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Private Offshore Adventure in Helsinki


Private archipelago experience in Helsinki

There are more than 300 beautiful islands right off the coast of Helsinki. Therefore, if you really want to experience our capital city, we recommend getting on a boat and starting to explore. We will take you on a private offshore adventure in the Helsinki archipelago to enjoy a day you won’t forget.

The ultimate way to experience the archipelago is on a private tour with a fast boat, historic ship, and guides who will adjust the schedule according to your wishes. This experience is perfect for cruise ship visitors and others who visit Helsinki only for a short time. The itinerary and relevant details are listed at the end of this post.


We invite you to join our Private Offshore Adventure!

Our One Day in Helsinki Guide, RIB boat, and historic ship, Nikolai II, will be reserved just for you. Furthermore,  you will experience the beautiful archipelago and the world heritage site Suomenlinna Sea Fortress Island. We are always flexible and ready to make changes in the schedule if there is something you wish to see or do.


Nikolai II has it all and is located in the hot spot of Helsinki. Welcome to Private Offshore Adventure to Helsinki.

It is nice to hang out on the sun deck with a glass of bubbling and enjoy the picturesque Helsinki view.


Introducing Our Ship Nikolai II

Nikolai II is a historic ship that is located in the most central part of Helsinki, with amazing views of the Market Square, Helsinki Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, cruise ships, and islands. Check the location here. Nikolai II is the oldest ship built in Helsinki (1903) that can still run on its own engine. Orginally called Nautilus, it was renamed after Tsar Nikolai II who had commissioned its construction.

The ship has four decks and many specialties like an authentic wood-burning sauna, sun deck on two decks, spacious old-fashioned saloon and of course a wonderful kitchen that can be utilized when preparing delicious meals for our guests. Bigger events for up to 100 people are also doable. Nikolai II is 29.8 meters / 97.7 feet long and 6.1 meters / 20 feet wide.


From Nikolai II you can see the Helsinki Cathedral, Uspenski Cathedral, Presidential Palace, Market Square and Market Hall. The location is breathtaking.

From Nikolai II you can see the Helsinki Cathedral, Uspenski Cathedral, Presidential Palace, Market Square and Market Hall. The location is breathtaking.


Offshore experience in Helsinki

Helsinki’s archipelago is fantastic and a “must-do” experience. There are over 300 islands just in Helsinki alone and over 187,000 in total in Finland.


What does the day’s itinerary look like?

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Private pick-up from Helsinki e.g. Port, Hotel or Airport. One-hour brief sightseeing where we will go through some of the main sights of Helsinki. From Nikolai II you can see the Helsinki Cathedral, Uspenski Cathedral, Market Square and Market Hall.
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Arrival and drinks at Nikolai II by the Central Market Square
  • 10:30 – 12:00 RIB Boat ride including a visit to the World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna Fortress
  • 12:00 – 14:30 Lunch and program on the historic Nikolai II (a wood-burning sauna is an option)
  • 14:30 – heading back to the Port, Hotel or Airport

The starting time of the itinerary can be adjusted depending on you.

Recommended group size: 4 – 8.  Bigger groups are also arrangeable.

Price: 300 Euros / Person (everything included, no extra charges)

Contact us and let’s start planning your day: niki@onedayinhelsinki.com or call us on Whatsapp: +358 40 775 4500

More information about us: One Day in Helsinki

Nikolai II Facebook page

About our values


“Our goal is to offer you an experience you will never forget.”


Private sauna in Nikolai boat. Private Offshore Adventure has it all.

You also have an opportunity to experience the authentic wood-burning sauna privately in Nikolai II.

The sun deck has basically two floors. On the upper deck you can drink Champange and sunbathe.

The sun deck has two floors. Nikolai II has lots of space.

If you fall in love with Nikolai II you can also ask for overnight stay.

If you fall in love with Nikolai II, you can also ask for an overnight stay.

It would be a pleasure to host your Private Offshore Adventure here in Helsinki. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Written by One Day in Helsinki & Nikolai II

Leisure Experiences for Conferences in Helsinki

Helsinki is one of the biggest conference cities in Europe. Individual people and groups frequently come to Helsinki to learn the latest in their trade and to make new connections with other professionals. Many times conference goers don’t see much more than the airport, hotel and conference center. We at One Day in Helsinki offer conference goers the opportunity to experience more of what the Helsinki region has to offer.


Forest bathing - One Day In Helsinki

Forest Luxury Close to Helsinki


Nature, Food and Fun in Nuuksio National Park

On an enjoyable Sunday evening in June, One Day in Helsinki had the pleasure of hosting an unforgettable experience for 95 medical experts who were in Finland for a conference. They approached us, because they wanted to experience Finnish nature together. We decided to take the group to the wonderful Nuuksio National Park, which is less than an hour away from Helsinki.

To ensure a comfortable trip, we arranged for two top-of-the-line buses to pick the groups up from their hotels. Both buses had an experienced guide to give more insights and information about the surroundings (not too much though, as we want our guests to have enough time to talk with each other and just relax). Once we arrived in the forest, the guests explored the beautiful and tranquil natural scenery with forest guides. The quietness, the fresh forest air and green pine tree forests, are the perfect counter-balance to the conference days.

Beautiful lake

Taking a Break and Winding Down during a Conference


Throughout the evening guests were served delicious and traditional Finnish food and beverages. The food was prepared by cooks on open wood fires and served to guests in traditional wooden bowls. Some of the traditional Finnish cuisines included: smoked tar salmon, Karelian pies, nettle pie, Finnish Archipelago bread, Finnish sausages, traditional Finnish potato salad, and fresh salad. We made sure that there was enough wine, beer and schnaps for those who wanted it. Especially the Finnish schnaps Koskenkorva was a hit with many of the fun-loving guests.

“You have really made sure there is enough food and wine… and so delicious. Wow!”

– A happily surprised German guest

Conference guests are listening to the Finnish opera singer

As a final surprise to our guests, we guided them to a panorama terrace, with an amazing view over the national park. There they enjoyed an inspiring performance by the Finnish opera singer Matias Haakana, whilst viewing the picturesque surrounding landscape and lake.

“You can really be proud of your country!”

– An amazed Austrian guest

Judging by the expressions and feedback from our happy guests, it was truly an evening to remember.

Nature was fully respected because One Day in Helsinki supports providing an environmentally friendly service. The event was an exhilarating and enjoyable evening for everyone.

Jussi Hellsten


Where To Go During a Conference and What To Do


One Day in Helsinki is always ready to organize tailor-made experiences for conference goers such as nature, urban and cultural experiences.

Do not hesitate to contact us. We are ready to satisfy any kind of special expectations. Visit our Experiences.

Written on behalf of One Day in Helsinki & Co.

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