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Helsinki

Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland, located on the southern coast of the country on the Gulf of Finland. It is a vibrant and modern city, with a population of about 642,045 people. Helsinki is known for its unique blend of old and new, with a mix of historic buildings, modern architecture and a variety of cultural activities.

The city is situated on a peninsula, surrounded by the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland, with a network of islands and waterways. Helsinki is known for its stunning natural beauty, with its parks, forests, and lakes providing a tranquil setting.

Helsinki was founded in 1550 by King Gustav Vasa of Sweden as a trading post. The city quickly became an important trading port, and in 1812, it became the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. During the 19th century, Helsinki experienced rapid growth and development, with the construction of many of its iconic buildings, including the National Library of Finland, the National Museum of Finland, and the Helsinki Cathedral.

In the 20th century, Helsinki was the site of many important historical events. In 1917, Finland declared independence from Russia, and in 1918, Helsinki became the capital of the newly independent country. During World War II, Helsinki was occupied by the Soviet Union, and in 1952, it hosted the Summer Olympics.

Today, Helsinki is a vibrant and modern city, with a bustling economy and a variety of cultural activities. It is home to numerous museums, galleries, and theatres, and is a popular destination for tourists. It is also an important center of education, with several universities and research institutes.

Excursion tips for a day in Helsinki

1. Visit the Helsinki Cathedral – Admire the beautiful architecture of this historic landmark and take in the stunning views of the city from the top of the steps.

2. Explore the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress – Take a ferry to this UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore the old fortifications, museums, and other attractions.

3. Enjoy the Natural Beauty of the City – Take a stroll through the Esplanadi Park or hike up the Observatory Hill for incredible views of the city.

4. Take a Tour of the Design District – Explore the many boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants located in the Design District.

5. Visit the Olympic Stadium – Explore the history of the 1952 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

6. Stroll Through the Market Square – Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Market Square and sample some of the local delicacies.

7. Explore the Temppeliaukio Church – Admire the unique architecture of this church, which is built into the rock of a hill.

8. Visit the Sibelius Monument – Take a stroll through the park and admire the sculpture of Jean Sibelius.

9. Enjoy a Relaxing Boat Ride – Take a boat tour of the city and enjoy the views of the harbor.

10. Sample the Local Cuisine – Try some traditional Finnish dishes like reindeer, salmon soup, and Karelian pasties.

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The climate in Helsinki

Spring (March-May): During the spring, temperatures in Helsinki begin to warm up and the days become longer. Average temperatures range from 4°C (39°F) to 17°C (63°F). Rainfall is common during this season, with April and May being the rainiest months. Summer (June-August): Summer in Helsinki is warm and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 13°C (55°F) to 22°C (72°F). July is the warmest month, and the days are long with up to 18 hours of daylight. Rainfall is minimal during this season. Autumn (September-November): Autumn in Helsinki is cool and wet, with temperatures ranging from 5°C (41°F) to 13°C (55°F). Rainfall is common during this season, with October and November being the wettest months. Winter (December-February): Winter in Helsinki is cold and snowy, with temperatures ranging from -5°C (23°F) to 3°C (37°F). Snowfall is common during this season, and the days are short with up to 6 hours of daylight.

