Helsinki: A hub for business, finance, fashion, medicine, entertainment, media, culture and intellectual discourse
Helsinki, the ‘white town of the north’ is Finland’s capital city and an international gateway with much to offer the visitor. Unique in many ways, Helsinki is a hub for business, finance, fashion, medicine, entertainment, media, culture and intellectual discourse.
The city offers a large collection of museums, galleries and performance spaces. Helsinki differs from other big historical cities by two factors: the physical presence of nature and the exceptionally clear street network, the creation of the city's two main designers, Johan Albrecht Ehrenström and Carl Ludvig Engel.
In Helsinki, we offer our cruise guests a dazzling schedule of excursion packages that will help you make the most of your time in the city, whilst offering you the best deals on all the sights.
Start, for example, with the ‘Introduction to Helsinki’ city tour, that takes in the major attractions such as Parliament Square, Olympic Stadium, and Sibelius Park, dedicated to the composer who hails from this town. More athletic passengers can spend their day off the ship exploring Helsinki by bike, on a fascinating guided tour.
Enjoy time away from your luxury cruise liner by travelling back in time to the medieval town of Porvoo, one of just six in If children have been good this year, fulfil a magical wish and take them to visit Santa Claus’ summer hideout!
Youngsters will even have the chance to meet Santa, which will certainly make this vacation one of their most memorable vacations!
Port average temperature
The city has a temperate continental climate. Owing to the mitigating influence of the Baltic sea and Gulf stream, temperatures in winter are much higher than the northern location might suggest, with the average in January and February around −5°C. Temperatures below −20°C occur normally a week or two in a year.
However, because of the latitude, days lasts less than six hours in the winter solstice, and the very cloudy weather at this time of year accentuates the darkness. Conversely, Helsinki enjoys long days in summer, almost nineteen hours at the summer solstice. The average maximum temperature from June through August is around 19 to 21°C. The highest temperature ever recorded at city centre was 31.6°C on July 18, 1945 and the lowest was −34.3°C on January 10, 1987.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.