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“Nice day out” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fortress of Suomenlinna

Fortress of Suomenlinna
Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
(0) 29 53 38410
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$30*
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Helsinki Sightseeing Cruise
Ranked #1 of 130 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Military Museums, Cultural
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Nice day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Nice place well worth going to see when your in Helsinki..nice ferry trip across..nice place for picnic and a few beers..oh and a good places to learn about Finnish war time history

Visited July 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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Helsinki, Finland
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“The historic breakaway for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

As a born native of Helsinki, I like to play guitar with our son on the island. A sunny summer's afternoon busking for a beer with friends is like a small holiday in itself.

The place is filled with history, Finnish, Russian and Swedish.

Full five stars would be the norm score for Suomenlinna, if it wouldn't be for the rude service in the bars and shops closest to the main ferry pier. The restaurants and bars further out on the bastions are nicer.

Don't miss the original sailboat shipyard, the drydock is a piece of cultural heritage in its own right!

Visited August 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Beautiful Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Not much open as we visited in the winter, but still enjoyed visiting. Very beautiful area in winter, and would be even better in summer.

Visited December 2012
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“Interesting, but go in the summer.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Very interesting place, although we were at a slight disadvantage, travelling at the end of December so, with the exception of one cafe and the small supermarket, everything was closed. Definitely worth a visit though, especially as the trip on the ferry only cost 2.20 euros.

Visited December 2012
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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Easy to get to on the ferry from the harbour and well worth a visit.

I felt like we were isolated and in the country while walking around, particularly on the bluffs. Interesting history- a microcosm for so many of Europe's battles and wars such as The Crimean War and Russian revolution. Lots of interesting relics to stroll around.
We read tourist info which said its best to see in summer. True, it would be great with the summer sun but it was still fantastic in winter.
Don't let the season turn you away! A couple of cozy cafes on the island too.

Visited November 2012
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