New Helsinki attraction named Finnair Sky Wheel

Ferris wheel due to open shortly on the waterfront

A new ferris wheel that has risen above the Helsinki shore skyline has been named the Finnair Sky Wheel. The 40-metre wheel, built on the Katajanokka pier and due to open shortly, is equipped with 30 air-conditioned blue and white gondolas that will take passengers for rides every day from noon to midnight.

Passengers can choose to ride the Finnair Sky Wheel in a “VIP gondola” with glass floors and leather seating. The €195 price for this includes Veuve Clicquot champagne.

On June 8, Finnair will organise an event where Finnair Plus members can ride the wheel for free between 09.00 and 16.00. Finnair Plus members will also get a 25% discount on the entry fee at all other times, leaving the cost of the ticket at €9 (normally €12).

“Finnair is happy to be first in being a part of giving thousands of passengers the chance to experience a scenic tour above the rooftops of Helsinki,” Finnair’s marketing director, Jarkko Konttinen, said. “The ferris wheel is a prominent and internationally notable Helsinki landmark that includes an aviation element. This is why we as an airline wish to be seen with it.”

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[photo courtesy Finnair Sky Wheel]


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