Outdoor activities in Vironniemi

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  • Orsolya A
    1 contribution
    We loved the peace and quiet and beauty of Nuuksio. We had a great experience canoeing, as well as a little bit of berry and mushroom picking. Our guide Olli was knowledgeable and fun to be around.
    Written 22 August 2021
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  • Alex V.
    Helsinki, Finland8 contributions
    Lovely local bike shop / service in Katajanokka.
    Every time we go there Norberto and his wife are so happy to help us whatever we ask them to.
    Fixing a bike or purchasing additional parts is very easy and service is super quick.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • Ned07666
    Teaneck, NJ61 contributions
    This tour provided an excellent overview of the history and culture of Finland in general and Helsinki in particular. The four hours included a lot of walking, but the sights were very interesting and the explainations were outstanding. Its a great way to start a visit to Finland and surrounding countries.
    Written 10 October 2019
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  • Susanna H
    Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
    Very nice laid back athmosphere with young helpful peeps on site. Glad to recommend this place anytime. Waterproof bags available for your stuff. Bang on.
    Written 20 July 2021
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  • dizzyloo
    Indianapolis, IN5 contributions
    We had a group ranging from 14 to 54 and everyone had a blast. Oskar obviously loves his home and we loved it too. He was very receptive to anything we wanted to do but we went with his suggestions and couldn’t have been happier. We saw some of Helsinki and then took off to Porvoo and lunch. Oskar was the best guide throughout our trip. Highly recommend, don’t delay, book now.
    Written 13 October 2019
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  • the_goodsoil_family
    Vantaa, Finland12,159 contributions
    I and wife took the IHA Lines Helsinki island evening (7pm) cruise on July 16th, 2020. It was worth the money. It could be a nice add-on to downtown sightseeing even if you are visiting Helsinki for a day. You can also save time by trying Finnish / Nordic dishes on the boat since their food is good.

    They have departures also at lunch time, early afternoon and late afternoon but the evening ones are available only on weekdays. The duration of the other cruises is 1.5 hours while the evening one is 2.5 hours so I considered it to give the best value since the ticket price is always 20€ per adult. IMO a fair price even for the shorter cruises.

    The IHA Lines web sites are pretty bad at least as far as attracting an international clientele goes. I would not expect the boat to be packed with Chinese tourists which may not be a good outcome as far as the tour company is concerned.

    You can buy tickets online but we used the walk-in option with tickets available up to 30 min before departure – we arrived 15 min before. Card payments are accepted. Due to corona virus restrictions we did not expect it to be busy and it was not.

    The pier is near the Old Market Hall about opposite Eteläranta 18 which currently houses the “Amber Dream” shop. It is about a 200 m walk from the Kauppatori stop of tram #2. However, the IHA Lines competitors have their piers even more centrally located in front of the City Hall.

    Due to corona virus travel restrictions the boat was not busy at all. There were about six parties of people on board which made social distancing very easy but cannot be profitable for the tour company. Hand sanitizer was prominently available.

    The boat “Doris” was quite big, i.e. probably fairly stable also in windy weather. It seemed to be clean and well maintained. Life-vest lockers were quite visible and easily accessible. They seemed to have plenty of navigation equipment installed, including a radar set which was not being used due to the great weather and visibility.

    You could sit indoors on the main deck or outdoors on the roof. We sat outdoors all the way due to the perfect weather. A member of the staff was worried that dining would be impractical due to the wind once the boat left the sheltered harbour area but it was such a calm day that we did not have any issues. The main deck had one toilet with two more available down below.

    The cruise route went past the World Heritage Suomenlinna Fortress islands after which you got a glimpse of the barren islets that would be plentiful if you ventured further out to the sea. Going back to central Helsinki the boat went through the Villinki villa area where you see many quaint villas, saunas and fancy boats docked at low, thickly forested small islands. The scenery reminded me of the one that you see approaching Stockholm when taking the Viking Line ship from Helsinki.

    The staff made some announcements telling customers about the things they were seeing and about their history at Suomenlinna and the Villinki area. It was a nice factoid that the workforce initially used to build the Suomenlinna fortress was larger than the then current population of Helsinki. I feel they could have done a better job, like telling how the rest of the scenery has been shaped by the latest ice age.

