Helsinki’s floating restaurants

Suomenlinna's home town, Helsinki, is an awesome coastal city. It has perfect opportunities to offer when you want to enjoy fresh air with a view.

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The evening is specially beautiful when sipping a drink on Relandergrund's terrace.
Lightship Relandersgrund

The red, amazing ship located in Pohjoisranta has a long history. It was built between 1886-1888 and is the oldest lightship in Finland. The ship was saved from a ship-breaking yard in 1991 and has been owned by the same person ever since. In Helsinki Relandersgrund has enlightened our nights since 2005 - before that it has seen e.g. Kotka's nightlife!

Ship's rooftop terrace serves between 1.5.20917 - 15.10.2017 between 12pm and 8pm (until 01.30am if busy)

You can also book Relandergrund's inner salon for events.

Majakkalaiva Relandersgrund
Meritullintori (at the end of Aleksanterinkatu)
00170 Helsinki

Relandergrund's home page

Floating restaurant Wäiski

Wäiski, a floating restaurant next to Merihaka, is open all year round. You can't miss the white ship - it's so tall it reaches Hakaniemi bridge in height.

Wäiski serves lunch every business day between 10:30am and 2pm. In addition to the daily lunch serving the ship offers it's premises to be booked for events. It has four floors that can be booked together or separately: it can host events for groups of 20-550 people.

You can find information about weekends available for booking until the end of July on Wäiski's webpage. Great service!

Ravintolalaiva Wäiski
Hakaniemenranta 11
00530 Helsinki

Wäiski's webpage

m/s Maria

While visiting Hakaniemi market square or Hakaniemi market hall, make sure to stop by m/s Maria for a drink. This floating restaurant is a perfect pit stop.

m/s Maria updates it's opening hours weekly on their Facebook page, so make sure to check it before heading to the terrace all thirsty. This week, 10.7.2017 - 16.7.2017 Maria's crew has announced that they will be open from 11 am every day  - unless it's raining cats and dogs.

Ravintolalaiva M/s Maria
Hakaniemenranta 3
00530 Helsinki

Maria's Facebook page

JT-Linen alukset

In our article about Helsinki Island Hopping we already wrote about JT-Line's vessels which operate routes to different islands and offers an island hopping service.

While you travel between islands, there's no need to worry about refreshments: the company's vessels have fully licensed cafés on board.

JT-Line's home page

Merikerho - coming soon

Rumors are circulating about the town that a waterfront promenade is coming soon next to Sörnäisten rantatie. As a part of the promenade a floating restaurant called Merikerho is going to start serving people all-year round.

We're expecting more information to pop up on the restaurant's Facebook page.

m/s JL Runeberg - cruises between Helsinki and Porvoo

m/s JL Runeberg takes passengers from Helsinki to Porvoo (and also back). A journey lasting about 3,5 hours is a perfect way to enjoy Finland's archipelago. The vessel stops at Musta Hevonen and Haikko manor when requested.

Both one-way and return tickets are sold for the Helsinki-Porvoo route.

In addition, Runeberg operates between Helsinki and Loviisa on July thursdays (6.7., 13.7., 20.7., 27.7.2017), where you have the chance for example to take part of walking tours.

There is a fully licenced café on board the vessel so you can enjoy light food and drinks on your journey.

Runeberg can also be booked for private cruises and special routes. More information can be found on the company's website.

m/s JL Runeberg
00170 Helsinki

m/s JL Runeberg

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Halkolaiturin Kaffe

In the middle of astonishing wooden sailing ships, a tiny café has emerged. They serve toast's and fairly priced, non-alcoholic beverages, and while you enjoy a break and a little deliciousness, you can admire gallant schooners and handsome three-masted vessels and dream about all the adventures they've seen!

Kaffe is open from Monday through Saturday between 12pm and 6pm, but look out your window before heading for a coffee - the café is closed in case of bad weather.

Halkolaiturin Kaffe
00170 Helsinki

You can follow Halkolaiturin Kaffe's life on Facebook.

Terraces and restaurants by the sea


Psst. Suomenlinna Brewery restaurant's terrace offers a wonderful, warm spot hiding from the wind for beer tasting and enjoying tasty food. Suomenlinna C1. Here's more info.