Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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  • Wendy1525
    Cardiff, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day out
    A lovely boat ride to the fortress! Everything was clearly signposted with plenty of information on leaflets or via an app to show you the way to go. We spent a great day strolling around - not many food outlets were open due to the time of year we visited but we had lunch in the museum cafe and thought the variety on offer, the prices and the quality of the food was excellent. We visited the military museum and it was fascinating - so well set out and so interesting. We also went to the Suomenlinna museum and that was well worth a visit too. Lovely views from the King's Gate area too - lots to see and do here and a great place to explore.
    Dear Wendy1525, Thank you for your nice review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! The boat ride to Suomenlinna is indeed a wonderful part of the overall experience. Some of the restaurants and cafés are open all year around and some only during the summer season. The opening hours can be checked from our calendar at: https://www.suomenlinna.fi/en/opening-hours/. To learn more about the fascinating history of the fortress, you can join a guided tour or visit the museums, like you mentioned. Hope to see you again soon in Suomenlinna! We at the Suomenlinna Visitor Centre next to the ferry pier are happy to give you the best tips for your visit.
    Written 17 May 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 May 2023
  • Michael N
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just fantastic place
    This is a marvellous place to visit. We took a guided tour of 1.5 hours then explored other parts on our own. Stunning scenery, fascinating history told in great museums. We spent eight hours here and loved it all
    Dear Michael N, thank you for your lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Suomenlinna. Joining a guided tour is indeed a great way to get to know the islands and the history of the fortress. If there are no guided tours available when you visit, we recommend that you follow the blue route to explore the islands and see the main sights. The blue route can be found from our online guide at guide.suomenlinna.fi There are six museums in Suomenlinna, each covering different fascinating topics. Opening hours for the museums and more information about them can be found from our website. Hope to see you again soon in Suomenlinna!
    Written 5 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 June 2023
  • LostInTime
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania11,860 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top spot
    This place is a top destination for a reason. It’s great. Lots of the fort is available to see. And they let you go almost everywhere. The old walls are massive. But the grounds are equally nice. This is a must see in Helsinki.
    Dear Flyingboy58, thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Suomenlinna. The fortifications and the islands themselves are indeed very impressive. To visit Suomenlinna responsibly, we recommend that you follow the blue route which takes you to all the main sights. The blue route is also a safe way to explore the islands as the fortress walls are kilometres long and mainly unfenced. The blue route can be found on maps in Suomenlinna and from our online guide at guide.suomenlinna.fi. Hope to see you again soon in Suomenlinna! Make sure to stop by the Suomenlinna visitor centre next to the ferry pier to get the best tips for your visit.
    Written 13 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 11 June 2023
  • abmilw
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin680 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    something to do
    buy a boat ticket at the harbor before board and take ferry across to island. They run frequently and short ride to island. a lot of walking on island. nice views, some interesting history. Food eh - they have a few places/shops/museums to see when there. probably 2 hours or so depending. Glad we went, gave something to do. Ok with kids (but maybe not young ones) a lot of walking.
    Dear abmilw, thank you for your review! One can get to Suomenlinna on a ferry that is part of the public transport network in Helsinki, HSL. During the summer season, one can also hop on a water bus to get here. There are several cafés and restaurants in Suomenlinna, as well as six different museums that each cover different fascinating topics. More information about the services and sights in Suomenlinna can be found from our online guide at guide.suomenlinna.fi. To explore the old fortifications and beautiful islands, one should indeed wear good walking shoes. Hope to see you again soon in Suomenlinna! Make sure to stop by the Suomenlinna visitor centre next to the ferry pier to get the best tips for your visit.
    Written 13 June 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Written 11 June 2023
  • Trebor5417
    Doncaster, United Kingdom461 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A short ferry trip back in time.
    After a short time on the ferry you embark in a place steeped in history. Obviously as a giant fortification it's military background for almost 200 yrs is worth soaking up. The museums are amazing with explanations in English and Swedish so made very easy to understand. You could easily spend all day here or fly around in a couple of hours. The visitors centre and many cafes keep you fed and watered.
    Dear Trebor5417, thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit to Suomenlinna! Suomenlinna is a great place to learn about some of the important events in Finnish history while exploring the impressive fortification islands. As a unique example of the European military architecture of its time, Suomenlinna is also a Unesco world heritage site. There are six different museums in Suomenlinna. One can for example visit the Ehrensvärd museum, which is the house of the founder of the fortress, or the decommissioned submarine Vesikko. If one wants to take a break from exploring, there are indeed several restaurants and cafes on the islands. More information about the sights and services in Suomenlinna can be found from our online guide at guide.suomenlinna.fi. Welcome again to Suomenlinna!
