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Fortress of Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
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Private Guided Tour of Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
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Private Half-Day Tour of Helsinki and the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
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“ferry ride” (226 reviews)
“king's gate” (83 reviews)
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Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed yesterday

When in Helsinki, take in a bit of history and visit the Fortress of Suomenlinna. It's an easy ferry ride to the island to be able to walk this area at your leisure. Yes, it is well worth your time to walk back in history...More

Thank ShanOC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Suonmenlinna during a weekend stay in Helsinki. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and the fortress is definitely worth a visit. In winter, however, only some of the museums on the island are open.

Thank DanC87
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Taking the boat out was a nice relaxing trip. I bought a day trip ticket which wasn’t checked but then realised I can use it all day on the metro and tram. The kings gate was worth the 1.2km trek with amazing views overlooking the...More

Thank Davemurt
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fortress of Suomenlimma is full of history, You get an new view to Finnish life and wars couple hundred years ago, if you go to Suomenlinna in the winter time, on a cold and rainy day. In summer Suomenlinna is nice and beautiful and it...More

Thank hanneliii
Reviewed 1 week ago

Suomenlinna reminds me a little of Gettysburg in the US, except it's better because it blends history and present day more completely. We went on a freezing cold day in December and still loved it, so I can't imagine how nice it must be when...More

1  Thank GCC14173
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique experience to takes the ferry your the sea fortress. Much of the island is not well marked so we were unsure what we were looking at and felt like we missed out on much history. However we are glad we took the time...More

Thank Happy2Dine
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on our to do list for our visit and did not disappoint. It gave us an interesting insight into the history. Bleak day, but interesting and enjoyable. The people who live here are very proud of their island and there is plenty to...More

Thank WLKennedy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in two minds whether to take the ferry over from the mainland as it was a particularly chilly day. But it was totally worth it. We spent around 2 hours walking around (you definitely don’t need a full day) and it’s beautiful especially...More

Thank CHJefferies
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HelloCHJefferies, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your Suomenlinna visit! It can definitely get chilly waiting for the ferry. Luckily there are restrooms and waiting area just next to the ferry dock in the light pink Jetty...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe its just bad timing as we visited in late Nov when all but one museum was open and that day was just super cold due to the wind. Didnt end up exploring that much as it was really very cold. The island was huge,...More

Thank do_be_kind
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear do_be_kind, Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that you didn´t enjoy your trip to Suomenlinna because of the cold weather. We recommend wearing warm, wind-and waterproof clothes and comfortable walking shoes when visiting the fortress in winter season. In winter season, the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A #1 must visit place in Helsinki. Paid Euro3.20 to take tram from Sokos Presidentti Hotel to old market hall, then changed to ferry for 15 mins ride to Soumenlinna. Spent abt 3hrs, including a visit to Soumenlinna museum (Euro7). Return ferry to old market...More

Thank YKPng
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear YKPng, Thank you for your review. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Suomenlinna. The Suomenlinna ferry operates all year round. It leaves from Helsinki Market Square. You can buy the Suomenlinna ticket which is valid for a 12-hour return journey with...More

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JELM7
23 November 2017|
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Response from Pathoup | Reviewed this property |
It’s safe. Just dress warmly.
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YKPng
16 November 2017|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello YKPng! Thank you for your question and interest in Suomenlinna sea fortress. During the winter season (September 2 to April 29) there is a guided walking tour on Saturdays and Sundays. The guided tour is in English... More
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Bee_Bea108
13 November 2017|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Dear Bee_Bea108, Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, the three-day local transport pass, and the "Helsinki Card"for travellers mentioned above, both include the Suomenlinna ferry, which is part of the Helsinki region public... More
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