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Address: Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: (0) 29 53 38410
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Spot for a picnic

I like that you need to take a boat to get here. The place has lot of history and lot of places that are perfect for a picnic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I like that you need to take a boat to get here. The place has lot of history and lot of places that are perfect for a picnic.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Well, Helsinki is not very popular for its sightseeings. So Suomenlinna is a must go. Especially if the weather is nice. You can lose yourself to the stone paths, walk around, there are some cafes and one mini market.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

15 minutes ferry ride from Helsinki Harbour (and you can ride on the ferry on your Helsinki day pass at 8 Euro) is the island of SuomenLinna. The fortress is fascinating and appears to have been extended regularly to protect against new enemies. Many of the underground tunnels are open and free to explore. A great way to spend a... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I and my family visited Suomenlinna (or Sveaborg) at the winter, springtime, summer and autumn. Every time it's same and new. There is a lot of small museums there, including Finnish submarine and toys museum (with a good coffee, btw), but they are mostly closed from September to May. Admission fee is small, but if you bought Helsinki card, they... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

a must see if you are in Helsinki. Its a short boat trip and you have all you need on the island - including restaurants, cafes and a shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This place was really neat! It was just a short ferry ride from Helsinki and we spent a few hours walking around the fortress exploring all of the open buildings. Definitely a must see when in Helsinki - it was amazing!

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Kalyvia Thorikou, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Suomenlinna is a short boat ride away from the center of Helsinki, with frequent routes forth and back. I was enamoured by its cobbled streets, rocky beaches and the perfectly harmonious coexistance of stone walls and green parks. There is a grocery store for the necessary picnic things, but be prepared for shortages, especially in the summer months, as it... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

A 10-15 minutes ride by ferry will get you there. Nice and cute atmosphere which is perfect for a sighseeing day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The boat ride is short and worth the tour for relax, a good walk to take some pictures. Go in the end of the day, to see the sunset from the boat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Despite the cold weather, I ventured to Suomenlinna on the ferry from the wharf in downtown Helsinki. After a short journey, we arrived on the island and ventured into the warm information centre to obtain a map and attraction details for our visit. The simple-to-follow map allowed us to plan our route across the island, ensuring we didnt miss any... More 

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