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“Fantastic mini day trip!”

Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise
Ranked #5 of 328 things to do in Helsinki
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

lovely to get out of the city and a quick ferry (breaking through the ice) across to the Islands. Nice bit of history and wonderful views!

Thank James M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Beautifull island and museum, nice walk, fortress, cool catacombes :) totally loved it! The bistro has a good buffet as we as a delicious cabbage and lamb soup!

Thank Alexandru N
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This was not my first trip to Suomenlinna or Finland, but the ferry ride over the icy sea was intense and an experience I will not forget. Got a great look at the place and had an amazing cinnamon bun with coffee in a cafe.

1  Thank AnnaHenri
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Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear AnnaHenri, thank you for your review!

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip and found things to experience in the winter!

Besides enjoying the beautiful scenery in the winter, we recommend you to go and visit the Suomenlinna Museum to learn more about the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Actually, Suomenlinna is also a residential area where approximately 800 inhabitants live all year round, so you'll find here a grocery store and a public library as well as restaurants and cafés.

For more information about the current events and opening hours, you can take a look at our website (also in English).

Hopefully we'll see you soon in the summer as well!

Best regards,

Aslak / Suomenlinna Tourist Information

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

great daytrip to the island. Quite surreal taking the ferry through ice but felt like we had the island to ourselves, some great places to eat and loads to explore. Keen photographers and millitary buffs will love it. At kings gate if you dare there are some hidden unlit caves you can walk through which the kid in me loved

1  Thank Nate B
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The ferry ride across to the island is great in March because the sea is still frozen and the boat has to break through it. Make sure you wrap up warm though if going early in the year. It's quite open and some places are not yet open. We walked around for about an hour, went to the museum and gift shop and stopped for lunch - delicious salmon soup at a restaurant near the ferry. Ferries are really frequent so you can stay as long as you like. Lots of good photo opportunities. If you're going to Helsinki don't miss this.

Thank 91DeniseV
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