Fancy a ride on the SpåraKOFF?

SpåraKOFF is a bright-red tram that has been converted into a bar, touring the central sights of downtown Helsinki. The only bar in a tram in Finland starts touring on 3 May and continues throughout the summer until 14 September 2019. A tour takes roughly 45 minutes. This pub tram has been a part of the Helsinki summer already for 24 years. It is operated by Helsinki City Transport.

The "pub crawl" takes just under an hour and is an excellent way to get to know Helsinki. You can hop on at Mikonkatu stop by the Helsinki Railway Square, no need to book in advance. The restaurant fits thirty and is decorated in classic pub style using mahogany and brass. There is beer, cider and refreshments available during the ride.

Summer tours

3 May to 14 Sept. 2019      no tours between 21 and 23 June 2019 (Midsummer)

3 May to 25 May 2019       only Fridays and Saturdays 2–8 p.m.

26 May to 31 Aug. 2019     Mondays and Tuesdays 2–8 p.m. / Wednesday to Friday 2–9 p.m. / Saturdays 1–9 p.m.

1 Sept. to 14 Sept. 2019     only Fridays and Saturdays 2–8 p.m.

Exceptions when the tram is not in operation:

Sat. 18 May 2019 7–9 p.m.
Fri. 24 May 2019 7–9 p.m.
Sat. 25 May 2019 7–9 p.m.
-> tours finish at 6 p.m.

Sat. 1 June 2019 7–9 p.m.
-> tour finishes at 6 p.m. Fri. 7 June 2019 1–3 p.m.

Sat. 8 June 2019 1–3 p.m.
-> tours start at 4 p.m.

Sat. 15 June 2019 7–9 p.m.
Wed. 19 June 2019 7–9 p.m.
Wed. 26 June 2019 7–9 p.m.
Sat. 29 June 2019 7–9 p.m.
->  tours finish at 6 p.m.

Fri. 5 July 2019 from noon to 2 p.m.
-> tour starts at 3 p.m.

Price

With S-Etukortti card €10 (normal price €12), children under 12 years of age €5.

Departure times:

From Helsinki Railway Square, Mikonkatu stop in front of the Fennia building. Tours start on the hour, following the schedule

Route

The SpåraKOFF tour begins from and returns to the Helsinki Railway Square (Mikonkatu 17, in front of the Fennia building). You can get off the tram at Linnanmäki (Helsinginkatu 46) — Oopperatalo (Helsinginkatu 58) and Kauppatori (Eteläesplanadi 2) stops.

Charters

At other times, you can hire SpåraKoff for a private tour. Please contact the sales service of S Group restaurant services, tel. +358 20 1234 800 or ravintolamyynti@sok.fi.

Fun facts!

- Carriage type: Helsinki motorised carriage Year of manufacture: 1959
- Converted: for restaurant and charter use in 1995 Dimensions: width 2.3 m, height 3.6 m, track gauge 1 m Gross weight: approx. 20,000 kg
- Power: 200 kW (280 hp)
- Acceleration: 12.6 s (0–50 km/h)
- Top speed: 60 km/h
- Passenger capacity: 24 seated, 6 standing
- Staff: 1 driver and 1 host/hostess Serving capacity: approx. 500 pints per stocking

Enquiries and reservations:

Sales service of S Group restaurant sales, tel. +358 20 1234 800, ravintolamyynti@sok.fi

For photoshoots and PR

Sinebrychoff communications info@sff.fi

www.koff.fi, www.sinebrychoff.fi

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