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Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
+358 29 5338410
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All reviews ferry ride king's gate public ferry world heritage site dry dock short ferry main museum military museum market square sunny day day trip interesting history guided tour few hours beautiful island cafes and restaurants walk around
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Reviewed today

We spent a few hours walking around the fortress. Make sure to wear a good shoe. Cobblestones and rocks not great with sandals. My stepson is in his 30's and loved this place really thought he was 10 again. The ferry runs often so spend...More

Thank dawnlevanen2012
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

World Heritage Site Suomenlinna is a cultural treasure. Its construction began in the mid-18th century, when Finland was still part of Sweden. fortress and its museums, restaurants and events are a memorable experience for visitors of all ages. This fortress is that in the course...More

Thank Risto N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best place I have visited in my life. It’ s mistery and calm keept me walking and wanting to discover more of this mistic spot.

Thank PaulaNec05
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely ferry ride to the fortress. The Baltic sea was calm and the wind wasn't too harsh so we stood outside. The Fortress was beautiful with lots of photo opps. The cobble stone walk ways are pretty but they are definitely hard on the feet...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great experience - even on your own! Take at least 1,5 hours. Make sure to wear proper footwear, it can be rocky and wet. I arrived very early in the morning with the ferry from the market place (5€). When I got off, I immediately...More

Thank AnikaJMW
Reviewed 2 days ago

The 20 minute ferry ride to the island leaves out of Market Square. It take you past the the huge ferries to Tallinn and the small and large rocky outcrops of islands in the harbor on the way Suomenlinna. You can envision the mountains of...More

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can feel the History the moment you set foot on the Island and the further you walk into the center and outskirts of the island you can definately feel the tension from the aggression (war/invasions) and the Prison pain from the past. Really Interesting...More

Thank dellingermiguel
Reviewed 3 days ago

A place you should see while visiting Helsinki. Even the ferry trip to the islands is something to enjoy. The Suomenlinna is full of (mostly military) history but also with Pokemon Go things. Interesting WWII submarine and war museum. There is also some artists having...More

Thank kaukolehtinen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Short ferry ride to the island. Lots of beautiful average to roam. Great outdoor activity with cultural significance as well as natural beauty!!

Thank Owlmom71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sea fortress is a must see and easy to get to. You can board the fairy at the Helsinki wharf and be there in about 10 minutes. The island itself is stunning and has a military museum and an old restored submarine.

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July 30, 2018|
Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello Kabrams1618, yes, the combination ticket to all the museums in Suomenlinna costs 19 Euros. You can purchase the ticket at any museum here. With kind regards, Taru / Suomenlinna Tourist Information
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello Anna H! Thank you for your question. You can get to Suomenlinna eitehr by the public ferry (HSL), or the rpivate water bus (JT-line). the public ferry departures from Suomenlinna back to the mainland every 20 minutes... More
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June 27, 2018|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello Kabrams 1618 and thank you for your question. If you have time until late in the evening, then yes, it is manageable to visit both on the same day, although you will need quite a lot of time for commuting. It takes... More
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