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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful way to spend a few hours during the day. When you get off the boat, turn right and there's a little supermarket if you need anything for your picnic or your day. Make sure you have good walking shoes..! It's very cobblestone or uneven...More

Thank jewels89
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello dear jewels89, We are glad that you enjoyed your trip to Suomenlinna, It is indeed a wonderful place to spend your day. We hope that you are coming back to Suomenlinna in future. The cobblestones are indeed challenging to walk on, however they include...More

Reviewed yesterday

This is a large site and one could easily spend a whole day here. I would certainly recommend having an organised tour with a local guide.

1  Thank TiggMitt
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the ferry here. When you get off go right. Everything is to the right. Allot of walking. I would give a five but directions were a little sketchy. It was a Russian fort. It is worth it to go. If you have a...More

1  Thank marek1651
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello, marek1651 We are happy to hear that your visit to Suomenlinna was worthwhile and you enjoyed it. In our map you can find a blue route which covers all the interesting and historic sites and which we recommend. Nevertheless, every corner of the island...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Only a short ferry ride away from Market Square reveals an extensive fortification that protected Helsinki in more difficult times. Well preserved buildings, small cafes, a very good military museum and an excellent toy museum add up to an enjoyable day out.

1  Thank Ian W
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is absolutely worth to take the ferry (included in Helsinki HSL day ticket) and travel circa 15 minutes to visit this beautiful and unique island. Old and not so old buildings, nature and architecture, open-air and indoor museums... lovely mixture that create a perfect...More

1  Thank Nikolett A
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Nikolett A, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you liked your visit to Suomenlinna and enjoyed its architecture, nature and services. We hope to see you again in the island in the near future! Best regards, Luca/Suomenlinna Tourist Information

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a beautiful day on the island. Ferry was the best of the whole trip. The museum shop and cafe was good. Piper cafe offers good scenery with tea and coffee. The walk around the island was great. The memorial to Ehrensward was impressive.More

Thank gamze o
Suomenlinna_official, Matkailuneuvoja at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi gamze o, Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Suomenlinna. The ferry ride is indeed a wonderful part of the journey as it only takes 15 minutes but offers so much to see on the way....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the stunning places that you can get a view of Helsinki and the Sea. The ride to this is quite easy on a ferry and the walk to the edge is about 40 to 40 minutes but its worth it. Wear comfortable walking...More

Thank Wander_Lust1969
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very beautiful place to visit on a sunny day. The military museum was great and walking around on the walls was fun. You can watch the cruisers passing by and I recommend swimming on the rocky beach. Every time a ship passes you can...More

Thank Aka M
Suomenlinna_official, Matkailuneuvoja at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Aka M, Thank you for your positive review! It sounds like you had a nice day in Suomenlinna. The military museum is one of the six museums in Suomenlinna, and that ticket is valid also to Vesikko Submarine. There is also a combination ticket...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful ferry ride (€5 return ticket) to Suomenlinna, a sea fortress. Follow skmple routes to visit various spots on foot. A good day trip if you are in Helsinki! Can do picnic too!

Thank PurposefulTraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, really interesting, loads to see. Hint:get a Helsinki card for travel and attractions. In two days we have saved so much on travel and entrance fees.

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Kabrams1618
30 July 2018|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello Kabrams1618, yes, the combination ticket to all the museums in Suomenlinna costs 19 Euros. You can purchase the ticket at any museum here. With kind regards, Taru / Suomenlinna Tourist Information
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Anna H
29 July 2018|
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Hello Anna H! Thank you for your question. You can get to Suomenlinna eitehr by the public ferry (HSL), or the rpivate water bus (JT-line). the public ferry departures from Suomenlinna back to the mainland every 20 minutes... More
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Hello Kabrams 1618 and thank you for your question. If you have time until late in the evening, then yes, it is manageable to visit both on the same day, although you will need quite a lot of time for commuting. It takes... More
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