The Finnair SkyWheel will open on Tuesday 03 June in Katajanokka harbour in central Helsinki.
The 40-metre observation wheel is equipped with 30 climate-controlled blue-and-white gondolas for year-round operation, including one special VIP cabin featuring a glass floor, leather seats and Veuve Clicquot champagne service. One trip on the Finnair SkyWheel lasts 15 minutes, while a ride in the VIP cabin lasts approximately 25 minutes.
“This summer the Finnair SkyWheel will take thousands of visitors on a scenic tour above the rooftops of Helsinki,” says Jarkko Konttinen, Finnair’s Vice President, Marketing and Product Development. “We are proud to be associated with Helsinki’s newest landmark, which also has a special connection to our own history.”
On 08 June, all Finnair Plus members have the opportunity to board the Finnair SkyWheel free of charge between 09:00 and 16:00. At other times, Finnair Plus members are eligible for a discounted single admission price of €9 (normal price €12).
The VIP cabin seats up to four and can be booked for a flat fee of €195, inclusive of a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
The Finnair SkyWheel is owned and operated by SkyWheel Helsinki Oy, and designed and built by the Netherlands-based firm Dutch Wheels, a global leader in the design and construction of observation wheels.