Finnair (Helsinki) today (June 3) will open the Finnair SkyWheel in Katajanokka harbor in central Helsinki, not far from where Finnair first based its flight operations (as Aero Oy) in the 1920s (below).
The 460-foot 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.
On June 8, all Finnair Plus members will have the opportunity to board the Finnair SkyWheel free of charge between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 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, which includes 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.
Copyright Photos: Finnair.