    Written 5 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • D P
    Wellington, New Zealand6,709 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day out in good weather
    What a fantastic place to go for the day or even half a day. Catch the ferry over and sit up top. It’s not far and relatively cheap. Walk around the expansive fortress and in the tunnels that run inside the big forts walls. With stunning sea vistas and plenty of places to stop for a drink, a meal or the loo it’s perfect for everyone. Clear easily marked paths make for a good day out.
    Dear 854DP, thank you for your kind review! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Suomenlinna. The ferry trip to Suomenlinna, which takes some 15 minutes, is a great chance to take in views of Helsinki from the sea as well as smaller islands on the way. Suomenlinna offers a lot to see and explore, including the awesome fortifications, tunnels and beautiful nature. There are indeed a lot of services in Suomenlinna, including several restaurants and cafes, six museums and a shop selling local arts and handicrafts. To see all the main sights and explore the islands in a responsible way, we recommend that you follow the blue route, marked with blue signposts along the way. One can find the blue route and information about services and sights in Suomenlinna from our online guide at guide.suomenlinna.fi. Hope to see you again soon in Suomenlinna!
    Written 9 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Katie H
    Melbourne, Australia330 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit in the morning for a quieter experience
    A stroll around the fortress is a lovely way to spend a morning. Views across the water are beautiful, and to garner a perspective on the way this island has been used - and continues to be - is interesting in understanding more about Helsinki and Finland. Some tips for your visit: Wearing good walking shoes here is helpful, particularly around the walls. There are many cobblestones and areas that are not easy to navigate for those with strollers / prams / wheelchairs, or those who may be unsteady on their feet. Plan to head out on a morning ferry to enjoy the island before the throngs. In the summer, the queues for the ferry at Market Square are long and it makes for many, many people on the island at once. Make sure to buy the Helsinki Card for your visit here (and the city in general), otherwise you’ll be paying an entry fee to each building on the island that you may wish to visit.
    Dear La_tiburona, thank you for your review! In Suomenlinna, one can spend the day exploring the sea fortress and beautiful islands. Exploring the fortress and islands is free, but the museums in Suomenlinna, excluding the Customs Museum, have an entry fee. The six museums in Suomenlinna include for example the Ehrensvärd museum, which is the house of the founder of the fortress, and the decommissioned submarine Vesikko. It is indeed important to wear good walking shoes and take into account that some roads on the islands are paved with cobblestones or may otherwise have difficult terrain. More information about the accessibility of Suomenlinna and a more accessible route can be found from our website at https://www.suomenlinna.fi/en/visitor/accessibility/. Hope to see you again soon in Suomenlinna! Stop by the Suomenlinna visitor centre next to the ferry pier to get the best tips for your visit.
    Written 17 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
  • ken j
    Manalapan, New Jersey931 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    High point of Helsinki trip
    This island combined many excellent things. The ferry ride to it was nice and inexpensive. The walks around the island were historic. The museum is good, especially the video, not to be missed. the walk around the ramparts overlooking the water was spectacular. A snake crossed our path right in front of us, a real surprise. We had a great day here.
    Dear kenj531, Thank you for your lovely review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the sea fortress. Suomenlinna is truly a wonderful place to admire the beautiful archipelago nature and to explore Finnish history. The ferry trip is indeed an essential part of the fortress visit, and the ferries run all throughout the year! Like you said, The Suomenlinna Museum is a great place to learn more about the history of the fortress. Joining a guided tour is also a good option for that! We hope to see you again soon in Suomenlinna. Make sure to stop by at Suomenlinna Visitor Centre upon arrival, we will gladly give you some tips for your visit! Best regards, Anna/ Suomenlinna Visitor Centre
    Written 21 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 July 2023
  • amorace
    Minneapolis, Minnesota952 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun place to visit
    Had a great trip across the bay and enjoyed our summer stroll to see the sites of the fort. great food places, nice trails, great spot close to Helsinki. We took the city pass / tram pass on a service vessel across the bay. I think we used our MPC card.. nobody ever checked it... saved money from going on the tourist boats
    Dear amorace, Thank you for reviewing us! It's truly lovely to hear that you had a pleasant visit to Suomenlinna. The sea fortress is indeed a great place to enjoy being outdoors, and there are several charming cafés and restaurants scattered around the islands. The best way to see the most important sights of Suomenlinna is to follow the Blue Route. The Blue Route is also a safe and responsible way to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Find the route and more information about Suomenlinna from our online guide at guide.suomenlinna.fi. The HSL ferry is indeed a nice and easy way to reach Suomenlinna, and the short sea trip is a lovely experience in itself! The ferry is a part of the local public transport system, and you can hop on it all year round! During the summer season, one can also arrive by waterbus. Welcome again soon to the fortress! Stop by at Suomenlinna Visitor Centre to get the best tips! Best regards, Anna/ Suomenlinna Visitor Centre
    Written 27 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • RYC88
    Centreville, Virginia1,315 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So fun to explore!
