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Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is an enchanting MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination. This charismatic capital is celebrated for its elegant Neoclassical facades, historical museums, and leafy tree-lined boulevards.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
· The Exquisite Tuomiokirkko
· Helsinki Cruise Discovery
· Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Helsinki, affectionately called the 'White City of the North', is known for its elegant architecture, crafted from aesthetically-pleasing pale granite. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll venture to the old town centre, home of Senate Square and the Lutheran Helsinki Cathedral. Neoclassical in style and shaped like a Greek cross, its rooftop boasts statues of the Twelve Apostles. A tall green dome, surrounded by four smaller ones, is a distinctive city landmark.
Admire Helsinki from the water on a romantic MSC Cruises excursion. You’ll enjoy a leisurely cruise through the beautiful landscapes of this amazing archipelago. Photograph Suomenlinna, an 18th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site fortress, before admiring villas set in stunning natural landscapes. A guide will describe the views as you enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or a delicious cup of coffee.
Visit the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia on an MSC Cruises excursion — an exhibition and events facility surrounded by majestic rural landscapes. Heated and cooled using solar power and geo-energy, the site houses stunning interactive displays. Admire recreations of the southern archipelago, 40 of Finland's national parks, and the snowy hills of Lapland.