Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Military Museums • Historic Sites • Military Bases & Facilities
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Tiffany830
Buckley, WA40 contributions
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Take the water taxi out to Suomenlinna for a wonderful walk around the islands. Taxi cost about $8 per person and you can buy tickets on board. Your receipt is your return ticket. We had lovely cool, sunny weather and just wandered around the grounds enjoying the views. They have a few different museums, but that is not our thing so we didn’t go. We did stop at the pizza restaurant for a snack and a cider. Overall it was a pleasant visit and I would recommend.
Written 25 September 2022
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Mijal B
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Better to go on Wednesdays and Saturdays since they have tours for 12eu.
All the underground architecture is very impressive, I have never seen something like this before!
Written 19 September 2022
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Dear MijalB95, Thank you for your nice review. Nice to hear that you were impressed by the tunnels and the fortress architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage site. We recommend following the blue route to make the most out of your visit. This route takes you through the fortress via the main historical sights. You can check this route in our online guide or our website. Joining a guided walking tour is indeed a great way to learn about the interesting the history of Suomenlinna. To learn more, you can also visit Suomenlinna museum where a short film in different languages is shown. Hope to see you soon again in Suomenlinna! Best regards, Annamaria/ Suomenlinna Tourist Information
Written 21 September 2022
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Philip R
Santa Fe, NM272 contributions
We were underwhelmed by the experience. The ferry over was quick and easy. The site itself had some interesting things. We tried to follow the blue route walking path but get turned around many times. They need more signage. There are plenty of food and beverage options.
Written 12 September 2022
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Cke
Hoeselt, Belgium5 contributions
I LOVE THIS PLACE
went there as a date, will go back when i visit finland again!
I love all of it so much!
Written 7 September 2022
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Dear Chaotic_paradise, Thank you for your nice review. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the fortress as a date. Suomenlinna is surely a unique destination to enjoy special moments in beautiful historical surroundings. You can visit Suomenlinna all year round as Suomenlinna ferry operates every day of the year. Your visiting experience will be different depending on the season. To learn more about the interesting history of Suomenlinna, you can visit Suomenlinna museum and watch a short film there, or join a guided walking tour. You can read more information in our new online guide or on our website. Welcome again to Suomenlinna when you visit Finland again, hopefully soon! Best regards, Annamaria/ Suomenlinna Tourist Information
Written 21 September 2022
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meetpetef
Westhampton, NY257 contributions
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What a great place to be for someone who loves history, wants to take a nice hike and get away from the crowds, or someone who just loves history.
Written 4 September 2022
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Dear meetpetef, Thank you for your review. Happy to hear that you really enjoyed your visit to the fortress. To learn more about the interesting history of the fortress, you can visit Suomenlinna Museum or join a guided walking tour. You can read more information and check opening hours for services in our new online guide or on our website. You can make the most out your visit by following the blue route that takes you through the fortress. You will get to see the main historical sights and also find some nice peaceful spots . You can visit Suomenlinna all year round. Visiting experience is always different depending on the season. In autumn and winter there is a chance to explore the historical fortress and admire the beautiful nature in a tranquil atmosphere. Welcome again to Suomenlinna! Best regards, Annamaria/ Suomenlinna Tourist Information
Written 21 September 2022
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Jonathan W
Dublin, Ireland230 contributions
We went on a cloudy day and it was still impeccable. You can get there on the ferry with the regular public transport ticket and can easily spend hours touring the island. There's tons of cafes and interesting nooks and crannies to explore. I think it's a must see if you're in Helsnki.
Written 29 August 2022
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Dear walarootus, Thank you for your review! Glad to hear you have enjoyed your visit in Suomenlinna. It's true that there is a lot to explore in Suomenlinna. For example the exciting tunnels of the fortress are interesting to enter. In addition to exploring the fortress, you can find six different museums and various restaurants and cafés in Suomenlinna. The ferry goes to Suomenlinna around the year and we recommend to visit the fortress in different seasons. Welcome again to Suomenlinna! Kind regards, Salla/ Suomenlinna Tourist Information
Written 1 September 2022
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LampisP
Athens, Greece25 contributions
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Very beautiful location with many possibilities to visit interesting and historical monuments and nice walks. It is worth devoting one day to this island.
Written 22 August 2022
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Dear LampisP, Thank you for your review! Glad to hear you have enjoyed your visit in Suomenlinna. It's true that Suomenlinna has a lot to offer and it's easy to spend the whole day exploring the fortress. Besides the main sights and historical buildings, you can find six museums and various restaurants and cafés from Suomenlinna. We also recommend to visit Suomenlinna in different seasons to be able to enjoy completely different kind of atmosphere and landscapes in the fortress. Hope to see you again in Suomenlinna! Kind regards, Salla/ Suomenlinna Tourist Information
Written 1 September 2022
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Dušan C
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It’s a lovely place. You can get there from Kauppatori (market square) by a boat. The fortress is spacious and has a lot to offer. You can move around the fortress free of charge, however there are some museum that you can visit after buying a ticket. The atmosphere is really nice. There are some cafes, restaurants. You can even find beaches there. Overall a great place where you can easily spend a couple hours, even a whole day :)
Written 20 August 2022
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Dear ArcticKami, Thank you for your review! Happy to hear you have enjoyed your visit in Suomenlinna. It's true that you can visit the fortress and the main sights without any entrance fee. You only need the ticket for the ferry and the museums. There are six museums in total in Suomenlinna which all present different topics. The Customs Museum you can visit for free. Besides that, you can visit Military Museum and Submarine Vesikko with the same ticket. Hope to see you again in Suomenlinna! Kind regards, Salla/ Suomenlinna Tourist Information
Written 31 August 2022
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,504 contributions
We walked the entire island but got lost on one of the detours and then the main museum opened 1/2 hour later than what was posted on the website? Enjoyed the history lesson and the physical activity. Ferry was short and easy to use once we tried two machines to purchase a ticket. I think the walk here was a bit longer than I envisioned along the harbor.
Written 7 August 2022
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Dear Anonymous855, Thank you for your review! Suomenlinna is indeed easy to reach by ferry from Helsinki Market Square. The ferry is part of the public transportation (HSL) and you can buy the tickets from the ticket machine on the departure pier. The ferry ride takes around 15 minutes and it is a great chance to enjoy amazing sea views! It's true that there are some route reparations under way in Suomenlinna during summer 2022. Luckily, the reparation works affect only the first island, Iso Mustasaari. Despite of the reparations, all services are open and opening hours can be easily checked on our web site. When the reparations are finished, it will be easier to follow the routes of the historic sea fortress. Welcome again to Suomenlinna! Kind regards, Salla/ Suomenlinna Tourist Information
Written 31 August 2022
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David T
Rheinfelden, Switzerland421 contributions
Just amazing, spend the day here. There is so much for a relaxing day, if not also alot of tourists. I quite liked going aboard the submarine.
Written 7 August 2022
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Dear David T, Thank you for your review! Glad to hear you have enjoyed your visit in Suomenlinna. There are six museums in total in Suomenlinna which all present different topics. The Submarine Vesikko is a restored Finnish submarine that served in the Second World War. When visiting the Submarine Vesikko, you can enter the Military Museum with the same ticket. We recommend to visit Suomenlinna during different seasons to see different sides of the fortress! Welcome again to Suomenlinna! Kind regards, Salla/ Suomenlinna Tourist Information
Written 23 August 2022
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