Suomenlinna

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

Suomenlinna - Review

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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  • Suomenlinna Address: Suomenlinna C 40, 00190 Helsinki, Finland
  • Suomenlinna Contact Number: 358-295338410
  • Suomenlinna Timing: 06:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Suomenlinna Price: Free
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Things to Know Before Visiting Suomenlinna

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

  • 84.81% of people start their Suomenlinna visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Suomenlinna

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

63.44% 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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  • Beautiful old fortress island and island district of Helsinki. Very historical place. Used to be a prison island. There are lots of different tours and activities for those who are interested in the history of the place. Very easy to get around and lots to see. Many tourists in the summer. There's a small grocery store and the ferry goes there every 20 minutes or so.

  • This place is a UNESCO world heritage site. I highly recommend spending the better part of your afternoon here. If you want to look at everything in detail then you would probably need a whole day. We spent about 3-4 hours here. We took the ferry from Market Square. It was a quick ferry ride. The seaside view is absolutely stunning. We went at the end of June and it was a nice sunny day but it became quite cold and extremely windy as we got closer to the sea side.

  • A very beautiful place with amazing scenery. A completely unique experience was going through all the cool forts on the island, and pretty much everything is open to the public. (I think... I hope 😬 there were no signs) There are a lot of spooky tunnels and a LOT of museums. Very fun!

  • Beautiful island with a fortress, a couple of restaurants. There are amazing places to explore the shore and see the passing ships. The ferry ride is definitely worth the view. Caution when returning back, but you will definitely fit on the ferry. We got engaged here! Will definitely be back!

  • Fantastic day tour. We used our Helsinki card for the ferry and the tour so both were effectively free. The island is beautiful with many nooks and crannies to explore and lots of local history. Loads of public toilets available and some provision for disabled visitors, although most terrain looked difficult for wheelchairs. Well worth a visit.

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