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Address: Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: (0) 29 53 38410
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Best day out in Helsinki

This is a great day out. A 15 minute trip by ferry using the excellent Helsinki integrated transport network ticket thingy (5 euros each) and you are ona joined group of islands... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great day out. A 15 minute trip by ferry using the excellent Helsinki integrated transport network ticket thingy (5 euros each) and you are ona joined group of islands with a whole load of stuff to do. For free you have the islands and the fortress - lots of places to explore inside and out, and loads... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Pleasant excursion on a sunny day, museums fairly interesting although if we hadn't had a Helsinki card we probably wouldn't have bothered! eating and drinking a bit pricey.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Suomenlinna is great! There is much to do on this sprawling island. Take the ferry, for the cost of a tram ride, over and walk down to the south end. There are many restaurants and cafes. Bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoors with the locals.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place to visit, with so much character and many places to go on the island itself (which is still an active naval base!). Perfect for a half-day trip or more; it is a mix between a quaint village, a rolling park, and of course a fortress. Plenty of places to eat or get a treat. But the real... More 

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Cleveland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A day trip to Suomenlinna is well worth it, provided you know what to expect. It's got a splendid brewery near the ferry dock (if you love beer, this alone is worth the trip), a handful of shops and restaurants, and plenty of history scattered about. This is best for people with the time, inclination and ability to walk. The... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Nothing really interesting to see, if you can skip the visit there is some other islands more pretty to see and you will feel more in the wild there.

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Quimper, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Only a 10min ferry ride from Helsinki market square, the fortress of Suomenlinna has a lot to offer. It is much bigger than I originally thought, which was a very pleasant surprise. On top of the numerous military buildings, you will find loads of cute cafés, shops, several museums and a very nice park. The museums are very small but... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Although I live around here, I still visit Suomenlinna fortress every summer. It is really beautiful place, so every nature lover should go there! If it is nice and sunny, bring a picnic mat and some food and enjoy the day! No fee to enter Suomenlinna but you need to get there by boat which is not too expensive, few... More 

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Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to go for a day trip. The ferry over to the island is pretty scenic. There are many nice cafes on the island but not much more than that. It is big enough that it takes all day to walk the entire group of islands.

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A great place.... i loved walking through the island..... the rocky terrain to the other end away from the fortress is also nice......

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Address: Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: (0) 29 53 38410
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki

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