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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

Unique Midsummer White Night Private Cottage Experience in Helsinki

Have you ever heard of the magical Northern midsummer nights, when the sun stays up all night? Imagine sitting by a bonfire on a private beach with friends or family, at night-time and it’s still light outside. Just add an authentic Finnish cottage, eating, drinking, sauna and swimming and you will know what Finnish Midsummer night is all about.

Overview of the cottage

“One Day in Helsinki offers you the exclusive opportunity to experience Midsummer the Finnish way”

Now, instead of just imagining it, you can experience it for yourself! One Day in Helsinki offers you the exclusive opportunity to experience Midsummer the Finnish way. We will take you to a beautiful cottage surrounded by the forest with a private seashore beach.

People having fun during midsummer in Helsinki

This is a unique 24-hour Private Overnight Summer Cottage Adventure, located only 30 minutes drive from Helsinki. Private means that it will be just your group (2-4 people) enjoying an authentic Finnish Midsummer Experience together. Furthermore, our Guide will be at your service all the time, making sure that you have the time of your lives.

Private Helsinki Experience


  • Option 1: June 22nd (starting 2 pm) – June 23rd (returning 2pm)
  • Option 2: June 23rd (starting 5 pm) – June 24th (returning 5 pm)

What’s included:

  • Private Driver to-and-from Helsinki
  • Private Guide for your group
  • Finnish-style summer cottage in the woods with a beach just for you (has running water and heating)
  • Visit to small coastal village
  • Boat ride
  • Food and drinks
  • Bonfire
  • Private Wood Burning Sauna, 10 meters from the Baltic Sea shore
  • Row boat, games and equipment for many activities

We will keep the agenda flexible, depending on the weather.


  • 2 people: 1900 €
  • 3 people: 2600€
  • 4 people: 3200€

The summer cottage where you could spend the white night.

Warming up the wood burning sauna

Warming up the wood burning sauna.


Written by One Day in Helsinki & Co.

Our Four Values that Create Unforgettable Experiences

One Day in Helsinki was born over two years ago from our passion to create unique experiences in Helsinki. From the beginning it was important to be clear about what we want to do and how we want to do it.

Finnish Archipelago

We started the exploration with deep discussions about our own personal values and what we hold most important in life. For our CEO, Niki, the most important personal value is ‘spreading good vibes to people around him’. It’s what he wants to do, no matter if it’s for work or not; that insight became a central theme and foundation for everything else. We also quite quickly realized, that we want to offer a sense of luxury to people and that we want to do it in a warm, positive and fun way. These discussions were summarized in our Mission to create “A Day You Will Never Forget”.

Celebrating Summer - One Day In Helsinki

After we had clarity of our Mission, we decided we want clear Values to guide us and keep us on the right path. Our values would define our thinking and behaviors in everything that we do. We wanted values that will enable us to create those unforgettable experiences for people visiting Helsinki. We also wanted them to resonate with our personal values and who we are.

One Day in Helsinki Values (to be lived true every day)

  1. The first value, “Respect for People”, emerged from our passion to offer unique and memorable experiences to people visiting Helsinki. We listen to each guest and want to understand what they enjoy. Everything starts with You.
  2. Our second value became “Positive & Warm”. Our style is to offer luxury in an authentic, positive and warm way. We want you to relax and have fun from the first moment we meet.
  3. Our third value is “Trustworthiness & Safety”. This value guides us to make sure our guests never have to worry about anything. We take care of the schedule and the program, you can just enjoy the ride.
  4. Our fourth value is “Bold & Creative”. Boring is not memorable and an unforgettable day is extraordinary. Our thinking starts with the assumption that everything is possible. We create the best experience for You.

Over the years we have had the pleasure of taking hundreds of people on unique Helsinki adventures. With our experiences, our commitment to our Values has only become stronger. They continue guide us in our Mission to create amazing and unforgettable experiences for people visiting Helsinki. And it feels great!

Check out our Spring and Summer 2018 specials:

  1. Summer Cottage and Sauna Experience
  2. Helsinki City Experience
  3. Forest Bathing

Aerial View of Helsinki - One Day In Helsinki

Written by One Day in Helsinki & Co.

Private Forest Bathing Tours in Helsinki

Finland is a haven filled with nature, which is appealing and relaxing. It is a country enriched in beauty with magnificent forest landscapes. The forest air in the wooded regions is extremely fresh and pleasant. The unique peacefulness of the atmosphere is incredible, which likewise has a mystic feel about it. The carpet layer of moss that covers the forest ground has a noticeable and distinctive loveliness. The moss enhances the look of the woodland’s charisma, and can be seen in many forests throughout Finland.

Finland Forest Nature


The forest regions offer Finns many excellent forest related activities, which are good for relaxation and recreational purposes, such as forest bathing.

Many Finns are attached to their natural forest surroundings, as they like to spend leisurely, valuable and positive time in nature. Finns enjoy the atmosphere, serenity and beauty that the forests offer.

One beneficial experience many Finns enjoy is taking nature walks on clearly marked footpaths, where they can absorb the woodland’s atmosphere, and delight in the healthy vitality that the seasonal blueberries offer.

blueberry forest health


Forest Bathing or Shinrin-yoku and Well-being


Forest bathing or Shinrin-yoku can be beneficial for well-being since spending time in naturally green environments and taking in nature’s ambiance can have a good and healthy effect on the soul.

“Go to a Forest. Walk slowly. Breathe. Open all your senses.
This is the healing way of Shinrin-yoku Forest Therapy, 
the medicine of simply being in the forest.”   Shinrin-yoku.org – Shinrin Yoku –


“Studies show shinrin-yoku, also known as forest bathing or time spent in green spaces, can reduce the stress hormone cortisol and increase your immune defense system.”   – Eva Selhub and Alan Logan. Your Brain on Nature: Forest Bathing and Reduced Stress. – Mother Earth News


Private Forest Bathing Tours


One Day in Helsinki can create a tailor-made Experience for you. We will help you gain an unforgettable Forest Bathing Experience by providing Private Guided Tours.


We welcome you to experience pure Finnish nature with us. There are so many beautiful places close to Helsinki where you can experience the serenity of nature. You can expect refreshing pine tree forests, clean air, as well as sea shores and lakes. This Forest Bathing Experience is a haven for the soul.

Finland lake forest


Forest Bathing Experience:

  • Includes: One Day in Helsinki host, door-to-door service, and a luxury picnic
  • Duration: 3-8 hours
  • Pick-up time: Between 10am – 3pm

If you liked this blog post why not read these other blog posts:

Helsinki Private Tours

The Summer Cottage Season is Here

Experience Sauna the Finnish Way

Elite Private Tour For The Ultimate Helsinki Experience

We hope to hear from and see you soon. Your ultimate experience is waiting for you just around the corner.


Written by One Day in Helsinki and Co

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