    It's hard to add anything to what everyone else has written about this place. It is definitely a must-do in Helsinki and it definitely takes at least three hours to get the most of the island. Don't miss going to the dry dock, which was one of the biggest in the world when it was built. It looks like you can't walk around, because it's a working area, but you can and should. The museum is great and the introductory video is very helpful, but the joy is walking all over the island, through all the fort entrances and tunnels and on the bastions and bulwarks and by the cannons and the King's Gate. The ferry over is nice and there are departures a few times an hour - just check the schedule before you go.
    Dear RYC88, thank you very much for your review and recommendation! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed everything from the ferry trip and the Suomenlinna Museum to exploring the fortifications on foot. One can indeed easily spend the entire day at the fortress getting to know the historical sights and enjoying the services of museums, cafés and restaurants. The Suomenlinna dry dock is indeed an impressive sight to see. The dry dock area itself is not accessible to the public, but one can observe the dock operations from the observation deck, located near the Great Courtyard. You can find your way to all the sights with the help of Suomenlinna online guide at guide.suomenlinna.fi. We are also always happy to help at Suomenlinna Visitor Centre, which is located right next to the ferry pier. The Blue Route is the absolute best way to see all the main sights of Suomenlinna. It is important to stay on marked routes while walking around the islands. This way we can all participate in protecting the unique architecture and beautiful archipelago nature of UNESCO World Heritage Site Suomenlinna! We hope to see you again soon at the fortress! Best regards, Anna/ Suomenlinna Visitor Centre
    Written 27 July 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 July 2023
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Shellbella19
Wodonga, Australia106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Wow….. what a day out! This place was so much fun to walk around! Be sure to go off the blue line (major attractions) and explore further. We found so many tunnels that turned out to be an adventure.
Very easy to get to with the ferry which is quick to get to the island (15 mins) and just explore for as long as you want.
Take some snack with you as you could be there for a few hours.
Written 14 April 2024
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Dear Shellbella19, thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed visiting Suomenlinna! To enjoy Suomenlinna with care, it is important to follow the blue route as it protects the historical architecture of the fortress and the sensitive environment of the islands. The blue route also respects the privacy of the islands’ residents and avoids fall hazards as well as places that are closed to the public. By following the blue route you will get a good overview of the three main islands and see all the important historical sights. There are six tunnels that are marked on our maps and we encourage you to explore them. However, it is important to watch your step and especially in the tunnels on the southernmost Kustaanmiekka island, you will need a flashlight and be careful not to bump your head as the tunnel ceilings are at times quite low. Like you mention, one can easily spend the whole day in Suomenlinna, exploring the islands and fortifications, visiting museums and enjoying tasty food and delicacies in the many cafes and restaurants on the islands. Welcome again to Suomenlinna!
Written 15 April 2024
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Barbs25
Staffordshire, UK2,633 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We had time spare after the main attractions of the city so got the ferry over. It’s u clouded in your transport day ticket and only takes 10 mins. Nice to get another view of the city from the water.
The island is nice to walk around, very quiet when we visited but some cafes and the visitor centre were open. Good place to spend an hour or maybe longer in the warmer months. K mart next to the ferry port there for snacks
Written 3 April 2024
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Dear Barbs25, thank you for your review. As you also mention, it is easy to get to Suomenlinna with the ferry that belongs to the local public transport network, in just about 10-15 minutes and all year round. The ferry ride is an essential part of the visit experience as you can enjoy the sea breeze and views of the city and archipelago. In winter there is often a chance to experience a ferry ride through icy waters. We recommend following the Blue route to explore the fortress and to discover its main historical sights. You can find this route in all our maps marked with a Blue line. Hope to see you again in Suomenlinna! Stop by Suomenlinna Visitor Centre next to the ferry pier to get the best tips of the day.
