Home of the midnight sun, Finland remains one of the best places to enjoy near 24-hour daylight in a surreal experience where the sun barely dips below the horizon during summer. This simply means more time to enjoy Finland’s pristine, untouched nature as well as an extra boost to your tanning time.
Finland has 3 UNESCO world heritage sites accessible from its coast including the beautiful Old Rauma, a traditional Finnish town showcasing old Finnish architecture with entire streets being made entirely from wood. If you prefer a more modern experience, the seaside capital, Helsinki is easily accessible, providing stellar shopping, a range of Michelin star restaurants and world-class nightlife.
Hunting one of the largest animals in Europe, the European Elk, can be done from the comfort of your yacht, as well as fishing along the Finnish coast or in one of its lakes.
Finland remains the must-visit destination in the Baltic Sea, but with St Petersburg, Stockholm and Tallinn only a stone’s throw away, the opportunities are endless!
Begin your luxury yacht charter in the bustling capital of Helsinki. Discover this city bursting with world-class culture, outstanding cuisine, and picturesque architecture. Delve into your touristic side by visiting the must-see attractions including the neoclassical Helsinki cathedral which soars above the cityscape, or the uniquely designed Temppeliaukio Church. Take a ride on the vintage tram system and take in the scenery as you are transported through the city. If you would prefer to relax on your first day, several spas and saunas are on offer or enjoy a drink at one of the rooftop bars and soak in the outstanding views.
Spend the day in Finland's second oldest city, the striking city of Porvoo. Head inland and stroll down the charming cobbled streets among the traditional red-painted houses just steps away from luscious forests. Discover this destination brimming with a history dating back to medieval times, with surprises around every corner. Home to the famous Brunburg Chocolates, this is a must-see to have a taste of traditional Finnish candies and liquorice. If you're feeling adventurous, hike up the peaceful Iso Linnamäki to take in the spectacular views over the city.
Cruise west on your charter towards Barösund. On your journey pass the isolated lighthouse at Söderskär and enjoy peaceful serenity aboard your yacht. Head through the narrow passage to discover the calm waters of Barösund, characterised by attractive vermilion wooden homes and a backdrop of beautiful pine forests.
Hanko is a beautiful port town with flawless views, remarkable sandy beaches, and stunning pine forests in the surroundings. A popular activity here is to hire a bicycle and take in the immaculate scenery on your ride around the town. Experience exquisite traditional Scandinavian cuisine at one of the elegant restaurants. In the afternoon, if you fancy some relaxation and recuperation, visit the Finnish sauna, immersing yourself in the true lifestyle of Finland.
Helsingholmen Guest Harbour
Continue west on your charter and be welcomed by the incredibly scenic harbour of Helsingholmen. Head inland to enjoy the sauna and, if you're feeling adventurous, once you've had enough of the heat, take part in the Finnish tradition to take a refreshing dip in the sea to cool down. Discover the fascinating nature across this island around every corner.
Prepare to be astounded by the beauty and charm of this archipelago community. Head to shore and you will see the plethora of traditional red and white cottages, a key feature of the Finnish landscape, and many striking vistas. There is a wide array of activities on offer here, from strolling along the stunning nature trails picking berries as you go, to spending the day fishing and swimming. Enjoy the long summer nights aboard the charter taking in the leafy landscapes with astounding views of the bare cliffs of the outer archipelago.
As you approach the southernmost edge of the archipelago and near the end of your charter, you will visit the island of fairytales and pirate stories, Jurmo. Soak in the uncanny scenery and completely relax. This island is famed for its bird-watching as the wide heather heaths and rocky shores make it the ideal location to observe many rare sea birds. So if you are a bird fanatic, this is the ideal destination for your final day on the charter.
On your final cruise back to Helsinki, ensure to admire the wonderful Bengstär Lighthouse from the comfort of your yacht. Take in the final sea views and spot the historical Suomenlinna fortress as your approach the harbour to disembark.