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  • Address: Suomenlinna C 40, 00190 Helsinki, Finland
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 358-295338410
  • Tags: Island, Pier, Family And Kids, Tunnel

About Suomenlinna, Helsinki

Suomenlinna is on a lovely set of islands just off the coast of Helsinki. These islands are accessible by ferry and a refreshing getaway from the city. The Sea Fortress which was initially known as Sveaborg spans over the islands and a brilliant system of fortification made these islands an excellent strategic location in the olden days.

Today they are a charming change of scenery for the locals and a real attraction for the tourist. The King’s gate and the Main Pier are certainly worth noting while the fortifications and tunnels all around the island are intriguing and well built. There is also a dry dock for the ships which is worth a look.

While the manmade side of Suomenlinna is certainly spectacular a lot is to be said about the natural vegetation of the islands as well. The place changes it colors with the seasons and the biodiversity is impressive. Migratory birds find this area to be an attractive spot especially in summer. There are several meadows ponds and shores which are a refreshing break for tourists. Be sure to explore the island thoroughly during your visit. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Helsinki itinerary 2 days.

Suomenlinna Information

  • Wear walking shoes as you will have to walk around the island a lot.
  • Remember that it is a car free zone and there are no bikes on hire so walking is the only way to explore the island.

Suomenlinna Ticket Prices

  • There is no ticket price to the fortress but you will have to pay for the ferry to and back from the islands.

Suomenlinna Opening and Closing Hours

  • The timings given are for the ferry operation:- Opening time: 6am; Closing time: 2am
  • The visitor center is open from 10am to 4pm, the museums and other facilities are open till 4.30pm

How To reach Suomenlinna by Public Transport

  • HSL Ferry port- Market Square

Restaurants Near Suomenlinna

  • Café Piper
  • Café Vanille
  • Restaurant Walhalla

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Things to Know Before Visiting Suomenlinna

  • 95% of people who visit Helsinki include Suomenlinna in their plan

  • 84.59% of people start their Suomenlinna visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Suomenlinna

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

64.03% of people prefer walking in order to reach Suomenlinna

People normally club together Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Market Square while planning their visit to Suomenlinna.

People also prefer to start their day with Suomenlinna.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Winter, spring, summer or autumn, this short island hopping destination from Helsinki market square via Suomenlinna ferry is one of the best excursions in Finland. Suitable for family with children on prams, cycling trips, picnics, watching sunsets, drinking with your buddies, learning some history of the coastal defence of Helsinki before Finland's independence. Wear good walking shoes, adequate clothing even on sunny days for the wind or rain.

  • Very beautiful historical island. You can reach there by ferry and ticket is not expensive. I visited in February when the island was covered in snow and the ocean was frozen. Enjoyed the museum which was really nice and also walk on sea ice. Must do thing😋. If you like nature and have one day for Helsinki. It would worth going there

  • Great quaint little town. Very cute. Nice cafes to eat. The walk is also very scenic, particularly the area around Kings gate. Must see this place if you come to Helsinki. Also very easily accessible by ferry from Market Square. Doesn't cost much. All metro bus tram passes work in the ferry.

  • We absolutely enjoyed this island! We went at the end of October, and it was a very drizzly and cold day out, but enjoyable nonetheless. We visited the submarine and the military museum, and I would've loved to explore the island more, but in better weather! There's a lot to choose from as far as museums go! I would recommend getting there a little early for the ferry, they're a good size but the queue seems to form instantly.

  • Suomenlinna is one of the best destination to spend a sunny day in summer. It’s accessible with public transport ticket by ferry. Historically important island is naturally beautiful and also has museums. We visit at least once in every summer.

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