Start planning your cruise from Helsinki or choose an itinerary that includes this celebrated city as a destination to explore
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is an enchanting MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination. This charismatic capital is celebrated for its elegant Neoclassical facades, historical museums, and leafy tree-lined boulevards.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Helsinki City Centre
• Helsinki Cruise Discovery
• Haltia: The Finnish Nature Centre
Affectionately known as the White City of the North, Helsinki is a capital that begs to be discovered. Take an MSC Cruises excursion to its characterful centre where you can shop bustling Market Square, cast your gaze upon Helsinki Cathedral (with its striking green domes and bright white columns), or visit the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Admire Helsinki from the water on a romantic MSC Cruises excursion. You’ll enjoy a leisurely cruise through the beautiful landscapes of this amazing archipelago. Photograph Suomenlinna, an 18th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site fortress, before admiring villas set in stunning natural landscapes. A guide will describe the views as you enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or a delicious cup of coffee.
Visit the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia on an MSC Cruises excursion — an exhibition and events facility surrounded by majestic rural landscapes. Heated and cooled using solar power and geo-energy, the site houses stunning interactive displays. Admire recreations of the southern archipelago, 40 of Finland's national parks, and the snowy hills of Lapland.