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Fortress of Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
+358 29 5338410
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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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  • Average9%
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“ferry ride” (225 reviews)
“kings gate” (67 reviews)
“public ferry” (65 reviews)
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Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
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+358 29 5338410
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Reviewed yesterday

Its quick ferry ride to the island,Lots of things to explore.I loved museum with so much history.I recommend taking a tour.

Thank Zhou L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must do for every visitor to Helsinki. Short boat ride from mainland to fortress. I absolutely love every minute of exploring this fortress from the history to the museums it's was all amazing. We had a Helsinki card that allowed us to...More

Thank matrix1000
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fun ferry ride to the island. Enjoyable walk around on our own. Well kept town with historic interests throughout. Cobblestones were sometime challenging. Finding our way to the return ferry was also challenging.More

Thank Susan W
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Susan W, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed visiting Suomenlinna. At the tourist information we hand out maps which show a slightly more accessible route and we are continuously working on making the roads better. We will...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing tour, a must go for any tourist. The place is historical and incredibly beautiful. Good walking area, so go prepared to walk a lot and take a lot of pictures. I loved it.More

Thank Maya V
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Maya V, Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you liked your visit to Suomenlinna and enjoyed its history and beauty. Suomenlinna is a walking destination so comfortable shoes are a must. Welcome back! Best regards, Olivia / Suomenlinna Tourist...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Weather was good which allowed us to truly enjoyed the island. Ferry is covered under the 1-day pass so don’t waste 5euro to buy ticket. Lotsa walking but very scenic place! Worth visiting!More

Thank Pathoup
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Pathoup, Thank you for your review! Nice to hear that the weather was nice during your visit to Suomenlinna sea fortress. We are also glad to hear that your visit was successful and that you enjoyed the beautiful views. You are right, the ferry...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited Suomenlinna in September 2017, and even in early September it was already getting really quite cold, so the visit was certainly a rather bracing one! You definitely need to wrap up warm, because it's very exposed there. Because it was already off-tourist season,...More

Thank Emily W
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Emily W, Thank you for your review! Because of the location of Suomenlinna it can be quite cold here at times. We do recommend our visitors to bring warm clothes and comfortable shoes. We are delighted to hear that you still thought the visit...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a really must do in Helsinki. You have to take a boat (be careful you have to take a one day ticket for the round trip it'll be less expensive than buying 2 tickets) and you'll be amazed by the landscape: it's really...More

Thank Thomas F
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Thomas F, Thank you for you review! We are happy that you liked visiting Suomenlinna. The single ticket is 2,90 € for adults while the 12 hours lasting round trip is 5 € so you are right, it’s cheaper to buy the round trip...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took the public ferry and Spent an hour here as I'm solo. Did brisk walking as it was cold. Do expect a lot of walking. Very well maintain place. I also see some residents staying here. Pls do respect their space. A must visit...More

Thank hi_shirley
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello hi_shirley, Thank you for you review! We are happy that you liked visiting Suomenlinna. You have right, there is around 800 people living in Suomenlinna and they need to be respected as well as their property. Suomenlinna is a walking destination, but there is...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is absolutely worth a visit when the weather is on your side! Perfect place for a picnic or to just walk around an see some historyMore

Thank Kjell J
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Kjell J, Thank you for your review! Suomenlinna is an all year open destination. Now during the winter season there is one museum open daily from 10:30 to 16:30. It's the Suomenlinna Museum where a short film about the history of Suomenlinna is displayed...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The ferry ride to this place was nice... once at this place, walking around is easy but nothing really much to see. Good history though but can get eerie as the skies turn dark.. :)More

Thank fqtravellernd
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello fqtravellernd, Thank you for your review! The 15 minutes long ferry ride is indeed enjoyable with the nice views towards Helsinki. We are sorry to hear that you didn't find that much to see here in Suomenlinna. Our main sights are the church, the...More

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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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Laurel E
11 November 2017|
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Response from Philip Z | Reviewed this property |
You should be ok. The ferry takes about 10 min & as it’s sailing in waters around a dense archipelago, it’s quite calm in good weather.
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