Arrival in Helsinki by Princess Maria Ferry

Our cruise is coming to an end, with Lauttasaari island on our left, which is already one of the residential areas of Helsinki. Lauttasaari in translation means "ferry island", got its name at a time when you could only get here by ferry. The island is now connected to mainland Helsinki by bridges that carry an Expressway. On the shores of the island there is a huge Parking lot for yachts, canoe clubs are also based here.


Panorama of the port. On the right is the Jätkäsaari Peninsula (Sw. Busholmen), here was a container terminal, since 2008 it has been moved to Vuosaari, and the remaining space is given over to commercial and residential development.

Helsinki, panorama Helsinki port

In the center is the Harbor of Eckerö Line, where we can see the ferry Finlandia, which makes regular flights from Helsinki to Tallinn.

Helsinki port,, Western terminal. Ferry Finland

On the right, in the deep Bay of Länsisatama ("Western Harbor"), there is a terminal where the ferries Silja-Tallink and St. Peter Line are moored.

Helsinki port, Western terminal

Our ferry came up to the wall of the terminal. On the left, the old warehouse houses the iconic Golden Classis cafe and the Museum of rare cars.