Cruise weather for Helsinki

Our weather forecast for Helsinki helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 20.4 °C
min: 17.3 °C
13.0 m/s
21.6 m/s
85.3 %
22.4 m
87.7 %
1,011 hPa
04:35:29
22:16:29
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 20.2 °C
min: 18.3 °C
17.3 m/s
28.4 m/s
50.9 %
24.1 m
86.5 %
1,013 hPa
04:37:40
22:14:21
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 21.0 °C
min: 18.7 °C
14.0 m/s
24.5 m/s
3.7 %
24.1 m
80.7 %
1,015 hPa
04:39:52
22:12:11
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 18.8 °C
19.1 m/s
29.9 m/s
60.2 %
24.1 m
68.0 %
1,014 hPa
04:42:07
22:09:57
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 17.4 °C
11.5 m/s
20.9 m/s
82.7 %
24.1 m
59.9 %
1,013 hPa
04:44:22
22:07:42
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 17.6 °C
16.2 m/s
31.1 m/s
62.5 %
23.2 m
63.8 %
1,009 hPa
04:46:39
22:05:24
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 22.3 °C
min: 16.6 °C
20.9 m/s
31.7 m/s
59.1 %
24.1 m
77.4 %
1,011 hPa
04:48:57
22:03:04
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 14.6 °C
21.6 m/s
30.2 m/s
61.7 %
23.8 m
77.4 %
1,014 hPa
04:51:16
22:00:41
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 11.2 °C
15.5 m/s
31.7 m/s
58.1 %
24.1 m
66.1 %
1,015 hPa
04:53:36
21:58:17
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 22.3 °C
min: 13.2 °C
11.2 m/s
17.6 m/s
98.9 %
24.1 m
64.1 %
1,011 hPa
04:55:57
21:55:50
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 21.7 °C
min: 11.4 °C
14.8 m/s
31.7 m/s
66.0 %
23.5 m
66.4 %
1,009 hPa
04:58:18
21:53:22
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 19.4 °C
min: 9.1 °C
11.5 m/s
26.0 m/s
27.5 %
24.1 m
68.5 %
1,008 hPa
05:00:41
21:50:52
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 13.6 °C
20.5 m/s
46.8 m/s
79.3 %
19.8 m
84.5 %
1,005 hPa
05:03:04
21:48:20
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 14.8 °C
20.5 m/s
54.4 m/s
69.3 %
24.1 m
64.7 %
1,005 hPa
05:05:27
21:45:46

Cruises to Helsinki

Would you like to travel to Helsinki on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Helsinki.

Scheduled ship calls in Helsinki, Finland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 Mein Schiff 1 07:30 am 11:59 pm
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 MS Nautica 07:00 am 04:30 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 AIDAdiva 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 MS Nautica 11:00 am 09:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Sky Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 Mein Schiff 1 10:30 am 11:59 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 11:59 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Serenade of the Seas 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 MS Insignia 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 AIDAmar 09:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 07:00 am 12:30 pm
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 19th 2024 Monday, 19th of Aug. 2024 Azamara Onward 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 21st 2024 Wednesday, 21st of Aug. 2024 AIDAdiva 09:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 21st 2024 Wednesday, 21st of Aug. 2024 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 Mein Schiff 7 07:30 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 27th 2024 Tuesday, 27th of Aug. 2024 Mein Schiff 7 09:00 am 11:59 pm
Aug. 31st 2024 Saturday, 31st of Aug. 2024 P&O Aurora 08:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 P&O Aurora 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Sep. 2024 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 MSC Poesia 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 MS Sirena 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 Mein Schiff 7 07:30 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 MS Sirena 10:00 am 11:00 pm
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Sep. 2024 Mein Schiff 7 07:30 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Sep. 2024 MSC Poesia 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 25th 2024 Wednesday, 25th of Sep. 2024 MS Sirena 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Sep. 2024 MS Sirena 10:00 am 11:00 pm
Sep. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Sep. 2024 P&O Britannia 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Sep. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Sep. 2024 AIDAmar 09:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 2nd 2024 Wednesday, 2nd of Oct. 2024 AIDAdiva 09:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 3rd 2024 Thursday, 3rd of Oct. 2024 Mein Schiff 3 07:30 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 5th 2024 Saturday, 5th of Oct. 2024 MS Rotterdam 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 10th 2024 Thursday, 10th of Oct. 2024 AIDAluna 09:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 24th 2024 Thursday, 24th of Oct. 2024 AIDAluna 09:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 25th 2024 Monday, 25th of Nov. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 06:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Dec. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 20th 2024 Friday, 20th of Dec. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 5th 2025 Sunday, 5th of Jan. 2025 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Apr. 21st 2025 Monday, 21st of Apr. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Apr. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Apr. 2025 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 11:00 pm
May 5th 2025 Monday, 5th of May 2025 Queen Anne 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 6th 2025 Tuesday, 6th of May 2025 MSC Poesia 09:00 am 06:00 pm
May 11th 2025 Sunday, 11th of May 2025 P&O Aurora 08:00 am 12:00 am
May 12th 2025 Monday, 12th of May 2025 P&O Aurora 12:00 am 07:00 pm
May 13th 2025 Tuesday, 13th of May 2025 AIDAdiva 01:00 pm 10:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink

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