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Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki Finland
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Helsingin yliopistoHelsinki Metro41 min
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Helsinki Small Group Walking Tour
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Helsinki Small Group Walking Tour
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Spend time exploring some of Helsinki’s most impressive landmarks by opting for this small-group tour. Discovering the city with a guide ensures you don’t miss any highlights, and eliminates the need to study a map. Highlights include seeing the Parliament building, Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, and the Kamppi Chapel. Along the way, enjoy entertaining stories from your guide, and discover hidden gems that locals love too.
$43.28 per adult
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2 great hours to visit the island, moreover when it's sunny and blu sky! Be careful with the wind, it's very cold !
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Response from Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Responded 1 week ago
Hello meiki974 and thank you for your review! As you mentioned, there is often a cold wind blowing in the fortress during the winter and spring times. When coming to Suomenlinna it is a good idea to gear up with warm and wind proof clothing. We wish you a great spring and hope to see you again in Suomenlinna! With best regards, Taru / Suomenlinna Tourist Information
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Not worth going in winter as most museums were closed. We were there mid March and due to COVID-19, all museums were closed. There are locals staying in the island so not completely a tourist attraction which gives an authentic feel. The King's Gates is near the sea so it was
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Response from Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Eve420 and thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your visit to Suomenlinna happened in such a bad time, during the corona virus. For now, almost all services are closed as you mentioned, but the fortress is still open for visitors to come and enjoy a walk around the historical islands. However, the guidelines can change very quickly, so in order to stay up to date with the regulations concerning visiting Suomenlinna, it is best to check on Suomenlinna's website before planning a visit here. Normally during the winter there are multiple museums open, as well as other services. As you mentioned, a wind proof jacket is essential when visiting the fortress in the winter or spring time. It is often a bit colder and windier here on the islands than on mainland Helsinki. We wish you a nice spring and hope to see you again in Suomenlinna. Best regards, Taru / Suomenlinna Tourist Information
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Honestly we underestimated it's beauty as it was so good. We regret that we didn't spend more time at this fortress but definitely we will come back to explore the entire island in peace. Breathtaking views with history attached to it.
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Response from Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Responded 1 week ago
Hello pramodn198 and thank you for your positive review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Suomenlinna, its views and history. We hope to see you again in Suomenlinna and wish you a lovely spring! With best regards, Taru / Suomenlinna Tourist Information
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We were advised by our hotel staff to consider a visit. It's easy to visit by ferry taking 15 minutes. The ferries are every 40 minutes. The islands are linked by bridges, aesthetically beautiful and full of history. There are local residents so that in addition to being a
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Response from Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Responded 1 week ago
Hello 742simont and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Suomenlinna! As you mentioned, Suomenlinna is considered a normal living district of Helsinki, while also being a UNESCO site. Approximately 800 people live on the fortress islands. Nice to hear that you enjoyed walking around for multiple hours - there truly is a lot to discover by foot! We wish you a nice spring and hope to see you again in Suomenlinna! With best regards, Taru / Suomenlinna Tourist Information
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My wife and I visited during a wet and windy winter day, we strolled around and popped into a few museums but quickly retreated in the face of the cold winds rolling in from the Baltic sea. In retrospect, it would have been much better to have gone on a tour.
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Response from Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Responded 1 week ago
Hello gearoidm932 and thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were rather unfortunate with the weather during your visit. It is often a bit colder in Suomenlinna than on mainland Helsinki, and that is why we kindly recommend dressing up warmly when coming to the fortress. The guided tours are normally held on weekends during the winter, and more frequently in the summer season. Now of course due to the corona virus, the guided tours are cancelled for some time. The walking tour takes visitors around the fortress and some of its main sights and covers the history of the fortress in an interesting an eye opening way. We wish you a lovely spring time and hope to see you again in Suomenlinna! With best regards, Taru / Suomenlinna Tourist Information
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