Arrival to Helsinki, transfer to city centre (05.25-09.30)
Find the Finnair City Bus stop just outside arrival level at Terminal T2 or T1. Bus will take you to Elielinaukio Square at Helsinki Central Railway Station in approximately 35 minutes. Please check the bus schedule here
OPTIONAL: You are able to store your luggage at the airport (Airpro Services at level P under arrivals 2A, extra charge) if it is not already checked through to your final destination.
Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing tour 11.00-12.45
An audio guided (several languages including English, Chinese and Japanese) Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing city tour starts from Fabianinkatu street tourist bus stop in the middle of the Esplanade Park in downtown Helsinki. Please arrive to the tourist bus stop 15 minutes before the tour departure. During the approximately 1,5 hour city tour you will drive past the main sights of Helsinki and hear interesting stories behind them. There will be a short stop at the famous Temppeliaukio Church, graved in rock, and the Sibelius Monument before the tour ends at the Esplanade Park. The comfortable double decker tour bus is air conditioned and heated in winter and has a free wifi. Please note, that the entrance fee to Temppeliaukio church is not included (3 euros/ person, to be paid on the spot).
OPTIONAL: After the sightseeing tour, you have time to explore the main shopping streets Esplanade with brand shops and Aleksanterinkatu as well as Mannerheimintie where you find bigger malls like Kämp Galleria or Forum and the Stockmann department store. The lively market place Kauppatori and the traditional market hall are situated at the end of the Esplanade Park by the sea. The market vendors sell also traditional dishes, recommendable for a snack or lunch, also open air weather permitting.
During the day, coffee break at Café Esplanad
Your Helsinki experience includes tasting something very typical Finnish: a “Korvapuusti” cinnamon bun with a cup of coffee or tea at traditional coffee shop Café Esplanad on one of the main shopping streets, the Esplanade, only 10 minutes walking from the railway station (Address: Pohjois-Esplanadi 37). Your coffee break voucher is valid throughout the day.
Departure to the airport (13.00-24.00)
Departure from Elielinaukio Square by Finnair City Bus according to your flight schedule. We suggest you to arrive to the airport latest 1,5 hours before your flight. Please check the bus schedule in advance here to choose the optimal bus journey. The journey will take approximately 35 minutes. There is a good choice of shops and restaurants at the airport.
Have a good flight and welcome back to Finland!
Included in the program:
- A return ticket (Airport – Helsinki City Centre – Airport) for the Finnair City Bus
- A cinnamon bun and a cup of coffee or tea at Café Esplanad
- Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing tour by bus