Time of year
The wheel goes rather slowly and even stops when you are on top (at least it does when there aren't many people riding), so you get a good view and have time to take lots of pictures. You can buy a ticket with a discount via Booking or a combo ticket with the Flying Cinema.
Really nice experience for our foreign guest to take a look down to the city and both harbours. Also great for us hosts. There is all sorts of Helsinki & Finland suveniers sold also.
During my third visit to Helsinki I finally took a ride on the SkyWheel. It was lovely; nice pods with music and heating inside (essential for November!) Gives you a wonderful view of the city from the Harbour and you can see out over the Baltic sea to all the pretty little…
It was the first attraction I saw after leaving my hotel. Glad I tried this, but it was a bit of a let-down. It was smaller than others of its type & the cars were freezing. The views were good, but my pics weren't so good, due to the scratched blue glass.
Not the best of weather for taking a ride on the Skywheel but we were only her for the day and there was no queue. At least we got up there without becoming victim to the supposedly many pickpockets that were around the entrance on the ground level. We are always careful not to…