Written 9 April 2024
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betha720
La Costa, United States41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful fortress. A short 10 min ferry ride to get to the island. We went through ice on the ferry which was different. Well worth the trip over. Takes about an hour to get there,visit, and get back. We enjoyed it.
Written 20 March 2024
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Dear betha720, thank you for your kind review! The Suomenlinna sea fortress has impressive architecture as well as beautiful landscapes and views over the sea. One can get to Suomenlinna easily on the HSL ferry, which is part of public transport. The trip from Helsinki's Market square to the sea fortress takes only some 15 minutes. The best way to explore the fortress is to follow the 1,5 km long blue route that takes you all the way to the King's gate on the southernmost island. There are also several museums, cafes and restaurants in Suomenlinna, so one can easily spend the day on the islands. Some of the services are only open during the summer season, but one can always check the up-to-date opening hours from our website at suomenlinna.fi. Welcome again to Suomenlinna!
Written 25 March 2024
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LeonVQuinn
Mohill, Ireland77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Possibly not the best time of the year or day of the week (Sunday) to visit as it was mostly closed and bitterly cold but it was still class to see a world heritage site. It's one of the strangest places I've been with such a strange atmosphere. It kinda reminded me of a concentration camp or something. The military museum is well worth a visit as are the main fortress parts. We enjoyed the ferry trip over through the ice too!
Written 19 March 2024
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Dear LeonVQuinn, thank you for your review. During the winter, Suomenlinna has quite a calm and unique atmosphere, and it is important to dress warmly when visiting. A lot of the services in Suomenlinna are open also during winter, one can always check the up-to-date opening hours from our website at suomenlinna.fi. Suomenlinna is indeed a UNESCO world heritage site as a unique example of the military architecture of its time. The sea fortress has also been part of the defense of three different realms; Sweden, Russia and Finland. Nowadays Suomenlinna is a lively neighborhood of Helsinki with some 800 inhabitants. In addition to the military museum, it is worth visiting the Suomenlinna museum to learn about the history of the sea fortress. Welcome again!
Written 25 March 2024
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Ac646
255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The ferry ride was quick and easy

The island is lovely to walk around. Definitely worth the trip over
We didn’t visit any museums but we did stop jn a cafe for a mulled wine

Beware it is very icy this time of year!
Written 4 March 2024
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Dear 497em1, thank you for your kind review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed visiting Suomenlinna! Suomenlinna is indeed a great place for a stroll among historical architecture and with beautiful sea views. The best way to explore the islands is to follow the blue route, which is marked with blue signs and takes you to all the main sights. The public transport ferry operates to Suomenlinna all year round, and the 15-minute trip is a great way to admire views of Helsinki from the sea. It is especially important to follow the Blue route during winter as the route is maintained all year round, though it is still important to be careful and watch your step. Welcome again to Suomenlinna!
Written 5 March 2024
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anonymous9257
Boston, MA18,235 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
My trip to Suomenlinna was fairly last minute after unexpectedly having a few free hours. I hopped on the ferry and watched the YouTube video about the Blue Route (on mute) on the way over. Upon landing, I expected blue signs to Kings Gate to start immediately, but I only saw the ones pointing back to the dock. If the voiceover on the video said where to start, I obviously missed it so I had to make a couple left or right choices before I ever encountered a blue route sign. Luckily I had taken a photo of the first map to get to that point.

While it is obvious this is probably a very beautiful place to go in better weather, I found it not that enjoyable in the snow and ice. I had to spend more time looking at the ground to make sure I was avoiding ice, that I really didn’t feel I saw much. You also really had to stick entirely to the blue route as the rest of the paths were not maintained and had “at your own risk” signs. That being said, there were also areas on the blue route that were pure ice despite being maintained.

I hope to return in summer and see it properly.
Written 18 February 2024
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Dear anonymous9257, thank you for your review. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, all our signage must be carefully planned so that it fits into the historical landscape. However, we appreciate your feedback about the blue signs and will definitely take the points you made into consideration. As you also noticed, it is best to follow the Blue route to explore the fortress in a safe way, as this is the route maintained also in winter. This winter has been particularly challenging in route maintenance due to frequent sudden changes of temperature. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and we totally agree that you should watch your step. If you don't enjoy walking in these winter conditions so much, you can visit the Suomenlinna Museum to learn about the history of the fortress and to watch a short movie there. Military Museum is also open all year round. Additionally, enjoy a nice break at one of the cafés and restaurants! Hope to see you again in Suomenlinna in summer! Stop by Suomenlinna Visitor Centre next to the ferry pier. Our staff there will be happy to give you the best tips of the day.
