Visited Suomenlinna which was an interesting trio of islands (one of it is strictly residential) joined by bridges. We had an amble round, trying to keep to the coastal path, which was nice. We saw massive ferries coming in (perhaps from Tallinn) and the scale of those things was mind boggling!! There are signs which direct you towards the main sights such as the King's Gate, but there are also loads of other paths you can follow. We could have signed up for a walking tour but it was later than we were expecting. Even without being truly aware of the historical significance of the place and what each building was, it was still a really nice place to walk around/ have a picnic etc. We visited early so not a lot of shops/ cafes were open but it was nice as it was quieter (though we did run into groups of tourists now and again). We spent about 2 hours there, but I would imagine if visits to museums were included this would take a much longer time. When we left, there were loads of people just arriving with the ferry so I think we picked a good time to go. There are private boats you can catch from the harbour for about 7 euros which takes you to a different harbour from where the ferry gets in, but there is really no need to pay extra for that as travel on the regular ferry is included in the public transport day tickets (8 euros for 24 hours) which are the best value for travelling around Helsinki. The ferries were pretty frequent as well, so we didn't have to wait long.
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