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“Nice place for a picknick”

Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Nice place for a picknick”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We only had a day in Helsinki and still easily made it to the island and back for a picknick on one of the many ferries going back and forth. Going to the island feels like leaving the city life behind you and going back to the city gives you nice views of city skyline.

Visited May 2013
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“Nice place”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

It took us 15 minutes with the ferry to go from Esplanaden in Helsinki to Suomenlinna (Sveaborg). Ferry ticket was 7 € (2013). You don't need to pay anything to just walk around on Suomenlinna, only if you want to visit the museums. We enjoyed our visit there. If you don't go to the museums or want to eat at a restaurant you don't need much more than an hour.

Visited May 2013
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“Good place to spend 2-3 hours Nice Picnic place”
Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Just 20 minutes ferry ride from wharf. Suggest need to spend 2-3 hours walking around
Interesting history .
Choose a nice weather day as very nice place for an outdoor picnic .
Walk up to King's Gate . View is very nice .
There is a toy museum too
Helsinki Card will get you free ferry rude and entrance to museum

Visited May 2013
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“If you like to stroll in open air”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Children would love to go into the tunnels an dungeons of fortress and everything is almost for free. The boat to the island will cost you about 2.5€ on way.... Take your camera with you! The gigantic cruisers will pass by the southern tip of the island with only afew meters of margin... kids and adults can climb the fortress walls... You will have a nice view of Helsinki too.

Visited August 2012
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Two things you must have in mind if you intend to visit Suomenlinna park-museum. First that the only way to arrive their is by ferry with 5 Euro ticket, and second be sure that you have enough time and being able to walk,as is a very big park. It is better to know a few about history as it was Helsinkin's castle during the wars with Sweden & Russia,and that the other countries of Valtic, paid fees to Finland for passing through.There are two museums you pay fees, a toy and a war, a coffee-shop and a mini-market.

Visited June 2012
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