Welcome to Scandinavia's “White City of the North,” a city defined more by its people and Art Nouveau architecture than its chilly climate (from October to April). Helsinki is a classic sea-city, with a dramatic coastline colored by bays and inlets. The city keeps its historical roots intact. Explore more of Helsinki on a European cruise!
Port Name & Location Port of Helsinki Ship will DOCK at this port.
Time Zone EET (Eastern European Time) UTC/GMT +2 hours
Language The local language is Finnish.
Currency & Shopping European Currency (EUR) Hand-made crafts, souvenirs, artwork and clothing.
Best Way to Get Around Organized Shore Excursion for sightseeing, historical tours, and fortresses. Taxis and trains are available.
Famous For As Finland's capital city, you will expect to find many historical landmarks in Helsinki. Many monuments to its rich heritage are scattered around the city, such as the palatial Parliament Building (Eduskuntatalo.)
Fun Fact #1 The Helsinki Cathedral lies in the very heart of the city and comprises a huge central dome. Construction lasted just over 20 years and the cathedral finally opened its doors in 1852