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Fortress of Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
+358 29 5338410
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“ferry ride” (246 reviews)
“king's gate” (88 reviews)
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Suomenlinna C1, Helsinki, Finland
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+358 29 5338410
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"ferry ride"
in 246 reviews
"king's gate"
in 88 reviews
"public ferry"
in 68 reviews
"world heritage site"
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"short ferry"
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"dry dock"
in 40 reviews
"sunny day"
in 183 reviews
"interesting history"
in 73 reviews
"main museum"
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"military museum"
in 78 reviews
"market square"
in 255 reviews
"day trip"
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"guided tour"
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"few hours"
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"beautiful island"
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"helsinki harbour"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great for an individual, couple or family visit. If you are looking for a mellow, but interesting day visit, this is the place. Nice boat ride over and back, lots to see and do while there. The toy museum and tea room was a really...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our stroll on this island. Very pleasant and scenic. We took about 3 hours to complete our walk around. And we did it on our own by buying a ferry ticket that cost only €4.

Thank Fiona C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tour to Finland without a visit to Suomenlinna could likely be considered as an incomplete tour. It is an island and accessible with a short trip by boat. It is a really important and beautiful city that tells a lot about historical past of Finland...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Fortress of Suomenlinna is reachable via ferry from the city center. The city's mass transit system offers one method of getting to/from the island. Several tourist operators will provide the same service for much more. Once on the island fortress, visitors will discover the...More

Thank P0laris600
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Suomenlinna_official, Matkailuneuvoja at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear P0laris600, thanks for your review! Suomenlinna sea fortress consists of 8 islands, but most of the important sights can be seen on the main islands (iso mustasaari, susisaari and kustaanmiekka). Suomenlinna is accessible only by water. HSL public transport ferry service runs from the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed a boat trip out to the island, as part of an organised tour to Helsinki. The weather was beautiful and the sea calm, which definitely helped. We had a guide for one part of the island and she did her best to explain the...More

Thank yassu
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A short ferry ride from the harbour area. You should aim to spend about 4 hours at this historic place. A number of attraction on the island including a WW II submarine, military museum and island museum. Plenty of places to eat.More

1  Thank Kevin D
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Suomenlinna_official, Matkailuneuvoja at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Kevin D, Thank you for your review! The ferry ride from the Market Square to Suomenlinna is only around 15 minutes, so it's definitely a short ride and the views are magnificent already on the sea. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna offers...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is very easy to get to soumenlinna from the market square in Helsinki and it takes about 15mins or so. Good to visit in the morning when it is not so crowded and you can really experience the peace n tranquility of this island....More

2  Thank Joni H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A magnificent fortress on the outskirts of city. Good connections with the ship. Beautiful lecture, tranquility, history. I recommend this lovely place.

Thank 527erjas
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I nice area to see birds and just walk around. Get there early in the morning before the crowds get there and if you have a tram pass, use the local ferry that transports people and cars to island. It is free with the day...More

Thank RecRandy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Simple - just catch the ferry, which you can use your Helsinki travel card on, and hop over to the island. I’ve been working in Helsinki and regularly just take the short ferry over just to walk round the island and take in the views...More

1  Thank MonkeyDennis
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Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Information at Fortress of Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello MonkeyDennis! Thank you for your positive review! We are glad to hear that you recommend visiting Suomenlinna in the evening as well! There truly is a lot to see and walking around the island is very relaxing. During the weekdays 6 of the restaurants...More

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Steviefull
20 May 2018|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hi Steviefull! Thank you for your questions! The time that you will need depends on your preferred activities on the island. For example, there are six museums so it might take some time to explore them all. In addition... More
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ShankerSreekumar
18 May 2018|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hi ShankerSreekrumar! Thank you for your question. The ferry to Suomenlinna leaves from Market Square, and the best way to get to Market Square from West Harbour is to take tram number 7. It leaves outside the ship... More
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kellymahoney93
4 May 2018|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hi kellymahoney93 and thanks for your question! The lockers in the main museum might be too small, but there is actually a possibility to leave your backpack at the tourist information in Suomenlinna (near the main quay... More
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