Helsinki offers a magnificent atmosphere and many experiences at any time of year. Especially when thinking of Christmas and Santa Claus, who is rumored to live in Rovaniemi. The beautiful city is one of the true cosmopolitan capitals in the world and the Finns are friendly too.
Tucked away in the top right of the EU, the capital of Finland is closer that most believe. In fact, at a little over two hours flight from the Rhine Ruhr, Helsinki is within easy reach. However, in today’s world of tight schedules and hectic lifestyles, an alternative is on offer. So why not try a different route instead of flying? What better way is there to visit than taking a calm trip with Finnlines and experiencing more delights along the way?
A friendly nordic journey on board
A fleet of modern, comfortable, mid-sized ferries sail six times a week between Travemünde and Finland’s capital. Some thirty hours can be spent relaxing, taking a drink at the bar and enjoying the extensive buffet meals with such tasty delights as salmon, reindeer and duck. Escape alone, take along the children, your pet and also your car for maximum flexiblity.
Typical Finnish hospitality extends also to the sauna with sea views and a whirlpool. Some lucky passengers travelling during the winter period have experienced the phenomenal ice-braking capabilities of the ships. What’s more, due to their stabilizers, even rough seas are tamed resulting in a more peaceful crossing.
A fantastic city destination
Helsinki is a fine example of an exciting nordic city which comes alive in an unusual way throughout the year. Experience the beautiful atmosphere, extensive shopping malls and open air markets. Many pavements are heated during the winter.
A stopover in Lübeck on the journey between the Rhine Ruhr region and the harbour is also highly rewarding. The town is also famous for it’s cosy northern atmosphere.