HEL-005 - Helsinki Private City Tour, Winter Wonderland Experience & Ice Bar#Most Popular #Shore Excursions #Family Tours #Activities & Adventures
Perfect combination of Helsinki highlights on a city tour and a unique experience of the Nordic atmosphere in Winter Wonderland & Ice Bar.
Tour price per adult:
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- 5h private guide services
- 5h private tour vehicle
- Helsinki city tour including round transfer from/to cruise port/hotel
- Winter Wonderland visit & activities (fun skis, ice labyrinth), Vodka shot or juice at the Ice Bar
- Warm thermal clothing including jacket, trousers, boots and gloves
- Entrance to Rock church
- Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price.
Meet & greet at cruise port/hotel followed by photo stop at Sibelius monument and drive to Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland experience with Ice Bar visit
Helsinki City sightseeing tour with photo stops & visit to Rock Church
Free time for shopping & market visit
Return transfer to cruise port/hotel
Entrance to Rock Church is subject to scheduled religious and private services.
Please note, a surcharge of 20% applies on Sundays and all public holidays. Public holidays in 2022: 1.01, 6.01, 15.04, 18.04, 01.05, 26.05, 24.06, 25.06, 5.11, 6.12, 24.12, 25.12 and 26.12.
Children’s Discounts: 3-year-old and under are free, 15% discount for ages 4-12.
Husky sled rides available upon availability on the spot. Husky ride can be pre-booked, please ask. Price per person: 25€ adults, 20€ children (4-14 years).
Winter Wonderland is open during summer season only and welcomes you back in May 2020, open for the season 18 May-03 Sept, 2020.
- Sibelius Monument & Park
- Winter Wonderland Experience -fun skis, ice labyrinth
- Drink at the Ice Bar
- Rock Church
- Finlandia Hall
- Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
- Finnish Parliament
- Senate Square
- Helsinki Cathedral
- Helsinki University
- Market Square
- Uspenski Cathedral
Experience the thrill of a fairy tale winter wonderland with fun skis and wondering around ice labyrinth finding your inner child or on a sliding hill in the cool atmosphere wrapped in protective thermal clothing and enjoy a drink at the Ice Bar from a frozen glass.
Our first stop at the Sibelius Monument is one of the most visited and adored attractions in Helsinki. It is located in the Sibelius Park, just a stone throw away from the sea. The abstract – and at the time controversial – monument was unveiled in 1967.
In order to enjoy an adventurous day filled with winter fun, we will take a short ride outside to the all-year-round indoor winter wonderland. After being comfortably wrapped in warm clothing, you are able to explore the individual igloos and masterful ice carvings on the walls. Then, let your need for some good fun be fulfilled on fun skis, wondering around in an ice labyrinth, sledding or meeting the charming husky sled dogs.
You can also slide down the hill on a plastic sled, push a friend sitting on a kick-sledge, take a memorable picture for a Christmas postcard in their Santa’s studio. The beautiful ice sculptures and ice bar are designed and made by talented ice sculpture artists from Lapland.
A delicious cocktail or juice is included at the Ice Bar seated on reindeer fur after all that excitement. And for those who wish to bring home a piece of that wonderful winter wonderland experience, there is a unique collection of glass molds, husky toys and best of Finnish glass design available.
We will then dedicate time to admire the unique setting of one of the most legendary landmarks in Helsinki, the Rock Church and Parliament building just around the corner.
The lovely seaside city of Helsinki has a lot to offer from outstanding modern design to scenic waterfront views and inviting parks. We will start by taking in the city center sights with an enjoyable sightseeing drive past lush Esplanade Park, Market Square and admire the perfectly cohesive historic ensemble on Senate Square & the Lutheran Cathedral.
The cool tour to winter land comes to an end with a panoramic drive back to the cruise port or your hotel.
Reviews of our tours
We are a family of 9 (age range 75 to 9 years old) and were on a Baltic cruise and spent the day with Eva-Maria in Tallinn on a private tour. She was an awesome guide. Her enthusiasm for her city is infectious. She turned what we thought to be a throw-away port of call to one of the funner stops on our cruise. She was easy to work with and highly responsive prior to docking in Tallinn so arranging the excursion was a breeze….don’t let the cruise line lock you into their terrible excursions with WAY too many people on the excursion! Get personalized service from companies like Eva-Maria’s!
She arranged a very nice bus for all of us so it was super comfortable. We have a child in a fold up wheelchair and she accommodated us perfectly. Mobility is a slight challenge in the old town (as in a lot of old European cities with a lot of cobblestone streets) but it was quite manageable for us.
We spent the day touring the old town, both upper and lower and then went to the Viking Village. This tour struck a good balance between the adults and the kids. The older folks appreciated the history and architecture of the old city and the kids had fun at the Viking Village, throwing axes and launching the catapult. The food served at the Viking Village was actually really good and the atmosphere of an old style Viking lodge was really fun.
We liked Eva-Maria so much, we decided to use her company to arrange excursions in Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen and they were all excellent (I will add reviews in those cities).
I would highly recommend this company to arrange your excursions!
Thank you for the three wonderful tours that you arranged for our groups in Tallinn, Stockholm and Helsinki!
From very beginning I felt that this company will make our experience in Helsinki most enjoyable. They provided me with quick and detailed responses thus making it so easy for me to plan our trip. My friends and I have decided to do both city sightseeing and Winter Wonderland tour. As soon as we arrived to Helsinki airport, we were met by our caring guide Maria. She is charming and easy-going lady and I really enjoyed her style of touring. She made it both fun and informative. We started our tour with exploring the old town and its most interesting sites. We visited Sibelius monument, beautiful Rock church and some other historical places. Helsinki has turned out to be the greenest capital I have been to. We have passed lots of parks and gardens on the way which I thoroughly enjoyed. One of our trip highlights was Winter Wonderland tour. This place reminded me of Ice bars but it’s much more interesting as here you can have a husky ride, go downhill sledding as well as enjoy drinks at the bar. I would recommend going there especially if you wanna have some winter fun experience. I couldn’t be more grateful for the tour arranged by Eva-Maria and I plan to go back one day again..
As citizens on St Peterbsurg we have been to Helsinki multiple times, BUT never on a private tour, and OH, what a different a private tour makes! Although we have been driving all along the sights we are already familiar with, but hearing all the stories and interesting facts made the city finally come to life infront of our eyes! Having a guide and a driver really is truly worth if you want to get the most of your time and money, and cover as much as possible. We were also lucky to be taken to the Winter Wonderland for a private visit (there was noone else but us! how cool is that?:) on the last day that they were open this winter. It’s a great getaway from city tours and my kids really loved it! Our guide and driver were very friednly and professional and we have thoroughly enjoyed their company. Thank you Nordic Experience for a great tour!
Eva-Maria did a wonderful job customizing 4 unique private tours for our group of nine including 3 kids (ages 11,8 and 2) parents and grandparents! We had an amazing time in Copenhagen, Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm – each tour was a bit different – tailor-made for the city and for our group- We loved each of the tour guides Eva-Maria found for us – Sophia, Triin, Susanna and Katya – each represented her city perfectly! We would highly recommend Eva-Maria’s services to other families traveling to these beautiful cities – she helped us to make the memories of a lifetime! Thanks! – Hillary, Saratoga Springs New York