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All reviews ferry ride king's gate world heritage site public ferry dry dock short ferry main museum military museum market square sunny day day trip few hours interesting history guided tour beautiful island helsinki harbour cafes and restaurants
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Reviewed yesterday

Really lovely and historical place. Went there by ferry...it goes very often. Close to the starp point there are a market with souvenirs and food. The weather was absolutely perfect. I enjoyed my walk and visiting the museums. I would recommend to visit dolls' museum...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Aina5415
Reviewed yesterday

I was quite astounded by my day at the island. My travel card (app HSL?) allowed me to use the ferry to the island. My daughter and I explored it despite the cold. There were many parts closed but that didn't deter us. I could...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Juliette B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m sure there is plenty of history to this island but the English guided tour only operate on weekends. Nevertheless, still an interesting place to hike and explore.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wolfverine
Reviewed yesterday

We went to Suomenlinna last week. This place is really quiet et beautiful even in winter. At this time, much of museums and cafés are closed but you can follow the paths and see the sights like King's gate, church, barracks... and you learn the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TrinityFrance
Reviewed 2 days ago

Planned to spend half a day there but finished up staying much longer - so much to see. Recommend taking one of the guided walking tours to get a good background to the island's history and appreciate it more. The fortifications are impressive, but there...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Prahaluver
Reviewed 2 days ago

For some reason, Suomenlinna has been my to-go-to place whenever I need to relax and rejuvenate myself. It is a great Island filled with calmness and little noisy activities, from wedding photo shoots to family walks. It is calm and refreshing for me, and likely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank The_Oj1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the islands as part of a 3 day city break. It’s a lovely place to explore with lots of interesting architecture and some great views. It provides an intersection insight into Finnish history and has some lovely places to eat and drink, the one...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rivbom
Reviewed 4 days ago

since I was little I always liked snow, places like this always bring me memories of childhood, it was without a doubt a very pleasant journey and to remember

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Asierleon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

10 euro for ferry ride over only takes 20minutes Thought no one ever checked tickets Beautiful old fortress where u can pretty much walk where u want Cute little cafes and a brewery It started to snow when we were there which was beautiful Cold...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jaclyn A
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Jaclyn A for your review with encouraging comments! Suomenlinna is indeed a place where you can experience the snow in winter! The winter atmosphere with no crowds at the fortress is really worth experiencing. Additionally, we do have services, such as cafés and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place to go and see - you can and should spend a day there. However, do not go in winter or cold/windy days, since most attractions are out door and by the sea - it can be very cold.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kabrams1618
30 July 2018|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello Kabrams1618, yes, the combination ticket to all the museums in Suomenlinna costs 19 Euros. You can purchase the ticket at any museum here. With kind regards, Taru / Suomenlinna Tourist Information
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Anna H
29 July 2018|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello Anna H! Thank you for your question. You can get to Suomenlinna eitehr by the public ferry (HSL), or the rpivate water bus (JT-line). the public ferry departures from Suomenlinna back to the mainland every 20 minutes... More
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Kabrams1618
27 June 2018|
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Hello Kabrams 1618 and thank you for your question. If you have time until late in the evening, then yes, it is manageable to visit both on the same day, although you will need quite a lot of time for commuting. It takes... More
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