    The boat had a full bar. The prices were not cheap nor outrageous for a restaurant in Helsinki. It was nice that they were serving products from the local Suomenlinnan Panimo microbrewery. They are good but not cheap even when buying their brew at a supermarket.

    The boat had also a kitchen. One couple had booked their dinner in advance (and got a nice table on the main deck) but it was not a problem ordering food as walk-in customers. We stuck to the fish courses. The menu had also beef and reindeer meat, as well as vegetarian and vegan choices. We had their Finlandia menu: chantarelle soup with bread, fish of the day (pike perch) and warm Finnish bread cheese with berries and cloudberry jam. On top of that we had their Helsinki Fish Plate with the boiled potatoes being very tasty new ones since it is not late in the season, yet. The food was good although not extraordinary but the prices were also normal Helsinki restaurant prices. If you are a tourist on a day trip to Helsinki this boat should be as good a place to sample Finnish / Nordic cuisine as any other one but you can enjoy the scenery as well.

    Our total spend was about 150€ including tickets, food and beverages but only the tour tickets are mandatory. There was no pressure to buy food or beverages on the boat. The staff were hardly visible but there were signs about video surveillance. I think consuming your own snacks and drinks in moderation would not have been a problem.

    As we were approaching downtown Helsinki an elderly gentleman came to ask how we were doing: “Great”. He may have been the skipper or another person in the management since he told how bad it was now with few customers but that they persist running the tours, nonetheless. I hope they can survive since they provide a nice experience.

    If I compare this cruise to the boat tours I have taken in Thailand the common denominator is that you will see some nice scenery which is likely to be dissimilar to what you have experienced at home. However, this cruise takes just a couple of hours instead of a whole day including transfers to/from your hotel. There are no stops which keeps you away from pushy vendors but you don't get any hands-on experience with the scenery, either. You can take the tour and dine in your Sunday best if you so wish. The experience won't be great in bad weather but that is the same both in Helsinki and in Thailand. However, in Helsinki you don't have to worry about being in an overcrowded boat that sinks in rough seas. During the evening cruise you do not need to be concerned about sunburn unlike in Thailand.
    Written 21 July 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Dorrith Z
    Helvoirt, The Netherlands2,033 contributions
    Staff of City Tour Red buses in Helsinki is very friendly and what is most important they follow their timetable. So it's really very easy to hop off and you don't have to wait very long till another bus is coming.
    Written 24 December 2019
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  • saijakiv
    56 contributions
    The Butts of Helsinki walking tour was very interesting even for a local. I received a lot of new information about the history of Helsinki and of course the naked butts made of stone. The guide was cheerful and had a fun way of presenting the facts. I recommend this tour for locals and tourists who would like to experience Helsinki in a different way.
    Written 10 July 2018
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  • andrejask2017
    Ljubljana, Slovenia2 contributions
    The place is great. A lot of lakes, nice nature. All well organised, marked and very enjoyable experience. A lot of blueberries. Well organised public transport. The best part of our (south part) finnish experience.
    Written 15 August 2017
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  • Sue255678
    Nelson, New Zealand14 contributions
    The bikes were convenient, placed well, usually available when and where we wanted them. Also a great way to see the city, get exercise etc. However it was not high season yet. Also over 2 weeks we used them, we noticed more and more were needing maintainence.
    Written 16 June 2019
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  • smk650307
    Busto Arsizio, Italy161 contributions
    This Wheel of Helsinki is indeed a nice way to see the Kauppatori area and see the islands near by.
    I think it would turn out more exciting if some of the cabins were with a glass bottom. Three rounds is a bit too little for the 12€ payed, but I had to try it. Marketing wise, products that are less expencive have more customers. So... My advice: 7,50€ to an adult for 3 rounds, then stop each time for new passengers. July is a holiday month to many, so this wheel should've been full. Only four wagons were operated due the one person handling it all. Who is the "guru" behind all this? Only 3* due to the view !!!
    Written 22 July 2016
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