Written 20 February 2024
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Leonardo G
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Basic fortress and stroll on a winter day. Not much to do and see. Nice ride on ferry just to do something. Maximum 2 hours. 15 minutes ferry each way
Written 15 February 2024
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Dear leonardogQ7113BO, thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that we didn't quite fulfill your expectations. As you also say, the ferry ride is a quite nice experience on its own. You get to see Helsinki from the sea and in winter the ferry often goes through icy waters. To explore the fortress and to see the main historical sights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site we recommend following the Blue route. This route is marked in all our maps with a blue line. The route is about 30-40 minutes walk one way and it is maintained all year round. You can delve deeper into the rich history of the fortress by visiting the Suomenlinna Museum or joining a guided walking tour. There are also nice cafés and restaurants for an enjoyable break. Hope to see you again in Suomenlinna! Stop by Suomenlinna Visitor Centre next to the ferry pier. Our staff there will be happy to give you the best tips of the day so that you will hopefully have a more interesting visit experience!
Written 20 February 2024
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GRanger88
Arlington, VA114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This looked like a very interesting fortress and island. Unfortunately, we were there during the coldest weather in several decades, so we didn't explore as much as we would have liked. Lot's of interesting history, museums and old structures. There are also several cafes and restaurants so you can plan on spending some time and having a place to eat.
Written 16 January 2024
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Dear GRanger88, thank you for your review! The winter temperatures can indeed be frigid, so it is important to dress very warmly when visiting Suomenlinna. Nevertheless, wintry Suomenlinna with its snow cover and icy sea has its own charm. The main sights in Suomenlinna are along the Blue route, which is marked on all our maps, and can also be found from our online guide at guide.suomenlinna.fi. Enjoying some great food in one of the cafes and restaurants in the fortress or stopping by one of the museums is a good way to also warm up on a cold winter day. You can find the opening hours and more information about services from the online guide. Hopefully you get to visit Suomenlinna again, perhaps in the summer!
Written 25 January 2024
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Chan G
Reading, UK266 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Lovely trip on the sea fortress, lots of history and if you time it well you can pop to the cafés and brewery. Suomenlinna is stunning during the entire year, I've only ever been during winter so i'm looking forward to visiting during summer one year.
Written 4 January 2024
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Dear CupcakeChan, thank you for your review. We recommed following the Blue route to make the most out of your visit and to discover the main historical sights. You can find this route marked with a blue line in all our maps. We also think that Suomenlinna fortress is beautiful in all seasons. The archipelago nature and atmosphere offer a different experience depending on the season. It is easy to reach the fortress by getting the Suomenlinna ferry from Helsinki Market Square all year round. Check daily opening hours for services such as the nice cafés and Suomenlinna Brewery restaurant in the opening hours calendar on our website. Welcome again to Suomenlinna, perhaps next summer! Stop by Suomenlinna Visitor Centre next to the main ferry pier. Our staff will give you the best tips and recommendations there.
Written 7 January 2024
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Jonnofor
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Visiting Suomenlinna Sea Fortress was a delightful experience. The historical charm of the fortress, set against the stunning backdrop of the Baltic Sea, created a picturesque setting. The well-preserved structures and informative exhibits offered insight into the area's maritime history. Exploring the labyrinth of tunnels and fortifications added a sense of adventure. The island's serene ambiance and scenic views make Suomenlinna a must-visit destination in Helsinki. A perfect blend of history and natural beauty, it's an ideal escape for both locals and tourists.
Written 25 December 2023
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Dear kOrikm, thank you for your review! We agree that the fortress offers both historical charm and stunning scenery, all in archipelago surroundings. To experience both in the best possible way, we recommend following the Blue route. You can find this route marked with a blue line in all our maps. To learn more about the interesting history of Suomenlinna sea fortress, you can visit Suomenlinna Museum where a short movie is also shown. Guided walking tours are also organised on a regular basis. Additionally there is an option of a digital walking tour through a mobile application any time at your own pace. Welcome again to Suomenlinna!
Written 28 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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