get on and off when we wanted to. Saw a lot, I definitely recommend this tour.

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