A Guided Cruise: the Past and Present of Helsinki Region Archipelago

Helsinki Market Square, the Cholera Basin, 00170 Helsinki
Organiser: JT-Line Oy
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Price: 118 €

Take a cruise through the historical steamship route and find out, why people of Helsinki have throughout the times loved their charming archipelago. You will also be able to visit a unique, old fisherman's estate.

Half-day-trip starts from Helsinki Market Square. We will cruise towards the old fisherman's estate on a lovely island of Pentala. On the way we will pass sights such as the famous Unesco World Heritage site - the fortress of Suomenlinna, as well as charming yacht clubs and summer restaurants, and beautiful summer cottages and villas scattered around the archipelago.

Upon arriving to Pentala, we get acquainted with the Archipelago Museum - an old fisherman's estate that has been turned into an open area museum. A special guided tour to “Gurli’s House” is included. This home museum represents the life of the last local person living in the house - the fisherman's widow Gurli Nyholm in 1986.

On the trip back we will enjoy traditional Finnish salmon soup, coffee service, and the beautiful nature of our archipelago.

Helsinki is often called the daughter of the Baltic Sea. The trip is executed respectfully with the fragile nature of the archipelago in mind. The transporting vessel on the trip is fuelled solely with renewable fuel oil. In addition to this, the organiser of the trip will donate 2 € per participant to the John Nurminen foundation, which carries on important work for the conservation of the Baltic Sea – so that the heritage of the Baltic Sea will remain for future generations too.