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Fortress of Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
+358 29 5338410
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Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
+358 29 5338410
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a whole day here, visited 2 museums, a submarine, lots of fortifications, picnicked, spent a late lunch at one of several cafes, and walked along rock shores. Saw about 40% of what is there..... ...need to go again..... :)

Thank Fangthewonderdog
Reviewed yesterday

Just go there, no entrance fee is needed and the ferry ride takes 15 minutes from Kauppatori. The views of the sea and the city are spectacular. Many nooks and crannies are open to public just like that, so you can wander inside the old...More

Thank nbskd
Reviewed yesterday

What's left here are only some ramparts. There are cafés, walking trails and museums. Good to do on a nice day!

Thank Krystal J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked the hop on hop off JT line boat that drops you off on Vallisaari and pick up takes place on the hour to Suomenlinna and finally one can stop at Lonna, which on our case we decided to skip. Vallissaari is a very...More

Thank Swatar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Island that harbours interesting history back hundreds years. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and a beautiful protected coastal fortress. If you visit Helsinki you should definitely visit this place, if just to have a nice stroll on centuries old streets. Getting to Suomenlinna...More

Thank WorldIsMySandbox
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great area to spend the day. Beautiful ferry ride, not too long, and beautiful area to enjoy nature, views, history, people and good food.

Thank deVries2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

We bought a 24 hour transportation pass for 9 euros in Helsinki which included a free ferry ride to this fortress island. It was a beautiful day so we hopped aboard. The outing was well worth 9 euros itself! What a lovely boat ride from...More

Thank Xina8
Reviewed 2 days ago

Suomenlinna is a must if you're visiting Helsinki. There's a fair amount of walking so take sensible shoes & appropriate clothes for the weather but there's so much to explore. We visited the main museum & the military museum but there are more if you;re...More

Thank Sarah K
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Sarah K, Thank you for your lovely review. When exploring Suomenlinna, you can also join a guided walking tour to learn more about the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can find more information on our website and the hours for the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

A place mostly to walk around. Reminiscent of Governors Island in New York City. Military past. Park- like present.

Thank nycmom22
Reviewed 2 days ago

I won't repeat all the other highlights posted by others, but I will just say the best way to do this is on the J-T line ferry, not the HSL vessel, unless you're in top physical shape and like to hike! The most important parts...More

Thank Peter D
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Peter D, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had great time in Suomenlinna! As you said, there are two options to arrive to Suomenlinna: The HSL Ferry and the JT-Line waterbus, and both of them are excellent choices....More

Nearby Restaurants
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Restaurant Lonna
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.67 km away
Nearby Attractions
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Submarine Vesikko
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.75 km away
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24 May 2017|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello dv66051 Thank you for your question and interest in Suomenlinna! The ferry and the JT-Line water bus leave from the Market Square. There are several ports for cruise ships, so the route to the Market Square varies. If... More
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6 May 2017|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello dv66051! Thank you for your question and interest in Suomenlinna! Suomenlinna is a popular tourist destination, but also a lively district with 800 inhabitants. You can visit Suomenlinna and walk around the fortress... More
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Merav E
18 April 2017|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello Merav E! Thank you for your question. There are few ports in Helsinki for cruise ships. Depending on the port your cruise arrives, you can take a bus or tram to the city centre. You can check the timetables and routes... More
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